Weighing the risks of “buy now, pay later”
Abstract: Already many big retailers offer buy now, pay later (BNPL) as a payment option. It’s also popular with consumers. BNPL offers several advantages — instant approval and no interest or finance charges as long as the consumer pays installments on time. Delinquent payers, however, may face late fees and BNPL purchases may not come with consumer protections.