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How does Affirm work?Updated 9 months ago

Here are the steps in the Affirm loan application process: Select to pay with Affirm at checkout. Affirm will prompt you to enter a few pieces of information – your name, email, mobile phone number, date of birth, and the last four digits of your social security number. Please ensure that all of this information is your own and is consistent information otherwise you may experience difficulty with your checkout. To ensure that you're the person making the purchase, Affirm will send a text message to your cell phone with a unique authorization code. Enter the authorization code into the application form. Within a few seconds, Affirm will notify you of the loan amount you're approved for, the interest rate, and the number of months you will have to pay off your loan. You will have the option to choose to pay off your loan over time. Affirm will also state the amount of your fixed, monthly payments and the total amount of interest you'll pay over the course of the loan. If you would like to accept Affirm's financing offer, click "Confirm Loan" and you're done. Going forward, you'll get monthly email and SMS reminders about your upcoming payments. You can also set up autopay to avoid missing a payment. Your first monthly payment will be due 30 days from the date we the merchant completes processing your order.

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