The company was incorporated as UPDB Micro Finance Private Limited on June 22, 2007 at Chennai as a private limited company under the Companies Act, 1956. The name of the company was subsequently changed to Equitas Micro Finance India Private Limited and the Registrar of Companies, Tamil Nadu situated at Chennai (the RoC) issued a fresh certificate of incorporation on February 1, 2008. The name of the company was subsequently changed to Equitas Holdings Private Limited and the RoC issued a fresh certificate of incorporation on February 29, 2012. The company was then converted into a public limited company and consequently, its name was changed to Equitas Holdings Limited and the RoC issued a fresh certificate of incorporation on June 18, 2015.
The company is a diversified financial services provider focused on individuals and micro and small enterprises (MSEs) that are underserved by formal financing channels. Its focus customer segment includes low income groups and economically weaker individuals operating small businesses, as well as MSEs with limited access to formal financing channels on account of their informal, variable and cash-based income profile. These customers require various financial products including small, short-term business loans as well as relatively large, longer tenor enterprise and home loans. It offers a range of financial products and services that address the specific requirements of these customer segments that take into account their income profile, nature of business and kind of security available.
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