Airbnb and Klarna have joined forces to launch Pay Over Time with Klarna, a new way for guests in the UK to spread the cost of their reservation.
The launch is part of a phased global roll-out which will see Klarna and Airbnb offering an alternative way to pay in for guests across three continents by early 2024.
First launched in North America as part of Airbnb’s 2023 Summer Release, Pay Over Time with Klarna allows guests in the UK to apply to pay for their next stay in three interest-free installments over two months.
With Klarna’s seamless and flexible payment solutions, booking unique stays around the world, whether it be a windmill in Wales, a treehouse in Thailand or a UFO in the US, has never been easier or more accessible.
Amanda Cupples, General Manager of Northern Europe said: “We’re pleased to bring Pay Over Time with Klarna to the UK, giving guests greater flexibility to spread their payments over a number of weeks or months. Whether you’re booking a solo trip, or organising a get together with friends, choosing the right payment plan has just become a lot easier.”
Guests are presented with the option at checkout to either pay for their reservation in full at the time of booking or to Pay Over Time with Klarna, and are seamlessly taken through to the payment platform.
Raji Behal, Head of Southwest Europe, UK & Ireland, said: “Airbnb tells us that one of the top requests from their guests is more ways to pay for their stays. We’re thrilled to bring Klarna’s flexible payment options to Airbnb guests around the globe.”
Pay Over Time with Klarna recently launched in eight other countries across Europe including Czechia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, with more expected early next year.
Pay Over Time with Klarna is available from today to guests in the UK for reservations priced between £35 and £4,000.