Active Home Centre starts providing financing

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Mega retailer Active Home Centre announced its foray on Monday into the consumer financing market offering competitive terms for its expanding customer base.

“This was definitely something we wanted to offer to our shoppers and believe it will help to assuage tightening budgets in a tough economy. Customers therefore will be able to access quality products and complete their design and furnishing projects without worrying about how to cover the costs,” said Christopher Graham, Managing Director of Active Home Centre.

The first home-enhancement retailer in Jamaica to offer a payment plan, Graham explained that the facility which is being offered throughScotiabank’s micro financing arm - CrediScotia, required a minimum total spend of J$60,000 (including GCT) and was available across all product categories.

Customers will be able to apply in-store through our financing representatives and access any combination of products from our line-up including tiles, roofing, kitchen bathroom, lighting and furniture. Processing time is at maximum 3 working days with pick-up service available just 24 hours after approval” said Roxanne Miller, Marketing and Sales Manager of Active Home Centre. Repayment periods, Miller continued, were also extremely flexible ranging from the standard 3-36 month contract or customized to suit client requests.

The move to offer financing comes a year after the opening of its new showroom on Constant Spring Road as well as rebranding to Active Home Centre. Spanning over 100,000 square feet, the modern complex allows customers to visualise and tactility experience Active’s product offerings for residential and commercial spaces. With our improved facilities, diverse product offerings and new financing programme, Active Home Centre is truly a one-stop shopping experience complete with the expertise to provide advice on any project whether you are a homeowner, renter, architect, developer, interior designer or DIY-er” said Miller.