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Press Release


Home Credit partners with Uttar Pradesh Police to broaden financial inclusion in India

- Provides latest trends & skills related to cyber frauds specifically in finance industry

- Aims at assisting the Police force in reducing cybercrime and financial frauds in the city

Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, 6th July, 2019: Home Credit India, a local arm of the international consumer finance provider with operations spanning over Europe and Asia, with its commitment to drive financial inclusion in India, today rolled out a unique initiative on Cybercrime awareness in association with Uttar Pradesh Police aimed to provide latest trends & skills related to cyber-frauds specifically in finance industry. The initiative seeks to contribute to the Police force by sharing best practices and success with officials investigating complex cases pertaining to financial frauds and cybercrime.

The event was organized in the presence of Shri Sudhir Kumar Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ghaziabad, and Mr. Manish Kaushik, Head – Security, Home Credit India along with other senior officials like Shri Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Ghaziabad City and Shri Prakash Kumar, Superintendent of Police (Crime). Ghaziabad is the eleventh city where the initiative has been rolled after being successfully launched in Gurugram and implemented in Ambala, Mehsana, Bhopal, Visakhapatnam, Kota, Faridabad, Chandigarh, Bundi and Vadodara respectively engaging with more than 1200 of police officials.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Manish Kaushik, Head – Security, Home Credit India said; "At Home Credit, we focus on responsible lending to people with little or no credit history and through this initiative we intend to spread awareness about cybercrime and financial frauds. We are proud to associate ourselves with Ghaziabad Police to increase awareness about cyber fraud and cybercrime, as a responsible lender we wish to share our knowledge & understanding with the police personnel and law enforcement agencies on latest trends & skills related to cyber frauds. It is an honor for us to work closely with police personnel in creating the right ecosystem of effective and sustained awareness campaign for the society."

Welcoming the initiative by Home Credit India, Shri Sudhir Kumar Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ghaziabad said; "Cyber stalking, cyber bullying, web jacking, theft of online data, virus dissemination, etc. are serious crimes which pose a threat to individuals as well as public and private sector organizations. Thus, it becomes our responsibility to have an effective cybercrime management strategy in place to identify and prevent such attacks. Our partnership with Home Credit India will enable us to spread fraud awareness and reduce cybercrimes in the city. As a step in this direction, we intend to provide our citizens a safe and friendly platform aided by technology for online banking, thus protecting them from financial frauds and cyber-crimes."

In alignment to prevent and mitigate online fraud and cyber-crime, Home Credit India conducts knowledge sessions with police officials across different levels on challenges, issues and measures relating to prevention of cyber-crime, cyberbullying, online and financial frauds. These sessions highlight current trends through case studies and reference materials that help spread awareness associated with risks and/or threats.

About Home Credit India

Home Credit India Finance Pvt. Ltd. is a leading Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) in consumer finance lending. The company is committed to drive credit penetration and financial inclusion by offering large financial solutions that are simple, transparent and accessible to all. With largest penetration in sub Rs.10,000 category, Home Credit India has an employee base of over 15,000 and has been consistently expanding operations since its entry in 2011, with its operations spread over 179 cities across 20 States in India. The company has a strong network of around 29,000 points-of-sale (PoS) and is growing with a customer base of around 9 million customers, driven by Pan-India expansion across major markets, a range of diversified and innovative products backed by superior customer experience. Home Credit India has been recognized by Aon Hewitt as a Regional AON Best Employer 2017 for employer excellence. For more information, visit www.homecredit.co.in

(Leader in sub Rs.10,000 category of consumer finance lending as per CRIF Report September 2019)

For more information, visit www.homecredit.co.in

For more information, contact:

Home Credit First Partners
Nidhi Malik:
+91-9810120557
nidhi.malik@homecredit.co.in
Manish Trivedi:
+91-8826924498
manish.t@firstpartners.in