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UK Point of Sale Finance (including Buy Now Pay Later): Market Insight Report 2022 -

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December 19, 2022 GMT

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The “UK Point of Sale Finance (including Buy Now Pay Later): Market Insight Report 2022” report has been added to’s offering.

This report focuses on the UK market for point of sale, or POS, finance. Also known as retail finance, in-store credit, store installment credit or Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL), it refers to loans provided by, or on behalf of, a retailer to enable a consumer to make a specific purchase.

This new edition of the report has been updated and extended to take into account recent growth in the market and to revise our market size and growth estimates.

The report quantifies the market size in loans outstanding, new lending and loan provider revenues, historical growth rates and levels of industry profitability. It segments the market between conventional POS finance and BNPL.

Objectives of the report

This report aims to answer a series of questions on the POS finance market:


  • How does the market work? What changes have there been recently?
  • What would be the impact of an interest rate rise?
  • Which types of retailers use it most frequently?
  • How does it compare with alternative and substitute forms of finance?
  • What role has new technology played in the market?
  • What is the market size and historical growth rate, in terms of total loans outstanding, new lending and lender revenues?
  • What are the risks to future market growth?
  • How does the market compare with those in other countries?
  • Who are the main finance providers and principals, which are most widely used by retailers, how have they performed?
  • In simple terms, what do they each do, who do they work for and how do they operate?
  • What do the leading UK retailers do - to what extent do they use this form of finance, how do usage patterns vary by sector, which providers does each use and what is the extent of churn?
  • Unsecured consumer credit for the purchase of specific goods or services can be split between two key segments: Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) and Point of Sale/Service (POS).
  • BNPL: Interest-free split payments for up to around three months, termed Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) finance. This is a relatively new part of the market having grown rapidly in the past three years.
  • POS: Credit agreements typically of 12 months or longer.
  • It includes purchases of goods from high street stores and online as well as purchases of services from medical, beauty or other providers
  • Many retailers choose to subsidise the cost of the credit as a promotional expenditure and offer “interest-free credit” or “zero per cent finance”.
  • It is used by both national retail chains and independent shops, most commonly in the home and furniture, jewellery and electricals sectors.
  • Loans are generally set up as personal loans, not secured on the asset and without a lease arrangement.
  • Interest-free loans are generally for 3-12 months with an APR of 0% (i.e. no additional fees are charged)
  • Charged-for loans are generally for periods of 12-60 months. Where interest is charged, an APR of 15-20% being typical.


Companies Mentioned


  • ApptoPay
  • Auto Serve Finance Limited,
  • Azule Limited
  • Barclays Partner
  • Caledonian Consumer Finance
  • Carnegie Consumer Finance
  • Clearpay
  • Close Brothers Retail Finance
  • Deko
  • Divido Financial Services Ltd.
  • First Senior Finance Limited
  • Funeral Safe
  • Hitachi Capital
  • Home Retail Group
  • Ikano
  • Laybuy Holdings
  • Lending Works Limited
  • NewDay
  • OMNI Capital Retail Finance Ltd
  • Pay Later Financial Services (Fly Now Pay Later)
  • Paybreak Limited (afforditNOW)
  • PayitMonthly Limited
  • Payment Assist
  • PayPal
  • Paysafe Financial Services
  • Premium Credit
  • Propensio Finance
  • Recent News
  • Rematch Credit (DivideBuy)
  • Secure Trust (V Retail Finance)
  • Shawbrook Bank
  • Shop Direct
  • Snap Finance Ltd. (Pay Weekly)
  • Social Money Ltd (Paylr)
  • Specialist Lending Ltd (Duologi)
  • Splitpay
  • Tabeo Broker
  • Tymit Limited
  • Wesleyan Bank

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