Square is bringing Afterpay’s short-term installment loans to in-person shoppers. Customers will now be able to use a virtual Afterpay card on their phones to pay merchants that use Square’s point-of-sale systems, Square said on Tuesday. The move comes as companies that benefited from the surge in e-commerce during the pandemic look for ways to capture the return of in-person shopping. Smaller...
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