Buy now/pay later is latest form of ‘shadow student debt’: Report

Numerous unaccredited and loosely regulated schools are offering buy now/pay later products as a payment option for students, according to the Student Borrower Protection Center. Its report, which called out PayPal, Klarna, Affirm and Afterpay, comes as the CFPB is considering how to regulate the sector.

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  • John K. White

    John has been in communications since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg in 1992. He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to digital editor postings with the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Journal. In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the Bankless Media co-founders completed a sale and exit in August 2021.