Home Credit Receives the Visa Award for the Third Year in a Row

1:12:36 PM | 11/17/2022

Home Credit Vietnam has won a Visa Award 2022 in the most acclaimed category of Leadership in Payment Volume Growth, making 2022 the third consecutive year that the firm has been honoured by the prominent international card issuer.

The annual Visa Award recognises industry-leading excellence and financial institutions’ contributions to developing Visa's payment services in Vietnam. “The Visa Award acknowledges Home Credit's enduring contributions to introducing and improving credit card payment solutions,” said Roman Knaus, Head of CRM & Products at Home Credit Vietnam.

Mr. Roman Knaus – Home Credit Vietnam’s Head of CRM and Products received the trophy from Visa.

Home Credit won the Visa Award 2022 thanks to its impressive user growth in 2022, issuing more than 400,000 cards and achieving 100% year-on-year growth.

Mr. Filip Dosedel, Head of Cards & Revolving Products (center, in black shirt) and Home Credit Vietnam’s Card team with the award cup.

Benefits of the Home Credit cards include up to 10% cashback when shopping, no fees for active users, 45 days of zero interest rates, and many other incentives from more than 9,000 partners. Additionally, customers can easily view these perks, control their card spending and manage payments on the Home App.

According to the Payment Department of the State Bank of Vietnam, the country’s total number of cards reached over 110 million by the end of June 2022, a more than 22% increase over last year, and cashless payments are growing remarkably. A survey by Visa released in June found that 65% of Vietnamese people are carrying less cash in their wallets, and one-third say they will stop using cash post-Covid. Up to 76% of respondents answered that they use e-wallets, while more than 82% use cards

Commercial banks and consumer finance firms have worked closely with international card giants like Visa and others to issue domestic credit cards

Visa also pointed out that online shopping and cashless payment solutions are all likely to continue post-pandemic. Two-thirds of Vietnamese shopped online during the pandemic, and half of these made their first purchase through social networks. With contactless payment looking like the future trend, 90% of terminals in Vietnam are ready for this.

More than 80% of respondents said that they use cards, QR payments and e-wallets at least once a week. More than 50% have started using cards more often, while 64% say they have increased their use of contactless payments; 63% say the same about e-wallets.

Credit cards are gradually gaining popularity with Vietnamese users. Commercial banks and consumer finance companies have worked closely with international card giants like Visa and others to issue domestic credit cards.

Entering Vietnam’s market in 2008, Home Credit is now a pioneering digital financial provider, constantly improving service quality and offering leading financial solutions, especially credit cards. As a testimony to its digital transformation effort, Home Credit recently launched Home PayLater (a Buy-Now-Pay-Later service), partnering with many big merchants such as Tiki, OnePay, Meta.vn and others, to bring convenience to customers in the Vietnam market.

D.A (Vietnam Business Forum)