Citizens Bank’s Microsoft partnership takes the BNPL ‘training wheels off,’ exec says

“We’re not just throwing a checkout widget online on their checkout page,” the bank’s Andrew Rostami said of a deal Citizens inked this week to let users choose no-interest financing when shopping through the Microsoft Store.

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  • John has been in communications since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg in 1992. He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to digital editor postings with the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Journal. In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the Bankless Media co-founders completed a sale and exit in August 2021.