May 5, 2021

Award-winning mobile app Free Bee has teamed up with 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, their go-to lifestyle app powered by PLDT Global Corporation (PGC). Nook can help global Filipinos conveniently access its partner banks’ different housing loan products on its platform.

“We are excited with the partnership with PLDT Global and Free Bee. 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. Nook, together with PLDT Global, will make sure that their dream of having their own homes will be simple,” said Chris Elder, CEO at Nook.

PGC, the international arm of the Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT, and Free Bee continue to collaborate with like-minded brands and companies that aim to reach a wider overseas Filipino market.

“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 V. 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. In 2020, Free Bee was recognized as the Most Innovative Customer Facing Solution by the Pacific Telecom Council.

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