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Free Bee, Nook provide Filipinos overseas access to home loan services

Mobile app Free Bee has teamed up with the first online mortgage broking platform Nook to provide home loan brokerage services for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) looking to build their homes in the Philippines.

Under this partnership, OFWs can access Nook’s services on Free Bee, a lifestyle app powered by PLDT Global Corp. (PGC). Nook can help global Filipinos conveniently access its partner banks’ different housing loan products on its platform.

“Mortgage brokering is something new in the Philippines and we want Filipinos all over the world, especially the hardworking OFWs, to experience seamless and fast home loan transactions when they purchase their properties back home,” said Chris Elder, CEO, Nook. “Nook, together with PLDT Global, will make sure that their dream of having their own homes will be simple.”

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PGC, the international arm of the Philippine telecommunications firm PLDT, and Free Bee continue to collaborate with companies that share the same vision to reach more Filipinos overseas.

“Through Free Bee​, PGC hopes to provide our customers with convenient and relevant services that can bring them closer to achieving their goals in life, and owning a home is one of the most potent motivators of overseas Filipinos. This partnership with Nook allows us to bring our customers one step closer to ​fulfilling that dream,” said Albert Villa-Real, SVP and chief commercial officer at PGC.

Available in 180 countries, Free Bee helps OFWs call their loved ones through the app, ​even when their contacts are offline. It also allows them to conveniently top-up or send load to Smart, TNT, and Free Bee customers. The app also allows them to pay Philippine utility bills, and access other content, products, services, and offerings by partners.