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What you should know before you use a buy now, pay later loan
10/4/2021 | Marcus Wertz, Chief Lending Officer

Read This Before You Decide To Use A Buy Now, Pay Later Loan

If you’ve bought anything online recently, you might’ve noticed online retailers offering the option of Buy Now, Pay Later Loans when you click to check out.

This type of loan—also known as a point-of-sale loan—gives you the option to pay off your purchase with bi-weekly or monthly payments over a period of time. Unlike credit cards, many Buy Now, Pay Later Loans (BNPL for short) offer 0% interest and no penalties for late payments.

On the surface, this can sound like a pretty attractive option; especially if your online cart is loaded with big-ticket items such as furniture, gifts, or household goods. However, it’s important to be aware of how BNPLs can impact your credit score before deciding to use this option.