Top News Agoda offers greater payment flexibility with Atome tie-up By TTG Asia / Posted on 5 January, 2021 14:01 Agoda has partnered with Singapore-headquartered “buy now, pay later” technology company Atome to offer flexible instalment payment options for accommodation bookings across the region. The scheme has initially been made available in Singapore and Malaysia since December 21, and will be expanded to include eight additional markets in South-east Asia and Asia-Pacific this year. Under the partnership, travellers can pay for their accommodation bookings on the Agoda website or mobile app in three interest-free instalments by selecting Atome at checkout. Agoda vice president of commercial finance, Darren Makarem, said the new tie-up allows travellers “who might have previously found it inconvenient to pay for their booking in one lump sum to spread the costs over multiple payments”. Launched in December 2019, Atome now partners over 2,000 online and offline retailers across verticals such as fashion, beauty, lifestyle, homeware and travel.