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How to get a Business Loan under CGTMSE Scheme without Collateral

The CGTMSE Scheme is an important schemes that every Indian Entrepreneurs and Business Owners must know about and understand. To start and manage a business, the availability of investment in the form of debt or equity is a must and CGTMSE scheme provides easy access to debt funds. In this article, we look at the CGTMSE Scheme in detail and the process for obtaining bank loan without collateral:

CGTMSE Organization

Availability of bank loan without any collateral is a major requirement for boosting first Generation Entrepreneurship in India. To help millions of first generation Entrepreneurs start their business with bank loan (without the hassles of collateral), the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) launched the CGTMSE Scheme. The CGTMSE scheme or Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) is operationalized by SIDBI and the Government of India.


The main objective of the CGTMSE scheme is that banks should give importance to project viability or business model validation and secure the loan facility only based on the assets financed by the bank loan. In the event a Micro or Small Business (MSME), which availed loan under the CGTMSE scheme, fails to repay the loan commitment to the bank, the CGTMSE organization would make good the loss incurred by the bank up to 85% of the credit facility.

Under the CGTMSE scheme, a bank loan of upto Rs.1 crore provided to a startup or an existing business in the form of term loan or working capital or both can be covered. Businesses in the manufacturing sector and service sector are eligible. However, retail trade, educational institutions, agriculture, Self Help Groups (SHGs) and training institutions will not be eligible to obtain loan under CGTMSE Scheme.

CGTMSE Scheme Cover

For a loan to be covered under the CGTMSE Scheme, the borrower is required to pay an additional CGTMSE Guarantee and CGTMSE Service fee on top of the interest rate charged by the Bank. Presently, CGTMSE guarantee fee is payable at 1.5% (0.75% in case of North Eastern Region including state of Sikkim) on the credit facility agreed to be covered by the CGTMSE Scheme.  Similarly, the CGTMSE annual service fee would be payable @0.75% on the guaranteed amount. However as per the “ Policy package for stepping up credit to Small and Medium Enterprises “, Public Sector Banks are encouraged to absorb the Annual Service Fee in excess of 0.25% p.a. for all the borrowers falling under the following categories:

1. Loans of upto Rs. 2.00 lakh;
2. Loans provided to eligible women entrepreneurs;
3. Loans provided to eligible borrowers located in the North Eastern Region (including State of Sikkim) and Jammu & Kashmir.

How to get Loan under CGTMSE Scheme

To get a loan under CGTMSE Scheme without any collateral security, the following steps must be followed: image

Business Entity Formation

Prior to applying for a loan under the CGTMSE Scheme, incorporate a  Private Limited Company  or  LLP  or  One Person Company  or  Proprietorship , as per the requirements of the business and obtain the necessary tax registrations and approvals for doing business / executing the project. Prepare Business Plan or Project Report Conduct a market analysis for the market and prepare a  business plan or project report  containing information like business model, promoter profile, projected financials, etc., It is important that the business plan or project report is prepared by professionals with prior experience, as “The main objective of the CGTMSE scheme is that banks should give importance to project viability or business model validation and secure the loan facility without any collateral.”. IndiaFilings can help you prepare a business plan or project report as per the CGTMSE Scheme.

Obtain Sanction for Bank LoanSubmit the business plan or project report with the necessary banks that provide loan under CGTMSE Scheme and request for sanction of bank loan from Banks providing loan under CGTMSE Scheme. The request for bank loan can contain term loan and working capital facilities. The banks will process the loan application and accord sanction as per the Bank’s policy.Obtaining CGTMSE Cover Once the bank loan is sanctioned by the Bank, the bank will apply to CGTMSE organization and obtain CGTMSE scheme cover for the loan sanctioned. Once approved by the CGTMSE organization, the loan will be under the CGTMSE scheme and the borrower will be required to pay the CGTMSE guarantee and CGTMSE service fee.Note: To  obtain a loan under CGTMSE Scheme , visit  IndiaFilings.com  and talk to an IndiaFilings Loan Advisor.