Klarna are inviting you to discover the real truth about their brand

In paid partnership with Klarna

Klarna – the groundbreaking fintech company that’s changed the way we shop – is here to set the record straight

Whether it’s a last dash party purchase (welcome back, socialising!), a sale treat you have to get your hands on before it goes, or a wardrobe staple that you just can’t be without, the option to buy now and pay later has never been so useful.

Enter Klarna: the leading global banks, payments and shopping service that allows you to shop the things you love now, and pay for them later.

With over 14 million customers in the UK alone, Klarna has just about revolutionised how we shop – from allowing us up to 30 days to pay for our purchases post-shipping, to offering us the option to pay in 3 equal monthly instalments without interest, fees or impact on our credit score.

Klarna also allows us to replicate the in-store shopping experience at home; with their pay later option letting us try things on, and order multiple sizes without a huge chunk of money leaving our account upfront. And frankly, with 13,000 retailers – from ASOS to MADE – now offering Klarna as a payment method, we can’t imagine going back to the way we shopped before.

A photo posted by on

Myth: 'Klarna are making money from hidden and late fees’

For all its popularity in the past few years, Klarna has faced its fair share of sceptics. Which is why they’ve taken a bold and unapologetic approach to setting the record straight.

Teaming up with renowned Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal, Klarna have created the Mythbuster Challenge: seven pieces of artwork, each with a unique game to complete, each based upon a misconception about the brand.

One of the misconceptions that the Mythbuster Challenge is here to banish? The misbelief that Klarna is making money from customers by charging sneaky, hidden fees.

Truth: Klarna’s pay later products never charge interest or late fees

Let’s be honest, we have no interest in paying interest. Who does? Luckily, none of Klarna’s pay later products charge any interest or late fees. Which is why last year alone, consumers saved over £76 million by using services like Klarna rather than traditional credit cards. The retailer you bought your chic new outfit from may have to pay a fee, but you don’t.

How do I play the Mythbuster Challenge?

As well as taking in the art IRL (look out for Monreal’s incredible murals in London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham), you can play the Mythbuster Challenge by visiting Klarna’s online gallery. There, you’ll be immersed in the paintings, with each individual artwork coming with its own unique game to discover.

Oh, and did we mention that there are prizes awarded for completion of the game? Yep, ranging from a weekend stay at Claridges, to a £10,000 donation to hygiene poverty charity Beauty Banks in the winner’s name, this really is a game like no other.

Ready to discover the truth? Visit www.mythbusterchallenge.com now to play.

Please spend responsibly, borrowing more than you can afford could seriously affect your financial status. Make sure you can afford to make your monthly repayments on time. 18+ T&C’s apply. Klarna Bank offers both regulated and unregulated products. Klarna’s Pay in 3 instalments is not regulated by the FCA.

Kate McCusker

Kate McCusker is a freelance writer at Marie Claire UK, having joined the team in 2019. She studied fashion journalism at Central Saint Martins, and her byline has also appeared in Dezeen, British Vogue, The Times and woman&home. In no particular order, her big loves are: design, good fiction, bad reality shows and the risible interiors of celebrity houses.