Isuzu Car Loans: Leading local vehicle assembler Isuzu East Africa (Isuzu EA) and Co-operative Bank of Kenya have today announced a daily repayment asset finance partnership.
The new partnership is aimed at addressing financial challenges that are faced by customers who reconcile their profits and losses daily.
The partnership, which is the first ever in Kenya, will offer customers the option of repaying their loans on a daily basis. It is expected to take away the anxiety of having a huge amount payment required at the end of the month. This is set to make it easier for potential customers to own Isuzu pickups and trucks.
Isuzu EA Managing Director Rita Kavashe says that this program provides an opportunity for daily reconciliation customers to invest and grow their businesses.
“Our decision to partner with Coop Bank was informed by their business DNA, dealing with our customer base, the SMEs, their deep understanding of customer cash generation; and experience with SME customers’ business cycles. Today, we are happy to announce to a partnership that will see SMEs enjoy a raft of benefits,” said Rita. “We strongly believe that this partnership will enable SMEs grow their business without affecting their cash flow.”
Co-operative Bank Director for Retail & Business Banking, Mr. Arthur Muchangi emphasized the need for SMEs to take this opportunity to re-tool and renew their motor vehicle fleet at very affordable terms.
“Our message to customers is simple; if you desire to purchase an Isuzu bus, an Isuzu truck or a pick-up such as the famous D-Max, this is the best time. Through this partnership between Isuzu and Co-op Bank, customers will get up to 95 per cent financing to purchase the vehicle of their choice, and in addition be given a whole two months to use the vehicle before they begin repaying the loan. This will give customers space to generate cash to service the loan, which is to be repaid over an extended period of five years every day. For those Isuzu customers who also wish to boost the working capital of their business, we are providing an additional loan of Sh. 300,000 to be repaid in 12 months,” said Mr. Muchangi.
Mr. Muchangi added that the offer comes with a comprehensive insurance package that is priced at 4.75 per cent of the value of the vehicle and also includes coverage for Political Violence & Terrorism. In addition, Insurance Premium Finance is available to allow customers pay insurance premiums in easy instalments.
“Last year, we ran a series of ground activations to understand customer needs and expectations. And we took note of a group of customers that have a different business operation system that runs on a daily reconciliation system. We therefore took it upon ourselves to develop an innovative partnership that will benefit them and enable them to grow their business exponentially. For example, with 95 per cent financing and 60 months repayment period, the daily repayment for an Isuzu D-Max pick-up is only Sh. 2,577,” she said.
This new and innovative partnership is targeted to help farm produce traders at Marikiti, meat traders from Burma market, hardware store owners, mitumba traders, upholstery traders from Kamukunji and Gikomba market areas. Isuzu Car Loans.