KLARNA Finance

How does Pay Later in 3 with Klarna work?

Pay Later in 3 with Klarna is a payment method that allows you to spread the cost of your order over 3 equal, interest-free, monthly instalments.

Pay Later in 3 with Klarna gives you extra flexibility when paying for your order as you're able to spread the cost through instalments. If you choose to pay using Klarna, please remember to spend responsibly – sometimes, delaying or splitting up payments might not always be the best option. We want you to shop with confidence, so we’ve provided all the info you need below:

When can it be used to place an order?

  • When placing an order between £500 and £5000
  • When placing an order in GBP 
  • You can have multiple Pay Later in 3 with Klarna orders at the same time. Your eligibility will be checked by Klarna with each order. 


How do you sign up?

Simply download the Klarna app or sign up on Klarna's website.  You can also contact us directly by calling 028 3755 2749 or send an email to [email protected] or call in and complete with a member of our team in our shop.

What can you do on Klarna's app/ website? 

  • Set up a debit or credit card
  • Make paymentson or before the payment due date
  • See past and future payment schedules
  • Check payment status
  • Put payments on hold if there's a problem with your order
  • Contact Klarna to resolve issues


How do you pay using Pay Later in 3 with Klarna?

  • When you get to checkout, click ‘change’under payment type and select ‘Add New Payment Method’
  • Sign up/ log into your Klarna profile
  • Enter your card information
  • Confirm your date of birth
  • Click 'Place order'


How does paying off instalments work? 

  • Orders are paid for in 3 equal, interest-free, monthly instalments
  • You'll be asked to pay the first of the three instalments once your order has been confirmed at checkout
  • Instalments 2 and 3 will automatically be collected from the debit or credit card you entered at checkout 30 and 60 days later, respectively
  • You'll receive a reminder from Klarna 2 days before each instalment is collected
  • Want to know what happens if you miss a payment? You can find out more on missed Klarna repayments here



Frequently Asked Questions

Alternatively you can contact a member of the team

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.

With Pay in 3, you can pay for something you buy by dividing the cost into three equal instalments. At checkout, ask a member of staff to ‘Pay in 3 interest-free instalments’. When you choose this option, they will then advise you how 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. 

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 Klarna’s Customer Services team for direct bank transfer. If a payment is made earlier, and the balance cleared we will not continue charging your card.

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.

Klarna offers consumers Buyer Protection which means for example that you as a consumer do not have to pay for the ordered goods until you have received them, and that Klarna will assist you with problems related to your purchase.

For more information and instructions please go to: https://www.klarna.com/uk/buyer-protection-description/

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. 

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.

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.

Full 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.

Partial refund

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.

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. A debt collection agency is an FCA regulated company used by Klarna to recover funds that are overdue.

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. We will report information to credit reference agencies about the payments you make, and about any payments that you fail to make on time. Borrowing more than you can afford or paying late may negatively impact your financial status and ability to obtain credit from Klarna and other lenders in the future.

We will charge you a late fee if you do not pay us up to 14 days after your 2nd or 3rd instalments are due. We’ll attempt up to three times to charge your card within this time. If we are still not able to collect payment from you, we will charge you a late fee. You will not be charged a late fee if we collect payment or you pay us before then. 

We’ll send you plenty of friendly reminders so you can make sure you’ve got enough money on your card before we collect payment from you. 

If your order is £30 or more, we will charge you a late fee of £5. If you only receive part of your order and the total value is £20 or less, the late fee will only be 25% of the purchase price of the order. For example, if your order’s total value is £16, you will be charged a £4 late fee, which is 25% of £16. 

You will only be charged a maximum of one late fee per instalment. We won’t charge you a late fee if you have less than £1 left to pay.

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, but we will report information to credit reference agencies about the payments you make, and about any payments that you fail to make on time. Failure to pay on time might affect your ability to obtain credit in the future from Klarna and other lenders. 

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.