Hire purchase remains one of the best financing options. Businesses looking to invest in assets opt for hire purchases to spread out the cost and have control over the cash flow. Hire purchases are also available to consumers in modern times. Homeowners looking for high-ticket items such as smart TVs, refrigerators, washing machines, and other appliances can acquire them through a hire purchase agreement.

The Evolving Financial World

Change is inevitable, even in the financial world. The financing options and methods keep evolving with time. It is the same case for hire purchase deals.

Hire purchase has come a long way. With the latest technology, everything becomes easier as a hirer has the opportunity to learn about hire purchase from the comfort of home or office. Blogs, such as this one, help educate customers about hire purchase agreements and how they work. Financial technology has also been incorporated in hire purchase deals in various ways.

The Role Of Mobile Money Payments In Hire Purchase

Mobile money payments enable easier payment for installments and the deposits. M-Pesa, a popular mobile money service in Kenya, was a key introduction that helps make payments hassle-free. One can even easily transfer money from their bank to their mobile wallet without physically visiting the bank. Mobile money payments give the hirer control over their payments.

The Role Of Online Portals And Financial Technology Apps

Another essential technology that aims at improving hire purchase contracts is online portals and financial technology apps. With the existence of a portal, the hirer no longer needs a visit to the hire purchase dealer. They can get all the information they need about their hire purchase debt from the comfort of their home or office. When one makes a payment, it immediately reflects on the portal. This gives you control over your debt. In the case of apps, they will send notifications on when to make payments, thus helping you avoid penalties.

The Role of Digitization of the Hire Purchase Process

Another common trend in hire purchase is digitization of the whole process. It is possible in modern times to find assets online, through a hire purchase dealer’s website. It will be possible o sign the hire purchase contract online and upload the necessary information on the dealer’s portal. In the end, the dealer ships the items to your doorstep.  This change will eliminate the hassle of finding time to visit a hire purchase dealership in person.

Will Crypto Currency Change the Hire Purchase Industry

It is hard to ignore the fact that cryptocurrency is here and is being accepted as a payment method in some quarters. While it is not currently working for hire purchase deals, it might be integrated in the future, allowing shoppers to pay their deposit or installments digitally.

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