Allianz Trade in Asia Pacific announced its venture into the rapidly growing B2B e-commerce space and has secured the first partnership with Singapore-based B2B Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) company 

Through the credit insurer’s credit solution e-commerce credit insurance, is able to offer deferred payment solutions to e-merchants in real-time with credit risks protected.

The global B2B e-commerce market is already six times larger than that of B2C. In Asia Pacific, it is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22% until 2030.

While 95% of B2B online buyers prefer paying on credit terms just as they would buy offline, less than 10% of e-merchants offer such an option. Innovative payment options such as BNPL are now a key differentiator for e-merchants and marketplaces.

While Allianz Trade is the world’s largest trade credit insurer with over 120 years of credit and risk management experience, is a BNPL B2B player that integrates directly on e-merchant’s website. 

Powered by this partnership, once an online shopper visits the e-merchant’s website, a pop-up will appear to offer a 60-day interest-free credit line application with the approval process takes no longer than 30 seconds. 

Once approved, the shopper will be free to shop within the credit line and pay at a later stage, while the e-merchant will receive payment upfront from with credit risks underwritten by Allianz Trade.

Speaking on this partnership, Paul Flanagan, regional CEO of Allianz Trade in Asia Pacific, says, “Supporting the rapidly growing B2B e-commerce space is an integral part of our growth strategy. Striking this partnership with, we are just as excited for launching this speciality line of business in which we see tremendous potential as global trade continues to progress. 

With BNPL payment option becoming a must for e-merchants, they will benefit even more from our e-commerce credit insurance through attracting more customers from different markets. At Allianz Trade, we have combined our hundred years of expertise in B2B risk assessment and the latest API technology to provide the best solution in the market.”

Iman Aqas, CEO of, says, “We are very excited to be partnering with Allianz Trade, a collaboration that signifies a vital step for, our customers, and the B2B invoicing industry. Together, we aim to address the challenges of private credit terms and provide businesses with the tools they need to confidently manage the ever-growing demand for flexibility in B2B commerce.

By combining Allianz Trade’s insurance expertise with our innovative invoice financing platform, we are transforming the way businesses manage their finances and providing them with greater flexibility and convenience.”