Klarna Expands Global Payments Services to Australia

Payment processing platform Klarna announced on Thursday it has expanded its services to Australia. Klarna mobile app, which will be available on iOS and Android devices, will enable users to shop and pay with Klarna at any online retailer.

Klarna also reported that it has partnered with The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), which invested in the global fintech company last year to launch services in Australia and New Zealand. CBA app users now will be able to easily connect their CBA account to a Klarna account. Speaking about the platform’s Aussie presence, Klarna CEO, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, stated:

“Australian consumers’ expectations are evolving, they demand seamless, intuitive and transparent online shopping services that better meet their daily needs. Klarna streamlines this experience from browsing to payment at checkout to post-purchase which allows consumers to take control and shop on their terms all from a single app. This partnership with CBA is rooted in a shared obsession on how good digital experiences can truly serve consumers today. We believe the future of retail is high tech powering high touch experiences, so regardless of how and when consumers want to shop and pay, we need to be there for them.” 

Matt Comyn, CEO of CBA says, further commented:

“We are excited to be partnering with Klarna to bring their innovative payments technology and integrated shopping experience to the Australian market. Together with our market leading digital technology, merchant relationships and strong customer network, we will deliver a range of innovative new services to benefit Australian consumers and merchants.”

Founded in 2005, Klarna offers a range of products within payments, shopping, and personal finances to make it easier for people to shop on and offline, including buy now pay later services, in-store payment solutions, and a new direct-to-consumer shopping app. The company reported that more than 85 million consumers use Klarna, and the company partners with over 205,000 merchants in North America, the UK and Europe including H&M, Michael Kors, Wayfair, Adidas, IKEA, Expedia Group, Samsung, Microsoft, ASOS, Peloton, Boohoo, Sonos, RayBan, Levi’s, Ticketmaster, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Nike.

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