"Credit Application Form"

What Is a Credit Application Form?

A Credit Application Form is a way for financial businesses such as banks or lenders to assess the creditworthiness of a customer and determine if they should be given a loan or line of credit. The application can be used both for personal loans and commercial business loans.

The simplest type of form to create an application for credit is to download a free Credit Application Form that will allow customers to easily complete online or in print. You can download an Application for Credit Form PDF through the link below.

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How to Create a Credit Application Form?

Regardless of the type of Credit Application Form, you should request the following information in your form:

  1. Contact name or business name.
  2. Phone number and email address.
  3. Address of the customer or business.
  4. Terms and conditions of the loan.
  5. Repayment terms for the loan.
  6. A final signature section acknowledging the agreement and terms and conditions.

If you are creating a commercial Credit Application Form, you will want to also ask for the title of the applicant completing the form, the business' tax ID number and the date the business opened; bank references, trade references, and other financial information (including questions on bankruptcy).

If you are creating a personal Credit Application Form, you will want to ask for the applicant's citizenship and place of birth, home-ownership and education status, marital status, the purpose of the loan, employment information (the type of business, title, address, and phone number of the business), personal references, etc.

After the sections detailing the applicant's information, you will want to include the terms and conditions of the loan. This will be the most important part of the document, so it is important to write each term in detail to avoid future legal disagreements. Topics to include in the terms and conditions section should cover:

  1. Confirmation of correct information.
  2. Loan release.
  3. Loan interest.
  4. Repayment.
  5. Prepayment and overpayment.
  6. Statements of account.
  7. Late payment.
  8. Disputes in case of breach.
  9. Agreements to modification.

What Is a Vendor Credit Application?

A vendor Credit Application is required whenever a business asks a product vendor for payment terms (such as purchasing items wholesale that your business will later sell to customers). This is a standard practice that helps the vendor ensure you are a trustworthy business partner that will be able to pay them the entire worth of the goods sold to you.

Often they will send you, the customer, a Credit Application asking for information such as:

  • Number of years you have been in business;
  • Contact information (billing address, phone, website, and email);
  • Type of Business (LLC, Corporation, Partnership, NGO, etc);
  • DUNS number;
  • Banking Information;
  • Trade References;
  • Owner's Information.

The vendor will also send a similar form to the trade references you have listed with similar questions. The vendor will be interested to know additional details such as the highest level of credit you have been given, if you make timely payments, the date of the last invoice, and if you make payments within the terms given (such as not asking for continuous extensions or forgiveness for late payments). Many businesses will keep a Credit Application document on file to be able to quickly complete the information needed for vendors, but it is important to routinely check on the information listed, since any errors could result in the vendor rejecting to do business with you.


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Credit Application Form
Name and Address
First:
Middle Initial:
Last:
Title:
Name of Business:
ITIN:
Address:
City:
State:
ZIP Code:
Phone:
Company Information
Type of Business:
In Business Since:
○ Corporation
○ Partnership
○ Proprietorship
Address:
City:
State:
ZIP Code:
Phone:
Principal Responsible for Business Transactions:
Address:
City:
State:
ZIP Code:
Phone:
Bank References
Institution Name:
Checking Account Number:
Address of Institution:
Phone:
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Credit Application Form
Name and Address
First:
Middle Initial:
Last:
Title:
Name of Business:
ITIN:
Address:
City:
State:
ZIP Code:
Phone:
Company Information
Type of Business:
In Business Since:
○ Corporation
○ Partnership
○ Proprietorship
Address:
City:
State:
ZIP Code:
Phone:
Principal Responsible for Business Transactions:
Address:
City:
State:
ZIP Code:
Phone:
Bank References
Institution Name:
Checking Account Number:
Address of Institution:
Phone:
______-______-______
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Institution Name:
Savings Account Number:
Address of Institution:
Phone:
______-______-______
Trade References
Company Name:
Company Name:
Company Name:
Contact Name:
Contact Name:
Contact Name:
Address:
Address:
Address:
Phone:
Phone:
Phone:
______-______-______
______-______-______
______-______-______
Account Opened Since:
Account Opened Since:
Account Opened Since:
Credit Limit:
Credit Limit:
Credit Limit:
Current Balance:
Current Balance:
Current Balance:
I hereby certify that the information contained herein is complete and accurate. This
information has been furnished with the understanding that it is to be used to determine
the amount and conditions of the credit to be extended. I authorize the financial
institutions listed in this credit application to release necessary information to the
company for which credit is being applied for.
_________________________________
_________________________________
Signature
Date
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