Tagged: buy now pay later

Affirm, Amazon Introduce Pay-Over-Time Option to Customers in Canada

Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM), the payment network that empowers consumers and helps merchants drive growth, announced the expansion of its relationship with Amazon to Canada, bringing “increased payment flexibility and transparency to customers shopping on Amazon.ca.” This payment option will be “available during checkout to all… Read More

Apple’s Buy Now Pay Later Product “Mysteriously” Delayed

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) buy now – pay later (BNPL) product is being “mysteriously” delayed according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman – a long-time Apple follower who has gained a reputation for accuracy. Perhaps rising interest rates caused Apple to pause? In his weekly newsletter, Gurman predicted that… Read More

Tamas Kadar: CEO at SEON Comments on Fraud in the Metaverse, Latest NFT, Fintech Trends

We recently connected with Tamas Kadar, CEO and co-founder at SEON., which aims to harness the power of AI to protect your business from fraud, get a 360° view of customers, and increase conversion rates. Kadar talked about the latest issues involving e-commerce fraud. His… Read More

Singapore: Parliament Question Sheds Light on BNPL Activity

Earlier today, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) posted a letter addressed Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Minister in charge of MAS. An MP, Derrick Goh, inquired about buy now – pay later (BNPL) activity in the country. Responding to the inquiry, the Minister shared… Read More

“Next-Gen BNPL” Splitit Raises A$10.5 Million

Splitit (ASX:SPT, OTCQX:SPTTY) has raised A$10.5 million according to a company release. Splitit states that the new money allows it to accelerate its product roadmap so users may embed their service directly into their technology stack while supporting a “next-generation one-click installment checkout.” The funding… Read More

BNPL Is Transforming Online Shopping for Younger Consumers, TrueAccord Report Reveals

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) plans have taken over as a “popular” financing option for consumers, partly due to “an increase in online shopping demands during the pandemic,” the TrueAccord team notes in a blog post. In 2021, Americans “spent more than $20 billion through… Read More

BNPL: Affirm Beats but Shares Fall in After Hours

Buy now – pay later (BNPL) provider Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM) posted fiscal Q4 earnings today, ending June 30th, topping analyst expectations but falling short in guidance. Shares were up during regular hours on a strong day for the market but Affirm tanked in after-hours, losing… Read More

MENA’s BNPL Firm valU Acquires Fintech Paynas

valU, MENA’s Buy-Now, Pay-Later (BNPL) lifestyle-enabling fintech platform, announced that it “acquired 100% of Paynas, a full-fledged employee management and benefits company that provides financial services to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) in a signing ceremony attended by Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat, Minister of… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Cautions BNPL Providers on Misleading Promotions

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a warning to Buy Now – Pay Later (BNPL) providers pertaining to misleading advertisements. A copy of the “Dear CEO” letter sent to BNPLs is viewable here. BNPL platforms offer point of sale credit to consumers which… Read More

BNPL Fintech Affirm CEO Says Next Recession Might “Silence” Alternative Lender’s Critics

BNPL Fintech Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM) CEO Max Levchin recently noted that the next recession could silence Fintech lender’s doubters or critics. With shares of the Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech down over 75% from November 2021, Max Levchin said the company’s innovative lending models… Read More

Embedded Finance, Alternative Underwriting Options Allow BNPL Services to Support Easy Checkouts: Report

Since 2020, and the recent global pandemic, digital commerce has seen “exceptional growth,” according to an update from Juniper Research. Although the impact of COVID-19 certainly forced an increase in online shopping and eCommerce usage, it is clear that it is “a continuing trend,” the… Read More

Malaysian Authorities, Regulators Seeking Feedback for Proposed BNPL Regulation

The Consumer Credit Oversight Board Task Force in Malaysia recently shared the Consumer Credit Act consultation document, which is the new act that aims to properly regulate and consolidate all consumer credit activities under its unit, and to also support “fair” lending and “responsible” conduct… Read More

BNPL Fintech Affirm Increases Mobile Release Speed as It Expands Its Offering

Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM), the payment network that empowers consumers and helps merchants drive growth, recently announced its ability “to increase its app releases by 300%, thanks to its ongoing work with mobile devops company Bitrise.” Since 2019, Affirm has been “working with Bitrise to automate… Read More

BNPL: Razer Merchant Services Teams Up with Atome to Expand Buy Now Pay Later Acceptance

Razer Merchant Services (RMS), the B2B arm of Razer Fintech, has partnered with Atome, which claims to be Asia’s leading Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) brand, to “enable flexible deferred payment acceptance during checkout at online and offline RMS merchants.” Starbucks is among the first… Read More

BNPL Facing Increasing Challenges: Fitch

Ratings agency Fitch is out with commentary on the buy now – pay later (BNPL) sector that is cautious on the new form of credit. According to Fitch: “BNPL is likely to face increased challenges from growing competition, higher funding costs and credit deterioration, as… Read More

Upgrade to Offer New Card that Combines BNPL and Pay Now Options: Upgrade OneCard

Upgrade, a Fintech providing credit services along with neo banking offerings like checking, has announced a new card that combines buy now- pay later (BNPL) services alongside the option to pay now. According to a statement from the company, the Upgrade OneCard is a single… Read More

BNPL: Virgin Money to Enter Buy Now, Pay Later Market

Virgin Money has announced it is set “to enter the buy now, pay later market later this year, with its market-leading product, Virgin Money Slyce.” This will allow customers “to enjoy the benefits of a traditional buy now, pay later product in a simple, safe… Read More

BNPL Fintech Ablr Introduces Services in Malaysia

Ablr, a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) platform, recently revealed that it has now gone live in Malaysia. At present, the company has a network of more than 30 different brands in Malaysia and Singapore, which span around 250 merchant points. First-time consumers may download… Read More

Synchrony, Fiserv Provide SMBs Ability to Expand Client Base with Financing Options

Choice Options Decision Croissant Food Breakfast

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF), a financing company, recently announced that merchants will now be able “to offer a short-term, no interest installment option,” Synchrony SetPay pay in 4, “via the Clover® point-of-sale and business management system from Fiserv, Inc.” This buy now, pay later (BNPL) offering… Read More

LatAm Fintech Kueski Appoints Sung Hae Kim, Former Gitlab and VMWare Exec, as Chief People Officer

Kueski, which claims to be one of the largest buy now, pay later (BNPL) and online consumer lenders in Latin America, announced the appointment of Sung Hae Kim as the company’s Chief People Officer. Kim’s main objectives are “to promote Mexico as a technology and… Read More