Dutch Payments Firm Adyen Expands Partnership With BNPL Provider Afterpay


Dutch payments firm Adyen is expanding its collaboration with Australian buy now pay later (BNPL) leader Afterpay to further grow across central markets in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, U.S. and the U.K.

The two firms first partnered for local payments in 2018 and several of Adyen’s merchants — including MandM Direct, Revolution Beauty, and Superdry — offer Afterpay’s installment billing as a payments option. Afterpay is known as Clearpay in Europe and is available to Adyen retailers in the U.K., France, Italy and Spain, according to a press release on Tuesday (May 10).

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In PYMNTS’ Provider Ranking of Buy Now, Pay Later Apps, Afterpay moved up in the rankings, leading a pack of gainers in the Top 5, according to the April 29 report. In PYMNTS March report, Afterpay ranked third behind Affirm and Klarna, which continually holds the first place spot.

“Holiday season 2021 was the holiday for BNPL with consumers using Afterpay to pay responsibly for their holiday gifts,” said Zahir Khoja, general manager, Afterpay Global Platform and Partnerships. “Our partnership with Adyen is allowing us to bring a better way to pay to millions of shoppers across multiple regions around the world.”

Globally, 24% of consumers have used BNPL services, with adoption highest in Sweden, Norway, Mexico, France, the U.S. and Denmark, according to the press release.

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“We are excited to further expand our longstanding partnership with Afterpay to now include local acquiring in key markets. Afterpay is already a household name globally and we are proud to be able to continue to come together, leveraging both our technology and innovation to meet the needs of today’s evolving retail landscape,” said Adyen Chief Commercial Officer Roelant Prins.

Founded in 2006, Adyen offers a single solution for end-to-end payments capabilities, data-driven insights, and financial products.

Founded in 2014, Afterpay, a wholly owned subsidiary of Block, offers BNPL over four installments. The service is offered by more than 122,000 retailers and is used by more than 19 million active customers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy and Spain.