SBI to offer finance options to MG Motor India's dealer partners

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 04 Feb 2019

L-R: Rakesh Sidana and Gaurav Gupta from MG Motor India; Haridas K. V; Mihir Narayan Prasad Mishra and Devinder Gupta from State Bank of India.

In a strategic move towards driving growth for its partner dealer ecosystem, MG Motor India today signed an MoU with the country’s largest public sector lender the State Bank of India (SBI), for the latter’s Electronic Dealer Finance Scheme (e-DFS). The strategic tie-up will provide access to wholesale inventory finance to MG partner dealers through SBI’s electronic lending product.

MG Motor India says SBI's electronic Dealer Finance Scheme (e-DFS) is a proven and tested product, which has already facilitated access to quick and low-cost credit for inventory finance to thousands of dealers across the country through its hassle-free, digitally-driven platform.

The MoU between MG and SBI was signed at the SBI headquarters in Mumbai. Present on the occasion were Gaurav Gupta, chief commercial officer, MG Motor India; Rakesh Sidana, national sales head, MG Motor India; while Haridas K V, deputy MD, retail banking, SBI; Mihir Narayan Prasad Mishra, general manager – SME, SBI and Devinder Gupta, DGM - SCFU, SBI at the official signing ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, Gaurav Gupta, chief commercial officer, MG Motor India said, “Joining hands with State Bank of India, the country’s largest public sector bank, gives seamless access to credit to our network of chosen dealer partners. The association will facilitate curated banking and financing solutions for wholesale inventory finance, enabling us to deliver on our brand promise of driving growth for our dealers as part of our long-term commitment to the market.”

MG Motor India has been constantly leveraging technology to redefine customer experience ahead of the launch of its first SUV Hector by Q2 2019. The carmaker, which plans to operate 100 sales and service touch points across India ahead of the launch, plans to build on its recent alliance with SBI and partner with more leading banks to enable robust banking and financing solution to its customers and dealer partners alike; this will include inventory funding and access to credit solutions to dealerships and term loans to end-customers. MG Motor says it will also create tailor-made finance packages to meet the requirements of various customers.

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