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Buy Now Pay Later versus credit cards: Which one is right for me?

Buy Now Pay Later versus credit cards: Which one is right for me?

The buzz around buying now and paying later is loud right now: according to Mozo’s research, 5.8 million Australians had a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) account in 2020. 

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What features should i look for in a buy now pay later platform

What features should I look for in a Buy Now Pay Later platform?

Right now in Australia there are plenty of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) platforms available, from services like Afterpay, Zip, Humm and Klarna to specialised options such as BrightePay.  But when it comes to choosing the right BNPL, what features should you look for? What sets each platform apart? Well, it all depends on what you value and how you intend to spend. According to Mozo’s 2021 Buy Now Pay Later Report, there are a bunch of features BNPL users deem as important. For example, 46% of BNPL customers say that the ease of using the platform is the most important feature. Meanwhile, 44% value no account keeping fees, 42% prioritise the amount of repayments purchases are split into and 40% consider the availability of certain BNPL platforms in stores. “It makes sense that Buy Now Pay Later customers consider things like ease of use, fees, repayments and availability in stores before signing up with a particular platform,” Mozo spokesperson, Tom Godfrey says. “But it doesn’t stop there. Mozo’s research found that Aussie shoppers are also weighing up things like spending limits, the returns process and whether or not they are charged anything on the spot when making a purchase using Buy Now Pay Later.”  With that in mind, take a look at our full rundown of what the stats showed about how customers value BNPL features …

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More young aussies support small businesses using buy now pay later finds afterpay

More young Aussies support small businesses using Buy Now Pay Later, finds Afterpay

Gone are the days where Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) is only associated with big retailers. In fact, according to Afterpay’s Next Gen Index, more Aussies under the age of 40 are shopping with small businesses using BNPL. With a focus on two age groups: Gen Z (9 - 24 years old) and Millennials (25 to 40 years old), Afterpay recorded that 67% of all Afterpay spend in small businesses comes from these age groups. And since last year, the Millennial collective saw a growth in small business spending of 20% year-on-year, while Gen Z’s contribution grew by 45% in the same time period.  “Gen Z and Millennials are driving change at the intersection of culture and commerce, so it's no surprise they have been key adopters of Afterpay and BNPL more generally,” chief strategy officer at Afterpay, Mark Teperson said.  “This demographic is set to account for nearly half of the globe’s retail spend by 2030. Their influence on the economy will only continue to grow, especially as they reach peak earning years.” Afterpay’s latest stats showed that BNPL usage in Australia has skyrocketed since January 2020. Gen Z and Millennials’ usage grew by 174% and 110% respectively, while credit card spending remained static for those over 25 and dropped for those younger.  “Gen Z and Millennials are becoming a powerful force in the economy. Within the next ten years, they’ll represent nearly half of Australia’s total retail spend,” chief executive officer of the Australian Retailers Association, Paul Zahra said. “BNPL has proven to be incredibly popular for young Australians who are embracing new payment options in growing numbers. It’s important that retailers can adapt to the consumer trends that are emerging, and through the Next Gen Index, business owners have access to the data, insights and tools they need to grow and innovate.” 

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