The school season is about to kick off, and we’re here to make it even more exciting for you!
Join us for BillEase Back-to-School Sign-Up Day at National Book Store and step into a world of surprises.
WE’RE COMING NEAR YOU
BillEase partnered up with National Book Store, the largest bookstore chain in the Philippines, well known for its affordable educational commodities.
Together, we’re setting up BillEase sign-up booth at these National Book Store branches:
📍 SM North EDSA
Catch us at these locations on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Exclusive Sign-Up Haven’t got a BillEase account yet? Sign up swiftly and seamlessly. Make sure to bring a valid ID and scan the QR code located at the BillEase booth in your chosen National Book Store branch.
Snag Some Swag Get your hands on exclusive BillEase merchandise as soon as your account gets approved!
0% Installment Promo For an exclusive offer, we’re giving first-time BillEase customers a chance to shop in 0% installment for up to 3 months for transactions from PHP 1,500 to PHP 40,000 at National Book Store.
HOW TO SHOP AT NATIONAL BOOK STORE VIA BILLEASE
1. Ask for the Sign-up QR code from BillEase booth representatives.
2. Scan the QR code using your smart phone and download the BillEase app.
3. Complete the easy registration process and upload 1 valid ID, proof of income and billing, and 2 character references. Application updates will be received via email.
4. Shop at participating National Book Store then ask for the BillEase QR code at the payment counter.
5. Open the BillEase app, click the scan icon on the top right corner, and scan the BillEase QR code. Input the amount, settle the required down payment, and confirm the transaction.
National Book Store is giving away more than P7.5 million worth of prizes. In every branch, 3 luck shoppers will win a Xiaomi 55″ Smart TV, Xiaomi Air Fryer or Xiaomi Redmi Smart Watch. They can get a raffle coupon with every P100 spend on any item.
Mark your calendars and catch us at these National Book Store branches.See you, Billies!
Billease, the Philippines’ top-rated consumer finance app is honored to be part of the country’s largest startup conference this Nov. 14 to 18, 2022.
Now on its fourth year, the Philippine Startup Week (PHSW22) has the theme: “Homegrown Heroes: Cultivating Future Tech Giants,” which aims to focus on bringing together the local startup community as well as the various sectors, groups, and home-grown high-potential startups contributing to the growing Philippine startup ecosystem during this event.
For the first time in two years, the conference opened via an in-person event featuring its core organizers: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Department of Science and Technology (DoST), the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Speakers lined up to grace the event including BillEase CEO and Co-Founder Georg Steiger.
BillEase is also part of the week-long virtual exhibit and panel sessions.
In case you missed the events, here are highlights and key lessons from BillEase at the PHSW22:
BillEase is the top-rated consumer finance app in the Philippines with a focus on expanding access for emerging middle-income consumers. We are a product-focused fintech company leveraging machine learning technology in building financial products and global best practices in credit underwriting to meet the needs of unbanked customers in Southeast Asia.
Seventy percent (70%) of Southeast Asia’s population are unbanked or underbanked. A recent report by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) revealed that 41 million Filipinos, which equates to a little over half of the country’s adult population, face challenges such as an inability to get credit cards, loans, or adequate insurance.
This was the very reason BillEase was born exactly 5 years ago today.
As we take time to express our gratitude for the years that have gone by, we also fix our eyes on the years ahead.
Paving the Road to Financial Inclusion
Launched in 2017, BillEase had the vision to help every Filipino take control of their financial future. The brand is from a product-focused fintech company leveraging machine learning technology in building financial products and global best practices in credit underwriting to meet the needs of unbanked customers.
BillEase provides different types of financial services such as personal loans, e-wallet top-ups, prepaid load, gaming credits, bills payment, as well as a customizable shop now, pay later option which allows customers to pay for their purchases online and offline in interest-free or interest-bearing installment plans. Currently, BillEase offers merchants and their customers light and easy options to pay for small-to-medium ticket purchases to big purchases which can be interest-free or interest-bearing.
Engaging Young Adults
In other more developed countries, there is a general trend for Millennials and Gen Z to move away from credit cards. BillEase makes sure to provide room for them in the growing space of financial technology.
Through BillEase, even the young professionals can split payments in easy installments without a credit card or the need to top up an e-wallet account. After downloading the app, they can register anytime, even outside of banking hours and weekends. As fast as 1 day after completing the easy sign-up process and requirements, they can be approved and get instant credit of up to P50,000 for online shopping or get a personal loan with easy payback options.
The Philippine digital economy’s revenue is projected to grow to the equivalent of 12% of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030. According to data from the Competitiveness and Innovation Group of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the use of technology in many Filipino startups allowed digital transformation and paved the way for the growth of the digital economy.
To date, BillEase has over 1 million monthly active users and is now a top-rated consumer finance app in the Philippines, trusted by big brands and reputable payment gateways.
“A young organization in a fast-changing world, BillEase has adapted and reformed many times in the past 5 years. One thing that has not changed is our mission to transform the lives of Filipino consumers by innovating towards greater financial inclusion,” said Georg Steiger, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of BillEase.
Promoting Work-life Blend
Originally a temporary response to the pandemic, hybrid and remote working arrangements have become more permanent. Operated by fintech company First Digital Finance Corporation (FDFC), BillEase recognizes that employees are the most valuable assets of an organization.
Here is what some of our staff have to say:
Adapting to Change
An unexpected silver lining of the Covid-19 pandemic is the adoption of digital platforms among Filipinos, such as fintech, e-commerce, and digital providers and services.
With lockdowns and restrictions easing up, BillEase started to be more proactive in the offline segment of the industry. Hundred of stores have partnered with us to bring easy installment options for in-store shoppers through the QR scan now, pay later option.
Truly, it’s still a long journey not just for BillEase as an organization, but also for the entire country to achieve greater financial inclusion.
We accept the challenge and move forward to pursue further until we achieve the noble goals we set for ourselves 5 years ago.
Exciting treats await you as the leading buy now, pay later (BNPL) and consumer finance app in the country celebrates its 5th anniversary this September. Here’s everything you can look forward to in the week-long BillEase Birthday Blowout.
Pay lighter, pay later From September 23-27, BillEase app users (or Billies) can shop at ease without having to pay any interest. Upon check out, simply settle 1/3 upfront and split the payments up to three (3) months with 0% interest. The promo is offered for both online and in-store shopping with a minimum purchase of P3,000 and up to P80,000. Just use the code: HBDBillie to avail of the promotion.
Easy approval Through BillEase, customers can split payments in easy installments even without a credit or a debit card; there is also no need to top up an e-wallet account. After downloading the app, one can register anytime, even outside of banking hours and weekends. After signing up, provide 1 valid ID, source of income, proof of billing, and only 2 character references. In as fast as 1 day, be approved and get instant credit of up to P40,000 for online shopping or get a personal loan with easy payback options.
Big brands BillEase has been trusted for half a decade by over 1,000 partner merchants. These include Lazada Philippines, Philippine Airlines, Power Mac Center, Anson’s, JBL, Samsung, Toshiba, Vivo, Kimstore, World Balance, Cole Haan, and Giordano, among others. It is offered by major payment gateways including 2C2P, Xendit, Paynamics, Bux, Dragonpay, Optty, and PayMongo.
Launched in 2017, BillEase is now a top-rated consumer finance app in the Philippines with a focus on expanding access for mass and emerging middle-income consumers. The brand is from a product-focused fintech company leveraging machine learning technology in building financial products and global best practices in credit underwriting to meet the needs of unbanked customers in Southeast Asia.
“We value all who are sharing this milestone with us. Through our customers’ trust, we’ve developed BillEase to the extent that we are celebrating 5 years since its launch,”said Georg Steiger, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of BillEase. “We believe in giving back to the Filipino community by empowering them to effectively transform and manage their finances.”
Everything for everyone From early yuletide shopping, checking out items from your cart, e-wallet top-ups, purchasing mobile loads to bill payment, BillEase got everything for you and your loved ones.
BillEase is the go-to place with a wide range of choices from electronics, home, food, beverages, health & fitness, mom & kids’ needs, beauty, fashion, hobbies, pets, automotive, travel, and education all in easy installments.
Prizes and surprises Aside from easy in-store and in-app shopping, you can also win big online. BillEase online followers can win discount vouchers by taking part in the #BillEaseBlowout online challenge.
BillEase, one of the fastest-growing consumer finance apps in the Philippines, today announced a partnership with MoEngage, a global insights-led customer engagement platform to solve customer engagement and deliverability.
A flagship product of First Digital Financial Corporation (FDFC), BillEase has been trusted for half a decade by over 1,000 partner merchants. These include Lazada Philippines, Philippine Airlines, Power Mac Center, Anson’s, JBL, Samsung, Toshiba, Vivo, Kimstore, World Balance, Cole Haan, and Giordano, among others. It is offered by major payment gateways including 2C2P, Xendit, Paynamics, Bux, Dragonpay, Optty, and PayMongo.
BillEase differentiates itself from other players in the Filipino BNPL space by allowing customers to build former credit. Additionally, it has built and owned its credit, fraud, and payment software stack. These enabled consumers and merchants the advantage of shorter checkout times, lower interest rates, and customizable installment plans. On September 2022, BillEase raised US $20 million from Singapore’s Helicap Securities, raising its total valuation to US $55million.
As a rapidly growing consumer finance platform in the Philippines, BillEase continuously strengthens its relationship with merchants and end consumers. While searching for the ideal customer engagement platform, BillEase also needed a platform that could improve the deliverability of push notifications.
By using MoEngage’s industry-first capabilities like Push Amplification™ Plus, BillEase has improved the deliverability of its messages. This means increased connection with a greater percentage of its audience and in turn, increased engagement amongst merchants and the end consumers.
As a part of its fifth anniversary celebrations, BillEase has collaborated with MoEngage for an exclusive masterclass How to Engage with Customers to Increase their Lifetime Value on September 23rd, 2022.
“By associating with MoEngage, we look forward to enhancing our customer engagement strategy and boosting conversions on BillEase. In time for our fifth anniversary, we are elated to partner with MoEngage on this masterclass. This exclusive masterclass will deliver insights from MoEngage, the global authority on customer engagement, and empower BillEase merchants to increase their conversions and their customer lifetime value.”
Georg Steiger, CEO, and Co-Founder of BillEase
This invite-only event is offered by BillEase to its topmost merchants. Attendees in this event will learn how to leverage customer engagement to create personalized and seamless brand experiences to increase customer lifetime value.
“We are delighted to partner with BillEase and scale greater heights in the Filipino fintech ecosystem. It is our ultimate goal to assist BillEase in its mission of increasing financial access to Filipinos. With our best-in-class customer engagement platform, we aim to support them in all aspects of customer engagement.”
Saurabh Madan, Vice President and General Manager, SEA, and ANZ, MoEngage