Klarna: Nine-in-ten are yet to complete their Christmas shopping in a year like no other
Nov25

Klarna: Nine-in-ten are yet to complete their Christmas shopping in a year like no other

Today, new research from Klarna, the leading global shopping service, has revealed that the vast majority of people (89%) have not yet completed their shopping for Christmas 2020. The results are based on a survey of over 2,000 Klarna users, collected from 17th-23rd November. As 2020 draws to a close, Klarna found that this Christmas, people are more focussed on the gifts that they give to loved ones. 16% said they plan to spend more...

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Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie partners with Klarna ahead of peak
Nov18

Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie partners with Klarna ahead of peak

URBN lifestyle brands Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie have today announced a partnership with shopping and payments provider Klarna, to offer customers across Europe a smooother online shopping experience. Through Klarna, Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie will now be able to offer their customers flexible and convenient payment options that give them full control over when and how they pay.  Klarna will be available to...

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Klarna launches widget to track prices during peak holiday shopping season
Nov16

Klarna launches widget to track prices during peak holiday shopping season

Klarna, the leading global payments provider and shopping service, today announced the global rollout of Klarna’s new iOS price drop widget allowing consumers to stay on top of the latest deals and sales. The feature launches alongside new curated holiday Wish Lists, deals and inspirational content to help savvy shoppers buy the perfect gifts for everyone on their lists this holiday season. With the new Klarna iOS widget, consumers...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.02: eCommerce & The Future of How We Will Pay
Nov03

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.02: eCommerce & The Future of How We Will Pay

In today’s episode of The Paytech Show we will be finding out how e-commerce became the only way to shop. Joining me in the studio we have Alex Marsh from Klarna, the e-commerce company that got so big, it became its own bank. Over in Munich we have our resident payments expert Jukka Yliuntinen from Gieseke and Devrient – the payments company with such expertise countries even asked them to make their money and last but...

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FF Fundraiser Rap-Up #7 September 2020
Oct02

FF Fundraiser Rap-Up #7 September 2020

It’s that time of the month everyone – FF’s Lewis is here to deliver September’s fintech fundraising round-up, delivered in a tidy little rap. Feat. Clintex, Ziglu, Robinhood, Klarna, Airwallex, TrueLayer, Acin, Exabel, Allica Bank, Deel, Chip, Zorin Finance, Greenlight, Mollie, Pollinate, Thunes, Uncapped, Syfe, Mercury, Finix,...

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Exclusive: ‘A key moment for retail?’ – Dr Christine Bailey, Valitor in “The Fintech Magazine”
Sep16

Exclusive: ‘A key moment for retail?’ – Dr Christine Bailey, Valitor in “The Fintech Magazine”

A survey, during the pandemic, of 300 SMEs in the hospitality and service sector, by Valitor and Visa, has revealed a surprising degree of resilience and optimism. But, as one door closes and another opens, those businesses need additional support from PSPs, says Valitor’s CMO Dr Christine Bailey. Back in January 2020, when COVID-19 was still a brief segment at the end of news broadcasts, payment solutions company Valitor spoke to The...

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Klarna announces $650M funding round to further accelerate global growth
Sep15

Klarna announces $650M funding round to further accelerate global growth

Klarna, the leading global payments and shopping service, is pleased to announce it has raised $650 million in an equity funding round, at a post money valuation of $10.65 billion, which ranks Klarna as the highest-valued private fintech in Europe and now the 4th highest worldwide. The funding round is led by Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, with more than $60 billion in combined assets under management,...

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Klarna introduces social shopping to UK Consumers
Sep07

Klarna introduces social shopping to UK Consumers

Klarna, the leading global payments and shopping service, today announces the launch of its newly redesigned App, elevating the shopping experience for its millions of users across the UK with a greater range of flexibility, control and personalisation while shopping online. The new Klarna app has been designed to meet the shifting expectations of consumers as they adapt from shopping in-store to online, a move that has taken place...

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Klarna introduces Google Pay for in-store payments
Aug13

Klarna introduces Google Pay for in-store payments

Klarna, the leading global payments and shopping platform, today announced that it is introducing Google Pay for in-store purchases in the US. Sephora, Journeys and rue21 are among the first Klarna merchant partners to offer Google Pay, in addition to Apple Pay, for in-store purchases, providing even more payment flexibility to consumers along with the safety and security that contactless payments provide. “We’re focused on providing...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.06 – An SMB’s Covid-19 Guidebook
Aug13

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.06 – An SMB’s Covid-19 Guidebook

In this episode of The Paytech Show: Valitor’s Christine Bailey helps Ali Paterson understand the issues small businesses have been suffering from during COVID19 and how they can use digital technologies to come back better than before. With e-commerce giants Klarna and Valitor, the future is bright for the SMB’s of the...

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UK fintech Fidel API expands North American presence with US move
Jul16

UK fintech Fidel API expands North American presence with US move

Fidel, the financial API provider whose clients include British Airways, Royal Bank of Canada and Klarna, has expanded to the US to help developers build applications and services that connect with a user’s payment card.  The establishment of a New York office follows Fidel’s expansion to Canada and the Nordics in 2019.  Fidel’s APIs provide easy access to real-time transaction data from Visa, Mastercard and American Express. It has...

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Klarna unveils ‘KlarnaSense’ – A new initiative to encourage smarter shopping
Jul10

Klarna unveils ‘KlarnaSense’ – A new initiative to encourage smarter shopping

Klarna has today launched KlarnaSense, a new initiative to encourage consumers to shop smarter by purchasing the right things, at the right time. Our brains consume and process approximately 11 million pieces of information per second in order to make a decision – all of this subconsciously.  Those decisions are effortless and quick, but far from considered, and can lead to impulse buying. KlarnaSense uses retail psychology to promote...

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Klarna & BigCommerce research highlights shopper journey fragility
Jul06

Klarna & BigCommerce research highlights shopper journey fragility

Four in ten UK shoppers (38%) abandon a purchase at least once a week, with a fifth (21%) claiming to do so more regularly. That’s according to new research by Klarna and BigCommerce, published today with a call for retailers to prioritise shoppers’ most fundamental needs for the sake of their bottom line as the UK heads towards a recession. The research reveals a lack of fast and affordable delivery options as the number one reason...

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Stop the bots! Klarna & Highsnobiety wants passion to win for sneakerheads
Jul01

Stop the bots! Klarna & Highsnobiety wants passion to win for sneakerheads

Klarna, the leading global payments and shopping service joins forces with the sneaker experts, Highsnobiety, for the world’s first sneaker drop using heart-rate technology to reward true passion for sneakers over bots*. The global sneaker market is thriving, but sneaker shopping for this avid community often leaves a bad taste in the mouth, particularly when it comes to online sneaker raffles. Launching on today Heartbeats 4 sneakers...

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Curve Credit Waitlist Launches
Jun11

Curve Credit Waitlist Launches

Curve Credit, the credit subsidiary of Curve, the banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and app, has now opened its waitlist for customers who want early access to its world first Curve Credit product when it hits the market later this year. Curve has also announced that the top 200 customers on the waitlist will get early access to Curve Credit before the product is fully available to...

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Life in 2022: How a Global Pandemic Changed Payments
Jun10

Life in 2022: How a Global Pandemic Changed Payments

James Booth, VP Head of Partnerships, EMEA at PPRO It’s January 2022. Countries around the world are teeming with life again. Roads and trains are packed with employees commuting to work. High street retailers are seeing foot traffic, and restaurants are gearing up for flocks of hungry patrons. After a continued global effort to flatten the curve and months of social distancing, COVID-19 is finally in the rear-view. People around the...

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Klarna pledges to support the frontline response to COVID-19 with ASOS Giveback Day
Apr28

Klarna pledges to support the frontline response to COVID-19 with ASOS Giveback Day

Klarna, the leading global payments and shopping provider, has committed to support the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in its frontline response to COVID-19, by donating £1, $1 or €1 for every Klarna transaction placed at ASOS globally on 29th April.  This dedicated “Giveback Day” will take place internationally*, enabling Klarna and ASOS customers to take part in the ICRC’s relief efforts against the pandemic....

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RETAIL GAIN-AND-RETAIN IN A POST COVID-19 WORLD
Apr16

RETAIL GAIN-AND-RETAIN IN A POST COVID-19 WORLD

Today, a new report by Klarna, the leading global payments provider enabling over seven million consumers in the UK to pay later in store and online, analyses the psyche of consumer purchasing habits and what retailers can do to stay relevant in a post COVID-19 world. In its Fast-track Upturn report, Klarna outlines how retailers must think differently to keep customer acquisition costs (CAC) low while increasing Customer Lifetime...

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Wirecard and Klarna launch joint payment solution for merchants
Mar12

Wirecard and Klarna launch joint payment solution for merchants

Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, and Klarna, a leading global payments and shopping provider, announced today the launch of a new enhanced joint payment solution. All three Klarna shopping methods, Pay Now, Pay Later and Klarna Financing, can now be embedded into merchants’ checkout via a single integration through the Wirecard digital financial commerce platform to boost average order value,...

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UK Millennials turn to tech and talking to manage their money
Mar05

UK Millennials turn to tech and talking to manage their money

Today, new research from global payments provider Klarna reveals that although consumers in the UK are less likely than their global counterparts to openly discuss money, there are signs that younger Brits are becoming increasingly more willing to discuss financial matters with friends and family. Klarna’s research was conducted in ten markets across the globe and uncovered the attitudes and behaviours of over 20,000 consumers towards...

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Ant Financial Group & Klarna announce investment to fuel global cooperation
Mar05

Ant Financial Group & Klarna announce investment to fuel global cooperation

Klarna, a leading global payments and shopping provider, is pleased to announce that Ant Financial Services Group, owner and operator of the world’s leading payments and lifestyle platform Alipay, has taken a minority stake in Klarna, as the two companies deepen their partnership to bring more innovative and convenient financial services to consumers worldwide. This investment in Klarna by Ant Financial, the payment affiliate of...

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Klarna Links Up with Daniel Wellington to Offer Enhanced Payment Option
Jan10

Klarna Links Up with Daniel Wellington to Offer Enhanced Payment Option

Today, leading global payments provider, Klarna announced a new collaboration with Daniel Wellington, maker of classic and timeless watches. Loyal shoppers of Daniel Wellington will now benefit from Klarna’s newest payment option, which allows customers to pay for their watches and accessories in 4 equal interest-free installments collected bi-weekly from the shopper’s chosen debit or credit card. “Our aim at Klarna is to provide...

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It takes a team: Klarna, Poq and Stripe deliver payments makeover for Missguided
Jan07

It takes a team: Klarna, Poq and Stripe deliver payments makeover for Missguided

Three of the biggest names in digital payments have today announced a partnership to enhance Missguided’s UK app, by reforming the way shoppers can pay for their clothes. The fast growth fashion retailer enlisted Klarna, Poq and Stripe to team up and share expertise and experience to create a tailored and seamless journey for app shoppers. UK customers can now order items from the Missguided app and pay for them 30 days later using...

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Klarna partners with London College of Fashion, UAL
Feb06

Klarna partners with London College of Fashion, UAL

From catwalk to coding: collaboration to support the next generation of fashion tech innovators       Klarna has announced a UK partnership with London College of Fashion, UAL, in an exciting initiative to support the next generation of talent at the intersection of fashion and technology. Fashion is now the UK’s largest online retail market segment, worth around £10.1bn, and this growth is only set to continue. By 2020, fashion will...

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Maplin and Klarna allow Customers to Pay later or spread the cost over time
Jan30

Maplin and Klarna allow Customers to Pay later or spread the cost over time

Klarna’s Pay later and Slice it now available to all UK consumers shopping online with Maplin Klarna has announced a partnership with Maplin – the UK’s number one specialist technology retailer. Maplin customers will now be able to use Klarna’s Pay later and Slice It services, allowing them to order online and receive the very latest Smart Home tech, security/CCTV products, top quality drones and so on, and then pay for them...

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