SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Usio, Inc: (Nasdaq: USIO), a leading provider of FinTech integrated payment solutions, today announced the implementation of its new point-of-sale credit solution, enabling businesses to ‘offer instant credit to their customers without absorbing any of the consumer credit risk.

“Point-of-sale consumer loans are growing faster than any other unsecured loan, from $92 billion in outstanding loan balances in 2019 to $182 billion in 2023, according to The Ascent,” Louis said. Hoch, president and CEO of Usio. . “Our new point-of-sale lending solution enables businesses to quickly and easily offer instant point-of-sale credit to their customers, without the challenge of onboarding or credit issues. Any business that deals directly with customers for relatively more expensive purchases can use this instant credit as a way to potentially earn more business at the point of sale.

According to The Ascent, the percentage of people who used a buy-it-now, pay-later service increased by 62% across all age groups between July 2020 and March 2021, excluding people over 54. , which recorded a 98% increase. use.

According to the Bread Research Report on Payment Preferences, published in October 2019, consumers prefer to buy now, pay later. For example, 53% of people would prefer to make a $200 purchase in four equal interest-free periods. payments, avoiding the high interest that would be incurred on a credit card during this period. Monthly installments come to the fore with larger purchase amounts, where 49% would prefer monthly installments on a $1,000 purchase and 69% would prefer monthly payments on a $5,000 purchase. Only 14-15% would prefer to use a credit card for such large purchases.

No integration is required with Usio’s point-of-sale lending solution. Businesses receive payments faster, with funds deposited the next day. Point-of-sale lending improves customer satisfaction and loyalty and gives organizations a competitive edge by providing customers with flexible payment options over different time periods. Most importantly, businesses get all the benefits of providing an instant loan solution to their customers without assuming any risk.

Consumers have the option to buy interest-free now, pay later, an installment loan of 6 weeks or less, or longer terms with aggressively priced interest rates with market-competitive rates. Merchant-level revenue recognition will occur at the time of sale, while funds (net of any potential associated expenses) will be settled the following day.

About Usio, Inc.

Usio, Inc. (Nasdaq: USIO), a leading provider of integrated, cloud-based FinTech electronic payment solutions, offers a wide range of payment solutions to merchants, billers, banks, offices services, crypto exchanges and card issuers. The company operates credit, debit/prepaid and ACH payment processing platforms to provide its customers with convenient, world-class payment solutions and services. The Company, through its Usio Output Solutions division, offers services related to electronic invoice presentment, document composition, document breakdown, and printing and mailing services. The Company’s strength lies in its ability to provide tailor-made solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance and bill payment as well as its unique technology in the prepaid sector. Usio is headquartered in San Antonio, TX, with offices in Austin, TX and Franklin, TN, just outside of Nashville.

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