Affirm is a financial technology services company that is offering installment loans to consumers at the point of sale. The company offers online shoppers the ability to pay for goods in installments through short-term loans. The option to finance purchases with Affirm appears on the websites of thousands of merchants, ranging from Walmart Inc. to Expedia Group Inc.
Affirm offers a platform for digital and mobile-first commerce and consists of a point-of-sale payment solution for consumers, merchant commerce solutions, and a consumer-focused application. The company generates its revenue from merchant networks, via virtual card networks and more. Its major share of revenue generation is geographically generated from the United States.
Affirm was launched in 2012 by CEO Max Levchin, who co-founded the company. Affirm trades on Nasdaq; it went public in January 2021 and has a market capitalization of $13.9 billion. The company has the mission to deliver honest financial products that improve lives.
Affirm purports to offer a new spin on consumer financing: helping people to afford to buy the things they want, without getting into unmanageable debt.
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