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There Are Many Betway Free Bet Voucher Codes Ready To Be Claimed

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A lot of people already like to have the chance to use a bookmaker. However, everything becomes even better when people can make this absolutely free. Many could think that this is simply not possible. But, these platforms always find their ways to surprise people. It turns out that there are many Betway free bet voucher codes circling around the Internet waiting for some lucky user to claim and use them.

Among all the bookmakers that currently exist in the market, Betway is one of the best in terms of benefits and free bet incentives handed out to all its active users. Thanks to these voucher codes Betway free bet, it is possible to get certain rewards, usually in the form of cash that can be used exclusively for making wagers.

In other words, clients can get in their balances a certain amount of money that can be used for bets, without needing to actually deposit money by themselves. This is an excellent incentive overall, because also Betway has some of the most lenient terms and conditions in all the market, meaning that there are very few restrictions that determine how users can employ these benefits.

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How to Betway app download South Africa download free

There are many reasons that can help to explain why Betway has become one of the undisputed leaders in the bookmaker market, and one of them is the fact that it has one of the best mobile programs in this industry. Below there will be an explanation for understanding how to Betway app download South Africa download free. First, starting with Android gadgets:

  1. Visit the Betway website.
  2. Scroll down until finding the Betway app section.
  3. Tap over the desired version in order to begin downloading the .apk installer.
  4. Ensure that the “unknown sources” option is activated.
  5. Execute the installer and follow the instructions shown on screen.

These steps must be done because unfortunately it is not possible to download free Betway app South Africa download directly from Google Play, this is because of the terms and conditions that regulate the distribution of apps through this medium. However, obtaining this software is still very simple.

In the case of iOS users, they only need to visit the AppStore, and find and download this program directly from there. This download process can also be done for absolutely free, and grants the user direct access to a fantastic world of opportunities, which come in the form of bonus codes, great odds, casino games, sportswagers, and much more.

Volvo Cars Launches New, Pure Electric Volvo C40 Recharge

Volvo C40 Recharge
Volvo C40 Recharge

The future of Volvo Cars is electric and the new Volvo C40 Recharge is the latest manifestation of its commitment to a zero-emission future.

The C40 Recharge has all the benefits of an SUV but with a lower and sleeker design. It is based on the CMA vehicle platform and the first Volvo model in history designed as pure electric only.

Greg Maruszewski, managing director at Volvo Car South Africa, said the launch of the Volvo C40 Recharge marks yet another significant step when it comes to Volvo Cars’ commitment to minimising its environmental impact and making the cities of the future cleaner.

“Volvo Cars is focused on reducing the carbon emissions of both its products as well as its operations. We have placed electrification at the core of our future business. This strategy is not only about saving the planet. It is also about the customer. South Africans are increasingly demanding electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ current and future needs,” he explains.

Those needs include a vehicle that is not only environmentally friendly but also elegant and stylish.

“All modern Volvo cars boast styling that takes traditional Scandinavian design cues – such as clean, simple lines and controlled surfaces – and combines them with classic proportions and striking details to create a distinctive range of premium cars,” says Maruszewski.

“Add interiors that feature the finest natural materials, skilled craftsmanship and lots of natural light, and any Volvo is a luxurious, elegant, relaxing place in which to travel. Precisely the same will apply to our range of electric cars.”

The next step in Volvo’s local electrification journey takes place this month when the company announces the launch of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric into South Africa.

“While launch plans for the Volvo C40 Recharge in the South African market have yet to be finalised, we are delighted to bring our first all-electric car to this country. It is a very important step in our plans to sell only pure electric cars by 2030,” says Maruszewski.

Following the introduction of the XC40 Recharge and now the C40 Recharge, Volvo Cars will roll out several additional electric models in coming years.

Already by 2025, it aims for 50 per cent of its global sales volume to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids. By 2030, it plans for every car it sells to be pure electric.

“The C40 Recharge represents the future of Volvo and shows where we are going,” said Henrik Green, chief technology officer.

 

“It is fully electric, offered online only with a convenient care package and will be available for quick delivery. Getting a new Volvo was never this attractive.”

Volvo C40 Recharge
Volvo C40 Recharge

Like the XC40 Recharge, the C40 Recharge comes with one of the best infotainment systems on the market, jointly developed with Google and based on the Android operating system. It provides consumers with Google apps and services built-in, such as Google Maps, Google Assistant and the Google Play Store.

Unlimited data enables superior connectivity and the C40 Recharge will receive software updates over the air. That means it will continue to improve over time after it has left the factory.

As announced earlier today, the fully electric C40 Recharge will be available online only. In line with its ambition of reducing complexity in its model offering and focus on attractive pre-selected variants, Volvo Cars has drastically simplified the consumer offering of the C40 Recharge.

Telkom Introduces New Closer Calling Plans Aligned To SmartVoice

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Telkom

Telkom’s landline customers will be able to align their calling plans to its popular SmartVoice offering. The SmartVoice packages, which are fibre or “fixed wireless landline look-alike” products that usually include additional features such as mobile data, minutes, and free on-net calls.

The company said it has not only introduced new closer calling plans for customers wishing to get more value for their money, but it has also reduced the prices of some of these plans.

The new Closer Calling plans are available to new and existing customers and can be provisioned on Copper, Fibre and as a bolt-on to IPVoice (Internet Protocol Voice); replacing the stand-alone fixed-line as well as the old Closer Calling plans known as Weekend and Evening, Anytime, Anytime Extra, Anytime Plus and Unlimited Fixed Line.

The New Telkom Closer Calling Plans

      • Closer Basic @ R199
      • Closer 100 @ R299
      • Closer 300 @ R399
      • Closer Unlimited @ R599
      • Closer Basic Bolt-on @ R40
      • Closer 100 Bolt-on @ R70
      • Closer 300 Bolt-on @ R130
      • Closer Unlimited Bolt-on @ R220

Telkom said customers will be happy to know that the company has done away with the stand-alone voice line with no inclusive value and the time limitation of Evening and Weekend minutes, so our customers can now make calls at any time.

Also, worth noting is that all the new Closer Calling plans now include 3000 minutes that can be used to call more than 13 million Telkom numbers free of charge, said the company.

“Depending on which plan a customer subscribes to, off-net minutes are also included to call other local networks.”

Telkom added that migration of existing customers from their old Closer Calling plans to more suitable new plans resumed on 1 March 2021 at no cost to them.

Meanwhile, stand-alone voice-only Copper customers will be migrated to one of the new Closer Calling plans with the benefit of never having to pay for calls to Telkom Fixed or Telkom Mobile numbers again, the company said.

Also read: ADSL is Out, Fibre is in. Here’s How Telkom is Migrating Customers to Fibre

elkom is transitioning its customers from copper-based internet to new-generation fibre technology in all fibre-ready regions across South Africa.

The telecommunications provider is currently hard at work upgrading its customers from copper ADSL internet to fibre-based internet.

This migration applies to all customers residing in fibre-ready regions around the country where the current DSL infrastructure overlaps with the FTTH footprint.

Telkom notes that fibre promises a significant improvement in users’ connectivity experience and assures customers that they will receive the support that they need to undergo the upgrade with minimal stress and disruption.

“With technology advancing so rapidly, we want to help keep our customers up to date and ensure that they are making the most of what’s available,” says Steven White, Executive: Product Development & Management at Telkom.

The reality is that fibre-based internet promises users several benefits over its copper alternative. First and foremost, customers will enjoy faster internet upload and download speeds, a more stable internet connection, and reduced downtime. The latter advantage is due to the fact that fibre infrastructure is not at risk of cable theft, a problem that has plagued DSL users for a very long time.

“There has always been a high demand for fast, reliable internet. In current times, and in relation to the COVID pandemic with so many people working from home and just spending more time at home in general, this demand is higher than ever before,” says White.

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Internet sign. Photo by Leon Seibert on Unsplash

Telkom agents are contacting customers directly to inform them regarding what to expect from the upgrade, and when. All representatives insist that there is no need to panic about a sudden ‘cut-off’.

“Customers can rest assured that Telkom won’t leave them in the lurch. While the move away from copper-based internet is compulsory, we are here to work with customers to find an alternative connectivity solution that best suits their needs. If they aren’t on board with fibre, there are many other options available to choose from, such as wireless LTE and Fixed Line Lookalike (FLLA),” says White.

Cryptocurrency A Primary Concern For Tax Authorities

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Stack of Bitcoin coins on Southern Africa flag. Wit Olszewski / Shutterstock.com

There are many South Africans who have made investments into cryptocurrency, and we see all types of traders and investors on a daily basis. It has announced new dawn of investment world-wide and regulators worldwide have been sluggish to respond. However, it is now firmly on the tax radar for revenue authorities worldwide; and the position of South African Revenue Services (SARS) seems to be no different.

The walls are closing in on crypto-traders

In the 2021 Budget Speech, Minister Tito Mboweni announced that SARS will be provided with an additional allocation of R3 billion to “modernise its technology infrastructure and systems, expand and improve the use of data analytics and artificial intelligence capabilities, and participate meaningfully in global tax compliance initiatives”.

In addition to audit letters recently sent to taxpayers enquiring about their cryptocurrency-related holdings and activities, the Commissioner of SARS, Edward Kieswetter, has further stated following the 2021 Budget Speech that “[u]ndisclosed offshore assets, including crypto-assets such as bitcoin, will be a big area of focus.”

SARS seems to be looking at cryptocurrency as an area of additional tax revenue, and with the ability to raise 100% penalties and strengthening of criminal offenses provisions where an innocent mistake can now give you a criminal record, the law is very much in SARS’ corner. Now, the infrastructure is already being put in place to ensure that the shortfalls of SARS’ current information-gathering and tax revenue collection mechanisms are systematically closed.

SARS has already included questions concerning cryptocurrency in the capital gains tax portion of tax returns, and have further created source codes for cryptocurrency-trading profits (​2572) and losses (2573) respectively. This means that there is no room for a taxpayer to manoeuvre in light of non-disclosure in their returns.

United States Example – Are They Smarter?

The much-feared Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has similarly embarked on a drive to bring previously undisclosed cryptocurrency amounts into their tax net. However, compared to SARS, it appears that the IRS is taking a much more robust approach, as no one messes with the IRS.

The United States has strategically placed the question about cryptocurrency holdings on page one of their tax returns (known as 1040, which makes for a joint tax filing by a family). All United States citizens and green card holders are thus forced to answer accurately, eliminating any defences later.

Their question reads whether the relevant taxpayer did, at any time in the tax year, “receive, sell, send, exchange, or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual currency”.

This means that, regardless of whether or not and how cryptocurrency was acquired by the taxpayer, they are expected to disclose this to the IRS. In 2019, more than 10 000 letters were sent to taxpayers who had carried out crypto transactions and who may have failed to report their income and pay the tax owed.

In South Africa, it seems better late than never for SARS, which only recently engaging in their cryptocurrency compliance and enforcement project. Nevertheless, this does not mean that taxpayers should expect any leniency from SARS for incorrectly or undisclosed cryptocurrency transactions. SARS is increasingly being forced into space where it must drop its soft gloves approach in helping taxpayers being compliant and putting up billboards about how good taxes are for the country. They now have the additional R3 billion allocated towards SARS for this purpose, and it appears that they have been given 3,000 million to go out and collect even more.

Full disclosure to mitigate exposure

Contrary to what many traders and investors believe, cryptocurrency can be tracked and traced with the correct expertise and resources. This may be through direct questions posed by SARS to a taxpayer in terms of an audit letter, or by way of more indirect questions (e.g., asking questions with reference to outbound money transfers by the taxpayer and withdrawals from known cryptocurrency platforms). Remember, technology does not forget and once you have clicked on even a cryptocurrency ad, your digital footprint is already there.

Taxpayers need to understand the tax treatment applicable to cryptocurrency trading ahead of time and take the necessary steps to ensure they are able to meet their obligations. If taxpayers have already been trading in cryptocurrency and have not given the tax consequences much thought, it may be wise to seriously start considering the regularisation of their affairs with SARS.

Recent changes to our tax laws in South Africa mean that SARS no longer has to prove that someone had an intention to commit a criminal tax offence. Instead, only negligence on the part of the taxpayer needs to be proved. Upon conviction, a taxpayer may be fined or sentenced to up to two years in prison and, if found to have attempted tax evasion or to obtain an undue refund, this may result in them spending up to five years in prison.

It is clear that cryptocurrency remains a key concern for revenue authorities and the issue will not be going away any time soon. As SARS continues to evolve its infrastructure to clamp down on non-compliance in relation to cryptocurrency, taxpayers need to be mindful of their obligations and render unto Caesar what is due or face the consequences of continued non-compliance.

Liquid Telecom Says Its Services Unaffected By SEA-ME-WE 5 Outage

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Liquid Telecom

Liquid Telecom, a pan-African telecommunications group, ensured continuity of service to its customers during the recent outages of the SEA-ME-WE 5 and EIG submarine cables.

The company operates an intelligent subsea cable system that automatically reroutes network traffic during such outages, thus ensuring service reliability on our resilient architecture. This differentiates Liquid Telecom from other wholesalers that do not have access to similar infrastructure.

“With over 57,700 km of submarine cable fibre linking Africa to Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Liquid Telecom’s subsea network is extensive and offers low latency to global destinations. Keeping our customers connected is and has always been our number one priority. The recent outage on SEA-ME-WE 5 demonstrates the reliability of our network, as none of our customers were affected,” said David Eurin, Liquid Sea CEO.

During this ongoing SEA-ME-WE 5 sea cable outage, Liquid Telecom customers remain unaffected due to the additional capacity across alternate routes, either on parallel routes or alternative paths. Subsea cables are integral to high-speed data exchanges between continents, making them vital to our connectivity offering to our customers.

Liquid Telecom has established Liquid Sea as its dedicated international wholesale division to support its global customers to access international connectivity from and into Africa.

Liquid Sea can leverage its investment in six submarine cables around the Continent, as well as more than 73,000km of fibre connecting tens of thousands of business premises in 13 countries.

Its recent investment in Equiano on the West coast positions Liquid Sea as the leading international connectivity provider in Africa, with up to 15 Terabit/s of capacity between South Africa, Nigeria and Europe.

Telkom’s Blue Bargain Sale Offers Discounted Prices on Selected FreeMe Deals

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TELKOM

Telkom’s Blue Bargain Sale is offering unbelievable deals, dropped prices and fabulous freebies. The Blue Bargain Sale with a reduced price applies to selected FreeMe contracts.

It offers up to 30% reduction devices and free data for three months.

The free promotional Telkom Mobile Data shall be allocated for three consecutive months (deal dependent).

The sale is available to new and existing mobile customers who apply or renewing a contract.

The company will charge the standard Once-off SIM and Connection fee of R99.00 applicable to mobile deals on the customer’s first invoice for all new provide orders.

The Blue Bargain Sale deals are available in Telkom Retail, Online and Call Centre channels until 31 March 2021.

Here are some of the deals below


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Volvo Cars To Be Fully Electric By 2030

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Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD in Sage Green

Volvo Cars is committed to becoming a leader in the fast-growing premium electric car market and plan to become a fully electric car company by 2030, the Swedish firm said.

By then, Volvo Cars intends to only sell fully electric cars and phase out any car in its global portfolio with an internal combustion engine, including hybrids.

The company’s transition towards becoming a fully electric car maker is part of its ambitious climate plan, which seeks to consistently reduce the life cycle carbon footprint per car through concrete action.

Volvo Cars said the 2030 ambition represents an acceleration of its electrification strategy, driven by strong demand for its electrified cars in recent years and a firm conviction that the market for combustion engine cars is a shrinking one.

“To remain successful, we need profitable growth. So instead of investing in a shrinking business, we choose to invest in the future – electric and online,” said Håkan Samuelsson, chief executive.

“We are fully focused on becoming a leader in the fast-growing premium electric segment.”

Volvo Cars launched its first fully electric car, the XC40 Recharge, in markets around the globe last year. Today the company also revealed its second fully electric car, a new model in the 40 Series.

In coming years Volvo Cars will roll out several additional electric models, with more to follow. Already by 2025, it aims for 50% of its global sales to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrids. By 2030, every car it sells should be fully electric.

“There is no long-term future for cars with an internal combustion engine,” said Henrik Green, chief technology officer.

 

“We are firmly committed to becoming an electric-only car maker and the transition should happen by 2030. It will allow us to meet the expectations of our customers and be a part of the solution when it comes to fighting climate change.”

All pure electric Volvo models to be available online only

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Volvo Cars

Volvo Cars’ move towards full electrification comes together with an increased focus on online sales and a more complete, attractive and transparent consumer offer under the name Care by Volvo.

All fully electric models will be available online only.

It aims to be a fully electric car company globally by 2030 and will launch a completely new family of electric cars in the coming years – all of which will be available online only.

As part of its new commercial strategy, Volvo Cars will invest heavily in its online sales channels, radically reduce complexity in its product offer, and with transparent and set pricing models.

“The future of Volvo Cars is defined by three pillars: electric, online and growth,” says Lex Kerssemakers, head of global commercial operations.

 

“We want to offer our customers peace of mind and a care-free way of having a Volvo, by taking away complexity while getting and driving the car. Simplification and convenience are key to everything we do.”

While Volvo Cars is investing heavily in online sales platforms, it will build stronger customer relationships together with its retail partners. They remain a crucial part of the customer experience and will continue to be responsible for a variety of important services such as selling, preparing, delivering and servicing cars.

“Online and off-line need to be fully and seamlessly integrated,” added Kerssemakers.

“Wherever the customer is in their journey – online, in a showroom, in a Volvo Studio, or driving the car – the customer experience needs to be top-notch.”

Care by Volvo, until recently known as the name for Volvo Cars’ subscription service, will be expanded into a broader customer offer aimed at increasing overall convenience.

When buying an electric Volvo online, it will come with a convenient care package that includes items such as service, warranty, roadside assistance, as well as insurance where available and home charging options.

On its flagship online store, volvocars.com, the company will radically simplify the process for, and reduce the number of steps involved in, signing up for an electric Volvo.

Customers will be able to choose from attractive pre-configured electric Volvos that are ready for simple and convenient ordering and quick delivery.

Vodacom Financial Services Creates VodaTrade To Support SMEs

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Vodacom. Images source: Logos and Symbols

Vodacom Financial Services has announced an expansion of its services to include a supplier portal called VodaTrade, where the small supplier will be able to go digital and connect with bigger business partners. This digital trading platform is set to support small and medium-sized business by connecting them to exciting new business prospects.

VodaTrade is a one-stop interface for small business to interact with all aspects of their trade.

Some key features include analytics, receiving orders, catalogue management, confirming fulfilment, as well as sending back an invoice.

“I’m really excited that we are launching a product which caters for SMEs, who are the backbone of our economy, as it is important that they are connected to the right business tools so they that are not left behind in their digital journey,” says Mariam Cassim, Chief Officer at Vodacom Financial and Digital Services.

“The global pandemic has highlighted some of the economic and financial challenges and we look forward to unlocking new opportunities for businesses through VodaTrade.”

VodaTrade also sets the foundation for Vodacom Financial Services to provide additional services for SME customers such a supply chain finance in the coming months.

 “VodaTrade enables the small supplier to seamlessly transact with large organisations with intricate systems without having to worry about backend complexity,” says Jenny Pather, Executive Head of Trading Bridge at Vodacom Financial Services.

 

“VodaTrade enables this digitisation of the small supplier, which forms part of Vodacom’s mission to ensure SMEs have access to digital opportunities to succeed now and in the future.”

Pather goes on to say, “Our Trading Bridge platform is quite vast in its operations, switching transactions to the value of R200 billion per annum. Our objective is to enable small businesses to access this platform using the VodaTrade Supplier Portal and enable them to transact on a global scale.”

The supplier portal allows you to integrate parts of your business with your trading partners for improved processes and efficiency.

The message from the economic ramifications of COVID-19 is clear for small businesses in South Africa: adapt fast or run the risk of being left behind.

Research shows that small businesses that invest in digitisation and technology grow three times faster than those that spend the least on digitising. But for many businesses, digitisation is a daunting process.

It may seem overwhelming, but it does not have to be, as Vodacom provides support to SMEs while striving to connect everyone with what matters most.

The important thing is to take incremental steps in the right direction, which includes mapping out what your ideal digital state is, and then create a roadmap to get there.

 

Alaris Buys UK-based Linwave Technologies

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A street money changer counts South African Rands in Harare, Zimbabwe, May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo - RTX2CZDI

Alaris Holdings, South Africa’s antenna specialist, announced on Monday it has acquired UK-based Linwave Technologies.

In January, Alaris informed investors that it is in talks to buy a UK firm.

The JSE AltX firm, which listed since July 2008, said it has long been on the lookout for opportunities to widen its already substantial footprint.

Alaris Holdings Group CEO, Juergen Dresel, has indicated previously that Alaris set out to complement the Group with strong RF/microwave electronics design and RF assembly capabilities.

Linwave Technologies fits this strategic requirement like a glove. A share purchase agreement was signed on Friday 26 February, with the same effective date.

“Linwave will contribute greatly to the diversification of various elements in the Group, adding new products, new customers, new territories and new market segments like medical and aviation. There is no doubt that this will lead to some great cross-selling opportunities within the Group,” stated Juergen Dresel.

He added that “the plan is that Linwave becomes the ‘go-to place’ for RF/microwave design and developments required within the Group”, concluding that “by Linwave becoming part of the ALH Group of companies, (it) will allow us to become more system orientated. This enables us to strategically move up vertically in the value chain.”

While Linwave already boasts an expert skillset in the RF/microwave field, Chris Carr, Linwave’s Sales Director, said that they are “excited to become part of an international group of companies, thereby exploiting synergies to create new business opportunities.”

He added that “the acquisition will provide an opportunity to integrate our RF/microwave electronics technology with the core antenna business of Alaris, to produce cutting edge and advanced system solutions to our combined customer base.”

The group worth more than R300 million on the JSE AltX designs, develops, manufactures and sells state-of-the-art, specialised broadband antennas and other related RF products used in communication, frequency spectrum monitoring, testing and measurement, electronic warfare and other specialised markets.

Its client base consists of system integrators, frequency spectrum regulators and players in the homeland security space, located across the globe – mostly outside of South Africa – in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

With the acquisition of Linwave Technologies, Alaris increases its global footprint even further, boding well for future growth.

Ian Duke, Managing Director of Linwave Technologies, said that “the management team and shareholders of Linwave are excited about the future of the business” and confirmed that “Linwave is proud to be able to add value to the already advanced Alaris products by means of our intellectual property.”

Following its normal approach, Alaris will make no changes to the Linwave management team.

Linwave will join its sister companies, COJOT and mWAVE under the Alaris UK Investment holdings entity, and the Linwave board will remain majority manned by UK residents.

COJOT, founded in 1986 and located in Espoo, Finland, serves military and public safety markets globally. With more than 30 years of experience. mWAVE, based in Windham, Maine in the United States, is a leading global provider of advanced custom and
commercial microwave antenna solutions. The company was established in 2004 and designs and manufactures standard and custom microwave antenna products for
commercial and government applications spanning the scientific, defence and academic communities.

Alaris USA , trading as a division of mWAVE Industries and based in Windham, Maine, sells and supports specialised antennas and other RF related products designed by COJOT and Alaris Antennas to its customer base in North America.

This Is The Highest-Valued Private FinTech in Europe And The Second Worldwide

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Klarna, a Swedish buy now, pay later behemoth and upstart bank

Klarna has become the highest-valued private FinTech in Europe and the second-highest worldwide. The Swedish buy now, pay later behemoth and upstart bank announced on Monday secured $1 billion USD in an equity funding round to accelerate international expansion and further capture global retail growth.

The new funding values Klarna at $31 billion at a post-money valuation.

The funding was confirmed today by the company in a statement after it was leaked to the media.

Klarna enables consumers to shop, pay and bank in a smarter way, designed to fit the lives they lead, not the requirements of the traditional payments and banking industry.

The ongoing structural shift of consumers actively moving away from revolving credit lines to debit means Klarna’s healthier and simpler alternatives, which put consumers in control of their finances, are closely aligned to evolving global consumer preferences and drive global growth.

In 2020, the Klarna app was consistently ranked among the Top 10 app downloads in the United States, proving Klarna’s ability to elevate the mobile shopping experience.

Consumers can browse and shop at any brand online with Klarna payment options, track spending and available balances, add favorite items to wishlists, access tailored discounts, receive price-drop notifications, track deliveries intelligently and join Klarna’s new loyalty program, Vibe.

Consumers now expect the convenience and flexibility of the online experience everywhere. Klarna’s global platform, supported by it’s app, makes this transition between channels seamless for consumers, always delivering a personalised and engaging service.

With global retail sales expected to reach $27 trillion by 2022, Klarna is uniquely placed to meet the continued accelerated demand both online and in-store.

Klarna’s more than 250,000+ retail partners including Macys, Etsy, Sephora, Ralph Lauren and Urban Outfitters are offering our services across channels.

In all, this is reflected in the continued strong business results for Klarna: volume and revenue for 2020 grew 46% and 40% year-on-year to more than $53 billion and $1 billion respectively.

“At Klarna, we solve problems – that is the heart of what we do for both consumers and retailers. Consumers want transparent products to help them bank, shop and pay that reflect the way they live their lives, not just outdated traditional models,” Sebastian Siemiatkowski, co-founder and CEO of Klarna.

“Each and everyone of us at Klarna will continue to work hard on this, but it is also time for us, with our culture of change, disruption and innovation, to focus on tackling bigger, more complex issues. I believe our industry has a responsibility to help in some way solve global sustainability issues and I hope others will join Klarna in our ambition.”

The FinTech has been backed by Sequoia Capital since 2010. Recent investors include Dragoneer, Bestseller Group, Permira, Visa, Atomico, Ant Group, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Silver Lake, HMI Capital, TCV, Northzone, GIC (Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund) and funds and accounts managed by BlackRock.