Travel fintech brands such as Uplift, Affirm and Fly Now Pay Later have found themselves with a critical role to play over the last 18 months.
As travelers tentatively venture out once more, many have faced difficult decisions to make: break the bank to take the trip, or not bother.
This is why many of the companies providing the buy-now-pay-later concept have performed reasonably well during the recovery period that is starting to emerge, Omicron notwithstanding.
Notable moments included Affirm's move to the public markets with a $24 billion valuation in January last year and Uplift's $68 million credit line the same month.
Just this week, U.K.-based Fly Now Pay Later raised a $75 million investment round. The market has caught itself in the zeitgeist of recovery and consumer shifts in behavior.
PhocusWire spoke to Brian Barth, CEO and co-founder of Uplift, during The Phocuswright Conference in November 2021.
In the interview, Barth discusses how the concept might evolve next, usage rates of the services, partner trends and how subscription models fit in.
The full chat with PhocusWire's Kevin May is included below...
Executive Inteview: Uplift on riding the buy-now-pay-later wave