PowerBand Announces that DrivrzLane has Signed a Contract with FinMkt to Accelerate Growth

December 07, 2021

TORONTO, Ontario (December 7, 2021) — PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PBX) (OTCQB: PWWBF) (“PowerBand” “PBX” or the “Company”), a comprehensive e-commerce solution transforming the online experience to sell, trade, lease, and finance vehicles is pleased to announce that DrivrzLane continues to build momentum within its product portfolio, by signing a Memorandum of Understanding agreement with FinMkt, Inc. to offer DrivrzCash to dealers on its platform.

DrivrzCash is a third-party purchasing service offered to consumers who utilize products and services offered by dealerships including various warranties, repairs, parts, and aftermarket accessories. Consumers follow a link provided by the dealer to obtain upfront approvals without generating a credit report. Consumers use these tools to protect, maintain and enhance their vehicle purchases.

DrivrzCash further solidifies the relationship with the dealers on the DRIVRZ platform while generating incremental revenues. This product is anticipated to increase SaaS revenue and generate transaction fees. Transaction fees from DrivrzCash could represent approximately a Cdn$10M annual revenue opportunity for every 300 dealers onboarded at 90% gross margins, the overall contribution is significantly higher when considering SaaS revenue. Participating dealers would have access to the DrivrzGarage and DrivrzCash programs, in addition to the DrivrzLane digital retailing platform being introduced in the first quarter of 2022.

As previously released on November 30, 2021, Powerband is projecting Cdn$70-90M of consolidated revenue in 2022 with 10-20% being derived from DrivrzLane and DrivrzXchange.

Kelly Jennings, CEO commented: “We continue to execute on our strategy of providing our dealer partners with innovative products that benefit both the consumer and dealer. We are focused on cross selling within our network of 1,200 dealers so we become systematic to the sales process”.

About PowerBand Solutions, Inc.

PowerBand Solutions Inc., listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and the OTCQB markets, is a fintech provider disrupting the automotive industry. PowerBand’s integrated, cloud-based transaction platform facilitates transactions amongst consumers, dealers, funders, and manufacturers (OEMs). It enables them to buy, sell, trade, finance, and lease new and used, electric and non-electric vehicles, on any phone, tablet or PC connected to the internet. PowerBand’s transaction platform – being trademarked under DRIVRZ™ – is being made available across North American and global markets.

About FinMkt, Inc.

FinMkt, Inc. is a New York City based financial technology company, that have been delivering technology to improve the way consumers access affordable financing, since 2016. By creating a multi-lender platform and point of sale solution with patent pending technology, that connect lenders, merchants and consumers for fast and easy transactions.

 

For further information, please contact:

Kelly Jennings

Chief Executive Officer

E: info@powerbandsolutions.com

P: 1-866-768-7653

 

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