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Australia’s Zip looks to drive deeper in Asia, may consider US listing

Zip's plan to expand in Asia follows its decision on Monday to take full ownership of a BNPL firm each in Europe and the...

Here’s what retailers need to know about central bank digital currencies

More countries are considering launching digital currencies. Here's what it means for retail.

Klarna, Flybuys partner to triple Australians’ loyalty rewards

Flybuys will allow customers to earn reward points for every dollar repaid through through the BNPL platform.

Smile to pay: the looming boom in facial recognition

Meanwhile, fingerprint sensors will dominate the sector, featuring on 93 per cent of biometrically equipped smartphones ...

Afterpay simplifies its in-store solution as BNPL picks up the pace

Utilising the payment structure of Google Pay and Apple Pay, customers can now use the Afterpay app to pay for goods in-...

Research suggests BNPL trend will disrupt e-commerce payments across Apac

Covid-19 has adversely affected consumers’ disposable income, resulting in rising demand for consumer financing and grow...

Eftpos, BPAY and NPP seek ACCC clearance to coordinate, collaborate

Group hopes to create a new, parent company NewCo, which will have its own board that all three businesses will sit unde...

Klarna funding round makes it Europe’s most valuable startup at US$31bn

Swedish payments firm Klarna has nearly tripled its valuation in less than six months.

CBA-backed Klarna to meet rivals at shops

Klarna also recently announced it has inked a deal with Asos that allows Australians to shop with the global fashion ret...
Afterpay App sticker placed on a shopfront window at the Sunshine Plaza Mall.

Afterpay raising $800m, founders sell down

Afterpay shares are in a trading halt as the company raises $800 million in a capital raising, and the founders also sel...
PayPal

Lockdown to accelerate Australia’s move to online: PayPal

PayPal's reach surges to almost a third of Australia's population during lockdown.
Afterpay App sticker placed on a shopfront window at the Sunshine Plaza Mall.

Afterpay cements industry partnerships

Popular payments company teams up with Thread Together and the Australian Fashion Council.
Young beautiful woman holding coffee paper cup and looking at smartphone

Buy now, pay later use more than doubled in 2019: report

New data shows uptick in use of Afterpay, Zip Pay and others.

How buy now, pay later beefs up the bottom line

Consumers love BNPL, and that's good for retailers, our contributor argues.

Klarna nabs Appliances Online as first Australian retail partner

Australia Post also working with buy now pay later provider.

Controversial ‘no-surcharge’ rule missing as Afterpay, Zip commit to self-imposed consumer crackdown

Controversial ‘no-surcharge’ rules have missed a mention in a new suite of self-regulations published by the industry.
How Amazon Go unlocked a new era of next-gen payments

How Amazon Go unlocked a new era of next-gen payments

Our contributor suggests Amazon Go is just the beginning of new ways to pay.

Amazon Australia succumbs to buy now pay later surge

Amazon Australia now offers Zip's buy now pay later option at checkout.

How to explain buy now, pay later to your customers

Responsible retailers owe it to their customers to make sure they're not getting in over their head.

NZ’s biggest buy now pay later provider expands to Australia

Kiwi platform promises lower fees, as retailers scrutinise cost of BNPL.

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