Cashalo, the Filipino fintech company committed to accelerating financial inclusion for all, today announced the launch of Cashacart, the Philippines’ first-ever, O2O (offline to online) basket financing solution. With Cashacart, Filipino consumers can access digital credit at 0% interest, for all their specific shopping needs via the Cashalo app and across a growing network of 250 retail partners – which include Robinsons Appliances, Robinsons Department stores, Handyman, Oppo, Cherry Mobile, and Memoxpress. Loans start at PHP 2,000 up to a maximum of PHP 19,999.
Unlike traditional consumer financing solutions that are restrictive, Cashacart gives consumers the freedom and flexibility to purchase multiple products that they need whether it be appliances, electronics, household items, apparel, or school supplies and choose from a variety of payment options.
The entire process is completed within minutes in a few easy steps: simply visit a Cashalo partner store and look out for a Cashalo representative who will help them complete a digital application in a few minutes. The application requires you to submit basic personal information and a valid ID. A customer then chooses a loan amount and payment terms of their choice. Upon approval a customer can shop for their basket of goods up to a value of the digital credit they have been approved for.
Consumers in the Philippines have been clamoring for just this kind of innovative financing solution. Recently, Ms. Rose Ong, the newly elected president of the Philippine Retailers Association stated that, the share of online shopping in the country was only about 1-2% of total retail sales, and according to research by RF Group, 80% of online sales are still cash on delivery.
“We know that millions of consumers still appreciate the physical retail experience but want greater flexibility in how they pay,” says Hamilton Angluben, General Manager of Cashalo. “With Cashacart, we’re able to give hardworking Filipinos unrivalled financial freedom and flexibility, serving them wherever they are, both offline and online.”
Gerard Betita, Head of Sales, Cashalo added: “We are thrilled to launch the Philippines’ first-ever O2O basket consumer finance solution. Since our pilot two months ago, we’ve received an overwhelming response from customers who are amazed by the convenience, transparency and flexibility Cashacart provides. We’re excited to expand our network of retail partners in the months ahead to serve even more Filipinos.”
Through Cashacart, consumers have access to:
● digital credit between PHP 2,000 up to a maximum of PHP 19,999
● a service that is paperless, collateral-free and available via their own mobile device
● 0% interest or as low as 3.99% monthly interest rate (depen ding on the product)
● approval in as fast as 10 minutes
Consumers can also access the Cashacart financing solution through the Cashalo app which can be downloaded on the Apple and Google Play mobile app stores.
Cashalo is a mobile application that enables fast, affordable and secure access to credit at the push of a button. Cashalo is a venture between Express Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of JG Summit Holdings, Inc., and Hong Kong based Oriente (whose founders are behind internet giants Skype and LU.com). Cashalo currently employs 800 staff across multiple locations in Manila. For more information, please visit www.cashalo.com
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