The amount of credit requested
The identification of the applicant
The financial status of the applicant
The names of credit references
Standard boilerplate terms and conditions
The credit application form is issued by a supplier or lender with the intent of standardizing the information it uses to make credit decisions. Additional information may be used in making a credit decision, such as a credit report from a credit rating agency and information received from the credit references supplied by the applicant.
Based on the information in a completed form, a credit analyst may elect to grant or deny credit, or may impose additional conditions, such as a personal guarantee or collateral. The granting of credit through an online form is highly automated, so that the entire process may only require a few minutes to complete.