“Buy now, pay later” (BNPL) is a payment product that has emerged and seen strong growth in recent years. However, as...
The emergence of BNPLE-commerce has grown explosively in recent years together with various new payment solutions BNPL is a popular payment option in Sweden More focus on consumer protection than financial stability risks
Potential risks to financial stabilityRisk assessment framework and methodology The payment product and checkout solution: Could be changed in the event of problems – at least in the short term Business model: Significant credit and technology risks limit profitability Risks to the financial system: Difficult to assess but driven by the providers’ indirect interconnectedness
Author: Nanna Svahn
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Buy now, pay later – a threat to financial stability?