INFOGRAPHIC: Vietnam Consumer Finance Report 2019 - Customer Survey
The Consumer Finance (CF) market has witnessed significant growth of 59% annually over the period of 2014-2018. The last year has been particularly eventful, with at least four new entrants to the market (VietCredit, EasyCredit, Lotte Finance, SHB Finance), putting pressure on the market shares of the Big Four (FE Credit, Home Credit, HD Saison and Prudential Finance). M&A market was also active, as companies with CF license became hot targets for acquisitions. Overall, given the market’s growth potential, interest from domestic and international were heightened significantly.
However, as more competitors enter the market, more concerns have been raised regarding some of the high-risk products such as unsecured cash loans, as well as social impact from debt collection activities. The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has tightened its supervision and monitoring on FinCos’ operations and lending activities, such as the draft for amendment of Circular 43/2016/TT-NHNN, putting a limit on the percentage of cash loans in FinCos’ portfolios, and restrictions on debt collecting activities to protect consumers from unprofessional debt collectors.
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