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BNPL expected to be worth $1tn by 2030

BNPL $1tn
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The buy now pay later (BNPL) space is expected to be worth $1tn (£866bn) according to new research from analytics firm GlobalData.

Tech firms such as Apple, Google and PayPal are predicted to be leading players said GlobalData.

“Big Tech and large payment providers can seamlessly incorporate BNPL into their platforms whether they’re profitable or not forcing fintechs with unsustainable revenue models out of the market,” said Maddy Irwin, thematic analyst, GlobalData.

“For Visa and Apple, BNPL does not need to be profitable and is merely an incentive to keep existing customers in their ecosystems.”

Zilch CEO, Philip Belamant, told UKTN in a recent interview he was skeptical of many of the newcomers to the BNPL market, suggesting many were rushing into the business and may not properly support the service later down the line....