Cebuana Lhuillier

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Cebuana Lhuillier
TypePublic
Headquarters,
Philippines
Key people
Philippe Jones Lhullier
(Chairman)
Jean Henri D. Lhuillier
(President & CEO)
Websitewww.cebuanalhuillier.com
A Cebuana Lhuillier branch in Tanay, Rizal

Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop (formerly known as Agencia Cebuana) commonly known as Cebuana, is a Philippine-based pawnshop and the flagship brand of PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies. Jean Henri Lhuillier is the current President and CEO of Cebuana.

Cebuana Lhuillier is a non-banking financial institution offering services such as pawn-broking, money remittance, insurance, bills payment, remit-to-account, corporate payout, collections, and e-loading. It is headquartered in Makati.

History[edit]

Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop began with four pawnshop outlets in Metro Manila in the mid-1980s.[1]

In 1968, Henry Lhuillier's son, Philippe Jones Lhuillier went forth and opened the first Lhuillier pawnshop at Libertad Street in Pasay under the trade name Agencia Cebuana.

It traces its roots in Cebu, where then-French Consul to the Philippines, Henry Lhuillier established his first chain of Agencias in 1935. Throughout the 70's and 80's, Philippe Jones Lhuillier opened more agencias in Metro Manila.

The company pursued further nationwide expansion in 1987 and adopted the trade name, “Cebuana Lhuillier,”. In 1998, Philippe Jones Lhuillier was appointed the Philippine Ambassador to Italy. Philippe Jones Lhuillier's son, Jean Henri Lhuillier, took the helm and became Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop's president and chief executive officer in the same year.

Jean Henri Lhuillier introduced in Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop's auxiliary services remittance, insurance, bills payment, money changer, e-load, remit-to-account, corporate payout, and collections service.

It also became the first pawnshop and money remittance company to offer a membership rewards program for its loyal clients through the 24k card loyalty program in 2010. In the following year, Cebuana Lhuillier branches hit the 1,500 mark. In 2014, the firm started to reach out to potential customers in areas with limited access through its Cebuana Lhuillier On Wheels.[citation needed]

Social Involvements[edit]

The firm owns a team in the PBA D-League, the Cebuana Lhuillier Gems. CL has also organised tennis tournaments such as Cebuana Lhuillier Age Group Tennis.[2]

The firm's president, Jean Henri Lhuillier, is the manager of the Philippine Davis Cup Team, Chairman of the Board of the Philippine Tennis Association (PhilTA), and also serves as the president of Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines

The firm has its own foundation, the Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc., which conducts medical missions, relief operations for disaster-stricken areas, and feedings programs. It also has a nationwide scholarship program and Alternative Learning System community learning centers.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us • Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop". www.cebuanalhuillier.com. Cebuana Lhuillier. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Sports Advocacy". Cebuana Lhuillier. Retrieved 30 October 2014.