[Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Steve Kramer, the Vice President, Product at PayNearMe. With more than 25...
Paypal Mafia buy now pay later fintech the talk to the town having snagged the biggest e-commerce market in the world.
Certain customers will be able to use an Affirm pay later option at checkout, Amazon said in a press release.
We started the month with the huge news that Square was acquiring Afterpay and we ended with Amazon’s deal with Affirm.
It seems like every day there is more news coming out of this sector, it is white-hot right now.
The firm joins Shopify and Paypal in the burgeoning fintech payments race.
The new system is unique, creating a closed network outside of the giants that make POS possible.
Wednesday morning Goldman Sachs, not looking to be left behind, announced it would be acquiring GreenSky for $2.24 billion.
As the sparkling firecracker news of acquisitions, plans, and partnerships in the BNPL space fizzle, oversight reporting has sprung up. A Credit Karma survey found that of those who used BNPL, more than half of the younger crowd missed at least one payment.
Instead of joining a major payments provider, Plaid aims to disrupt the Visa, Mastercard, and Amex payment empire. Partners like Square, Dwolla, and new arrivals to the Plaid ecosystem Checkout.com and Marqeta are members of the new program, building payment capabilities for the new age of fintech.
The idea is to protect consumer accounts from fraud so well that the company is backed by PayPal and used by the paytech firm for its protection.
Once small startup Pinwheel raised a $50M series B at a $500 million valuation, all in the name of helping partners turn the paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle into an outdated past.
The firm is calling it the Plaid Portal and not explicitly tying the launch with a privacy settlement the firm reached on Friday, but the timing is close enough to call.