This was initially posted on The Fold Legal blog.
The Australian Finance Industry Association (AFIA) has released a new voluntary Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Code (Code) to address criticism that the industry is under-regulated and to enhance consumer protections. The objective of the Code is to encourage a customer centric approach, promote industry standards and drive an uplift in compliance. In doing so, the Code imposes several conditions and protections that go beyond the current legal and regulatory regime for BNPL providers. (more…)