- ‘Cent computer loan’ scheme with three days processing
- Pan India scheme to boost IT penetration in the country
- Student PC loans made easy
HCL Infosystems India’s premier hardware, services and ICT system Integration company today announced signing of a strategic business partnership with Central Bank Of India for enabling consumer finance for purchase of computing devices and accessories under the ‘cent computer loan’ scheme.
The scheme is being offered to all individuals including students, professionals and permanent salaried persons at interest charge of 12 % per annum with no processing charge levied. The tenure of the loan process is of 36 months with 75% financing being offered by the bank which is subject to maximum of Rs 1,00,000/-. The warranty period on the product is 12 months from the date of installation or 13 months from the date of invoice whichever is earlier. This scheme will be available initially across 91 Central Bank of India branches across the country.
Commenting on the tie up Mr. George Paul, Executive Vice President, HCL Infosystems said, “Today computers have become one of the most essential requirements for everybody. India, being a growing economy needs to propel the growth of affordable computing devices inorder to increase IT penetration in the country. We are confident that our-tie up with Central Bank of India will give immediate benefits to the potential buyers. The idea is to reach out to customers across India, who needs computing devices but face problems with the unavailability of financial assistance.”
“The strategic partnership with HCL Infosystems, pioneer in Indian IT Industry, will bring computing devices to masses. The schemes which we have introduced collectively is an endeavor to assist the potential customers in acquiring computing equipments for their own professional and personal use at a very affordable price. We believe that this scheme will foster widespread adoption of computers in the country.”, said a Central Bank of India spokesperson.
The scheme is available even for people without an account with the bank. The loan will be processed in three working days. If anybody wishes to close the loan before the completion of the loan tenure there will be no pre payment penality of loan repaid from own source. With a proven track record of its commitment to increase PC penetration in India, HCL was the first ICT Company in India to introduce an EMI scheme as low as Rs 499 on its ‘HCL Ezeebee’brand of PCs in the year 2004. It was this initiative that trigged mainstream adoption of PCs by consumers making it extremely easy to fit a personal computer into the monthly family budget.
Through this offer HCL will also extend its HCL TOUCH’ 24X7 round the clock service & support. ‘HCL Touch’ is a first of its kind initiative by an IT company in India that reaches out to over 4000 towns across the country through its 505 HCL Touch centres. The service also offers support in 11 Regional languages in addition to Hindi & English with the universal support no.- 1860 1800 425 for customer assistance. Customers can also visit Central Bank of India’s website www.centralbankofindia.co.in for more details on the financing scheme.
About HCL Infosystems Ltd.
HCL Infosystems Ltd. with revenue (LTM) of US $ 2.6 billion (Rs. 12,307 crores) in financial year 2009 is one of India’s premier hardware, services and ICT system Integration companies offering a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. HCL Infosystems Ltd. aims to be a one-stop-shop for all the ICT requirements of an organization. One of India’s leading System Integration and Infrastructure management services organizations, HCL Infosystems Ltd. has specialized expertise across verticals including Telecom, BFSI, E-Governance and Power. HCL Infosystems Ltd has one of India’s largest distribution and retail networks for ICT products, taking to market a range of Digital Lifestyle products in partnership with leading global ICT brands, including Apple, Cisco, Ericsson, Kingston, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Microsoft, Nokia and Toshiba. HCL Infosystems Ltd. today has one of India’s largest vertically integrated computer manufacturing facilities; with over three decades of electronic manufacturing experience, and HCL desktops are among the largest selling brands in the business enterprise space. With one of India’s largest ICT services networks that reaches most regions in India, HCL’s award winning support services make it a preferred choice of enterprise and consumers alike. For more information please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.in