About us

Latitude is a leading digital payments and finance business in Australia and New Zealand.

Who are we?

Welcome to Latitude Financial Services.

We help people from all walks of life to shop and live better, and for our merchants to grow their businesses.

In 2015, backed by Värde Partners, KKR and Deutsche Bank, we transitioned from GE into what we are today - a digital payments, instalments and lending business called Latitude.

We're not a bank, and we're proud of that.

Everyone has aspirations, and a goal that needs financing. We call upon decades of experience to craft great products and, ultimately, give you more choice when paying for things.

That might be with our coveted international Latitude 28° Global, getting six months interest free on purchases over $250 with Latitude Gem Visa, or paying for your purchases over 10 instalments using LatitudePay.

We're award-winning — at least Canstar and Mozo^ think so — but we have no intention of stopping there; we have big ambitions of our own.

The way people think about payments and money is changing, and we're part of that new wave.

We want to open up the world of shopping and digital payments.

We partner with Harvey Norman, Apple and JB Hi-Fi to name a few, to bring you great shopping experiences.

We aspire to be your partner in finance and help you create better money habits.

We have 2.6 million customer accounts and support more than 1900 merchant partners across Australia and New Zealand.

So, let's work together; let's make some great things happen.

Latitude. Partners in money.

^Latitude 28° Global was awarded a Canstar 5-Star Rating for Outstanding Value for Regular Travellers and Outstanding Value for Occasional Travellers in 2018. The Latitude Infinity Rewards card was awarded a Canstar 5-Star Rating for Outstanding Value Rewards Credit Card in October 2018.

Latitude 28° Global was awarded Best Travel Credit Card and Platinum Travel Credit Card in the Mozo Experts Choice Awards for five consecutive years from 2014-2018.

Leadership team

Ahmed Fahour

Ahmed Fahour

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Paul Varro

Paul Varro

Chief Commercial Officer

Adrienne Duarte

Adrienne Duarte

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Walduck

Andrew Walduck

Chief Operating Officer

Jo Mikleus

Jo Mikleus

Chief Risk Officer

David Gelbak

David Gelbak

Chief Country Officer, New Zealand

Chris Blake

Chris Blake

Executive General Manager, Corporate Services

Media

Latitude completes $813 million securitisation to support growth in instalments lending

26 April 2021
Latitude Financial has completed an $813 million warehouse securitisation facility to fund the growth of its instalments lending business which includes buy now pay later platform LatitudePay. The new…
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Latitude Financial lists on the ASX

20 April 2021
Instalments and lending business Latitude Financial has been admitted to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the code of LFS, following the successful completion of an initial…
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Shoppers at JB HI-FI can buy now, pay later with LatitudePay

31 March 2021
LatitudePay will soon be available to shoppers at JB HI-FI complementing Latitude’s existing long-term interest free offering at one of Australia’s largest technology, entertainment and home appliance…
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Latitude Financial lodges prospectus ahead of ASX listing

31 March 2021
Instalments and lending business Latitude Financial has lodged a prospectus with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ahead of a proposed listing on the Australian Securities Exchange…
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Latitude welcomes Shinsei Bank as a 10% strategic investor

10 March 2021
Latitude Financial today announced that Shinsei Bank had agreed to acquire a 10% interest in the company for A$300 million (subject to completion adjustments). Shinsei will acquire the strategic stake…
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Fans can Buy Now Pay Later on tickets to concerts and events from Moshtix powered by Latitude

22 February 2021
Latitude Financial and Moshtix are announcing a new partnership making LatitudePay the exclusive buy now pay later (BNPL) provider for thousands of live music and entertainment events across Australia…
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Interest free shopping made easier with Latitude GO

12 February 2021
Latitude Financial today announced major enhancements to its Latitude GO Mastercard® card, including six-months interest free on everyday transactions and a reduced interest rate of 19.95% on credit…
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Latitude announces major partnership with Richmond

8 February 2021
The Richmond Football Club and Latitude Financial are delighted to announce a new long-term major partnership starting with the 2021 AFL season. Latitude is Australia’s leading provider of interest…
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Latitude partners with Way Forward to support customers experiencing financial difficulty

25 January 2021
Latitude Financial has partnered with not-for-profit Way Forward Debt Solutions (Way Forward) to help customers experiencing hardship get back on track with their finances. This partnership…
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LatitudePay celebrates first birthday milestone with half a million BNPL customers

19 October 2020
Latitude Financial today announced that it had reached half a million buy now pay later customers just a year after launching LatitudePay in Australia. Latitude said LatitudePay had exceeded all…
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Latitude appoints Chief Data Officer

29 September 2020
Latitude Financial has appointed Kshira Saagar as Chief Data Officer. A leader in Data Science & Analytics with a wealth of experience working for global online shopping brands, Kshira will expand…
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Latitude and Harvey Norman Sign Five-Year Interest Free Shopping Deal

1 September 2020
Latitude Financial today announced that it has secured a five-year extension with Harvey Norman to provide interest free payments and instalments to customers across the retailer's more than 23…
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Latitude Financial secures $1.4 billion warehouse funding

2 June 2020
Latitude Financial has secured nearly $1.4 billion in funding from domestic and overseas investors after completing an oversubscribed securitisation offer. The $1.383 billion raising for Latitude’s…
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Latitude Financial helps customers begin the year with a Better Start

4 February 2020
Latitude Financial is helping customers get back in control of their finances through today’s launch of Better Start, a debt consolidation loan with no repayments and no interest charges for the first…
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Latitude Pledges $250,000 To Bushfire Disaster Relief

8 January 2020
Latitude Financial today pledged $250,000 to support communities impacted by Australia’s bushfires and the thousands of volunteer firefighters risking their lives. The financial support will go to…
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Latitude and Mastercard partner to offer BNPL innovation in Australia and New Zealand

16 December 2019
Latitude Financial and Mastercard have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver cutting edge digital payments solutions for Australia and New Zealand. The partnership will see significant…
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Latitude Financial statement on IPO plans

16 October 2019
Latitude Financial announced today the withdrawal of its initial public offering from the market following the conclusion of the bookbuild last night. Latitude Chairman Mike Tilley said: "Despite…
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Virgin Australia guests to fly now, pay later with LatitudePay

15 October 2019
LatitudePay, Latitude Financial's digital payments platform, will be available to Virgin Australia customers as part of a new partnership announced today. From next year, Virgin Australia’s customers…
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LatitudePay announces eight new partnerships

4 October 2019
Latitude Financial today announced that it is partnering with eight new retailers to offer LatitudePay, Latitude’s digital payments platform that enables customers to make purchases over 10 weekly…
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The Good Guys joins LatitudePay, Australia's newest digital payments platform

2 October 2019
LatitudePay, Latitude Financial’s digital payments platform, is now live at The Good Guys, enabling customers to pay for purchases under $1,000 over 10 weekly payments online or at any of the retailer…
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LatitudePay announces partnership with major online retailer Catch Group

1 October 2019
Latitude Financial has announced a new partnership that will enable Catch Group’s 1.5 million shoppers to use digital payments platform LatitudePay to pay for their purchases over 10 weekly…
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LatitudePay signs up Luxury Escapes

24 September 2019
Latitude Financial today announced a major partnership with online travel company Luxury Escapes, allowing Australians to pay for their holidays over 10 weekly instalments using digital payments…
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Latitude cuts rates on Low Rate Credit Card to below the big four

11 September 2019
Latitude Financial is slashing the interest rate for purchases on its Low Rate Mastercard to 9.89 per cent, lower than the credit card rates offered by any of Australia’s major banks. It will also be…
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LatitudePay launches with Harvey Norman

3 September 2019
From today, Australians can reach their shopping goals sooner by using LatitudePay to make smaller purchases online at Harvey Norman or at any of the retail giant’s 195 stores across the country. The…
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Latitude cuts key rate as it becomes number 3 in new personal loans

6 August 2019
Latitude Financial Services has reduced the rate of its Low Rate Personal Loans to 9.99% p.a, bolstering competition and improving value for consumers. This new low rate will be available for secured…
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Apple Pay Coming to Gem Visa Customers

4 December 2018
Latitude Financial Services, credit provider of Gem Visa today brings its customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and…
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Latitude Financial Services acquires Auckland based fintech Genoapay

4 December 2018
Latitude Financial Services, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Auckland based fintech Genoapay. Genoapay provides a no interest payment instalment service, allowing shoppers to pay off a…
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28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard Flight Delay Pass

8 November 2018
Latitude Financial Services is pleased to announce a new complementary feature, Flight Delay Pass, to 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard customers. This new benefit adds to the growing list of innovative…
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Latitude announces new Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer in Ahmed Fahour AO

1 October 2018
Latitude Financial Services ('Latitude' or the 'Company'), a leading consumer finance business in Australia and New Zealand, today announced the appointment of Ahmed Fahour as Managing Director and…
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28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard Cardholders Can Now Stay Connected with Boingo Wi-Fi

28 June 2018
Latitude Financial Services has teamed up with Boingo Wireless to offer 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard® cardholders free global Wi-Fi at more than one million premium hotspots around the world. The…
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Latitude announces new partnership with iconic retailer JB HI-FI

31 May 2018
Latitude Financial Services, a leading consumer finance business in Australia and New Zealand, is proud to announce a new partnership with JB HI-FI Group. JB HI-FI Group includes two of Australia's…
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Fifth major mobile payment platform launch in a year for Latitude

14 December 2017
Latitude Financial Services, a leading consumer finance business in Australia and New Zealand, has today launched to its customers its fifth mobile payment platform this year, with the launch of…
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Apple Pay Coming to 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard and GO MasterCard's Customers

15 August 2017
Latitude Financial Services, credit provider of 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard and GO MasterCard, today brings its customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and…
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Latitude announces new CFO - Adrienne Duarte

20 June 2017
Latitude Financial Services, a leading consumer finance business in Australia and New Zealand, has announced Adrienne Duarte as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Adrienne joins Latitude from Bank…
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Latitude launches successful inaugural master trust transaction

30 March 2017
Latitude Financial Services, a leading consumer finance business in Australia and New Zealand, has successfully priced its inaugural Australia Credit Card Master Trust transaction. The Latitude…
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Latitude Financial Services announces two new Board members

23 March 2017
Latitude Financial Services, a leading consumer finance business in Australia and New Zealand, has announced two new Non-Executive Directors to join its Board. Mark Joiner and Alison Ledger are the…
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GE Consumer Finance business becomes Latitude Financial Services

26 November 2015
Värde Partners, Deutsche Bank and KKR have completed the acquisition of GE Capital's Australian and New Zealand consumer finance business, now called Latitude Financial Services. Latitude's CEO Sean…
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GE Consumer Finance becomes "Latitude Financial Services" and appoints new CEO

4 November 2015
Värde Partners, Deutsche Bank and KKR (the "Consortium") announce that Sean Morrissey has today been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer designate of Latitude Financial Services, which will be…
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GE Capital's Consumer Finance Business Acquired in Australia and New Zealand

15 March 2015
Värde Partners ("Värde"), a global alternative investment firm, KKR, a leading global investment firm, and Deutsche Bank have signed an agreement for the purchase of GE Capital's Australia and New…
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