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Virtual Terminal Policies and Procedures

The policies and procedures below provide sales teams with some clear guidelines to follow when working with customers while offering Affirm. 

Do Do Not

✅  Set the expectation that Affirm will notify the customer whether he/she will be approved or declined.

✅  Offer professional condolences if they do not get approved by Affirm (offer alternative form of payment).

✅  Recommend Affirm AutoPay during application process. 

✅  Have customers contact Affirm customer support ( for any account questions. 

⛔  Do not set the expectation that your customer will be unconditionally approved. 

⛔  Do not send an application to yourself or complete the Affirm application on behalf of the customer.

⛔  Do not discriminate when offering Affirm as a payment option. Offer Affirm as a payment option to consumers in a consistent manner.

⛔  Do not attempt to prequalify applicants by asking questions about their personal credit or banking history before the application process.