ASX

The golden era for BNPL shares is over for now

- March 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

The stellar rise on buy-now-pay-later fintechs on the ASX appears to have halted, with market leaders such as Afterpay falling briefly below $100 a share in trading today amid a three-month low for BNPL stocks. Afterpay (ASX: APT) ended the day up slightly at $101.50, but remains a long way off its mid-February high of… Read more »

ASX

Afterpay is leading tech stocks over the cliff today after upping its raise to $1.5 billion

- February 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

Afterpay (ASX:APT) shares are being smashed today after returning to trade today in a bad end to the month for tech stocks. The buy-now-pay-later fintech called a trading halt to its shares yesterday ahead of releasing its half-yearly results, which included a $79 million loss, despite analyst expectations of a maiden half-year profit, and plans… Read more »

News & Analysis

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- February 4, 2021 4 MIN READ

Happy Thursday all. A big shout out to our Victorian readers, who suddenly find themselves masking up again indoors. 40-15.  Today’s column might take 120 seconds, but there’s lots of juicy stuff to talk about.    1. BrexNPL? There could be a day of reckoning coming for the wild west of BNPLs, in the UK… Read more »

Fintech

Zip raised an extra $26.7 million from its eager shareholders

- January 18, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Buy-now-pay-later fintech Zip has nearly doubled the amount it raised in its Share Purchase Plan (SPP), issuing more than 10 million new shares worth $56,739,524. Zip (ASX:Z1P) set out to raise $30 million through the SPP, but also accepted an extra $26,739,524.95 in oversubscriptions from eligible shareholders, who could subscribe for up to $30,000 worth… Read more »

Fintech

Humm teams up with fintech Douugh for US BNPL tilt

- December 1, 2020 2 MIN READ

The former Flexigroup, now rebranded as Humm, the name of its BNPL product, is launching a US line of credit, marketed as a BNPL solution in the highly competitive US market in a joint venture with fellow ASX-listed fintech Douugh. The proposed JV will result in “Douugh powered by humm” as a “BNPL” solution involving… Read more »

Fintech

Afterpay shares crashed through the $100 barrier after announcing a savings account deal with Westpac

- October 20, 2020 2 MIN READ

Shares in Melbourne-based buy-now-pay-later fintech Afterpay are up more than 5% in the first hour of trade this morning to top $100 after the company announced it had signed a deal with Westpac to offer savings accounts and cash flow tools to its Australian customers. The partnership will allow Afterpay (ASX:APT) to provide Westpac (ASX:… Read more »

News & Analysis

BNPLs just had a massive win over the ACCC when it comes to financing home solar installations

- September 15, 2020 3 MIN READ

Consumer fintech FelixGroup (ASX: FXL) – rebranding under its BNPL name, Humm – has scored a major victory over the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in the fight for a slice of the renewable energy sector by buy now, pay later providers. The Australian Competition Tribunal issued a summary determination today rejecting the consumer… Read more »

Funding

Swedish fintech Klarna is now the world’s 4th most valuable fintech after US$650 million raise

- September 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

Swedish buy now pay later (BNPL) fintech Klarna is now Europe’s most valuable fintech – the 4th most valuable globally – following a US$650 million equity raise that values the business at US$10.65 billion (AU$14.54bn). The latest valuation nearly doubles the US$5.5 billion valuation following a US$460 million raise in August 2019. The round was… Read more »