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Apple, Affirm to Join on Buy Now, Pay Later for Canadian Purchases

  • Monthly installments to be offered in Canada on Apple devices
  • Company working on future service for all Apple Pay purchases
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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Apple Inc. and Affirm Holdings Inc.’s PayBright are planning to launch a “buy now, pay later” program for Apple device purchases in Canada, stepping up the iPhone maker’s ambitions to offer more financial services.

The companies plan to debut the initiative this month at Apple’s online and physical retail stores in Canada, according to a message sent to Apple retail employees in the region, which was obtained by Bloomberg News. The service will let iPhone, Mac, and iPad buyers in Canada pay for purchases over 12 or 24 months instead of in-full at the time of the transaction. Apple told staff it will offer the program interest-free for a limited time after the launch.