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Core Group, IBTC Bank offer Nigerians 0% interest iPad deal

Core Group Africa, Apple’s official distributor for Nigeria has entered into a partnership deal with Stanbic ITBC Bank, to provide Nigerians with the opportunity to pay for an iPad, interest free, over 12 months.

The deal is available fromTuesday (last week) and will include any iPad with Retina Display and iPad mini, as well as other selected Apple products.

Rutger-Jan van Spaandonk, Director of Core Group Africa, said “Offering a finance deal is further testament to the commitment to making official Apple product more accessible to Nigerians. The deal gives Nigerians the opportunity to purchase official product at an affordable monthly rate, with no deposit interest.”

“iPad is a life-changing product and we want to ensure that more Nigerians have the option of owning this revolutionary device. There has never been a more affordable finance deal to purchase iPad in Nigeria and we encourage customers to apply”, he concluded.

Obinna Abajue, executive director, personal and business banking, for Stanbic IBTC Bank, said, “We have partnered with Core Group Africa to offer our customers an opportunity to own an iPad or iPad mini at a 0 percent interest. This is consistent with our dedication to continually seek ways of delighting our customers by ensuring that we support their aspirations with convenient and affordable products.”

Nigerian customers will be able to apply for the 0 percent interest deal at any Stanbic branch in Lagos and the offer will be available nationwide shortly.

Once customers are approved for the finance deal, they will be able to collect their new iPad from iStore Ikeja Mall. The starting price of the finance deal is as little as 5375 per month. Core Group Africa is the official Value Added Distributor (VAD) for Nigeria, Ghana and Angola and acts as the dedicated full-service brand custodians, managing a brand’s presence from end-to-end, taking care of logistics, distribution, sales, marketing and support and operating through istore, Apple’s global flagship retail store.