Klarna, the leading global payments provider and shopping service from Sweden, has announced a strategic partnership with Verifone, a California-based provider of hardware products for payment processing, that will make Klarna available as the first buy-now-pay-later solution to millions of Verifone devices in the U.S. and Europe. The integration to Verifone’s cloud services platform empowers consumers to leverage Klarna’s payment suite including “Interest-free payments,” “Pay later in 30 days” with no interest and “Financing” in-store. Together, Klarna and Verifone enable retailers to create a personalized and smoother experience for their customers, ultimately unlocking growth, boosting conversion rates and driving customer satisfaction and loyalty. The ongoing pandemic has impacted shopping behaviors worldwide and the use of contactless payments in stores has increased rapidly according to a recent McKinsey report as consumers aim to avoid physical contact in order to stay healthy. Using Klarna in-store is easy for consumers and they can complete their purchases securely in a few simple steps on their smartphones: At checkout, the consumer will select Klarna as the payment option on the screen of the Verifone device, scan a QR code, and then verify their ID.