Terms of Service - New Zealand
Please note: If you were previously in the Platinum or Mint tier as part of Afterpay Pulse Rewards and were opted in to the no payment up front feature under those terms, you will retain your access to the no payment up front feature without having to activate it. If you were in the Platinum or Mint tier and if you did not activate the no payment up front feature, it will remain deactivated but you will still be able to activate the no payment up front feature within the Afterpay app. Any use of the no payment up front feature will be governed by these Terms of Service. Your use of the no payment up front feature will be subject to the updated Afterpay Terms of Service below.
- Afterpay allows you to pay for your purchase over 4 instalments due every 2 weeks. In some cases, Afterpay may require you to make a payment at the time of purchase.
- You must be over 18 years old and be the authorised holder of an eligible debit/credit card to apply (see clause 2.4 for eligibility criteria).
- All orders are subject to Afterpay’s approval – for example, if you have any overdue payments, Afterpay will not be available to you. For more information on assessment and checks, see clause 6.2
- As part of our approval process, we may conduct a pre-authorisation on your nominated card, up to an amount of your first instalment - see clause 6.2(f)
- You can make repayments to Afterpay any time BEFORE the due date. Otherwise, Afterpay will automatically process payments on the scheduled dates from your card. If a payment is not processed on or before the due date, Late Fees will apply.
- For each order below $40, the total of the Late Fees that may be applied is capped at 25% of the Original Order Value. For each order of $40 or above, an initial $10 partial Late Fee, and a further partial Late Fee of up to $7 if the payment remains unpaid 7 days after the due date. This approach will continue and the total of the Late Fees that may be applied are capped at 25% of the Original Order Value or $68, whichever is less. See Schedule 1.
- If you won’t be able to pay us on time, please contact us as soon as possible.
- The delivery/quality of goods and all refunds are the responsibility of the retailer where you make the purchase or the Third Party Supplier who supplies the Third Party Goods available through our Website.
- If you decide to purchase goods from an authorised Retailer from outside of New Zealand, we draw your attention to clause 4.5 of these terms.
LAST UPDATE: 1 Feburary 2024
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CARD PRE-AUTHORISATIONS
As part of our approval process and our assessment as to whether or not you have the capability to fulfil your obligation to make future payments to Afterpay according to the Payment Schedule, we reserve the right to conduct a pre-authorisation of your Nominated Payment Source. This may involve funds in the account linked to your Nominated Payment Source being placed on hold each time you make an online purchase using an Afterpay Product, or your Afterpay Card for an in-store purchase or adding a new Card to your Afterpay Account. Once purchases are authorised, we immediately instruct your bank to void any pre-authorisation transaction. Once your Afterpay Card is provided for an in-store purchase, where your Afterpay Card is obtained but a purchase does not eventuate, we instruct the bank to void the pre-authorisation if the Afterpay Card is cancelled or expires. Once a new card is added to your Afterpay Account and used, we instruct the bank to void the pre-authorisation. No funds are received by Afterpay during this process. We cannot guarantee the time it takes for your bank to process this action by us and make your funds available.
PLEASE NOTE: In most circumstances, relevant banks will void a pre-authorisation transaction within a few hours of the pre-authorisation transaction being conducted by Afterpay. However, in some observed instances, banks have taken up to fourteen (14) days to finalise this process. Unfortunately, we do not have any control or influence over the timing of your bank’s ability to finalise this process and Afterpay makes no representations on this subject matter.
1. This Agreement
Welcome to our Website. We set out below the terms and conditions of your use of, and access to, our Products. Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as they impose rules, obligations and other responsibilities on you in respect of your use of the Products.
1.1 Parties to this Agreement
This Agreement is a contract between you (‘you’ or ‘your’) and Afterpay NZ Limited (NZ company number: 6340314) (‘Afterpay’, ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’). It sets out the terms and conditions that apply to your use of our Products. You agree that your acceptance of these terms and conditions, and ongoing use of our Products, shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement.
If you do not want to be bound by this Agreement, you must not make a purchase using Afterpay's Products.
1.2 Policies incorporated into this Agreement
We recommend that you store or print a copy of this Agreement (including all policies) for your records.
To the extent of any inconsistency between this Agreement and any incorporated policy, the incorporated policy will prevail.
1.3 Changes to this Agreement
(a) Afterpay may amend this Agreement at any time for any reason including, for example, if we change the functionality of our Products, introduce new products, or as required by law. We will post the amended Agreement on our Website. Please read this Agreement carefully each time you agree to its terms when placing an Order. If you do not agree with the changes, do not place any further Orders using the Afterpay Products.
(b) We will not change any terms and conditions for an existing Order that has been accepted by us; the terms and conditions that will apply to an accepted Order are the terms and conditions that applied at the time you made the Order.
2. Our relationship
2.1 About us
(a) Our Products allow you to buy: (i) goods or services offered by online or in store merchants with whom Afterpay or an Afterpay Affiliate has an agreement; (ii) sellers through an online market place with whom Afterpay or an Afterpay Affiliate has an agreement; and (iii) Third Party Goods offered by Third Party Suppliers through our Websites with whom Afterpay or an Afterpay Affiliate has an agreement, including in each case a merchant or seller in an overseas jurisdiction permitted by Afterpay (each a “Retailer”, and together the “Retailers”).
(b) By placing an Order with a Retailer and using our Products, you provide us with unconditional and irrevocable consent and direction to pay (or procure an Afterpay Affiliate to pay) the Retailer on your behalf in exchange for your agreement and obligation to repay or pay to us, as principal debtor, in accordance with this Agreement the agreed amounts and on the dates outlined in your Payment Schedule, plus any additional applicable Late Fees if you miss a repayment to us on or before the scheduled date outlined in your Payment Schedule, as set out in clause 4.
(c) By placing an Order through our Websites for Third Party Goods, you agree to repay or pay to us in accordance with this Agreement the agreed amounts (which may include any applicable taxes or duties or other related amounts charged by the Third Party Supplier) and on the dates outlined in your Payment Schedule, plus any additional applicable Fees, including Late Fees if you miss a repayment to us on or before the scheduled date as set out in clause 4.
(d) You acknowledge that we do not have any control over, and neither Afterpay nor our Related Companies are responsible or liable for, the products or services purchased from Retailers paid for with our Products. We cannot ensure that a Retailer you are dealing with will complete the transaction.
(e) You acknowledge that we act as agent for the Third Party Suppliers when we process Orders for Third Party Goods through our Websites. Delivery, fulfilment and customer support for the Third Party Goods will be provided by the Third Party Supplier. You agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Third Party Supplier identified to you at the time of purchase. Please review all applicable Third Party Supplier terms and conditions prior to placing your Order for any Third Party Goods.
(f) Afterpay does not: (i) Enter into a partnership, joint venture, agency or employment relationship with you; (ii) Guarantee the identity of any Retailer; (iii) Determine if you are liable for any taxes; or (iv) Collect or pay any taxes on your behalf that may arise from your use of our Products.
(g) You acknowledge and agree that some or all of Afterpay’s obligations under this Agreement may be performed by a Related Company of Afterpay from time to time.
2.2 Your Consumer Rights
(a) As a consumer, you have certain rights under consumer protection legislation (“Consumer Rights”). These Consumer Rights include: (i) statutory guarantees under the New Zealand consumer protection laws, including as to title and delivery of goods, that goods will be of acceptable quality, match their description and be fit for any purpose made known to the consumer, and that services supplied will be provided with reasonable care and skill and be reasonably fit for any specified purpose. When a statutory guarantee is breached, consumers are entitled to a range of remedies including, in some cases, damages for reasonably foreseeable losses; and (ii) non-excludable implied warranties that financial services will be provided with reasonable care and skill and that the services and any materials supplied in connection with them will be fit for any specified purpose.
(b) Nothing in this Agreement is intended to exclude, restrict or modify any of your Consumer Rights, including by limiting our liability or imposing liability on you in a manner which would be considered unfair under the relevant consumer protection laws.
2.3 No warranty
Subject to your Consumer Rights set out in clause 2.2:
(a) We do not give any express warranty or guarantee as to the suitability, reliability or availability of our Products, or of the content on our Website.
(b) We do not give any implied warranties or guarantees.
(c) Except as required by law, we do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our Products or Third Party Goods, and we make no representations or warranties regarding the amount of time needed to complete processing of Orders or payment transactions.
2.4 Your eligibility
(a) To be eligible to use our Products you must: (i) be an individual who is at least 18 years old; (ii) be capable of entering into a legally binding contract;(iii) have a valid and verifiable email address and New Zealand mobile telephone number; (iv) provide a valid delivery address in New Zealand; (v) have your identity verified in accordance with the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009; and (vi) have access to a Payment Method, for example by being the holder of a Card.
(b) By entering into this agreement, you represent and warrant to Afterpay that you are eligible to use our Products.
2.5 Transfers or assignments
(a) You cannot transfer or assign any rights you may have under this Agreement without our prior written consent, which must not be unreasonably withheld.
(b) We may transfer or assign this Agreement, and any rights under this Agreement, to a third party without notice to you or your consent unless the assignment will detrimentally affect your rights under the Agreement (in which case we will seek your consent prior to assignment, which consent must not be unreasonably withheld). You agree that we may appoint third party collections agencies to collect from you any amounts owing to us under this Agreement without your consent. For the avoidance of doubt, you acknowledge that no assignment by us to another person of any amount you owe to us will require your consent or notice to you.
3 Your Afterpay Account
3.1 Creating your Afterpay Account
(a) We will create your Afterpay Account when you place your first Order with any of our Retailers. You may also create your Afterpay account by visiting the Afterpay Website.
(b) Once your Afterpay Account is created, you will be prompted to choose and enter a secure password. You may subsequently access your Afterpay Account, using your secure password, through our Website.
(c) You are responsible for maintaining the security of your Afterpay Account details. We will not take responsibility for unauthorised access and use of your Afterpay Account unless we have failed to take reasonable steps to prevent such unauthorised access or use.
(d) If you consider a transaction made using your Afterpay Account was not made or otherwise authorised by you, you should contact Afterpay at help.afterpay.com and we will investigate this as an unauthorised transaction. In the absence of such a request from you, you acknowledge and agree that we will treat any such Order on your Afterpay Account as a valid transaction for the purposes of this Agreement. See how we handle disputes in clause 8.2.
3.2 Your obligations to us as a holder of an Afterpay Account
By holding an Afterpay Account with us, you agree that you must:
(a) Pay any applicable Late Fees associated with your use of our Products and your Afterpay Account;
(b) Not provide us with any information that is false, inaccurate or misleading;
(c) Ensure any information about you, including your contact details, is true, current and complete. If your information changes, you must update it through your Afterpay Account via our Website;
(d) Provide to us in a timely manner with all documentation relating to your identity, if requested by us;
(e) Not use your Afterpay Account, our Products or any Third Party Goods for any unlawful, fraudulent or improper activity;
(f) Cooperate fully with us to investigate any suspected unlawful, fraudulent or improper activity on your Afterpay Account;
(g) Pay any taxes that may apply to purchasing the goods or services where applicable (e.g. GST);
(h) Not permit others to use your Afterpay Account, or allow anyone else to have or use your Afterpay Account password details;
(i) Not use any technology (device, software or hardware) to damage, intercept or interfere with our Products or Websites;
(j) Immediately contact us if you believe that your Afterpay Account may be subject to an unauthorised transaction, account takeover or other type of fraudulent activity or security breach;
(k) Not create liability for us or our Related Companies or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our Retailers, or in the case of an online market place, the provider of the online market place;
(l) Authorise us to disclose Card-related profile and purchase behaviour information to third parties (including, without limitation, Visa and MasterCard) for the purpose of eliminating fraud and illicit behaviour; and
(m) Not open or use more than one Afterpay Account.
3.3 In-store payment
(a) If our Products are offered for in-store purchases, and you wish to make an in-store purchase using our Products, you must create an Afterpay Account (new Afterpay customers), or log in to your existing Afterpay Account (existing Afterpay customers), and request authorisation to make an in-store purchase by using your Afterpay Card with a Retailer who offers Afterpay.
(b) Your Afterpay Card will be processed by the Retailer to finalise your Afterpay purchase. If your request is approved your first 25% instalment will be due at the time of purchase or, if your loyalty status entitles you to a deferred first instalment, 2 weeks from the date of purchase or as otherwise set out in your Afterpay Account. Payments will be deducted from your Nominated Payment Source in accordance with your Payment Schedule, which will be emailed to you following your Afterpay purchase.
(c) Only one Afterpay Card will be approved for your use and can be used to authorise additional purchases until its expiry date.
(d) An Afterpay Card will be valid for 3 years after it has been added to your digital wallet.
(e) Your Afterpay Card must be used only by you as the Afterpay Account holder. It is your responsibility to keep your Afterpay Card secure at all times from theft, fraud, misuse and/or unauthorised use.
(f) If you become aware that your Afterpay Card is faulty, or the device onto which they have been loaded has been lost or stolen prior to their expiry, you can contact us at help.afterpay.com and we will endeavour to cancel it.
(g) To the extent permitted by law, and subject to clause 2.2, neither Afterpay nor our Related Companies will be liable to you or anyone else for any losses suffered or incurred due to delay in receipt of, or for any lost or misdirected, Afterpay Cards sent to the device you have provided, as applicable, or for any losses suffered or incurred due to the theft, fraud, misuse or unauthorised use of the Afterpay Card, except to the extent that such losses arise as a result of our negligence, wilful misconduct or breach of this Agreement.
3.4 Closing your Afterpay Account
(a) You may request to close your Afterpay Account by contacting us directly. You may request to close your Afterpay Account only if: (i) all amounts owing to us by you (including any Late Fees) have been paid in full to us; and (ii) no disputes or refunds are in progress.
(b) You may not close your Afterpay Account to evade investigations of any nature.
(c) We may close your Afterpay Account for any reason, within our reasonable discretion. This Agreement will continue to apply to any Orders accepted prior to such closure until all amounts owing are received in full (including any Late Fees).
(d) Except as otherwise stated, this Agreement will be terminated once your Afterpay Account is closed. However, you will remain liable for all outstanding obligations related to the Afterpay Account even after it has been closed.
(e) We may immediately limit your access to our Products or suspend or close your Afterpay Account where we have reasonable cause to do so including, without limitation, where: (i) we reasonably consider it necessary to do so in order to: (A) protect the integrity of our systems or the Products; (B) prevent fraud; (C) limit the risk of money laundering or terrorism financing; or (D) otherwise protect us against any legal, regulatory or non-payment risk; (ii) you do not pass our verifications or checks, including any verifications required for the purposes of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 described in clause 6.2(a) or our pre-authorisation check described in clause 6.2(c); (iii) we reasonably suspect, or are aware, that you have breached this Agreement in a material respect (including by failing to make any payment due under this Agreement by the payment due date in accordance with the Payment Schedule); or (iv) we otherwise reasonably consider the activity associated with the Afterpay Account to be suspicious.
(f) We will use our best efforts to provide written notice to you before closing your Afterpay Account, in the circumstances described in clause 3.4(e) above, except where doing so may compromise any investigation related to your breach of this Agreement or unlawful or improper conduct. Where we close your Afterpay Account in accordance with clause 3.4(e), this Agreement will be terminated, and all amounts owed by you to us will immediately become payable to Afterpay.
(g) Despite clause 5.6, where your Afterpay Account has been closed for any reason, our respective obligations in relation to product returns in clause 5 will continue only until the earlier of: (i) the date on which all amounts you owe to us have been paid to us; or (ii) the date which is 120 days after your last Order or such later date we have agreed with a Retailer where required based on the nature of the goods or services purchased by you. After that time, the Retailer will be solely responsible for processing all product returns and associated refunds.
4 Orders, payments and billing
4.1 Order Confirmation and Payment Schedule
(a) All Orders which you place with Afterpay are subject to approval by Afterpay, in our reasonable discretion. We may choose not to approve an Order or provide a Product to you, or we may cancel an approved Order before the goods or services are delivered or supplied to you, if: (i) we reasonably consider this necessary in order to: (A) protect the integrity of our systems or the Products; (B) prevent fraud; (C) limit the risk of money laundering or terrorism financing; or (D) otherwise protect us against any legal, regulatory or non-payment risk; (ii) you do not pass our verifications or checks, including any verifications required for the purposes of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 described in clause 6.2(a) or our pre-authorisation check described in clause 6.2(c); (iii) we reasonably suspect, or are aware, that you have breached this Agreement in a material respect (including by failing to make any payment due under this Agreement on the payment due date in accordance with the Payment Schedule); (iv) an Order is made with a merchant in a different jurisdiction that is not permitted by Afterpay; or (v) we otherwise reasonably consider the Order to be suspicious.
(b) If we cancel an approved Order: (i) we will apply a full refund of any amounts you have paid to us to your Nominated Payment Source or (if that is not possible) to any other Card that you have provided us details of, and will cancel any future payments related to that Order. In the event the approved Order is cancelled because a chargeback has been incurred by Afterpay in relation to a payment for the approved Order, that payment will not be refunded by Afterpay. Any return of funds in that event will be as between you and your issuing bank. The Retailer will not be obliged to deliver the goods (or provide the services) the subject of the Order, unless required to do so by law; (ii) you will have no obligation to make any further payments to us, or have any other ongoing relationship with us, with respect to that Order; and (iii) if you wish to proceed with the purchase from the Retailer, the Retailer may accept an alternative payment method in its discretion, or if required to do so by law.
(c) Once we approve your Order, you will receive an email from us sent to the email address you have registered with your Afterpay Account with confirmation of receipt of your Order and a Payment Schedule.
(d) You agree to ensure that payment(s) are made in accordance with the Payment Schedule. You may make early payments through your Afterpay Account, otherwise Afterpay will automatically process payments in accordance with the due dates stated on the Payment Schedule. You authorise Afterpay to process such payments using the Payment Method details provided by you. If an Automatic Payment fails on any of the dates specified in your Payment Schedule, Afterpay reserves the right to re-attempt to process the payment at a later time or date.
4.2 Automatic Payments
(a) An “Automatic Payment” is a payment, through the Payment Method you have chosen, that we will automatically charge directly to your nominated Card (“Nominated Payment Source”) on a one-time or regular basis in agreed upon amounts as outlined in your Payment Schedule. You will have the option to select a preferred Payment Method and Nominated Payment Source when your Afterpay Account is being created. You can update or change your preferred Nominated Payment Source or Payment Method at any time via your Afterpay Account, provided that there may be restrictions on removing a Nominated Payment Source until all existing Payment Schedules have been completed.
(b) Subject to the other terms of this Agreement, You hereby expressly consent to, authorise and instruct Afterpay to deduct Automatic Payment amounts from your Nominated Payment Source for the amounts and on the scheduled dates set out in your Payment Schedule. You acknowledge that you are giving us the ability to collect or reverse variable payment amounts from or to your Nominated Payment Source, in accordance with your Payment Schedule and the terms of this Agreement.
(c) You are responsible for ensuring that you have sufficient funds in your Nominated Payment Source available to make Automatic Payments on the dates specified in your Payment Schedule. You are liable for any fees or charges imposed by your Nominated Payment Source (e.g. interest charges on a nominated credit card), except to the extent that such fees or charges arise as a result of our error or system failure. If any fees or charges are imposed as a result of our error or system failure, please provide us with a copy of the relevant records, and we will reimburse you for the relevant fees or charges.
(d) If an Automatic Payment fails (for example, if your Nominated Payment Source is a credit or debit card which has expired), Late Fees may apply unless you otherwise make the scheduled payment on or before the relevant due date. You authorise us to satisfy any monetary liability you owe us by: (i) Debiting your Nominated Payment Source at a later time or date; (ii) Debiting any other Card which you have provided details of; (iii) Offsetting the payment amount against any amounts we may owe to you; or (iv) Any other legal means.
Please see clause 4.3 below for more information regarding Late Fees.
4.3 Late Payments
The calculation and application of Late Fees are set out in Schedule 1 to this Agreement.
Fees or charges, if any, payable by you for the use of our Products or your Afterpay Account are set out in Schedule 1 to this Agreement.
4.5 Cross Border Transactions
Where you use our Products to make a Cross Border Transaction, we will convert what the Retailer charges for the goods into your local currency to determine the Original Order Value and the amounts payable by you in accordance with your Payment Schedule at the retail exchange rate used, which is the average of the bid rate offered by the four largest retail banks in New Zealand.
No interest charges are payable by you for the use of our Products.
4.7 No set off
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement, you must make all payments in accordance with the Payment Schedule and pay all other amounts in full to us under this Agreement without any set-off, withholding or reduction.
4.8 Higher Upfront payment
Where the Original Order Value exceeds your approved spending limit with Afterpay, you may be offered the option to pay an instalment at the time of purchase which is higher than 25% of the Original Order Value (Higher Upfront Payment).
If this section applies to you, the Higher Upfront Payment will display prior to you confirming your Afterpay Order. For the avoidance of doubt, Your obligations with respect to Your Payment Schedule (regardless of the applicability of this section) shall continue to apply in accordance with this Agreement, including your obligations under clause 4.2.
5.1 If you decide to return goods to a Retailer, which goods have been purchased using our Products, and request a refund, or a return and refund are otherwise accepted by the Retailer or permitted by law, you will directly arrange the return with the Retailer, ensuring that the goods are returned according to the Retailer’s returns policy (or the policies of an online marketplace) or other instructions or your rights at law. Please note, using Afterpay to pay for any eligible purchase will not affect any of your existing rights to refund under applicable consumer law or otherwise. For the avoidance of doubt, you will not be required to return goods if you are seeking a refund on the basis that the Retailer did not deliver the goods to you.
5.2 It is your responsibility to notify the Retailer if you intend to return any goods. The return must be completed within the period specified and in the manner required by the Retailer’s returns policy (or the online marketplace’s policies, if applicable) or as otherwise permitted by the Retailer or by law.
5.3 Unless we are notified by a Retailer (or the provider of an online marketplace, if applicable) that a return and refund is in progress, we will continue to process any Automatic Payments in accordance with the dates set out in your Payment Schedule.
5.4 Until such time that the Retailer (or the provider of an online marketplace, if applicable) has confirmed the return of the goods (if applicable) and has issued a refund to us for those goods, you will remain liable to us for the full payment of the goods, in accordance with your Payment Schedule.
5.5 Once the Retailer has confirmed a refund is payable, we will issue a refund to your Nominated Payment Source (or, if that is not possible, to any other Card that you have provided details of) and/or adjust your Payment Schedule appropriately (including to reduce or cancel any future payments, if necessary). If the refund is processed to your expired or cancelled card, you will need to obtain the returned funds by contacting your financial institution.
Please note, in the event of partial refunds, refund amounts are taken off the last payment/s first.
For example, if you make a $400 purchase using Afterpay and the retailer approves a $250 refund, we will cancel your 3rd and 4th instalments of $100, and amend your 2nd instalment to $50. Your new payment schedule will become 2 payments (instead of 4) of $100 & $50. If you had already paid 2 instalments of $100 each, a refund of $50 would be applied to your card and the remaining 2 instalments would be cancelled.
When a Retailer issues a refund for a Cross Border Transaction, Afterpay will use the original retail exchange rate (used at the time the order was placed) to determine the refund amount to apply to your Nominated Payment Source for the relevant goods.
For example, if an Australian Retailer charged 100AUD which was converted to $110 as the Original Order Value, if the Retailer issues a refund for 50AUD, your order total and Payment Schedule will be adjusted by $55.
5.6 Where you wish to return a product 120 days or more after the purchase date, we will no longer have any involvement in the product return process (i.e. the Retailer will provide any agreed refund directly to you). A longer period will apply where we have agreed a longer period with a Retailer where required based on the nature of the goods or services purchased by you.
6. Assessment and checks
We reserve the right to assess, and determine whether to accept or cancel, each Order in accordance with clause 4.1.
6.2 Repayment capability and identity checks
(a) We reserve the right to verify your identity, including in accordance with the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009. You cannot use our Products until such time as your identity verification has been completed. Verifying your identity does not mean we will approve your order (see clause 4.1(a) for other variables that are considered).
(b) You agree to provide any information or documentation reasonably requested by Afterpay or a Retailer to verify your identity in connection with your Afterpay Account or Orders. The provision of your driver licence number is voluntary, but if you do not provide your driver licence number (or any other identity information we reasonably request) to Afterpay, we may not be able to verify your identity, and you may not be able to use Afterpay’s Products.
(c) You authorise us to make, directly or through third parties, any enquiries we consider necessary to verify your identity and assess your capability to make payments according to the Payment Schedule in relation to all Afterpay Orders. This may include performing repayment capability checks and verifying information you provide to us against third party databases.
(e) You authorise Afterpay (or any third parties providing services on behalf of Afterpay) to disclose to third parties, to the extent required or permitted by any applicable laws or regulations, any information in relation to you or your Afterpay Account.
(f) As part of our approval process and our assessment as to whether or not you have the means to fulfil your obligation to make payments to Afterpay according to the Payment Schedule, we reserve the right to conduct a pre-authorisation of your Nominated Payment Source. This may involve funds being placed in the account linked to your Nominated Payment Source on hold each time you make an online purchase using Afterpay Products, or you obtaining an Afterpay Card for an in-store purchase or adding a new Card to your Afterpay Account.
For online purchases: (i) the pre-authorisation amount will not exceed your first instalment (plus one cent) owed to us for that purchase; and (ii) we immediately instruct your bank to void any pre-authorisation transaction once it is given.
For in-store purchases: (iii) the pre-authorisation amount will not exceed 25% of the value of the Afterpay Card (plus one cent); and (iv) where an Afterpay Card is obtained but a purchase does not eventuate, we instruct the bank to void the pre-authorisation transaction upon expiry or cancellation of the Afterpay Card.
No funds are received by Afterpay during the pre-authorisation process.
(g) We cannot guarantee the time it takes for your bank to process both the pre-authorisation transaction and our voiding of that transaction.
7. Our Intellectual Property
7.1 Our Website and all content on our Website are the exclusive property of Afterpay, Afterpay group companies or other third parties such as our partners. The information on our Website is for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice.
7.2 You must not copy, imitate, modify, alter, amend or use without our prior written consent any URLs representing our Website, or any of our content, logos, graphics, icons or other content published on our Website or in our printed media.
8. Complaints and disputes
8.1 Disputes between you and a Retailer
(a) If you have a dispute with a Retailer, you should file a dispute through direct contact with the Retailer.
(b) In some instances, Afterpay may facilitate communication between you and the Retailer to enable a resolution to all disputes, the outcome of your disputes with Retailers will not affect Afterpay’s rights and remedies under this Agreement or your obligation to meet any payments due to us, except as expressly provided in clause 5.
8.2 Disputes between you and us
(a) We aim to: (i) Acknowledge receipt of all disputes and complaints against us within 5 business days; and (ii) Resolve all disputes and complaints against us within 21 business days.
(b) If you wish to raise a dispute or submit a complaint to us, you should do so by contacting us using the details listed below. Disputes should be raised with us as soon as possible.
Email: [email protected]
Mail: c/o TMF Group, L11, 41 Shortland St, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
(c) We may request additional documentation from you to assist us in resolving any complaints or disputes, and you must provide all reasonable assistance to us to facilitate us in resolving any complaints or disputes.
(d) Where we cannot resolve a dispute within 21 business days, we will notify you of the reason for the delay as well as an indication of when we expect to resolve the complaint or dispute.
(e) If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint after it has been through our internal disputes process above, you can contact the Financial Dispute Resolution Service (FDRS) using the contact details listed below.
Phone: 0508 337 337
Fax: 04 918 4901
Email: [email protected]
9. Notices and Communications
9.1 How we will communicate with you
(a) This Agreement and any other agreements, notices or other communications regarding your Afterpay Account and/or your use of our Products may be provided to you electronically.
(b) You agree to receive all communications from us in electronic form. Communications will be posted on our Website (where permitted under this Agreement) and/or sent to your email address you have registered with your Afterpay Account.
(c) Alternatively, we may choose to give notice to you by: (i) serving it personally at, or sending it by post to, your nominated contact address listed on your Afterpay Account; or (ii) sending it to you via other electronic methods of communication using contact details listed on your Afterpay Account (including text messages).
(d) Where a notice is served personally, service of the notice is taken to be effected when delivered. Where a notice is sent by post, service of the notice is taken to be effected on the fourth day after the date of postage. Where a notice is sent by electronic mail, or through other electronic means, service of the notice is taken to be effected on the day after the day on which it is sent, unless we receive notification that delivery has failed.
(e) You consent to us using the contact details you have provided to us to: (i) contact you on an ongoing basis for marketing purposes whether by email, SMS, phone or otherwise (unless you have notified us that you do not wish to receive such communication); and/or (ii) contact you in relation to your Afterpay Account, our Products and or any Third Party Goods.
(f) You acknowledge that we (or any third party providing services on behalf of us) may monitor or record telephone conversations or electronic communications for quality control and training purposes or for Afterpay’s own protection. Afterpay does not provide any guarantee that any such monitoring or recording will be retained or retrievable.
9.2 How you can communicate with us
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices to us should be given by mail to: Afterpay, c/o TMF Group, L11, 41 Shortland St, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
(b) Other communications
If you wish to contact us for any other reason, you can do so on the details below:
Email: [email protected]
Mail: c/o TMF Group, L11, 41 Shortland St, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
10.1 System Outages
(a) Access to our Products or our Websites may occasionally be unavailable or limited due to hardware or software failure or defects, overloading of system capacity, damage from natural events or disasters or disruptive human activity, interruption of power systems, labour shortages or stoppages, legal or regulatory restrictions as well as other causes outside of our control.
(b) To the extent permitted by law, and subject to clause 2.2, neither Afterpay nor any of its Related Companies will be liable for any loss or damage which you may incur as a result of our Products or our Website being unavailable.
10.2 Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This Agreement is governed by the law in force in New Zealand. Each party irrevocably submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of courts exercising jurisdiction in New Zealand.
10.3 Limitation of Liability
(a) To the full extent permitted by law, and subject to clause 2.2: (i) Afterpay’s liability for all claims arising under or related in any way to this Agreement no matter how arising, and whether in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, will not exceed (A) $500; or, if that limit is found to be unenforceable,(B) $1,000; or, if that limit is found to be unenforceable, (C) the total value of any affected Order(s); and (ii) Afterpay and its Related Companies, or any third party providing services on behalf of Afterpay, will not be liable to you for any Consequential Loss arising under or related in any way to this Agreement no matter how arising and whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise.
(b) Afterpay and its Related Companies, or any third party providing services on behalf of Afterpay, and the directors, employees, officers, agents and representatives of them, will not, to the extent permitted by law and subject to clause 2.2, be liable for any loss or damage (including any direct, indirect or Consequential Loss or damage) you or any third party may incur from your purchase or use of any goods or services from a Retailer or from the use of an online market place, except to the extent that we cause such loss or damage (in which case, our liability to you is limited as set out in clause 10.3(a) above). You acknowledge that any consumer-related claims you may have in respect of: (i) the goods or services purchased from a Retailer will be a matter between you and the Retailer; or (ii) the services of an online market place will be a matter between you and the online market place, subject to any obligation on us to process refunds and cancel future payments in accordance with this Agreement and our agreement with the relevant Retailer and/or provider of the online market place.
(c) To the extent permitted by law, a party’s liability to the other party under or in connection with this Agreement is reduced to the extent, if any, to which the other party’s acts or omissions cause or contribute to its own loss or damage.
(d) The parties will take all reasonable steps to mitigate any loss incurred by them under this Agreement.
(a) You are responsible to each Indemnified Party for any loss, costs (including reasonable legal fees), expense or damage the Indemnified Party suffers or incurs:
(i) in connection with any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement, or your breach of any law or of the rights of a third party relating to your use of our Products or Website; and
(ii) as a direct or indirect consequence of unauthorised users accessing your Afterpay Account as a result of your negligence.
To the extent this clause 10.4(a) gives rights against you to a third party who is not a party to this Agreement, your obligations are capable of being enforced by either Afterpay or that third party.
(b) Your liability under clause 10.4(a) will be reduced proportionately to the extent that Afterpay:
(i) caused or contributed to the relevant claim, demand, loss or damage; or
(ii) failed to take reasonable steps to mitigate the relevant claim, demand, loss or damage.
No Payment Up Front - User Terms & Conditions
If as at 31 January 2024 you were in the Platinum or Mint tier as part of Afterpay Pulse Rewards, the following applies:
- if you were opted in to the no payment up front feature, the no payment up front feature under these Terms of Service will be activated and use of it will be governed by these Terms of Service;
- if you did not activate the no payment up front feature, it will remain deactivated but you will still be activate the no payment up front feature within the Afterpay app. Any use of the no payment up front feature will be governed by these Terms of Service.
When the no payment up front feature is activated, you will receive a success message in the Afterpay app that you have nothing to pay at the time you complete your eligible order (“no payment up front feature”).
If you use the no payment up front feature, the first payment for an eligible order will be taken 2 weeks from the date of your order with your Afterpay Account.
Eligible orders are:
- orders where your Afterpay Account is accepted as a form of payment by a merchant;
- orders less than $500 including any taxes, shipping and other charges; and
- not an order of gift cards using your Afterpay Account.
If you have access to the no payment up front feature and then subsequently make 2 or more late payments or otherwise fail to make 2 or more on-time payments (unless solely due to our error), you will lose access to the no payment up front feature for a period of 6 months from the date the relevant late or missed payment occurred.
If you wish to disable the no payment up front feature, you can do so at any time within your ‘Payment settings’ in the Afterpay app.
$ means New Zealand dollars.
Afterpay, we, us or our means Afterpay NZ Limited, and can include an Afterpay Affiliate where applicable.
Afterpay Account means an account that Afterpay creates to uniquely identify you and to enable you to use our Products.
Afterpay Affiliate means a related body corporate or related entity of Afterpay, including one in another jurisdiction.
Afterpay Card means the Afterpay card generated in the Afterpay app (linked to the digital wallet on the device on which it is loaded) that is issued to Afterpay and authorised for your use to make Your Afterpay purchase in-store or online, linked to the digital wallet on the device which it is issued.
Agreement means this agreement and its schedule, together with any policies and documents incorporated by reference.
Automatic Payment has the meaning given in clause 4.2(a).
Card means any Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card issued by a New Zealand financial institution, excluding Gift Cards and other pre-paid cards.
Consequential Loss means any loss, damage or costs incurred by you that is indirect or consequential, as well as loss of revenue; loss of income; loss of business; loss of profits; loss of production; loss of or damage to goodwill or credit; loss of business reputation, future reputation or publicity; loss of use; loss of interest; losses arising from claims by third parties; loss of or damage to credit rating; loss of anticipated savings and/or loss or denial of opportunity.
Consumer Rights has the meaning given in clause 2.2.
Cross Border Transaction means an Afterpay Purchase between You and a Retailer in an overseas jurisdiction permitted by Afterpay.
Gift Card means a stored value or prepaid card which, when activated:
(a) can be used to purchase services or merchandise from suppliers;
(b) may not be redeemable for cash;
(c) may be capable of being used on multiple occasions;
(d) is marketed solely as a gift card;
(e) is not a component of another financial product; and
(f) prominently displays or permits the prominent display on the card or mechanism of either:
(i) the expiration date; or
(ii) the number of months following purchase that such card or mechanism expires (along with room to write the purchase date on such card or mechanism).
For the avoidance of doubt, Gift Card includes both open loop and closed loop pre-paid cards.
Indemnified Party means each of Afterpay, its Related Companies, any third party providing services on behalf of Afterpay, and their respective directors, employees, officers, agents and representatives.
Late Fees mean the fees set out in Schedule 1.
Nominated Payment Source has the meaning given in clause 4.2(a).
Order means a request submitted by you to us, to use an Afterpay Product to pay for goods or services offered by a Retailer (whether on the Retailer’s website or at an in-store location of the Retailer).
Original Order Value means the total cost of your Order displayed to you by Afterpay in the Afterpay payment window (before any refunds may be applied).
Payment Method means any payment method accepted by Afterpay from time to time.
Payment Schedule means, in relation to an Order, a list of payment amounts that Afterpay is entitled to receive from you, and the relevant due dates of each payment. For the avoidance of doubt, the applicable timezone for all due dates provided as part of a Payment Schedule shall be the applicable timezone in Auckland, New Zealand.
Products mean the payment products and associated services offered by Afterpay from time to time.
Related Company has the meaning given to it in section 2(3) of the Companies Act 1993.
Retailer has the meaning given in clause 2.1(a).
Third Party Goods means goods or services supplied by a Third Party Supplier that may be purchased through our Websites using the Products.
Third Party Supplier means our third party supplier of goods and services available through our Websites.
Website means www.afterpay.com and any other website operated by Afterpay, including the Afterpay App.
(a) If you fail to pay any amounts according to the Payment Schedule, Late Fees will apply on each payment that is due but not received. For the avoidance of doubt, Late Fees will not be applied until the day immediately following the day that the payment is due.
(b) We may, at our sole discretion, reasonably delay the application of, or waive wholly or partly, any Late Fee. If Late Fees are or may be incurred as a result of Afterpay's error, please let us know, and we will waive or refund such fees, as relevant.
Afterpay has introduced caps on Late Fees:
(a) For each Order with an Original Order Value below $40 - the aggregate sum of the Late Fees applied in relation to the Order will not exceed 25% of the Original Order Value;
(b) For each Order with an Original Order Value between $40 and $272 (inclusive) - an initial $10 partial Late Fee if a payment is due from you but not received by Afterpay in accordance with the Payment Schedule, with a further partial Late Fee of up to $7 added seven days after the payment is due if the payment is still unpaid. The aggregate sum of the Late Fees applied in relation to the Order will not exceed 25% of the Original Order Value; and
(c) For each Order with an Original Order Value above $272 – a maximum of $68 (i.e. 4 x $17) of Late Fees may be applied.
For example, a $20 Order will have a maximum of one $5 Late Fee applied, a $108 Order will have up to $27 (25% x $108) of Late Fees applied, and a $500 order will have up to $68 of Late Fees applied (maximum limit). Once the cap is reached, no additional Late Fees will be applied to payments associated with that Order.
Please note: Where the 25% fee cap would be exceeded as a result of the $10 or $7 Late Fee, the amount may be varied such that the total Late Fee amount is within the caps above (i.e. a partial Late Fee). All applied Late Fees are capped at either 25% of the Original Order Value or $68, whichever is less.
Other fees or charges: Nil