Frequently Asked Questions
Buy Now Pay later in 30 days
Who is Klarna?
Klarna is a Swedish payment service provider that takes end-to-end responsibility for your payment. Klarna is the provider of smooth payments to more than 190,000 online stores. Over 80 million consumers worldwide have trusted Klarna to securely handle their payments.
How does Pay later in 30 days work?
Once your order is confirmed, you’ll receive an email with payment instructions within two days from Klarna. You’ll then have 30 days to try on your order and only pay when you’re happy. Complete the payment online, at your convenience, with no extra cost. You can pay via credit or debit card at www.klarna.com/uk
Am I eligible for Pay later in 30 days?
To use Pay later in 30 days you must be at least 18. Whilst this option is widely promoted, Pay later in 30 days is subject to your financial circumstances. When choosing Pay later in 30 days, our assessment will not affect your credit rating.
How can I increase my chances of being accepted for Pay later in 30 days?
Klarna is unique and offers Pay later in 30 days based on a number of factors such as the order value, previous order history and item availability. If you are 18 or over, you can improve your chances of being offered Pay later in 30 days by ensuring you provide your full name and accurate address details and shipping to your registered billing address. All orders are assessed individually. Just because you have had Pay later in 30 days before does not mean it will be offered for every order and in turn, as it is denied does not mean it will be denied for all future orders.
Will a credit search take place against me?
Klarna may run so-called unrecorded enquiries (or soft credit searches) that do not affect credit scoring and are only visible to you and Klarna, but not visible to other lenders. Neither Klarna nor Matty’s LTD run credit searches against you that could impact your credit rating.
Why have I not been offered Pay later in 30 days?
Although Pay later in 30 days is widely promoted it is not always universally available. The Pay later in 30 days method is automatically generated by algorithms that are dependent upon a number of factors including amount of order, the online store, previous order history and item availability. Alternatively, you are able to complete your order by paying by credit or debit card at the checkout.
What are my payment options with Klarna?
You can pay with debit or credit card immediately in the checkout or take advantage of our Pay later in 30 days payment option, where you can pay for the goods once you have received them via credit card or debit card.
What happens if I cancel or return my order?
As soon as Matty’s LTD have accepted your cancellation/return, then Klarna will cancel the statement or refund your payment.
What happens if I don’t pay for my order?
Payment is due 30 days after the item is shipped. To help you pay on time, we’ll alert you two days before payment is due – you’ll receive email reminders to pay – and, if very late, we’ll also send you a text or letter, too. Your credit score will not be impacted by using Klarna’s ‘Pay later in 30 days’ products even if you have failed to pay on time.
I have been asked to go to the Klarna site. Is this correct?
If you have chosen to Pay later in 30 days, Klarna will send you an email with further details on how to pay. Your email will contain a link to Klarna where you can settle your payment with your credit or debit card.
What do I need to provide when I make a purchase?
If you want to make a purchase with Klarna you need to provide your name, address and email address. For some orders you may need to provide your mobile number or date of birth, too. All information will be sent to your email address, including payment reminders and links to your online statements. It’s very important that you give us the correct details, as otherwise you will not receive the payment information.
Is my payment information safe?
Payment information is processed securely by Klarna. No card details are transferred to or held by Matty’s LTD. All transactions take place via connections secured with the latest industry standard security protocols.
Can I pay before the due date?
You can pay for your order at any point after you receive the email from Klarna with the details of your payment on. Just follow the instructions on this email to pay for your order.
Have you received my payment?
If you pay by card, Matty’s will confirm your order right away. If paying by Pay later in 30 days, Klarna will send you a payment confirmation to the email address that you have used for your order. If you have made a payment but not received the payment confirmation, you can always check the status of your order and payments by logging in to www.klarna.com.
What happens to my statement, when I’ve returned the goods?
Once Matty’s LTD has received the return (partial or full) and you have received their confirmation of this, an updated statement will be sent to you by Klarna if you’ve made a partial return. With a full return, your statement will be closed.
I’ve received a statement, but I’ve not yet received my goods.
You have 30 days to pay, so you don’t need to pay right away. If your due date is near and there is no sign of your goods, please call Matty’s LTD to check on delivery. You can also contact Klarna’s Customer Service so that we can postpone the due date on your payment.
I have cancelled my order. How long will it take until I receive my refund?
As soon as the store has registered your cancellation or your return, the refund will be processed within 5 business days.
I have asked for a refund. How will I be refunded?
If you have paid for your order with a card, the refund will be made back to the same card. If you have not paid the statement yet, then the refund will reduce the statement or cancel it completely. I haven’t received an email with my statement/payment information. If you do not have your statement number to hand you can log in at www.klarna.com/uk, where you will find all of your orders and be able to make payments.
I still have questions regarding payment, how can I get in touch?
Visit Klarna’s Customer Service page for a full list of FAQ’s, live chat and telephone options.
Pay in 3 instalments Terms & Conditions
Thank you for choosing to shop with Klarna.
This is a credit agreement between you and us. When we use ‘us’, ‘we’ or ‘our’ in this document, we mean Klarna Bank AB UK Branch. When we use ‘you’ in this document, we mean anyone who has bought something using Pay in 3 instalments with Klarna.
1. Who can use Pay in 3?
You must be a UK resident, over 18 years old and have a valid payment card to use Pay in 3. When we say ‘valid payment card’, we mean the card must be in your name, and must not have expired. You should also make sure the card you use has enough money available to cover all the instalments.
Pay in 3 is a credit product. It’s our decision whether or not we start a credit agreement with you.
2. How do I Pay in 3 instalments?
With Pay in 3, you can pay for something you buy by dividing the cost into three equal instalments. At checkout, you’ll see an option to ‘Pay Later in 3 interest-free instalments’. When you choose this option, just enter your card details to complete your purchase.
There won’t be any interest, fees or charges for using a debit or credit card by Klarna. Although your bank might charge you interest or other fees on top if you pay using an interest-bearing credit card, for example.
3. Are there any alternative options for paying off my balance?
Yes, you are able to make payment early through the Klarna App by paying by card immediately or you can request our bank account details from our Customer Services team for direct bank transfer. If a payment is made earlier, and the balance cleared we will not continue charging your card.
4. Which cards does Klarna accept?
Klarna accepts most cards except prepaid cards. We may also not accept a card that’s due to expire in the near future. We’ll let you know at checkout if your card hasn’t been accepted.
5. When will Klarna take my payments?
At the point of purchase we’ll freeze the first of your three instalments on your card. This means you won’t be able to spend this money on anything else. Once we’ve received confirmation that your items have been shipped, the first of your three payments will be taken from your card automatically using the frozen amount. You’ll be able to see this on your card statement. If your items are not shipped, we’ll unfreeze your money and you’ll be able to spend it again. This may take a few days depending on which bank you’re with.
The second payment will be taken 30 days after the first payment, and the last one 60 days after the first payment. We’ll charge your card automatically when your payment is due so you don’t have to pay us back manually or worry about missing a payment.
The dates these payments are due will be sent to you by email, and you’ll be able to check them in our app.
Sometimes the shop (instore or online merchant) doesn’t charge you for your whole order all at once. They might do this if they ship your items at different times. If this happens, we’ll make a new Pay in 3 plan for each part order they make. Each of these order parts will have its own due date, depending on when the shop confirms that part of your order.
6. What happens if my card is cancelled, or my card details change?
If your card is cancelled, you’ll still have to pay us any money you owe as soon as we ask you to.
If your card details change between your purchase and your final payment, you must tell us your new details. You can do this online. If you don’t give us this information, we might ask the bank for your details.
7. What happens if I cancel my order?
Your cancellation is subject to the store’s cancellation policy, so you need to check the store’s website for information on their cancellation policy and instructions on how to cancel an order and return the good(s) if already received.
If your next payment or due date for the cancelled order is approaching, you can pause billing by choosing that order in the Klarna App and click “Report a problem”.
Once the store has confirmed the cancellation or return, Klarna will update your payments accordingly as well as refund any amounts due. Refund processing times to you may vary and can take up to 14 days depending on the consumer’s bank.
If you cancel your order, we’ll cancel any outstanding payments and pay back any amounts we’ve already taken from your card. We’ll do our best to pay you back as soon as we can.
If you want to return part of your order, we’ll take the amount from your outstanding balance. It won’t count as a payment, so you’ll need to continue making your payments on the dates they’re due until your balance is paid in full.
8. How and when will I receive my refund?
Refunds for Pay in 3 are processed in different ways. It depends on the status of your payment schedule, how much you’ve paid and if the merchant has processed a full or partial refund.
If you’re due a full refund , we’ll cancel any remaining payments and refund anything you’ve already paid to the card you used to make the payment.
If you’re due a partial refund that’s more than the remaining balance on your order, we’ll deduct the amount from the outstanding balance first. We’ll then refund the difference to the card you used to pay off the purchase.
If the partial refund is less than the remaining balance on your order, we’ll deduct the amount from the outstanding balance. We’ll then spread the remaining balance evenly over the remaining payments.
9. What happens if you can’t take an instalment because I don’t have enough money on my card?
If we can’t take the first instalment from your card, we’ll let you know, and try up to two times again to take the money. We’ll let you know when we’re going to try again, so you’ll have plenty of time to put some money onto your card to make the payment.
If we can’t take the money from you after two attempts, we’ll roll the missed payment over to the second instalment. If we can’t take the second instalment, we’ll give you a few days to update your card details or make sure there’s enough money on your card.
If we still can’t take payment after two more attempts, we’ll roll over the payment to the next and final instalment. If we still can’t take the payment, we’ll try again twice. If we’re still not successful, we might ask you to pay the outstanding amount directly or use a debt collection agency to collect the money for us.
Klarna will always get in touch with you before charging your card. We will also contact you if we roll over a payment to the next due date or if we have to use a debt collection agency.
Not paying your instalments on time might also mean you can’t use Klarna in the future.
10. Will using Klarna affect my credit score?
No. We might carry out a limited credit search on you at a credit reference agency. This is a ‘soft credit check’, and won’t affect your credit score, or your chances of using credit in the future. You’ll be able to see it on your credit file, but no one else will.
11. How does Klarna store my card details and my personal data?
We store your card details on our systems when you shop with us. We’ll use these details to approve future payments. Unless you opt out, we may also use this information to fill out your card details for your convenience when you buy things in the future.
You can manage your cards online. If Klarna gets updated card details from your bank, we might also store this information on our system.
We use your personal data to identify you and to carry out customer analysis, credit assessments, marketing and business development. We might also share your data with some partners (such as credit reference bureaus), which might be based outside of the UK.
Please see our Privacy Notice here for more information about your rights, how you can get in touch with us, or to complain. By using Klarna’s services you confirm that you’ve read this notice.
12. How do I make a complaint?
You can make a complaint through our customer service webpage using our live chat feature, or by calling us on (+44) 0808 189 3333. We try to handle all complaints as quickly and smoothly as possible.
If you’re not happy with our response, you can contact Klarna’s Complaints Adjudicator. Use the form provided alongside your final response.
You can find our full complaints information here.
13. Transfer of rights
This is a credit agreement between you and us. You can’t transfer your rights or obligations to anyone else unless you get our permission first.
We can transfer these terms, or any rights and obligations you have under them, at any time. We don’t need to ask for your consent to do this, unless transferring would harm your rights and responsibilities. This means we have the right to transfer the credit agreement to another provider without asking you.
Klarna Bank AB UK Branch is a branch of Klarna Bank AB which is authorised and regulated by the Swedish Financial Services Authority. Klarna is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. It is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Klarna Bank AB UK Branch’s number is BR020956 and its address is 125 Kingsway, Holborn, London, WC2B 6NH, United Kingdom, with FCA reference number 536065. Klarna Bank AB’s headquarters are at Sveavägen 46, 111 34, Stockholm, Sweden, registered in the Swedish Commercial Register under registration number 556737-0431.
For further information about Klarna, go to: https://www.klarna.com/uk/