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CFPB on BNPL: Uneven Disclosures and Protection for Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a report on the buy now – pay later (BNPL) industry, criticizing the sector of Fintech as having “uneven disclosure and protections” for borrowers. The CFPB noted that BNPL rocketed higher by almost 10X the amount in… Read More

Checkout.com Makes Authentication Enhancements to Enhance Payment Performance

Checkout.com, the cloud-based payments service provider, announced updates to its Authentication product “to help merchants combat fraud and optimize their revenues, with an evolving toolkit of products and features to help merchants navigate the rapidly evolving landscape.” Checkout.com’s enhancements to its Authentication solution “comes at… Read More

Berlin’s Airbank to Utilize Klarna’s Open Banking Platform

Klarna Kosma, which is Klarna‘s financial technology platform for banking institutions, Fintech firms and retailers, announced its working relationship with Airbank, a digital financial management platform for companies. Klarna Kosma’s Open Banking platform offers Airbank with access to the largest international network of banks, considerably… Read More

Not as bad as Klarna but still: Stripe Gets 28% Haircut in Valuation

Stripe, a very popular payments platform and evolving Fintech, has taken a hit on its valuation, echoing other firms that have had to reduce values to raise money. According to WSJ.com, Stripe slashed its private per share price from $40 to $29 or $95 billion… Read More

Blackhawk Network and Fintech Klarna to Offer Customers Flexible Payments

A new partnership between global branded payments provider, Blackhawk Network, and global retail bank, payments, and shopping service, Klarna, will extend the ability for consumers “to use Klarna’s interest-free alternative payment solutions at a variety of physical retail locations.” As consumers expect increased flexibility in… Read More

Klarna Closes $800 Million Round at “Post Money” Valuation of $6.7 Billion, Previously Valued at $45.6 Billion

As was previously reported, Klarna has raised $800 million in funding but at an even lower valuation. Klarna raised the capital at a “post-money” valuation of $6.7 billion. This is a profound drop in valuation as Klarna was valued at $45.6 billion in the not-so-distant… Read More

Huge Haircut: Klarna to Raise Money at $6.5 Billion, Down from Whopping $45.6 Billion Valuation

  Multiple reports are indicating that Fintech lender and digital bank Klarna will be raising new capital at a $6.5 billion valuation. This is a huge haircut from its last valuation which saw the firm raise money at a whopping $45.6 billion. It was reported… Read More

Klarna App Is Enhanced with Digital Wallet for Quick Access to Loyalty Cards

Klarna, a digital bank, payments, and credit provider, announced the launch of its new Loyalty Card feature in the Klarna App. This allows app users “to store and access their physical loyalty cards as digital versions.” They can then “collect all points and benefits at… Read More

Klarna Facing a Down Round as it Seeks More Funding: Report

Klarna, a European buy now – pay later (BNPL) platform that has experienced rapid growth, is planning to raise additional funding in a down round that may be a warning sign for the entire BNPL sector. According to a report by WSJ.com, Klarna is aiming… Read More

Klarna, Marqeta Partner on Visa Card

Marqeta (NASDAQ:MQ) has announced a new partnership with European Fintech Klarna, a buy now – pay later (BNPL) provider. According to a statement by Marqeta, Klarna will use it to issue the Klarna Card, enabling its customers in the US to pay anywhere using Klarna’s… Read More

BNPL: Fitch Worries About Klarna as CEO Announces Layoffs

Klarna, a global online lender in the hot buy now – pay later sector (BNPL) that only recently announced topping 150 million consumers, has issued a stark warning about the current economic environment. Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Klarna’s CEO and co-founder, has shared “bad news” with its… Read More

Fintech Klarna Tops 150 Million Consumers

Klarna, a European Fintech that also operates in North America (and an HQ in Columbus, Ohio), is reporting topping 150 million consumers. Klarna is mainly a payments provider including buy now – pay later (BNPL) services that cater to both businesses and individuals. Klarna describes… Read More

Fintech Klarna Introduces Virtual Shopping, Bringing In-Store Experience to Online Consumers

Klarna, a global retail bank, payments, and shopping service, recently announced the launch of its Virtual Shopping offering, “bringing the best of in-store to the online experience.” Virtual Shopping by Klarna “enables consumers to browse and buy online with confidence by connecting them directly with… Read More

BNPL Fintech Klarna Introduces Flexible Work Policy

Klarna, an international retail bank, payments and shopping service that helps consumers save time and money, “be informed and in control,” recently announced its new Flexible Work Policy designed “to offer employees greater choice, autonomy, and flexibility in how and where they choose to work.”… Read More

Fintech Firm Klarna and Global-e Extend International Partnership to Canada

Klarna, a global retail bank, payments, and shopping service, announced its expanded partnership with cross-border e-commerce provider Global-e (Nasdaq: GLBE). Via this partnership, merchants selling to Canada through Global-e’s cross-border e-commerce platform, “including notable brands such as Reformation, SKIMS, Fenty Beauty, Rimowa, Versace, Marc Jacobs,… Read More

BNPL: Buy Now Pay Later Expected to “Disrupt” Consumer Payments in Australia, Report Reveals

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) is gaining prominence and emerging “as an alternative credit tool for consumers in Australia, with tech-savvy millennials especially using the service,” according to a report from GlobalData, a data and analytics firm. BNPL offers clients with the flexibility or option… Read More

Stocard Joins Fintech Klarna and Gets “Smoooth” with New Brand Identity

Klarna, a global retail bank, payments, and shopping service that helps consumers “save time and money, be informed and in control,” revealed the new “Klarna-fied” brand identity of Stocard, which is one of the leading mobile wallet providers that “enables consumers to gather all of… Read More

Global Fintech Klarna Finalizes PriceRunner Acquisition

Klarna, a global retail bank, payments, and shopping service, has announced the completion of its acquisition of PriceRunner, the comparison shopping service in the Nordic region “with operations in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom.” PriceRunner will aim to “bring new features to the… Read More

Klarna Introduces “Klarna Kosma” Sub-brand and Business Division to Support Open Banking Growth

Klarna, the international retail bank, payments, and shopping service that helps consumers save time and money, be informed and in control, has launched ‘Klarna Kosma’, a sub-brand and business unit “to harness the rapid growth of its … Open Banking platform.” By offering simple access… Read More

Fintech Klarna Survey Reveals that UK Consumers are Less Inclined to Invest Money

Recent data from Fintech firm Klarna, an international retail bank, payments, and shopping service, indicates that UK consumers are saving a larger share of their earnings every month when compared to their global peers. However, UK consumers are also less interested in investing their funds… Read More

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