Affirm’s clever end-around, Snap and Chipotle earnings
The comeback tour continues.
Hi all. There’s something fun about Snapchat and Chipotle — both in the middle of awkward but so-far successful comebacks — reporting earnings at the same time. While they’re different businesses with different problems, both have bounced back from potential near-collapses and are successfully — so far! — rebuilding their audiences and reputations.
Affirm’s clever Apple Pay end-around
Affirm is known for its instant loans that let customers pay for products over installment plans, with interest rates ranging from 0% to 30%. Now 7 years old, it works with 3,000 merchants, from Walmart to Peloton, and boasts more than 3 million shoppers.
But if you zoom out, the bigger picture is that Affirm is trying to disintermediate and disrupt the credit card and banking industries with what it says are more modern, transparent, and responsible loans and practices.
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