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Updated: 2021-08-25 10:30:09

Methods of social policy credit lending and management

(VBSP News) VBSP's social credit schemes are carried out according to credit schemes under Decisions and Decrees promulgated by the Prime Minister and the Government for each individual or a group of specific target customers. Here are two methods VBSP applied for social policy credit lending and management.

VBSP's specific social policy credit lending and management methods

1. Entrusting some steps in the lending process for local mass organizations, SCGs and integrating credit with agricultural, forestry & aquaculture extension models

The entrusted tasks taken over by four mass organizations

They conduct communication on social policy credit schemes, support SCG management and group member enrollment, follow up SCG’s operation, check loan use, collaborate with VBSP to organize commune transaction, training SCGs leader and members, integrate credit with agricultural, forestry and aquacultural extension, technological & scientific transfer and other community activities in order to ensure effective business and production, contributed to loan use for proper purpose.

For the collateral-free loan schemes, the borrowers shall join SCGs that include 3-60 members/group in the same village location.

Both SCGs and entrusted mass organizations at commune level will conduct some steps in the lending process, for instance: communication on social policy credit schemes, customer selection, instruct customers arrange loan applications, appraisal of feasible borrowing projects, estimate credit request and check loan utilization. SCG leaders are authorized to collect monthly loan interest, micro-savings of group members, concile and support to make applications for loan restructuring and risk treatment due to objective reasons as well as loan repayment reminders. 

The collaboration/mentor model with SCGs and local mass organizations in social policy credit conduction has contributed to cut down on transaction costs with a large number of micro-loan customers while the number of staff is limited as regulated, bringing about effective and efficient loan disbursement, repayment and quality.

 2. Model of VBSP’s commune transaction point

Nearly 80% VBSP’s operation is conducted in over 10,000 commune transaction points nationwide. Commune transaction is performed once per month on a fixed day by field staff teams (3-5 pax/team) from district branches in the venue of communal People’s Committee with some key activities: loan disbursement, loan collection and deposit in order to facilitate customers living in remote, mountainous and rural areas to access financial services conveniently, fast, save time and travelling cost for them. The transaction cost of VBSP can increase up, however, the community/society’s cost reduces considerably.

The decentralization of management, information exchange and processing aims to overcome limitations due to the large number of customers and micro-loan accounts with the partnership between VBSP - Mass organizations - SCGs - Customers. Currently, VBSP is also upgrading the core-banking system and investing the mobile banking system to gradually increase loan transactions, collect non-cash debt and reduce transaction costs in the future.




Poor Households

Lending to poor households 6,6%/year
Lending to poor households in 64 poor districts as stipulated by the Government Resolution No.30a in 2008 3,3%/year

Near Poor Households

Lending to near poor households 7,92%/year


Lending to disadvantaged students 6,6%/year

People in need of loans for job creation

Lending to business establishments owned by war invalids and handicapped persons 3,3%/year


Term Deposit Rate
Overnight 3,04%/year
1 week 3,23%/year
2 week 3,5%/year