Rebrand reflects company’s transformation to a tech-forward provider of payment, lending and saving solutions
SOURCE: Bread Financial
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 23, 2022 – Alliance Data (NYSE: ADS) today announced it will now be known as Bread Financial, a tech-forward financial services company that provides simple, personalized payment, lending and saving solutions. After a multi-year transformation to streamline its business model, Bread Financial has emerged as a modern financial services company backed by technology and platform solutions that empower today’s consumer. The company’s prior market-facing brands are now unified under the singular, cohesive Bread Financial brand.
“This is a turning point for the company, as our new brand represents the strategic direction of our business transformation to a modern, tech-forward financial services company,” said Ralph Andretta, president and chief executive officer, Bread Financial. “Combining the heart and hustle of a fintech with the discipline and stability of a well-established bank, Bread Financial will remain laser focused on delivering the innovative, omnichannel payment, lending and saving solutions that consumers now demand at every stage along their financial journeys.”
Built on the principles of choice, ease and trust, Bread Financial provides simple, personalized solutions that empower consumers to buy, borrow and save their way, including proprietary direct-to-consumer credit cards and deposits. Bread Financial also drives growth and loyalty for its partners through a digitally enabled, white-label product suite that includes private label and co-brand credit cards, installment loans and buy now, pay later (BNPL).
“While we are changing our name and brand, as well as broadening our strategic focus to include more direct-to-consumer products, the foundational elements that drove our decades-long success will remain intact,” said Val Greer, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Bread Financial. “Specifically, this milestone starts with our associates — the heart of our company — and our customer-focused, results-driven, award-winning culture. We will continue to build on our 30-year legacy of creating value for our partners, and as we transform, we will continue investing in data and analytics, innovative technology, and digital capabilities that meet the needs of our partners and consumers.”
Bread Financial’s parent company is now Bread Financial Holdings, Inc., formerly Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS). The company’s common stock will begin trading under a new ticker symbol — BFH — on the New York Stock Exchange on April 4, 2022. Bread Financial’s two bank subsidiaries — Comenity Bank and Comenity Capital Bank — will retain their current names.
For more information, visit BreadFinancial.com.
About Bread Financial
Bread FinancialTM (NYSE: ADS) is a tech-forward financial services company providing simple, personalized payment, lending and saving solutions. The company creates opportunities for its customers and partners through digitally enabled choices that offer ease, empowerment, financial flexibility and exceptional customer experiences. Driven by a digital-first approach, data insights and white-label technology, Bread Financial delivers growth for its partners through a comprehensive product suite, including private label and co-brand credit cards, installment lending and buy now, pay later (BNPL). Bread Financial also offers direct-to-consumer solutions that give customers more access, choice and freedom through its branded payment, lending and saving products.
Formerly Alliance Data, Bread Financial is an S&P MidCap 400 company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and committed to sustainable business practices powered by its 6,000+ global associates. To learn more about Bread Financial, visit BreadFinancial.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
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