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If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em – the story of NAB’s belated BNPL offering

Would you look at that! NAB becomes the latest bank to give in to the BNPL tidal wave. If you can’t beat BNPL with outdated high-interest credit cards, why not join the fray? NAB’s tilt at the BNPL market could be called a cynical play by an established bank to gather coveted Gen Z customers before they jump ship to

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Buy now, pay later providers move into the data business – what does it mean?

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We’ve written in the past about the concern of consumer groups potential risks of Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) use. We believe this risk is often overstated and the positive effect BNPL is having on consumers, under-appreciated.  Recently BNPL was once again in the crosshairs of consumer groups in an article by CHOICE ‘Buy now, pay later providers moving into the data business’. 

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Crypto regulation coming to the USA. Is regulation a good or a bad thing?

On Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order calling on the government to examine the risks and benefits of cryptocurrencies. The measures focus on six key areas: consumer protection, financial stability, illicit activity, U.S. competitiveness, financial inclusion and responsible innovation. The announcement also declared the Biden administration wants to explore a digital version of the dollar, which shows

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