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Grab Deepens Partnership With Payments Firm Adyen to Expand Its BNPL Offering

Grab has deepened its partnership with payments platform Adyen by enabling more merchants, starting in Singapore and Malaysia, to offer its PayLater service to consumers. Available through the GrabPay wallet, merchants will now be able to offer PayLater payment methods

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How Will PayPal and Citi Fare in Australia’s Crowded BNPL Space?

Competition is heating up in Australia’s buy now, pay later (BNPL) market as US digital payments giant PayPal and incumbent bank Citi are entering the \vercrowded space. Just last week, PayPal launched its BNPL service to retailers in Australia, a

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Top 10 Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Players in India

The global pandemic brought about a fundamental shift in the way consumers interact with businesses. As lockdowns and movement restrictions were implemented, digital adoption soared at an accelerated speed. People started shopping online for almost everything from food and groceries

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Study Shows BNPL in the Spotlight Amidst Other Consumer Payment Trends

Singapore-based consumer insights firm Milieu Insight’s new report “The Big Picture – Payments” exploring consumer payment trends puts a spotlight on the Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) sector in Singapore. The study explored BNPL usage in-depth and found that approximately

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Are Buy Now Pay Later Schemes Evil?

Buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) arrangements have surged in popularity over the past couple of years, but the global pandemic has further pushed that growth to new levels. Although BNPL providers are offering consumers with potentially better choices and deals, as well as

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Fave Pilots BNPL Services for Over 6 Million Users in Singapore and Malaysia

Payments platform Fave has launched its Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) service in Singapore and Malaysia to provide over 6 million users with instant access to interest-free credit to be used at over 40,000 stores as a pilot. The service

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New Study from NUS Calls for Risk-Approriate Regulation for BNPL Schemes

Buy now pay later (BNPL) schemes have witnessed strong growth in Singapore but for the sector to develop in a way that’s beneficial to consumers, rules and regulatory oversight are needed, a new paper says. Authored by Allen Sng, a

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A Look at the Global BNPL Industry

Though “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) still accounts for just a small portion of the industry, the pandemic-fueled e-commerce boom could see this alternative model grow 10-15x its current volume and reach as much as US$1 trillion in gross merchandise

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Validus Secures S$50 Million From UK’s Asset Manager Fasanara to Boost SME Lending

Validus, a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform for SMEs, has received over S$50 million from UK’s alternative asset manager Fasanara Capital to boost SME lending for underserved and unbanked SMEs in Singapore. In addition to investing over S$20 million on Validus’

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Indonesian P2P Lender Amartha Secures US$ 28 Million From Women’s World Banking

Amartha, a P2P lending platform in Indonesia, received new funding worth US$ 28 million (IDR 405 billion) led by Women’s World Banking Capital Partners II (WWB) and MDI Ventures. WWB Capital Partners II is the second gender lens investment fund

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