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Buy now pay later Apps in India

The concept of delayed payments in the times of pandemic. Firstly, the concept of delayed payment is not new. Secondly, buy now pay later apps is similar to using a credit card. The payment has a 15 days or 30 days cycle that varies from company to company. Similar to an OD – Over Draft facility provided to merchants by various commercial banks in India. This facility also extends to common man via the use of digital platforms.

afterpay” an Australian Financial Technology company that works on the principles of Buy now and Pay later. Jack Dorsey founder of Twitter buys afterpay for a whooping “$29 Billion”.

afterpay $29 billion acquisition by Jack Dorsey

KYC Documents for buy now and pay later apps in India

Firstly, these apps are disbursed via the payment portals or NBFC – Non Banking Financial Corporations. The documents required for opening the account in these are similar to what we require for opening a bank account. Secondly, the same KYC documents are required in a demat account.

  • Pan Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Bank Account
  • Signature
  • Mobile number and email

List of buy now pay later apps

Lazy PayApp link

Personal Loan – For Personal Loans the interest rate is in the range of 15% to 32% + 2% of processing fees. Options of no cost or low cost EMI are available. Cash Withdrawals of 10,000 minimum are allowed in LazyPay

Billing Cycle – The billing cycle is on 3rd and 18th of every month. Under the rewards segment LazyPay mentioned the following details

Late fee as per Lazy Pay – If you are a LazyPay user who doesn’t have access to features like part payments and the ability to use credit through UPI, your late fee is calculated as Rs 11.8 (Incl. 18% GST) per day after the due date. So if your bill is due on the 18th, you will be charged the late fee from the 19th onwards. The maiximum late fee charges are 30% of the total due amount.

LazyPay Support numberSupport Portal

Simpl

Personal Loan – Firstly, there is not much clearity on website about the personal loan and rate of Interest. Simpl is purely a shop now and pay later platform. Therefore we cannot find personal loan on Simpl. No cash withdrawals only bill payments.

Billing cycle – All transaction are added to the bill on the 16th and last day of the month.

Late Fee in Simpl – If a payment crosses the due date, Simpl can charge you a late penalty of up to Rs 250 + applicable taxes (GST). In case a user informs us about any issue s/he is facing, we will withhold the late penalty. Or reverse it, depending on the situation.

Simpl Support numberChat Support

Paytm Postpaid

The Postpaid services/facility is offered by Clix Finance India Pvt. Ltd (“Clix”) through Paytm. So Paytm is not directly involved in this service of credit.

Personal Loan – Personal loan of upto 60,000 is being provided by Paytm postpaid or “Clix”. No cash withdrawal facility only bill payments.

Billing Cycle – 1st day till last day of the month and 1st day after billing. Basically it means that bills are generated on the next day itself and we can choose to pay that amount within a month.

Late Fee of Paytm Postpaid – The late fee for paytm postpaid depends upon the billing slabs.

Paytm post paid late fee - buy now pay later apps

Paytm Postpaid Support number – 0120-4456-456 (24*7) Support

ICICI Pay later

So this facility by ICICI bank is only limited to the selcted bank customers who are elidgible for it. So there is nothing new in it. Because even traditionally banks have been offering such facilities to their customers in the form of Personal Loans.

Krazy BeeApp Link

Personal Loan – The facility of personal loan is available on Krazy Bee for the amount range of Rs 1499 to 50,000. Firstly, the interest rate may be charged from 15% to 36%. Secondly, the loan processing fee is in the range of 0.1% to 5%.

Billing Cycle – No clarity on the cycle but it usually is assumed to be a mothly cycle

Late Fee – The late fee details are not explicitly mentioned on the website or application page. But in the google search it shows 10 Rs per day or something. So yes they should mention their charges.

Krazy Bee Support number – 080-44292555 , email – reachus@kbnbfc.in

Slice Pay

Personal Loan – 1 Lac for students and 10 Lac for working professionals as per their support platform

For 12 months, the interest charged on the EMI would be in the range of 12-15%. For six months, it would be in the range between 6-8% of the transaction amount. In a 12-month EMI plan for a ₹10,000 bill, APR (the annual rate charged for borrowing) could range up to ₹1,500 extra on the total amount – as per finance solving

Note – That this expanation is not the official respose from Slice but is provided on Finance solving blog

Billing cycle – Not defined, Assuming it to be similar to paytm.

Late Fee Charges – The default charges will be calculated at Rs 35/- per day during which the default continues subject to a maximum limit of INR 2,000/-

Maximum charge is 30% of outstanding loan amount.

Slice Support numberSupport Center

  • +91-8047096430
  • help@sliceit.com

WebsiteSlice It

ePayLater – Tagline Eat now Pay Later

They are more of Amazon Affiliate program recognized as a startup by industry but no NBFC or Banking license is provided.

Personal Loan – 20,000 Initial Credit free for 14 days

Billing Cycle – 14 Days

Late Fee Charges – Not mentioned explicity

ePayLater Support number – support@epaylater.in

Top 4 Best Buy now pay later apps

  1. Lazy Pay
  2. Slice
  3. Paytm Postpaid
  4. Krazy Bee

By Kanishka Singh Rathore

  1. Engineer
  2. Financial Planner
  3. Editor

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