Kihara Maina, CEO I&M Bank Kenya and Dr.Rakesh Rao-Group CEO Crown Paints Kenya
Kihara Maina, CEO I&M Bank Kenya and Dr.Rakesh Rao-Group CEO Crown Paints Kenya. [Photo/ courtesy]

Crown Paints PLC Kenya has inked a deal with I&M Bank to provide authorized paint dealers and customers with quick loans when they place orders exclusively from Crown Paints.

Under the stock financing solution, I&M Bank will provide an unsecured loan of up to Ksh10 million to existing Crown Paints dealers who will be required to repay it within 60 days.

Cash customers will be eligible for a loan of up to Ksh500,000 to be repaid within 60 days while Crown Your Space customers and Team Kubwa Sacco members will receive loans ranging from Ksh150,000 to Ksh500,000 to be repaid within 12 to 24 months. Customers who wish to access these facilities will conduct the process through a code USSD *458#.

“Through our partnership with I&M Bank, we are looking to introduce a unique Stock Financing Solution for our authorized dealers and customers which will be in form of credit through an Unsecured Loan based on their business and payment performance with Crown Paints over the years. We believe that this solution will go a long way in creating the necessary headroom for our dealers and customers to be able to achieve their business goals,” Crown Paints PLC Group Chief Executive Officer Dr Rakesh Rao said.

Kihara Maina, CEO, I&M Bank Limited said the strategic tie-up will be important, as it will help Crown Paints in Stock Financing offering to enhance business efficiencies and ease payment processes from distributors.

 “A key strategic focus area for I&M Bank is driving business growth through diversification of various revenue streams. Key among them is to grow the loan book quality and portfolio, by building quality interest-earning assets via partnerships such as these, especially those that support the MSME segments of our market. This partnership with Crown Paints is, therefore, most welcome as it aligns with our Corporate Strategy and is expected to complement I&M Bank’s strategic Digital Lending initiatives for   MSME clients, as the Stock Financing options for Crown Paints dealers will be offered through a digital platform,” Maina added.

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  1. Nataka loan juh nataka kuwa nachukua kazi nafanya kazi na pesa then ninalipwa baadae can I qualify


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