by Chino Leyco
November 15, 2015
Voyager Innovations, the digital innovations arm of PLDT and Smart, introduced Lendr, the country’s first online marketplace platform for consumer loans, to members of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) during the group’s 58th Charter Anniversary Symposium held at the Mariott Hotel, Pasay City.
Lendr is a fully digital, multi-channel, telco and bank agnostic solution that financial institutions and credit providers can use to reach consumers planning to avail of loans. Through Lendr, consumers will be offered a convenient, transparent, fast and secure service through a marketplace that provides an all-in-one account and multiple loan options, delivered straight to the mobile device.
Any consumer can apply any time whenever they need money for emergencies, minor house repairs or school tuition via SMS, mobile app or online with any device or telco provider. Consumers are in full control as they can keep track of their loan application status, loan repayments and amortization schedule.
In the event attended by more than 500 rural bank presidents and CEOs from across the country, PLDT, Smart and Voyager Innovations Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan led the launching of the service and the signing of the partnership agreement with RBAP together with Voyager Innovations President and CEO Orlando B. Vea, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla, Jr. and RBAP President Enrique Abellana