Will M&S Shoppers Suffer Buyer's Remorse?

The Week: Morningstar columnist Rodney Hobson questions the wisdom of Marks & Spencer encouraging shoppers to buy now, pay later

Rodney Hobson 1 November, 2019 | 9:56AM

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Good for Sofas, Bad for Suits?

Is it a lifeline or is it a noose that Marks & Spencer (MKS) is dangling? The retailer thinks it has had a brainwave with its “buy now, pay later” initiative but investors may feel it smacks of desperation, putting the middle class retailer on a level with DFS (DFS), furniture seller to the financially strapped.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Crest Nicholson Holdings PLC265.20 GBX-0.75
DFS Furniture PLC168.00 GBX-1.18
Marks & Spencer Group PLC97.76 GBX-2.92

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Rodney Hobson

Rodney Hobson  is a columnist for Morningstar.co.uk and author of several investing books, including The Dividend Investor and How to Build a Share Portfolio.

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