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Farewell Afterpay, Australia loses its homegrown tech giant to the US
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Opinion

Farewell Afterpay, Australia loses its homegrown tech giant to the US

The US is the outsized toddler within Afterpay’s global business and is now the largest contributor to underlying sales.

  • by Elizabeth Knight

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Zip Co plays down CBA threat as US growth surges
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Zip Co plays down CBA threat as US growth surges

Zip co-founder Peter Gray says banks eyeing the buy now, pay later market had a trust problem with younger generations that have flocked to the sector.

  • by Clancy Yeates
‘No concerns’: Klarna boss unfazed about big banks’ BNPL plays

‘No concerns’: Klarna boss unfazed about big banks’ BNPL plays

The Australian head of buy now, pay later outfit Klarna has dismissed concerns over Commonwealth Bank’s recent foray into the sector.

  • by Dominic Powell
Credit report ‘blind spot’ grows with BNPL providers

Credit report ‘blind spot’ grows with BNPL providers

Buy now, pay later use surges, but missed repayments are generally not recorded on credit reports, making it harder for lenders to assess home loan applicants

  • by John Collett
How our primal instincts fuel Afterpay’s buy now, pay later juggernaut

How our primal instincts fuel Afterpay’s buy now, pay later juggernaut

To understand why Afterpay and the buy now, pay later phenomenon has become so popular, behavioural scientists are harking back to our early days on the African savannah.

  • by Colin Kruger
Financial giants shake up buy now, pay later sector

Financial giants shake up buy now, pay later sector

Commonwealth Bank will be first of the big banks to provide a buy now, pay later service. Others may follow.

  • by John Collett
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CBA to take on Afterpay as it joins buy now, pay later stampede

CBA to take on Afterpay as it joins buy now, pay later stampede

The Commonwealth Bank will take on market darling Afterpay directly by joining the rush into the booming buy now, pay later sector from the middle of this year.

  • by Clancy Yeates
CBA looks to draw blood in Afterpay fightback
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CBA looks to draw blood in Afterpay fightback

Perhaps the biggest threat provided by CBA’s entry is what it will mean for future regulation of buy-now-pay-later operators.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
Global giant PayPal takes on Afterpay with Australian BNPL play

Global giant PayPal takes on Afterpay with Australian BNPL play

Global giant PayPal is set to take on Afterpay and Zip on their home turf, in a sign of the growing competition in the fast-growing buy now, pay later sector.

  • by Clancy Yeates
As BNPL sector booms, calls for regulation grow louder
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As BNPL sector booms, calls for regulation grow louder

The fast-growing industry has developed a code of practice aimed at lifting standards and heading-off formal regulation.

  • by John Collett
Zip upbeat on overseas growth as revenue jumps 130 per cent

Zip upbeat on overseas growth as revenue jumps 130 per cent

Zip Co says it will accelerate its international growth in the year ahead and continue looking for offshore expansion opportunities.

  • by Clancy Yeates