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Revolut started off as a money-transfer service and has ambitions to become a “super app” for banking and trading products. Photograph: iStock

Revolut’s hard-charging boss Nikolay Storonsky has his eyes on the booming “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) industry as he plans to compete with Swedish st(...)

Klarna tells retailers they  typically see a 68 per cent increase in average order value with Klarna Instalments. Photograph: iStock

If Apple sees value in something, then it’s often a sign of significant growth to come. This is what happened in July when the US gadget giant said it(...)

Square, the US payments firm of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, will purchase buy now, pay later pioneer Afterpay for €24.4 billion.

Square, the payments firm of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, will purchase buy now, pay later pioneer Afterpay Ltd for $29 billion (€24.4 billion), cr(...)

Photograph: iStock

A report that Apple is working on a service to let users pay for purchases in instalments dragged down shares in the ‘buy now, pay later’ sector, whic(...)

Madison Avenue man: A wax statue of Mad Men’s Don Draper has been hanging out  at a New York steakhouse to make it seem less empty. Photograph: Kevin Hagen/AP

Image of the week: Forward moves Say hello to advertising creative Don Draper of Mad Men, propping up the bar in wax form at the Peter Luger Steakhou(...)

Revolut app logo. Revolut is a digital banking alternative that includes a pre-paid debit card, currency exchange, and peer-to-peer payments.

On a chilly Wednesday night earlier this spring, a hundred or so Dubliners gathered over pizza and cans of Brooklyn Lager at the top of The Academy, t(...)

City workers walk past cafes and retail stores in a shopping street in Stockholm, Sweden . Photographer: Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg

Sweden will from the start of next year eliminate income taxes on stock options at smaller start-up companies, meeting its vibrant tech community half(...)

Investor Klaus Hommels at his venture capital firm, Lakestar, in Berlin: “We won’t be afraid to back start-ups with high valuations if we can accelerate their growth.” Photograph: Robbie Lawrence/ The New York Times

Klaus Hommels has invested in some of Europe’s most successful start-ups. That includes the music-streaming service Spotify and Klarna, a Swedish onli(...)