At L-Pesa, we have developed a credit score system to enable those who pay back their loans on time access to more funds when they need them. We use this score to differentiate our high-risk customers from our low-risk ones. If you are a low-risk customer and are able to increase your credit score consistently, then you are able to take advantage of a range of value added services. Our credit score system is based on a weekly repayment rate. When you start using our service with your first loan, your credit score is at zero. Each time that you complete a payment on time, your credit score goes up. Once you have completed the payments, you are eligible for a higher loan.
When you reach a credit score of 100 or more, you become a preferred customer and are eligible for a range of benefits from L-Pesa.
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If you default on your repayments, or you make a repayment late, you will lose one credit point for each week. Should you miss or delay 10 repayments in a row, your credit score will automatically change to zero, and you will have to wait a one full year to be able to build your credit score from scratch and only after you clean your previous loan.