Private lender, ICICI bank has partnered with ZestMoney, a digital pay-later platform to expand the bank’s cardless EMI facility for purchases at retail and e-commerce platforms. The tie-up is intended towards enhancing affordability of millions of customers of the bank who can use pre-approved cardless credit to instantly buy products and services using ZestMoney.
Users can convert transactions up to Rs 10 lakh into EMIs at the PoS machines in retail outlets, without using cards. The facility, in partnership with ZestMoney, is live on select e-commerce websites and will soon be available at retail stores. Users can split the bill into three EMIs without extra cost, these facility can be used for brands like Xiaomi, OnePlus, Sugar, Mamaearth, Decathlon, Boat, Yatra, Urban Ladder, Vijay Sales, Titan Eye Plus among others.
Sudipta Roy, Head- Unsecured Assets, ICICI Bank said, “We, at ICICI Bank, always strive to address customers’ credit needs by providing them with innovative and hassle-free solutions. We are pleased to partner with ZestMoney. With this partnership, millions of our pre-approved customers can shop from e-commerce platforms and retail merchants registered on ZestMoney by just using mobile phone and PAN. We believe, this facility provides immense convenience and improves affordability of our customers, as they can purchase high-value products on EMIs in a secure, instant and digital manner, without even carrying their cards or wallet.”
Lizzie Chapman, CEO & Co-Founder – ZestMoney said, “We are excited to partner with ICICI Bank to scale up affordability and convenient credit solutions for a wider customer base. The Bank’s partnership will enable pre-approved cardless EMI customers to experience ZestMoney’s seamless, all-digital products and convenience. Furthermore, they can use ZestMoney’s flagship ‘Pay-in-3’ no-cost EMI to split their bills into three parts at no cost. As the leading omni-channel digital EMI platform in India, we have always believed that bank and fintech collaboration is the way forward to drive the EMI category. Collaborations will enable both parties to leverage each other’s core capabilities and harness cross-industry innovation. We are certain that this partnership will help create a larger cardless EMI/digital pay-later category and scale it to its full potential.”