Overcoming fraud challenges in the BNPL space

In the long run, an effective fraud protection strategy will enable businesses to scale with confidence as they offer new payment services, add to product offerings, or even expand their business across borders.

Malaysia to enact laws to better regulate ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ schemes

Southeast Asia super app Grab and Sea Ltd’s e-commerce platform Shopee have started providing BNPL options in Malaysia since last year. Advance Intelligence Group’s Atome, Pine Labs’ Fave, Allectus Capital-backed Hoolah, 500 Startup-backed Split are among the FinTech startups that provide such services in the country.

Standard Chartered to provide $500M financing to BNPL firm Atome for its expansion

This funding will enable Atome Financial to grow and connect a wider ecosystem of merchants to a larger customer base, improving product access and financial inclusion for consumers across the region.

PayPal to acquire Japan BNPL unicorn Paidy for $2.7B

The acquisition will expand PayPal's capabilities, distribution and relevance in the domestic payments market in Japan, complementing the company's existing cross-border ecommerce business in the country, PayPal said.

Fave offers ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ service in Singapore and Malaysia

Eligible users will be able to split purchases over three equal, interest-free installments. Repayments will be automatically drawn every month, with no fees charged for on-time payments. In addition, customers will earn up to 10 percent cashback with every purchase.