Afterpay (Clearpay) shares secrets of becoming Australian fintech unicorn

by Austrade | Case Study

Billion dollar Australian fintech Afterpay (Clearpay in the UK) scaled up globally at a rapid pace with its unique payments service. Born of a simple idea yet unique product, Afterpay enables consumers to stagger payments and improves sales for merchants from hard to reach Millennial and Gen Z customers. The company explains how it grew fast including its merchant-partnering model and how it raised its profile overseas.

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The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is the Australian Government’s international trade promotion and investment attraction agency.

We deliver quality trade and investment services to businesses to grow Australia’s prosperity. We do this by:

  • helping Australian businesses connect to, and capitalise on, opportunities in global markets
  • attracting international investment to help Australia reach its economic potential
  • helping market-ready startups and scaleups innovate and go global.

“Australia has a familiar regulatory regime and high quality fintech talent. This makes Australia an attractive market for Revolut’s expansion outside of Europe.” Matt Baxby, Chief Executive Officer of Revolut Australia

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