An innovative revolution, a Philippine’s first with Cashalo, that rolled out its latest product – Pay with Cashalo. This product is a cutting-edge digital-credit payment solution designed to provide a transparent and consumer-friendly payment alternative to cash and traditional credit. Echoing its mission of making digital financial services more easily accessible to everyone, including unbanked and underserved Filipinos, Pay with Cashalo gives unrivaled choice, freedom, and flexibility to address lifestyle needs and provide a convenient, transparent and secure digital credit payment facility. Fly now, pay later with Cashalo and CEBU Pacific.
20 years ago, there were only about a million 4 fliers. Today, there are about 30 million people who travel by air which is still the safest and fastest way to travel. But despite that growth, only 4 out of 10 Filipinos travel via air, probably because only 23% or less than 1/4 of Filipinos have a bank account or has no access to a creditcard or any credit payment facility.
So much is said that travelling is beneficial for growth, as the body releases happy hormones, eases the mind and body. Now, the ease and convenient access for booking your airfare is no longer a dream, but a reality. On top of making payments easier and more convenient, Cashalo’s solution helps broaden the e-commerce experience of Filipinos. Pay with Cashalo empowers Filipino consumers to easily pay for their online purchases over time, even without a credit or debit card. Data from the Bangko Sentral shows that less than 16 million Filipinos, or roughly only 23% of the population have bank accounts, with even less owning credit cards.
Cashalo, the fintech company kicks-off today a partnership with Cebu Pacific that will enable more Filipinos to fly now and pay later. Through Pay with Cashalo, travelers can book flights worth a maximum of PHP7,000 on Cebu Pacific, use the new digital-credit solution as a payment alternative, then pay later in affordable installments over three or six months.
Hamilton Angluben, Cashalo’s GM said: “Through innovation, we are able to unlock greater financial possibilities for more Filipinos. As a first-of-its-kind solution, we firmly believe that ‘Pay with Cashalo’ can transform how Filipinos from all segments of society transact online and build a more secure financial future. We’re thrilled to launch this product with our valued partner Cebu Pacific who shares our mission to empower every Juan with more opportunities and create memorable moments.” Pay with Cashalo is fully integrated into the booking system of Cebu Pacific. Travelers can easily choose Pay with Cashalo and enjoy its benefits as they book their domestic flights, with credit approval processed in less than three hours.
Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog said, “As Cebu Pacific enables every Juan to fly by broadening the base of travelers with affordable and accessible flights, our partnership with Cashalo will harness more potential travelers through a fly now, pay later scheme. It will enhance payment options for our customers and even provide assistance to those who have urgent travel needs.”
In the coming months, Cashalo will be partnering with many more e-commerce platforms and merchants to integrate Pay with Cashalo as a payment alternative. Cashalo recently celebrated its first yearin helping Filipinos becoming credit enabled.
By continuing to develop innovative and purpose-built financial products, Cashalo pushes financial inclusion forward while simultaneously promoting financial literacy. The company recently launched CashAcademy, a grassroots financial education program that makes accessible online and offline free learning modules and training resources to benefit more Filipinos. CashAcademy aims to cultivate a generation better equipped to make sound financial decisions, making them “Pera Experts”- financially aware and responsible.