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Apple has Introduced a “Buy Now, Pay Later” Service in the US.

Users will be able to divide purchases into four instalments over the course of six weeks without paying interest or other costs thanks to the service.


The “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) programme from Apple Inc. was introduced on Tuesday in the US. Which is currently dominated by companies like Affirm Holdings and the Swedish payments business Klarna.

According to the firm, Apple Pay Later will let customers split purchases into four installments spaced out over six weeks with no interest or fees. It will first be made available to a small number of customers. It comes with intentions to roll it out to everyone in the upcoming months.

According to the company, customers can acquire loans between $50 and $1,000 for online and in-app purchases made on iPhones and iPads at businesses that use Apple Pay.

According to the business, Apple Pay is accepted at more than 85% of US retailers.

“Apple Pay Later will handily defeat some of the rivals. Due to their popularity, other businesses would have looked at what Apple announced today. This will reduce the other competitors’ market share “said Danni Hewson, AJ Bell’s director of financial analysis.

Affirm, a BNPL company, saw a more than 7% share price decline, while PayPal closed down approximately 1%.

Pandemic-related lockdowns in 2020 drove users to online payment platforms, driving up demand for fintech firms that provide BNPL services, particularly among millennials and Gen Z clients.

PayPal and Block Inc., two industry giants in the world of payments, have entered the market through acquisitions, while Affirm has raised billions of dollars through an IPO.

Since then, the sector’s fortunes have changed as a result of sizzling inflation and rising interest rates that have reduced consumer spending power.

In reference to Apple’s choice to underwrite, fund, and collect on the loans on its own. Christopher Brendler, analyst at D.A. Davidson, said: “We anticipate Apple to tread gingerly, especially in this macro climate.”

The business added that the Mastercard payment credential was issued by Goldman Sachs. And that Apple Pay Later is enabled through the Mastercard Instalments programme.

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