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Tech valuations ASX WAAAX stocks 2021 sector

WAAAXing and waning tech valuations show danger of treating sector as an amorphous lump

The founder of one of the ASX’s most unusual tech companies is scathing about the business model of tech stocks with billion dollar-plus valuations, with the current climate redolent of the dot-com er...
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Aussie investors embracing growth at all costs

One of the more interesting things to flow out of the just completed profit reporting season in Australia were the results of two of the hottest companies in the market. One of them – Afterpay (ASX...
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Beyond Afterpay, what are the next ASX fintech dazzlers?

The $39 billion takeover offer for Afterpay (ASX: APT) highlights the stupendous potential of our home-grown digital-oriented fintech minnows, bearing in mind the towering buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) oak...
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Banks clashing with fast growing fintechs

If there is one thing that the $39 billion merger between Afterpay (ASX: APT) and Square (NYSE: SQ) has brought into stark focus, it is the contrast between the established banks and the new financial...
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Afterpay to be acquired by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s Square for $39 billion

Billionaire Twitter founder Jack Dorsey today confirmed his payments giant business Square Inc will acquire pioneering buy now pay later (BNPL) entity Afterpay (ASX: APT) in a $39 billion deal which h...
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Shares that could make for handy EOFY tax losses

In keeping with the pre-30 June end of financial year (EOFY) vibe, this week your columnist opines on a few well-known underperformers that arguably are worthy of being sacrificed on the altar of the ...
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Afterpay graduation to NASDAQ is a winner for Australia

If you are looking for a great reason to give Australian investors and our share market a pat on the back, there is no better reason than the announcement that buy now pay later (BNPL) company Afterpa...
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Battle between Afterpay and Commonwealth Bank one for the ages

Who do you trust more – Afterpay or Commonwealth Bank? It is a difficult question to answer, although the answer will probably give a good indication of your age. If you skew younger, you are mu...
PayPal BNPL Australia buy now pay later

PayPal enters Australian buy now, pay later space

Global online payment giant PayPal is joining the Australian buy now pay later (BNPL) market, going up against local rival Afterpay (ASX: APT) with the launch of its ‘Pay in 4’ credit platform. In ...
ASX investors Buy Now Pay Later FOMO 2021 BNPL

Should ASX investors succumb to the Buy Now, Pay Later FOMO?

As with the coronavirus, the buy now, pay later (BNPL) sector was expected to have fizzled out by now. Instead, it’s stepped up another level in terms of revenue usage trends and valuations. Among ...
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Goodbye credit card, hello Afterpay

There has been a big change emerging in how Australians pay for their purchases and it will have major ramifications into the future. For decades credit card purchases and balances have been steadi...
ASIC report buy now pay later industry BNPL struggle to meet payments

ASIC report dissects buy now, pay later industry, finds one in five users struggle to meet payments

Almost 20% of buy now, pay later (BNPL) users who fail to make their payments on time end up cutting back on life’s essentials or taking out additional loans to meet their commitments, according to a ...
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Can Afterpay shares hit $200?

What odds would you put on Afterpay (ASX: APT) shares hitting $200? Probably very steep odds and you would probably be right – particularly after the buy now pay later stock was caught in the marke...
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Afterpay joins forces with Westpac to offer banking-as-a-service to Australian customers

Buy now pay later (BNPL) juggernaut Afterpay (ASX: APT) has secured a deal with Westpac (ASX: WBC) to facilitate the introduction of savings accounts and cash flow tools for its 3.3 million Australian...
ASX listed Buy Now Pay Later sector 2020 BNPL

Searching for value in the ASX-listed Buy Now Pay Later sector

Amid the US-led tech sell off, the ASX-listed Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) sector has had a decent touch-up, with valuations as much as 40% down on their recent peak levels. Is it enough to quell what ...
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How to value Afterpay shares?

How much is buy now, pay later stock Afterpay worth? It is an intriguing question but a very difficult one to answer after the stock was sold off after payments giant PayPal entered the field with ...
Afterpay ASX APT capital raising sell down BNPL

Afterpay to stage $800m raising, co-founders sell-down 4m shares

Buy now pay later company Afterpay (ASX: APT) has announced it will stage an $800 million capital raising as it looks to maintain sales growth in online shopping and expand into new markets. The e-...
Buy now pay later stocks BNPL Afterpay Zip

Buy Now Pay Later stocks rally to new highs

Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) stocks were subject to an investment frenzy this week with major and mid-tier BNPL companies enjoying the upward ride. It was a wild ride for BNPL heavy-weight Afterpay (AS...
Splitit merchant sales ecommerce ASX SPT May 2020 BNPL

Splitit Payments posts record May performance underpinned by growing shift to e-commerce

Global instalment payments solution business Splitit Payments (ASX: SPT) has posted record sales volumes for the month of May, citing a growing shift to e-commerce and the onboarding of larger merchan...
Afterpay ASX APT US user growth United States market COVID-19 May 2020

Afterpay hits 5 million active users in the US market

Over 5 million Afterpay (ASX: APT) users are now actively using the buy-now-pay-later service in the United States despite only launching there two years ago. In total, almost 9 million have signed...
Afterpay Tencent China ASX APT

Chinese fintech giant Tencent buys 5% stake in Afterpay

Chinese fintech giant Tencent Holdings has shelled out approximately $300 million to purchase a 5% stake in Australian buy now, pay later company Afterpay (ASX: APT). Afterpay lodged a substantial ...

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