Afterpay Touch Group responds to media reports of Senate Inquiry

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by Anna Napoli

Afterpay Touch Group (ASX:APT) has responded to reports claiming payday lenders, debt management firms and buy now pay later platforms will be the subject of a new senate Inquiry.

Shares in Afterpay dropped almost 19 per cent in late trade on Wednesday after the reports began to surface.

The buy now pay later company says it welcomes the opportunity to participate in any review and says its customer centric service is highly differentiated from other operators.

Afterpay says it has a unique model in that the company provides a free service to customers if payments are made on time

The business says the overwhelming majority of customers pay on time and have never incurred a late fee.

Shares in Afterpay Touch (ASX:APT) are trading 13.48 per cent higher to $12.88

Anna Napoli

Finance News Network
Anna joined FNN February 2018 and also works with Channel 7 as a freelance producer. Anna has also worked as a lawyer and lecturer. She has also presented news updates for interstate news with Southern Cross Austereo.