Buy Now Pay Later with Afterpay

How AfterPay works

How It Works

At Afterpay the world’s leading brands, retailers and service providers pay us to help you plan,  buy and pay for your products and services online.

When you sign up with Afterpay, you book, buy or collect the item or service you want today and then pay for it in four equal instalments due every two weeks. This way, you get what you want without ever losing control of your money or providing personal bank details to anyone else.

In return for this service, retailers and service providers pay Afterpay so we can keep helping you plan, buy, and pay.

This means Afterpay makes its money from retailers and service providers – not from customers like you. That’s why we charge absolutely no interest, ever. 

If you miss a payment you won’t be able to buy or book anything else with Afterpay until you settle your account. And we charge you a capped late fee that starts at $10 but never goes higher than 25% of the purchase price or $68 (whichever is less), to help you stick to your plan.

Before each transaction, Afterpay assesses your ability to make repayments in your short instalment plan. The longer you have been a responsible shopper with Afterpay, the more likely we will be to approve your purchase. This helps us grow a community of responsible spenders that work with us every day to plan, buy and pay.

Before making a purchase with Afterpay, it’s important that you think about the following:

– Are there sufficient funds in your account? Generally we want to see at least 25% of the purchase price.

– How long have you been using Afterpay? We are more likely to limit you to small purchases in your first 6 weeks.

– How much do you have to repay on this purchase and do you have any previous outstanding purchases? The smaller the amount to repay, the more likely your purchase will be approved.

We are committed to ensuring our community supports responsible spending. To help we have developed special proprietary technology to assess individual purchase applications. So while you may not know exactly how much you can spend with Afterpay at any one time, this system is vital to help you stay in control of your money and avoid missed payments wherever possible.