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BNPL customers more likely to fall into arrears: CBA

BNPL customers more likely to fall into arrears: CBA

CBA has released data that it says shows customers who use buy now, pay later operators are more likely to overdraw their accounts and fall behind on repayments.

  • by Clancy Yeates

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Crypto critical to Afterpay’s post-merger road map

Crypto critical to Afterpay’s post-merger road map

Afterpay executive Lee Hatton says share trading and peer-to-peer payments services also likely to make an appearance once $39 billion Square deal is completed.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Why Zip Co’s Larry Diamond is betting big on cryptocurrencies

Why Zip Co’s Larry Diamond is betting big on cryptocurrencies

Afterpay rival Zip is hoping its push into “crypto” will be a hit with younger customers that are clamouring to get their hands on digital assets.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Banks turn up heat on BNPL providers, but there’s a catch
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Banks turn up heat on BNPL providers, but there’s a catch

Big banks have launched no interest credit cards as they battle to stay relevant to their younger customers. However, their fees can be the equivalent of high interest rates.

  • by John Collett
Explosive BNPL growth sparks Gen Z hardship warning
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Explosive BNPL growth sparks Gen Z hardship warning

Young Australians are being warned not to fall into the money trap of unregulated buy now pay later providers.

  • by Nina Hendy
Payments giant Mastercard chases Afterpay success with global BNPL products
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Payments giant Mastercard chases Afterpay success with global BNPL products

Mastercard will launch new technology allowing lenders around the world to offer buy now, pay later products, as instalment payments pioneered by Afterpay go mainstream.

  • by Clancy Yeates
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Afterpay goes retro with layby option to lure younger customers

Afterpay goes retro with layby option to lure younger customers

From petrol to groceries, Afterpay’s soon-to-be released banking app will come with a feature that will let customers pay for goods under $200 in fortnightly instalments.

  • by Amelia McGuire
Buy now pay later benefits can be illusory

Buy now pay later benefits can be illusory

Buy now pay later platforms are proving popular, particularly with younger consumers, but are their touted benefits over credit cards illusory?

  • by John Collett
Australian-made BNPL outfit Scalapay zeroes in on unicorn status

Australian-made BNPL outfit Scalapay zeroes in on unicorn status

Founded by two Australians, the European-based BNPL outfit is valued at close to $1 billion after closing a funding round.

  • by Cara Waters
Suncorp sees ‘big shift’ in how younger shoppers access credit

Suncorp sees ‘big shift’ in how younger shoppers access credit

Suncorp is the latest bank to offer customers a buy now, pay later service, as products that mirror those pioneered by Afterpay become more mainstream.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Amazon strikes deal with buy now, pay later group Affirm

Amazon strikes deal with buy now, pay later group Affirm

Affirm said Amazon customers would be able to use its service on purchases of $US50 or more — including items like furniture, home goods, electronics and fashion — and pay in monthly instalments.

  • by Tara Siegel Bernard