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New mobile phone consumer proposition developed with Dixons Carphone PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 May 2017
ThinkSmart Limited (AIM: TSL), a leading provider in the UK of retail point-of-sale lease finance for high-volume small-ticket electronic and commercial equipment, makes the following business update. 

Further to the update given at the time of the FY17 interim results on growth initiatives underway with our partners, ThinkSmart and its longstanding commercial partner, Dixons Carphone, have developed a new innovative mobile phone consumer proposition, designed to appeal to premium smartphone customers who do not wish to wait until their contract ends to upgrade to the latest smartphone model.

The new proposition leverages ThinkSmart’s proprietary technology platform ‘SmartCheck’ and provides consumers with additional choice and payment flexibility by enabling them to acquire the latest smartphone either with or without SIM via a convenient financing agreement. The new proposition is typically aligned to the annual introduction cycle of the latest models by the leading premium smartphone brands and allows customers to upgrade after 12 months at a time of their choosing.

The proposition is in the process of being prepared for a national launch, envisaged for the second half of the year.

Ned Montarello, Executive Chairman, commented: “Together with our partner, Dixons Carphone, we believe this new proposition will greatly appeal to the market for premium smartphones in the UK. It’s a proposition that we are extremely proud of and one that is further testament to ThinkSmart’s ability to leverage its technological platform to deliver innovative finance solutions for consumers whilst taking advantage of a significant shift in consumer behaviour in many markets towards usage rather than ownership.”

Commenting, Jeremy Fennell, Managing Director, Carphone Warehouse said: “Having enjoyed a successful commercial relationship with ThinkSmart for over 14 years, we are delighted to be ThinkSmart’s exclusive partner. This proposition will offer our customers greater choice, allowing them to upgrade more frequently and provide a low monthly cost alternative.”

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