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Why ‘buy now, pay later’ stocks fell in 2021, and what’s in store

If you took a punt and bought shares in any of them over 2021, there’s a good chance you’ve lost money.

Australia to regulate crypto and BNPL in payments overhaul

Australia will also broaden its payment laws to cover online transaction providers like Apple Pay and Google Pay.

CommBank launches apps Little Birdie and Cheddar in retail “land grab”

A social-media style algorithm will serve users with content from merchants relevant to them, offering deals to an alrea...

BNPL: It’s been a hit for consumers and now businesses get their turn

Buy now pay later (BNPL) services have quickly become commonplace for consumers.

Retailers now have a smarter way to accept payments

With the Smart terminal, CommBank seeks to transform how payments happen in Australia – making them more intelligent, co...

Eftpos to launch QR-code payments: What does it mean for retailers?

Eftpos is partnering with banks, big retailers and fintech to allow consumers to pay using QR codes.

Aldi UK’s latest Special Buy: checkout-free shopping

The low-cost grocery chain isn’t known for cutting-edge technology but it will soon trial an app that allows customers t...

Eftpos, BPAY and NPP merger approved by ACCC

ACCC chair Rod Sims said, in general, the three businesses do not compete with one another and that the amalgamation wou...

Zalora to optimise global payments with BridgerPay

BridgerPay, payment operations software that boosts online businesses’ payments capabilities with a single API, and a un...

Eftpos, BPAY and NPP merger tries to quell retail industry fears

ACCC wants feedback on the potential merger's proposal to win over skeptics.

Square to buy Afterpay for $39 billion as buy now, pay later booms

Afterpay has been the bellwether of the niche online payments sector which burst into the mainstream last year.

PayPal Australia takes on Afterpay

Tech giant Apple may also be entering the BNPL arena, reports suggest.

Buy now pay later: What’s retailers’ responsibility?

Should retail brands be concerned about the growing ‘buy now, pay later’ debt accumulated by consumers?

Good. Different? Aldi follows rivals on self-service and e-commerce

Aldi Australia is rolling out self-service technology to select stores in NSW and taking its first steps in e-commerce.

Woolworths launching stand-alone payments platform, Wpay

Wpay will power payments inside and outside of Woolworths Group's businesses, and further extends the group into the ret...

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