Standard Chartered to give $500 mln to Atome in buy now, pay later push

People walk outside the main branch of Standard Chartered in Hong Kong, China August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby YipSINGAPORE, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Standard Chartered Plc (STAN.L) announced a 10-year partnership with Atome Financial as it seeks to tap into the booming buy now, pay later services that allow consumers to easily split payments for purchases into instalments.In a joint statement issued by the companies on Wednesday, the bank said it will make an undisclosed equity investment in Atome Financial, which operates buy now, pay later platform, Atome, and Indonesian digital lending platform Kredit Pintar.Standard Chartered also plans to provide …
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