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What is Qonto’s Pay later feature, and who can use it?
What is Qonto’s Pay later feature, and who can use it?
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This feature is only available for activities registered in France, Spain and Italy. It is available subject to eligibility and only accessible to Qonto account Admins and Owners who hold Corporate Officer roles.

What is Qonto’s Pay later feature?

Qonto’s Pay later feature - also known as purchase financing - is a financing solution integrated into your app. It unlocks credit to finance your supplier invoices, allowing you to pay the amount back later in three installments.

If you're eligible, you can activate your credit through your Qonto app from Financing > Pay later. The credit is the total amount at your disposal to finance your purchases with the Pay later feature.

To use your available credit, simply upload a supplier invoice or a quote (through SEPA transfer) to your Qonto app. We will then credit the exact amount to your account and set up an automatic transfer from your account to pay your supplier immediately. This ensures that your account balance remains the same after the operation.

Once you financed an invoice with the Pay later feature, the repayment is automatically scheduled in three installments: +30 days, +60 days and +90 days. A fixed monthly interest rate of 1.17% applies to each of them (15% APR). At each due date, the installment amount will be automatically debited from your main Qonto account.

Therefore, it's important to ensure you always have enough funds to meet your installments. For more details, please refer to this article.

☝️ Good to know: The APR (Annual Percentage Rate) is an actuarial rate. This means that the monthly rate is calculated as the equivalent rate over a period of 90 days (3 months).

How can the Pay later feature improve my business’ cash management?

The Pay later feature offers numerous practical benefits, including optimizing cash management, providing solutions for financing supplies, facilitating tool investment, and managing unexpected expenses.

Here is a list of examples where you could use it:

  • Financing supplies or inventory. You can make timely rental payments to secure a stable business infrastructure for construction activities for instance, or purchasing furniture, paying for auction fees or restocking.

  • Investing in new tools. You can buy goods and services aimed to support and expand your business.

  • Emergency purchases. You can use it to replace broken furniture, tools and services, or for repairs.

Who can use the Pay later feature?

To activate the Pay later feature, you must match our eligibility criteria. If you qualify, you will then need to sign a contract.

What are the main eligibility criteria? 🇫🇷

We assess your eligibility and calculate how much credit you can use with these criteria:

  • Your company must be registered for at least 9 months.

  • You must have been a Qonto customer for at least 6 months.

  • Your company must be domiciled in France or its overseas territories.

  • Nonprofit organizations are not eligible.

  • Your company must be fully operational and not in the process of closing.

  • 2-step authentication must be activated on your Qonto account.

  • If you are the subject of seizure following a debt contracted with a company, an individual or the financial authorities in your country, your access to the Pay later feature will be revoked.

  • If we can’t debit an installment from your account on the due date, your access to the Pay later feature will be revoked. Learn more about the impacts of late repayment.

What are the main eligibility criteria? 🇪🇸

We assess your eligibility and calculate how much credit you can use with these criteria:

  • Your company must be registered for at least 9 months.

  • You must have been a Qonto customer for at least 6 months.

  • Your company must be domiciled in Spain.

  • Nonprofit organizations are not eligible.

  • Your company must be fully operational and not in the process of closing.

  • 2-step authentication must be activated on your Qonto account.

  • If you are the subject of seizure following a debt contracted with a company, an individual or the financial authorities in your country, your access to the Pay later feature will be revoked.

  • If we can’t debit an installment from your account on the due date, your access to the Pay later feature will be revoked. Learn more about the impacts of late repayment.

What are the main eligibility criteria? 🇮🇹

We assess your eligibility and calculate how much credit you can use with these criteria:

  • Your company must be registered for at least 9 months.

  • You must have been a Qonto customer for at least 6 months.

  • Your company must be domiciled in Italy.

  • Nonprofit organizations are not eligible.

  • Your company must be fully operational and not in the process of closing.

  • 2-step authentication must be activated on your Qonto account.

  • If you are the subject of seizure following a debt contracted with a company, an individual or the financial authorities in your country, your access to the Pay later feature will be revoked.

  • If we can’t debit an installment from your account on the due date, your access to the Pay later feature will be revoked. Learn more about the impacts of late repayment.

What are the main eligibility criteria? 🇩🇪

We assess your eligibility and calculate how much credit you can use with these criteria:

  • Your company must be registered for at least 9 months.

  • You must have been a Qonto customer for at least 6 months.

  • Your company must be domiciled in Germany.

  • Nonprofit organizations are not eligible.

  • Your company must be fully operational and not in the process of closing.

  • 2-step authentication must be activated on your Qonto account.

  • If you are the subject of seizure following a debt contracted with a company, an individual or the financial authorities in your country, your access to the Pay later feature will be revoked.

  • If we can’t debit an installment from your account on the due date, your access to the Pay later feature will be revoked. Learn more about the impacts of late repayment.

☝️ Good to know: we assess your repayment capacity on a monthly basis, that’s why your eligibility and the amount of credit you can use may evolve. A potentially non-eligible organization may become eligible, and vice versa. Qonto reserves the right to revoke your access to purchase financing at any time, in accordance with your contract terms.

What if I’m not eligible?

If you do not qualify for Qonto’s Pay later feature, you can explore other financing solutions from our partners, in the Financing > All partners section of your account. And keep in mind that, as your business evolves, you may become eligible to pay later with Qonto in the future.

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