“We need our customers to perceive agility and ease in obtaining an auto loan at the car dealerships"
Currently, in order to apply for an automotive loan, it is necessary to carry out paperwork with the automotive agencies that involves several days with different reviews and paperwork signatures. This process could be tiring, especially considering that customers currently seek and give added value to the immediacy of the services.
Disclose the total amount to be granted and requirements to give clarity about the complete picture to clients.
Enable simplified digital applications for greater agility in the process.
Allow users to apply for their credit from any device for greater convenience.
Generate a simplified digital form to key data, allowing potential customers to apply for automotive loans from their mobile device and thus have a real picture of the credit conditions they could obtain.
Individuals interested in acquiring a car through an auto loan.
Leticia is an independent woman and mother of 3 children. She wants to have practical options to solve her daily life so she can enjoy her family.
This solution would help Leticia to easily identify the type of credit she could acquire according to her budget, to buy a car model that would allow her to take care of her children, do her shopping and streamline her daily life.
Andrés is a very curious and sociable guy. He wants to take advantage of being single to start buying things that will allow him to have a more comfortable life.
This solution would help him to quote his first car according to his possibilities to move everywhere he wants to go.
Alfonso is a conservative and analytical man. He wants to have comfort and streamline his business transfers.
This solution would help Alfonso identify the right car model to use at all times, both for work and for his personal life.
Based on an initial research process, I elaborated a user journey map that shows the AS IS of the process to obtain an automotive loan before the proposed solution.
This material was key to identify the specific pains at each stage of the process and the impact it had on the loss of potential customers or customers who were interested but ended up buying from the competition.
Based on these results and contrasting with the patterns identified throughout the research, I developed a Service Blueprint that rigorously maps the entire process, actors and technologies involved in the new TO BE process of applying for an automotive loan, considering a digital, simplified and responsive solution that streamlines the process before potential customers leave the car dealership.
Taking as a reference all the information gathered in the understanding stage, I conducted 2 ideation sessions with the client, a leader focused on automotive credits, two people from the risk area in the credit authorization process.
In those sketches we can identify the key elements that the client considers fundamental to streamline the auto credit application process in the agencies.
Based on all the research done, I designed the digital and responsive solution (desktop, tablet and smartphone), which went through at least 5 reviews with the technical area, the client, a leader focused on automotive credits and two people from the risk area in the credit authorization process.
I conducted 3 cycles of usability testing on 3 different days and with a total of 9 people in individual sessions of 60 minutes each. After each testing cycle (3 sessions), I carried out a new iteration on the designed visuals to finally reach the solution.
At the end of each usability test I applied a standard SUS or System Usability Scale usability survey, averaging everything with a score of 95, which positions the solution at an "excellent" level of usability for the users.
This project is part of a very competitive environment or "red sea", as there are currently many agencies offering practically the same thing with different conditions. My mission was to clearly identify the key vanishing point where potential customers may give up and leave without concluding with taking out an auto loan with BBVA.
The solution I designed went through a very rigorous process of reviews not only by me, but also by different areas of the bank and of course, the end customer. With this I guaranteed that the solution is not only easy to use, but that people could truly leave the agency with pre-approved credit in a matter of minutes, which represents a great differential in relation to the business model of the highly competitive industry.