Affirm payment plan review

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Affirm Personal Loans: 2018 Review

Affirm gives people small, instant loans for big purchases. You may come across Affirm as a payment option at a retailer’s checkout, or apply for a loan through its mobile app.

  • No minimum credit score
  • No minimum credit history

AFFIRM MAY BE A GOOD OPTION IF YOU:

Must buy something immediately but don’t have money saved or a credit card. Affirm gives borrowers short-term personal loans for one-time purchases such as a mattress, furniture or plane tickets.

Have a credit card but your credit limit is lower than the cost of the purchase. Taking an Affirm loan is better than maxing out your credit card, which could lower your credit score.

Are new to credit and do not have a credit card. Affirm says it uses only soft credit checks and runs its own algorithm to check if a borrower is creditworthy. In some cases, the company may ask to scan your bank transactions to check your financial behavior or ask for a deposit, similar to a down payment, before giving you a loan.

AFFIRM IS NOT A GOOD IDEA IF YOU:

Can afford to wait and save for the purchase. Obviously, paying upfront with money you have is cheaper than taking a loan with interest.

Can use a credit card that you pay off in full. If you can pay your balance in full by the next due date, then charging the purchase doesn’t cost any interest.

Pay only the minimum on your credit cards. A loan with Affirm also carries interest, and if you don’t have enough money to pay your credit card, it’s not a good idea to take out another loan.

To review Affirm, NerdWallet collected more than 30 data points from the lender, viewed the online loan application process, and compared the lender with others that seek the same customer or offer a similar personal loan product . Loan terms and fees may vary by state.

Affirm is part of a wave of companies that offer “point-of-sale” financing, which means you will run across it when you are ready to buy something from a retailer. Affirm offers financing for furniture store Wayfair, mattress store Casper, travel site Expedia and others.

The San Francisco-based company runs a real-time, soft inquiry of your credit and decides whether or not to approve you for a loan amount that matches the price of the item you’re buying.

If you’re new to credit or don’t have a high credit score, you may still qualify for a loan, but your rate could be at the higher end.

After you receive your loan, Affirm reports payments to credit bureau Experian, so timely payments can benefit your credit score. Each Affirm loan you get will show up as a separate loan on your credit report.

Loan example: Affirm says the average customer takes a $750 loan and pays it back in nine months at an annual percentage rate of 21%. That translates into a monthly payment of $90.79.

Affirm loans are often compared with credit cards, but it’s better to compare them with other personal loans, which also have fixed rates and terms. The company bills itself as a simpler alternative to credit cards because it doesn’t charge fees, even for late payments.

Here’s a rundown between an Affirm loan and typical offerings from other online lenders:

We believe the luxury market should be available to anyone who has a love and appreciation for style and quality. We offer 2 flexible payment plan options that allow you to pay off your item overtime. Purchase your order with Affirm financing or choose our Layaway option via Partia.ly:

We are committed to bringing affordable luxury to our customers. Finance your purchase over 3, 6, or 12 months with Affirm. Simply select Affirm at checkout and choose the monthly payment option that works best for you.

Who is eligible for the Affirm payment option?

Affirm is only offered to individuals in the US with a US mobile number, shipping address and SSN.

Does Affirm perform a credit check?

Affirm performs a ‘soft’ credit check to help verify your identity and determine your eligibility for financing. This ‘soft’ credit check will not affect your credit score. If you apply for more loans, Affirm may perform additional ‘soft’ credit checks to ensure that they offer you the best financing options possible.

Where do I make my monthly payments?

You can make your payments through your Affirm account at affirm.com/pay

Can I change my shipping address?

How do I return and get refunded for my purchase?

For questions related to your Affirm loan, payments, or related your Affirm account, contact Affirm directly at [email protected] . Or read more Affirm FAQs on the Affirm site.

SHOP WITH LAYAWAY VIA PARTIA.LY

The Partia.ly Layaway process is simple:

  1. Add your item to your cart
  2. Select the Partia.ly button in your Cart.
  3. Follow the instructions via Partia.ly to complete your purchase.
  4. Once your item is fully paid, it ships!

You can access your order or balance information in your Partia.ly account.

To get your product sooner, you can choose to pay off your item at any time, just log in to your Partia.ly account to make additional payments!

For items not yet shipped, you can call or email our customer service team requesting to cancel your Partia.ly order. The balance of payments made will be refunded in the original form of payment (to your credit or debit card), minus a $50 processing fee.

For items already shipped, please see our Return Policy.

FAILURE TO MAKE PAYMENTS

If you fail to make a scheduled payment for your Partia.ly order , one of our customer service representatives will attempt to contact you by email and/or phone. You will be charged $10 for any late payment.

If we cannot collect payment within two weeks, the item will be made available to other customers. The balance of payments made will be refunded as a store credit for a future purchase, minus a $50 processing fee.

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F.A.Q About This Exclusive "Try Before You Buy" Offer

If we love the bed and want to keep it, how do I pay for it?

The “try before you buy” program is powered by Affirm, our financing partner. During checkout, you’ll complete their 30 second app, and, assuming you qualify, they’ll offer you the option to pay for the bed over 6 months (at 0% interest). Affirm will send payment details once we have your order.

Am I still covered by Big Barker’s 10 year “no flatten” warranty?

Absolutely. Every Big Barker is always fully protected by our industry-leading warranty. Including every bed purchased as part of this special limited-time offer. If your Big Barker bed flattens anytime in the next decade, we send you a new replacement. Simple as that.

What if my dog doesn’t like the bed for any reason?

The good news is, the vast majority of dogs love their new Big Barker. That’s why we feel confident enough to offer you this risk-free deal. However, if your dog doesn’t take to their bed, for any reason whatsoever, we’ll gladly pick up the tab for return shipping, so long as the bed is returned within 90 days of purchase and is returned in it’s original box. Even if there’s some hair or drool on the cover, no problem! Just call our friendly customer support staff at 215-645-2306 or [email protected] and we will walk you through our super quick and easy return process.

If I return my bed after I’ve already made payments, how will I be refunded?

We’ll simply refund 100% of what you’ve already paid to date once the bed is received and refunded.

Does this "try before you buy" plan affect my credit score?

Affirm, our financing partner, uses a soft inquiry to determine your eligibility, which won’t affect your credit score. If Affirm is not able to offer you credit or if you do not accept the terms, there is no impact on your credit score.

If you accept the terms and complete your purchase, once Big Barker fulfills the order, Affirm will provide a customary notification to the credit bureaus the first time that you use Affirm. This will only happen the first time you successfully complete a purchase with Affirm. Subsequent purchases using Affirm will not require them to post an inquiry to the credit bureau. As with other credit products, the number of inquiries is one of the factors that credit bureaus use to determine your credit score, and so this may affect your score.

Can I pay off my bed as fast as I want to, or do I have to make specific payments over the 6 months?

You can pay off the bed as fast as you want with no extra fees, penalties, or anything like that.

Payment plans are handled by Affirm, an innovative new company that enables you to pay over time for the things that you need. What we love about Affirm (and what we hope you'll like too) is how they make payments easy & transparent, with no hidden fees or fine print. After you select your dog's new bed (and if you qualify), Affirm will tell you exactly how much it will cost per month. Then, after your order is complete they'll arrange the payments for you.

The only "catch" is that this has to be a limited time offer. For cash flow reasons, we can only have a small percentage of our orders be on payment plans, so we can't make this plan available permanently.

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Affirm Review 2018 – Mini Personal Loans At Checkout

If you are not as familiar with Affirm as you are with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Paypal you may soon be.

Imagine you are at an online checkout about to buy furniture or airfares and realize you don’t have the cash available to pay the full amount right away. What do you do? If you are like most people, you close the browser window or visit another website.

Even if you do have the money but you know you’ve got an upcoming bill due and want to keep enough cash on-hand to pay it, you probably don’t checkout.

But what if there were a way to pay for the things you wanted without resorting to a credit card or visiting a bank to get a loan?

The answer is an increasingly popular payment option called Affirm which lets you purchase your goods via fixed monthly payments.

Within 3 to 12 months, your fixed payments end and you get to own your goods free and clear without having to drain your cash reserves at the time of purchase.

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4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Instant Loan Approval: On retailer’s checkout page
  • Flexible Financing: 3 → 12 months
  • APR Rates: 10% → 30%

Why Choose Affirm Personal Loans?

If you can’t afford to pay for an item at checkout and don’t have a credit card or have poor credit, Affirm lets you pay in monthly installments for the item over 3, 6 or 12 months.

To understand how Affirm is different, consider the traditional payment options available to consumers who want to purchase higher priced goods.

If you want to pay for a vacation deal you spotted online or buy a new piece of furniture but don’t want to drain your cash reserves, a credit card would be the obvious choice.

Another possibility would be to approach a bank or credit union to apply for a loan.

But what if you have little credit history and can’t get a credit card or you don’t want to go through the hassle of filling out lots of forms with a traditional lender?

Affirm helps you in these situations because it acts as a mini-lender bridging the divide between credit card companies and larger loan issuers.

You don’t have to jump through the same hoops required by traditional lenders, and if you don’t have a credit card or have poor credit, you can still purchase the goods you want at the point of sale.

Plus, Affirm never conducts a hard credit check so, unlike a credit card company or traditional lender, your credit score won’t be hit when you pay with Affirm.

Perhaps the best aspect of Affirm is that approval is immediate at the point of sale. You don’t have to wait for even a single business day for loan approval.

Affirm uses its own technological wizardry to instantly provide approvals when you provide them with some basic personal details.

For the 40% of young adults who say they have no interest in using a credit card, according to MillennialDisruptionIndex, Affirm offers a way to purchase goods over time by relying on proprietary algorithms to calculate the creditworthiness of users.

To pay with Affirm, simply choose the Affirm payment option when you are checking out online.

A large network of online stores integrate Affirm as a payment choice now across many categories, including:

Once you get to the checkout page, you will have a choice to pay by credit or debit card, or Affirm.

When you choose to pay over time with Affirm, you will be invited to enter some personal details: name, email, mobile phone number, birthdate, and the last four digits of your social security number.

Once you have created an account, Affirm will send you a text notification to ask you to verify your account by entering a confirmation code.

Once confirmed, you are all set to go shopping at one of the many stores that has integrated Affirm into its checkout page.

Affirm loans span 3, 6, and 12 month durations with interest rates ranging from 10% → 30%, though a few select merchants will offer 0% financing. You will not be charged any late, prepayment, or other hidden fees.

Affirm loans start at $50 and are designed to help you pay for higher priced goods that may otherwise be out of reach.

The loan terms vary depending on how much you need:

Interest rates on loans vary from 10% to 30% APR simple interest.

No other fees are charged, so you won’t be hit with late fees, service fees, prepayment penalty fees, or any other hidden fees.

Affirm Loan Cost?

Shorter term loans will cost you more in monthly payments but cost you the least in interest charges. It is best to consider your monthly budget as well as interest charges when you select your loan term.

Imagine you find that dream furniture piece you’ve always wanted and discover it costs $1,000 – more than you wanted to spend today.

You decide to pay with Affirm and discover that the APR rate is 20%. How much would the $1,000 item cost you over the duration of a loan term?

As you can see, the longer the duration you choose, the more you will pay in interest but the lower your monthly payment.

If you can afford to pay off the loan over a shorter time period, it is best to choose that option to save on interest but a longer duration may be better suited to your overall budget. You will need to make the best choice based on your own financial circumstances.

Affirm instantly approves loans starting at $50 at the point of sale without hurting your credit score and can be paid back in monthly installments over a period of up to 12 months but APR rates are quite high so make sure to calculate your total interest charges and financial budget before checking out.

Affirm was founded by the co-founder of Paypal, Max Levchin, and the co-founder of Palantir Technologies, Nathan Gettings, as well as Jeffrey Kaditz, formerly of Microsoft.

Most everybody knows about Paypal these days but Palantir is a less well-known company that most recently was valued at $20 billion.

Together, the founding team has raised $520 million since starting their Fintech company in 2012.

Some of the best known and successful venture capitalists have invested, including:

  • Khosla Ventures
  • Andreesen Horowitz
  • Spark Capital
  • Founders Fund
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

Affirm solves a problem for both consumers and businesses when checking out online.

For consumers, Affirm offers a way to pay for items in monthly installments for anywhere from 3 to 12 months.

And for businesses, who regularly lose sales when customers decide to walk away from a purchase because the purchase price of goods are not immediately affordable, Affirm increases sales conversions.

Critics argue that Affirm makes it easy for consumers with little or no credit to buy goods that would otherwise be unaffordable. However, consumers who really want or need to purchase items and lack the cash may find it is the only simple solution to finance a purchase.

Taking out a loan from a bank or credit union, or relying on a credit card may be even more expensive or take a lot more time whereas Affirm enables users to get financing during the checkout process.

We believe Affirm offers an alternative means of paying for goods that may otherwise cause consumers to resort to much more expensive options, such as payday lenders, and so it provides a valuable service.

However, if you choose to use Affirm, look to shorter time periods where possible in order to lower interest costs.

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