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Autochek Launches Africa’s First Online Car Loans Marketplace

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Autochek Africa has launched a dedicated brand new cars section on the Autochek website and mobile app. The addition will allow customers access digital financing solutions for brand new cars and trucks with repayment tenures of up to 60 months from regional partners such as Ecobank and NCBA with a zero percent equity loan product.

Access Bank and Stanbic Kenya will offer  financing solutions tailored specially for brand new vehicles with up to 90% financing.  On the Autochek auto loan services platform, customers in East and West Africa can access a variety of financing options to purchase new cars and trucks from reputable manufacturers.

So far, the platform has on-boarded a network of financing partners and over 30 vehicle brands from OEMs, including key regional players like Inchape (LandRover)  and CMC (Ford and Eicher Trucks) in East Africa and Dana (Kia), Coscharis (BMW, Landrover), Globe (Mercedes Benz), Elizade (Toyota) in West Africa.

Autochek is also working with indigenous manufacturers such as Innosson Motors and Nord Motors. As part of the investment by Mobility54, Autochek has also partnered with CFAO (Toyota, Suzuki, Mitsubishi) across Africa to facilitate auto financing for all CFAO brands.  

“We are excited to partner with financiers and the automotive industry to provide this facility. It is in response to customer feedback to democratise the purchase of brand-new cars through great and affordable financing options. It is complemented by Autochek Africa’s residual value analysis tool that can guide financial partners on the condition of the vehicle over time,” said Autochek Africa’s COO Timi Tope Ologunoye.

The Autochek auto loan services platform offers a variety of financing options from over 70 banks, with terms that include 15 percent interest rate and repayable for a period of between four and five years. The loans are also processed within 24 hours.

Timi added that financing for new cars is part of the company’s vision to unlock a new frontier of automotive fintech and cementing its position as the most innovative auto loan platform in the region.

According to research, the African automotive estimated market size is currently valued at USD90 billion in 2020, and this is expected to grow by 30 percent largely driven by an increase in financing penetration at 10 percent year-on-year. Due to the impact of COVID last year, there was a decline in overall sales of new cars due to restrictions on production but is fast regaining momentum as economic activities resume.

“We are on a mission to accelerate motorization across Africa by providing financing for brand new and used imports for our customers,” said Autochek’s Country Manager, Kenya, Bilhah Muriithi. 

“The Autochek platform is building on partnerships opportunities with automotive manufacturers and financiers, to innovatively provide a more agile, tech-led approach to deliver options.”

The company plans to extend its brand-new automobile portfolio through multiple carrier partners within the Autochek platform by the end of the year, with the goal of launching over 300 new cars listed across all markets.

Read: Online Car Marketplace Cheki Kenya Acquired by Nigerian Startup

>>> Stanbic Bank, Inchcape Ink Deal To Offer 100PC Financing For Luxurious Cars

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