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 »

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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 »

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CBA copies NAB in the fight against BNPLs offering a Mastercard ‘no interest’ credit card

- September 11, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Commonwealth Bank has launched a near-identical “no interest” credit card just a day after NAB announced it was launching its flat fee StraightUp Card on Thursday. Aside from slightly different monthly fee rates, the only other key difference is that while NAB partnered with Visa, CBA’s “CommBank Neo” is a Mastercard product. Like StraightUp,… Read more »

News & Analysis

Shares in BNPLs Zip and Afterpay surge on acquisition news ahead of their FY20 results

- August 25, 2020 2 MIN READ

ASX-listed buy-now-pay-later stocks continue to be catnip for investors with shares in Afterpay and Zip Co. both soaring to fresh highs on Monday following performance updates ahead of both companies releasing their FY2020 results on Thursday. Afterpay (ASX: APT) shares rose 4.79% on Monday to close a new record of $82.73 after announcing plans to… Read more »

News & Analysis

Fintech Sezzle has raised $80 million in a round 24% cheaper than its current share price

- July 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

US-based puy now, pay later venture Sezzle (ASX: SZL) has tapped the market for A$86.3 million (US$60m) in the second major raise for ASX-listed fintechs with soaring share prices.  The company’s share price jumped more than 40% last Thursday before the ASX called a trading halt following a media speculation of the raise, which represents 8.9% of… Read more »