31 May 2018


CIMB 1-Minute Auto Financing InstaApproval™ facilitates car ownership within a minute


Kuala Lumpur: CIMB Bank Berhad and CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad (“CIMB” or “the Bank”) today unveiled the CIMB 1-Minute Auto Financing InstaApproval™, a digital platform that approves auto financing within one minute upon full submission of information and documents. This marks the latest addition to CIMB’s InstaApproval™ series, which also features the 1-Minute Home Financing InstaApproval™. This series offers a fast, secure, paperless and complete online financing approval process involving, among others, biometric fingerprint identification.


The CIMB 1-Minute Auto Financing InstaApproval™ is a paradigm shift in approval time for auto financing, which typically takes a day. It reduces customers’ waiting time for the financing decision in the process of purchasing a car. Available for all types of cars, both new and used, the approval comes complete with the issuance of a Letter of Undertaking and instant notification via SMS and email to the customer and car dealer.


Samir Gupta, CEO, Group Consumer Banking, CIMB Group said, “The speedy approval process of CIMB’s 1-Minute Auto Financing InstaApproval™, currently the fastest in market,  is not only a reflection of our commitment to digital innovation as laid out in our T18 Strategy, but also a great milestone in CIMB’s journey to continuously enhance our customers’ experience. Our InstaApproval™ platform – which cuts down waiting time considerably – was  designed around customers’ ultimate convenience. We are confident that the 1-Minute Auto Financing InstaApproval™ proposition will be a game-changer for us and our auto partners, by enabling customers to own their dream car within a minute.”   


The CIMB 1-Minute Auto Financing InstaApproval™ will be available at selected partner showrooms, partner roadshows, as well as selected used car dealers. Currently, seven partners are participating in the CIMB 1-Minute Auto Financing InstaApproval™ i.e. Cycle & Carriage Bintang Berhad, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd, Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Ingress Auto Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd, Proton Holdings Berhad and UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd. More partners will be added to this platform in future.    


In March 2018, CIMB launched the 1-Minute Home Financing InstaApproval™ that approves mortgages within one minute upon full submission of information and documents. The CIMB InstaApproval™ platform also facilitates applications for personal financing, Amanah Saham Bumiputera financing and credit cards. For more information, please visit www.cimbbank.com.my/insta and www.cimbislamic.com.my/insta-i.


CIMB’s InstaApproval™ platform is also offered as part of the recently launched CIMB F.I.R.S.T., a holistic financial solutions proposition that is unique to each customer’s needs and life stage. CIMB F.I.R.S.T. stands for Finance, Insure, Returns, Save and Transact premised on savings, financing, insurance, investments and credit cards. It is available through www.cimbbank.com.my, www.cimbislamic.com.my and via CIMB branches for customers requiring face-to-face assistance.

Tengku Dato' Sri Zafrul Aziz, Group CEO, CIMB Group (centre) and Samir Gupta, CEO of Group Consumer Banking, CIMB Group (fifth left) with (L-R): Chris Tan Gim Seong, General Manager of Retail Operation, UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd; Mohd Azwan Yahaya, Dealer Principle, Ingress Auto Malaysia Sdn Bhd; Roslan Abdullah, President/Chief Operating Officer of Honda Malaysia Sdn Bhd; Thomas Tok Chek Kuan, General Manager of Sales, Cycle & Carriage Bintang Berhad; Altimet; James Tan Soon Huat, Senior General Manager, President's Office, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd; Abdul Rashid Bin Musa, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Proton Holdings Berhad; Arman Hasmanizar, Deputy General Manager, Managing Director's Office, Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd and Dato' Tony Khor Chong Boon, President of Federation of Motor and Credit Companies Association of Malaysia at the launch of CIMB’s 1-Minute Auto Financing InstaApproval.