Union Nari Shakti

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Status: Active

Classification: Public Sector Scheme

Release Date(s):
2nd July 2022
6th January 2021

Offering: Loan/Credit

Entity Type: Public Sector Bank

Reading Time: 6 Mins

Ticket Size: ₹2 Lakhs upto ₹10 Crores

Entity Name: Union Bank of India

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About the scheme…
Union Nari Shakti was launched by Union Bank of India during the fiscal 2014-15 to meet credit needs of women entrepreneurs with a view to promote entrepreneurship amongst women and to make them self-sufficient.


How is it being implemented?

Under Union Nari Shakti scheme, direct financial assistance, in the form of loans, is given to


What’s on offer?
I. Product: 

  • Term loans and/or
  • Fund based (overdraft or cash credit) and/or non-fund based (letter of credit or letter of guarantee) working capital
  • Quantum from ₹2 Lakhs upto ₹10 Crores (the limit seems to have been raised from ₹2 Crores to ₹10 Crores in the recent past)
    • For term loans, need based limit to be sanctioned based on cost of project and promoter’s margin, profitability projections acceptable to the Bank as per its existing norms
    • For working capital, need based limit to be sanctioned as per eligibility assessed on the basis of prevailing method of assessment of working capital limit as detailed in Bank’s Loan Policy

II. Purpose:

  • Acquisition of fixed assets
  • Working capital requirements

III. Borrower Type

  • Proprietorship Concern, Partnership Firm, LLP, Private or Public Limited Company, Women Self Help Group (SHG)

IV. Security or Collateral or Guarantee or Insurance

  • Nil security. However,
    • For term loans, exclusive charge on assets created out of bank finance
    • For working capital, exclusive charge on stock and book debts
  • On collaterals,
    • Exposure upto Rs.2 Crores (Rs.1 Crore for Trading accounts) to be covered under Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE) and no collateral security is to be obtained. However, if borrower offers any collateral security, the same may be obtained and the portion of credit facility not covered by collateral security, can be covered under CGTMSE scheme as per Hybrid Scheme of CGTMSE
    • Exposure above Rs.2 Crores (Rs.1 Crore for Trading accounts) may also be covered under Hybrid scheme of CGTMSE. Accordingly, exposure not covered under credit guarantee scheme is required to be covered by 25% of collateral
    • SHG borrowers are to be covered under Credit Guarantee Fund for Micro Units (CGFMU) or any other guarantee scheme as per the eligibility
  • For information around requirement of third party guarantee, please contact your nearest UBOI branch
  • For information around requirement of insurance, please contact your nearest UBOI branch

V. Interest Rate

  • Per Bank’s prevailing guidelines
  • Can range anywhere between 7.7% to 12.5% depending upon whether your business is a Micro, Small or Medium Enterprise; loan ticket size; Bank’s internal credit rating of your business; and prevailing EBLR (External Benchmark Linked Interest Rate) or MCLR (Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rates) rates

VI. Processing fee

  • For loans upto Rs.2 Crores – NIL
  • For loans above Rs.2 Crores – 50% concession in applicable charges. For details on applicable charges, please contact Bank via means mention below

VII. Margin money requirement

  • For loans upto ₹1 Crore, minimum 5% margin
  • For loans above ₹1 Crore, minimum 15% margin

VIII. Tenure

  • For term loans, tenure will be as per the gestation period of the project with required moratorium
  • For working capital finance, 1 year subject to renewal by competent authority on yearly basis on the basis of merit

IX. Turnaround Time

  • For turnaround time, please contact your nearest UBOI branch’


Interested? Read ahead to check your eligibility….

Are you running a Micro-enterprise or Small-enterprise or Medium-enterprise defined per MSMED Act, meaning, investment in plant and machinery or equipment of your enterprise does not exceed ₹50 Crores and turnover does not exceed ₹250 Crores? (Note that definition of Micro- enterprise or Small-enterprise or Medium-enterprise per MSMED Act has been changed since July 1, 2020)

Do you fully own and manage your business?


Do you individually or jointly with other women constitute minimum 51% of Partner’s capital in the Partnership Firm, and control management of the business?


Do you individually or jointly with other women own minimum 51% in the private or public limited company, and control management of the business?

Are you a Women Self Help Group (SHG) having valid Udyam Registration Certificate?

If your answers to the question above is an emphatic YES, you are all set to avail loans under Union Nari Shakti!


So…how big is this scheme and what has been done so far?

I. During FY 2021-22, 1,113 applications worth Rs.149.92 Crores were sanctioned under this Scheme

II. However, UBOI’s total outstanding loans to women beneficiaries (primarily women entrepreneurs!) was ₹89,110 Crores as on March 31, 2022.


So, now, how should you go about it?


To apply for loan online, please click here
(There seems to be a problem with the link at the moment, hopefully it will be resolved soon)

Contact your nearest UBOI Branch here


Contact your nearest UBOI Branch –

Call Toll-Free Number: 1800 2222 44, 1800 208 2244
Call Charged Number: 080 61817110

III. For information on loan application and indicative list of documentation, click here


Go on then…and do spread the word!



  1. Latest version of scheme
  2. Earlier version of the scheme
  3. Earlier version of the scheme
  4. About prevailing Interest Rates
  5. About prevailing Interest Rates 2
  6. Bank’s Annual report 2014-15
  7. Bank’s Latest Annual Report
  8. New Definition of Micro-enterprise or Small-enterprise or Medium- enterprise per MSMED Act

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