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South Africa Buy Now, Pay Later Boom: $5.7 Billion Growth by 2027 Fueled by Credit Access & E-commerce Surge: Ken Research

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GURUGRAM, India, Feb. 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — South Africa’s Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) market is experiencing rapid growth, fueled by the increasing demand for flexible credit options and the booming e-commerce sector. Ken Research’s “South Africa Buy Now, Pay Later Market” report predicts a remarkable 14.8% CAGR, translating to a substantial $5.7 billion market size by 2027. This press release unpacks the key drivers, challenges, and exciting prospects shaping this dynamic landscape. 

 

Market Overview: Empowering Consumers, Boosting Retail 

Beyond simply offering delayed payments, BNPL services play a crucial role in expanding financial inclusion, making online shopping more accessible, and stimulating economic growth. In 2022, the market reached a size of $1.7 billion, and it’s on track for significant expansion, driven by: 

  • Limited Access to Traditional Credit: Restrictive access to credit cards and high interest rates make BNPL a viable alternative for many consumers. 
  • E-commerce Explosion: Rising internet penetration and mobile adoption fuel online shopping, creating a strong demand for BNPL solutions. 
  • Convenience & Affordability: Easy online application processes and manageable payment installments enhance consumer appeal. 
  • Merchant Benefits: Increased sales volumes and reduced cart abandonment rates benefit retailers adopting BNPL options. 

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Market Segmentation: Diverse Solutions, Tailored Needs 

The report delves into various segments of the South African BNPL market, offering a comprehensive view: 

  • Payment Cycle: Interest-free options within 3-6 months dominate (70%), followed by longer installment plans with interest (20%) and point-of-sale financing (10%). 
  • Industry: Retail & e-commerce leads the demand (60%), followed by travel & tourism (20%) and education (10%). BNPL caters to diverse purchase needs. 
  • Player Type: Established financial institutions hold the largest share (50%), followed by fintech startups (40%) and mobile network operators (10%). Players offer varying value propositions. 

Competitive Landscape: Local & Global Players Collaborate 

The market features a blend of established local players, global giants, and innovative startups: 

  • Local Champions: PayJustNow, Payflexi, and Mobi Credit cater to the local market with flexible solutions and partnerships with retailers. 
  • Global Titans: Klarna, Afterpay, and PayPal offer international expertise and diverse product offerings. 
  • Emerging Challengers: Fintech startups like Lamna and Easy Equities disrupt the market with innovative technologies and niche offerings. 

Challenges: Navigating the Road to Responsible Growth 

Despite the promising outlook, some challenges need to be addressed: 

  • Regulatory Framework: Lack of specific regulations for BNPL services can raise concerns about over-indebtedness and consumer protection. 
  • Data Security & Privacy: Protecting sensitive consumer data and ensuring responsible data practices are crucial for long-term trust. 
  • Financial Literacy: Educating consumers about responsible BNPL usage and potential risks is essential to avoid financial distress. 
  • Competition & Sustainability: Intense competition can lead to aggressive marketing practices and unsustainable business models. 

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Future Outlook: A Secure, Responsible, and Inclusive BNPL Ecosystem 

The South African BNPL market is poised for continued growth, driven by several exciting factors: 

  • Focus on Financial Inclusion: Partnerships with microfinance institutions and targeted offerings can expand access to BNPL for underserved communities. 
  • Technological Advancements: Integration with artificial intelligence and data analytics will enhance risk assessment and personalize consumer experiences. 
  • Regulatory Clarity: Establishment of clear regulations will promote responsible lending practices and build consumer confidence. 
  • Collaboration & Innovation: Partnerships between stakeholders will foster responsible growth, address challenges, and drive innovation. 

Key Takeaways for Stakeholders: 

This report offers valuable insights for various stakeholders in the South African BNPL market, including: 

  • BNPL Providers: Focusing on responsible lending practices, data security, and financial literacy initiatives. 
  • Investors: Identifying high-growth opportunities in segments like BNPL for underserved communities and innovative technologies. 
  • Retailers: Partnering with reliable BNPL providers, integrating seamless BNPL options, and ensuring transparency. 
  • Regulators: Developing clear and balanced regulations that protect consumers and promote responsible market growth. 
  • Consumers: Understanding the terms and conditions of BNPL options, using them responsibly, and seeking financial advice if needed. 

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Conclusion: 

South Africa’s BNPL market stands on the cusp of a transformative journey, offering immense potential for financial inclusion, e-commerce growth, and economic development.

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Malaysia Buy Now Pay Later Market Outlook to 2027F Driven by Digitalization, Rising Tech-Savvy Population, Increasing M&A Deals, Partnerships between BNPL players and Banks along with shifting preference towards BNPL

According to Ken Research estimates, the Malaysia BNPL Market – which grew from approximately USD ~140 Mn in 2019 to approximately USD ~560 Mn in 2022 – is forecasted to grow further into USD ~2700 Mn opportunity by 2027F, owing to the New Government Policies, New Players in the Market and Partnership with Companies.

KSA Buy Now Pay Later Market Outlook to 2027 Driven by digitalization, government support as a part of Saudi vision 2030 increasing Genz & millennials population due to influx of expatriates coupled with shifting preference towards easy interest free extra credit line sources

The KSA BNPL marketis estimated to expand at a CAGR of ~xx% in between 2022P and 2027E on the basis of number of transactions done. Increasing adoption of cashless society with emergence of digital payments fueled by surging working age class will derive the traction of BNPL industry among the users in KSA Increasing demand for extra credit line with less stringent KYC procedures without relying on CIBIL scores will be traction for consumers for utilization of BNPL services.

UAE Buy Now Pay Later Industry Outlook to 2027 Driven by adoption of cashless society, increasing Genz & millennials population coupled with shifting preference towards easy interest free extra credit line sources

UAE BNPL market is expected to expand with a single digit CAGR in between 2022 and 2027 on the basis of revenue generated. It is anticipated that BNPL industry will grow at a substantial rate owing to factors such as due to wider acceptability at shops and better product offerings in a competitive landscape in the coming years. UAE has been culturally conservative towards BNPL and it is always seen as a debt trap instrument.

US Micro Lending Market Outlook to 2028 Segmented by Product (Micro-credit/ Micro-loans, Micro-savings, Micro-Insurance, and Remittances and Money Transfer), By End-User (Small enterprises, Solo entrepreneurs & self-employed, Farmers & Agriculture workers, and Healthcare Recipients)

The US Micro Lending market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12 % from 2022 to 2028 with low-interest Rates, Ease of Access, Technological Advancements, flexible repayment schedules, and Alternative credit score models. As the market is anticipated to grow remarkably in the forecasted period thus the demand for microloans will also increase significantly.

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Invitation to presentation of EQT AB’s Q1 Announcement 2024

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STOCKHOLM, April 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — EQT AB’s Q1 Announcement 2024 will be published on Thursday 18 April 2024 at approximately 07:30 CEST. EQT will host a conference call at 08:30 CEST to present the report, followed by a Q&A session.

The presentation and a video link for the webcast will be available here from the time of the publication of the Q1 Announcement.

To participate by phone and ask questions during the Q&A, please register here in advance. Upon registration, you will receive your personal dial-in details.

The webcast can be followed live here and a recording will be available afterwards.

Information on EQT AB’s financial reporting

The EQT AB Group has a long-term business model founded on a promise to its fund investors to invest capital, drive value creation and create consistent attractive returns over a 5 to 10-year horizon. The Group’s financial model is primarily affected by the size of its fee-generating assets under management, the performance of the EQT funds and its ability to recruit and retain top talent.

The Group operates in a market driven by long-term trends and thus believes quarterly financial statements are less relevant for investors. However, in order to provide the market with relevant and suitable information about the Group’s development, EQT publishes quarterly announcements with key operating numbers that are relevant for the business performance (taking Nasdaq’s guidance note for preparing interim management statements into consideration). In addition, a half-year report and a year-end report including financial statements and further information relevant for investors is published. Finally, EQT also publishes an annual report including sustainability reporting.

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EQT Shareholder Relations, [email protected]

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Kia presents roadmap to lead global electrification era through EVs, HEVs and PBVs

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  • Kia drives forward transformation into ‘Sustainable Mobility Solutions Provider’
  • Roadmap enables Kia to proactively respond to uncertainties in mobility industry landscape, including changes in EV market
  • Company to expand EV line-up with more models; enhance HEV line-up to manage fluctuation in EV demand
    • Goal to sell 1.6 million EVs annually in 2030, introducing 15 models
    • PBV to play a key role in Kia’s growth, targeting 250,000 PBV sales annually by 2030 with PV5 and PV7 models
  • Kia to invest KRW 38 trillion by 2028, including KRW 15 trillion for future business
  • 2024 business guidance : KRW 101 tln in revenue with KRW 12 tln in operating profit; operating profit margin of 11.9% on sales of 3.2 million units globally
  • CEO reaffirms Kia’s commitment to ESG management

SEOUL, South Korea, April 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Kia Corporation (Kia) today shared an update on its future strategies and financial targets at its CEO Investor Day in Seoul, Korea.

Based on its innovative achievements in the years since the announcement of mid-to-long-term business initiatives, Kia is focusing on updating its 2030 strategy announced last year and further strengthening its business strategy in response to uncertainties across the global mobility industry landscape.

During the event, Kia updated its mid-to-long-term business strategy with a focus on electrification, and its PBV business. Kia reiterated its 2030 annual sales target of 4.3 million units, including 1.6 million units of electric vehicles (EVs). The 2030 4.3 million annual sales target is 34.4 percent higher than the brand’s 2024 annual goal of 3.2 million units.

The company also plans to become a leading EV brand by selling a higher percentage of electrified models among its total sales, including hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and battery EVs, projecting electrified model sales of 2.48 million units annually or 58 percent of Kia’s total sales in 2030.

“Following our successful brand relaunch in 2021, Kia is enhancing its global business strategy to further the establishment of an innovative EV line-up and accelerate the company’s transition to a sustainable mobility solutions provider,” said Ho Sung Song, President and CEO of Kia. “By responding effectively to changes in the mobility market and efficiently implementing mid-to-long-term strategies, Kia is strengthening its brand commitment to the wellbeing of customers, communities, the global society, and the environment.”

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BioVaxys Technology Corp. Provides Bi-Weekly MCTO Status Update

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VANCOUVER, BC, April 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — BioVaxys Technology Corp. (CSE: BIOV) (FRA: 5LB) (OTCQB: BVAXF) (the “Company“) is providing this bi-weekly update on the status of the management cease trade order granted on February 29, 2024 (the “MCTO“), by its principal regulator, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC“), under National Policy 12-203 – Management Cease Trade Orders (“NP 12-203“), following the Company’s announcement on February 21, 2024 (the “Default Announcement“), that it was unable to file its audited annual financial statements for the year ended October 31, 2023, its management’s discussion and analysis of financial statements for the year ended October 31, 2023, its annual information form for the year ended October 31, 2023, and related filings (collectively, the “Required Annual Filings“). Under National Instrument 51-102, the Required Annual Filings were required to be made no later than February 28, 2024.

As a result of the delay in filing the Required Annual Filings, the Company was unable to file its interim financial statements for the three months ended January 31, 2024, its management’s discussion and analysis of financial statements for the three months ended January 31, 2024, and related filings (collectively, the “Required Interim Filings“). Under National Instrument 51-102, the Required Interim Filings were required to be made no later than April 1, 2024.

The Company anticipates filing the Required Annual Filings by April 30, 2024. The auditor of the Company requires additional time to complete its audit of the Company, including the Company’s recent acquisition of all intellectual property, immunotherapeutics platform technologies, and clinical stage assets of the former IMV Inc. that closed on February 16, 2024. In addition, the Company anticipates filing the Required Interim Filings immediately after the filing of the Required Annual Filings.

Except as herein disclosed, there are no material changes to the information contained in the Default Announcement. In addition, (i) the Company is satisfying and confirms that it intends to continue to satisfy the provisions of the alternative information guidelines under NP 12-203 and issue bi-weekly default status reports for so long as the delay in filing the Required Annual Filings and/or Required Interim Filings is continuing, each of which will be issued in the form of a press release; (ii) the Company does not have any information at this time regarding any anticipated specified default subsequent to the default in filing the Required Annual Filings and Required Interim Filings; (iii) the Company is not subject to any insolvency proceedings; and (iv) there is no material information concerning the affairs of the Company that has not been generally disclosed.

About BioVaxys Technology Corp.

BioVaxys Technology Corp. (www.biovaxys.com), a biopharmaceuticals company registered in British Columbia, Canada, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving patient lives with novel immunotherapies based on the DPX™ immune-educating technology platform and it’s HapTenix© ‘neoantigen’ tumor cell construct platform, for treating cancers, infectious disease, antigen desensitization, and other immunological fields. The Company’s clinical stage pipeline includes maveropepimut-S which is in Phase II clinical development for advanced Relapsed-Refractory Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) and platinum resistant ovarian cancer, and BVX-0918, a personalized immunotherapeutic vaccine using it proprietary HapTenix© ‘neoantigen’ tumor cell construct platform which is soon to enter Phase I in Spain for treating refractive late-stage ovarian cancer. The Company is also capitalizing on its tumor immunology know-how and creation of a unique library of T-lymphocytes & other datasets post-vaccination with its personalized immunotherapeutic vaccines to utilize predictive algorithms and other technologies to identify new targetable tumor antigens. BioVaxys common shares are listed on the CSE under the stock symbol “BIOV” and trade on the Frankfurt Bourse (FRA: 5LB) and in the US (OTCQB: BVAXF). For more information, visit www.biovaxys.com and connect with us on X and LinkedIn.

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