Identifying Financial Exclusion And Islamic Microfinance

- (2017) Identifying Financial Exclusion And Islamic Microfinance. EC00202010786, 18 Maret 2020.

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Even though the banking industry is growing exponentially, but they are still out of reach from the hardcore poor. The population under poverty remains financially excluded from the mainstream banking facilities. The aim of this paper is to examine the main factors that hinder customers to access financing from mainstream banking in Indonesia province of East Java. The study also attempts to identify the possibility of Islamic microfinance, in this case Baitul Maal Tamwil (BMT) can be used as one of an alternative platform to enhance financial inclusion. In quantitative data, the paper employs primary data with involving a sample of 243 respondents. To explore the micro-entrepreneurs' criteria of barrier access to finance, an exploratory factor analysis is employed. In qualitative data, a semi-structure interview used to generate information from the respondents. The interview involves seven experts in microfinance including practitioner and academicians. The study reveals that, the religious factor is perceived as the most important factor to be considered as financing barriers factors, then followed by affordability, accessibility, eligibility, and availability factors. The study indicates that Islamic microfinarice may be an alternative platform to integrate commercial and social objective in order to enhance financial inclusion.

Item Type: Patent
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Fakultas Ekonomi dan Manajemen UNIDA Gontor > Manajemen
Depositing User: PAK Fakultas Ekonomi Menejemen
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2021 04:28
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2021 04:28

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