Determinant Factors Influencing the Microfinance Repayment Performance among Borrowers of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) in Jerantut, Pahang
Keywords:Knowledge, Business Experience, Microfinance
Microfinance is one of the initiative sources of financial service for poor entrepreneurs that only have small businesses and lack access to banking and other services. Microfinance always focuses on poor people with no steady employment who cannot meet most of the qualifications to get financial services from normal banking. Thus, the abilities of borrowers to pay back their microfinance are one of the arguments that need concentration. The finding revealed that there were only two independent variables which were business experience and loan tenure which had a significant positive relationship with the dependent variable namely microfinance repayment performance among borrowers of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) in Jerantut, Pahang. The knowledge of borrower was not significantly related to the microfinance repayment performance. The result provided the understanding and insight on AIM’s institution, financial institutions, and academic significance about how loan giving out and avoiding microfinance repayment defaults.