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Nigeria’s CredPal secures $15M in debt and equity to scale its BNPL product across Africa

The adoption of buy now, pay later (BNPL) in Nigeria as a payment option both online and at the point of sale is expected to record a CAGR of 20% from 2021 to 2028, per this report. BNPL’s growt

Using data to solve key pain points for today’s banking customers

Vast amounts of information improve banks’ ability to support customers, but financial institutions must know how to use it.

TechCrunch+ roundup: eVTOL takes off, pivoting with agility, when to hire a lawyer

“Where’s my flying car?” is a staple of Gen X humor, since it reaffirms the cynical viewpoint that technology frequently fails to deliver on its lofty promises. Until recently, elect

How the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is set to shake up BNPL in 2022

BNPL services offer customers accessibility and flexibility for payments, but unregulated services mean people can unintentionally put their financial health at risk.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Box unfolds a surprise, robotics pitch tips, BNPL growing pains

Growth is good, but like the James Brown song, Klarna is paying the cost to be the boss.

Sequoia Capital India, STV back Dubai-based BNPL provider tabby in $54M extension round

Tabby, the Dubai-based buy now, pay later (BNPL) platform that lets users shop, pay later and earn cash from over 3,000 global brands, including Adidas, IKEA and Bloomingdale’s, has completed a

TechCrunch+ roundup: No-code investor survey, Zendesk’s next steps, Series A tips

When we published our last low-code/no-code investor survey in August 2020, the former president had decided to ban TikTok and theaters around the U.S. were shuttering to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Daily Crunch: Asian and Hispanic e-grocer Weee! bags $425 million Series E

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What’s your BNPL startup really worth?

Is your startup more like Affirm or more like its smaller competitors? And if you are priced more like Affirm, why? Do you deserve the premium?

Daily Crunch: At SpaceX’s Starship update event, Musk offers updates on plans, progress

Fintech outperformed the market in 2021, and it’s set to do even better

We were bullish on fintech when we launched the Matrix Fintech Index in 2017, but even we underestimated the magnitude of the growth to come.

Sunday competitor Qlub emerges with $17M seed round from Cherry and Point Nine

Our behavior at restaurants and venues has changed massively in the last two years because of the pandemic, but many of us have realized the huge advantages of being able to order via phones from the

On a mission to be the ‘Affirm for B2B,’ Vartana secures $57M in debt, equity

While buy now, pay later startups have largely focused on the consumer, a growing group of them are now focusing on the B2B space. The premise behind that is that after all, businesses need more flexi

Morocco’s Chari valued at $100M in bridge round as it looks to pilot BNPL services

Moroccan B2B e-commerce and retail startup Chari confirmed to TechCrunch that it has secured a bridge round at a $100 million valuation. The bridge round welcomed new investors Khwarizmi Ventures, Air

Philippines ‘buy now, pay later’ startup BillEase scores $11M Series B

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) startups are proliferating around the world and the Philippines is no exception. Today, one of the country’s biggest BNPL providers, BillEase, announced it has raised an $1

Tiger Global backs Accrue Savings’ ‘save now, pay later’ approach to consumer purchases

When the consumer opens an account and hits savings milestones for products they want to buy from their favorite brands, they can receive cash contributions from the brands.

Egyptian fintech Sympl raises $6M for its ‘save now, pay later’ service

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) offerings have existed for a long time, but increased in popularity as the pandemic made more people shop online and conserve cash. Though BNPL has taken off in most parts of

TradeDepot raises $110M from IFC, Novastar to extend BNPL service to merchants across Africa

Startups digitizing B2B e-commerce and retail in Africa continue to grab the headlines after the pandemic paved the way for widespread offline retail and commerce disruption. TradeDepot, a Nigeria- an

American Express taps Opy for its first US third-party BNPL offering

Credit card companies are seeking to push further into the “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) market. American Express (Amex) announced today that it plans to partner with Opy, the U.S. subsidiary of Aus

Lee Fixel’s Addition leads $32M investment into TruePay, a Brazilian B2B ‘buy now, pay later’ startup

Global investors continue to be drawn to LatAm. TruePay, a one-year-old São Paulo-based “buy now, pay later” startup, announced today that it has raised $32 million in a Series A funding
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