Hamburg, Germany, 29 June 2016 – The consumer finance technology company Kreditech has announced its new business line, Online Point-of-Sales (POS) Financing, with its first client, PayU Global BV. PayU Global BV, a leading payment services provider and the e-payments division of Naspers Ltd., deploys Kreditech’s B2B2C solution. In the freshly launched beta phase with a selected merchant, PayU provides Kreditech`s installment products as a new alternative payment option.
The new integration allows customers to instantly finance their online purchases at charges comparable to local banks. Loan amounts are granted at up to EUR 5,000 and for a duration of up to 36 months. The process is fully paperless and is based on Kreditech’s innovative scoring technology combining it with state of the art KYC. Its user experience and user interface focus on the highest convenience for the customer.
Kreditech’s unique technology is able to provide a convenient offer to prime and non-prime customers who have little or no credit history. It performs a precise credit rating and offers credit at fair and 100% risk-weighted conditions. The new alternative payment method, also labelled under ‘Monedo Now’, is the latest addition to the Kreditech product portfolio. It is aimed to further drive the company’s vision to provide the highest customer convenience in the financial system through innovative technology across all customer segments.
“Launching our POS Finance product is a major step of our business strategy to expand consumer lending on a B2B2C level”, said Alexander Graubner-Müller, CEO and Co-Founder of Kreditech. “We are already in talks with further clients in the e-commerce, travel and other online sectors and look forward to providing our innovative technology as an online payment method in the checkout process.”
“Our primary goal is to provide the most convenient and innovative payment solutions to our users globally. We believe in Kreditech’s approach for credit rating and its focus on the best user experience when it comes to consumer credit”, said James Caviness, VP Product and Innovation at PayU Global. “Therefore, we hope that the positive feedback of our users will lead to a stronger collaboration with the Kreditech Group”.
Via its newly developed “credit as a service” API, Kreditech is planning further integration with clients from the online, payment and banking space. This loan product does not require to be collateralized and supports use-cases beyond POS finance of physical goods. For the future, finance of online services and travel are planned as well as direct integrations with online wallets, prepaid cards and banks aiming to enrich their consumer finance offerings.
Kreditech Group’s mission is to improve financial freedom for the underbanked by the use of technology. Combining non-traditional data sources and machine learning, the Company is aiming to provide access to better credit and a higher convenience for digital banking services. The product offerings include consumer loans, a digital wallet and a personal finance manager designed to help customers manage their credit score and plan their spending. Kreditech also offers a “credit as a service” model, allowing partners to integrate its credit products as payment method or funding source. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Kreditech has processed almost three million loan applications through its subsidiaries. The company is led by CEO and Co-Founder Alexander Graubner-Müller and is financially backed by world-class investors including J.C. Flowers, Peter Thiel, and the World Bank’s IFC.