Klarna goes for gold in Ireland

Colin Creagh, country manager for Ireland at BNPL company Klara, speaks exclusively to

Colin Creagh, head of Klarna’s Irish operations: ‘We’re very keen to have a big presence locally.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

For someone who has managed to convince 10 per cent of the Irish population to adopt his company’s payment products in just six months, Colin Creagh should be looking pretty smug. But quietly confident better describes the Dubliner, who heads up Klarna’s Irish operations.

The Swedish payments company, which leads the booming buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) segment, may have entered the Irish market later than originally envisaged, but it has wasted no time in winning over consumers ...