If you’re in South Africa, you can easily start your Markham account application online, via WhatsApp or in-store as long as you meet the requirements.
Once your account is approved, you can start shopping on credit at Markham stores straight away using your store card. This article explains how to apply for a Markham account – step by step.
Markham account application online
You can start your Markham account application online via The Foschini Group (TFG) Money Account application page. This is because this brand is part of TFG, which means you can use your account to shop at all TFG brands in South Africa.
Once you’re on the online application page, click “Choose a brand” to see a dropdown list of TFG brands and then choose Markham. Next, fill the remaining fields of the online form, upload the required documents and then submit.
You will receive an email or SMS message confirming that your application has been received. If it is successful, you will receive further communication on how to receive your TFG store card, which you can then use at Markham.
It is imperative to pay your monthly repayments once you start making purchases with your card. During the application, you can choose between a six- or 12-month payment plan. The six-month plan does not have interest charges as long as keep your account is up to date. The 12-month plan has interest charges, but with the benefit of lower instalments. Always ensure that your payments reflect by the first of the month to avoid interest charges.
The Markham account application requirements include the following:
- Your basic information (names, ID number and cellphone number).
- Employment and financial information (for purposes of affordability assessment).
- Your contact details.
- Your references.
To confirm your employment and financial information, you will need to upload your proof of income (at least one month, such as a pay slip) and bank statements during the online application.
Before you submit your application, the online system will ask you to accept the TFG account terms and conditions. Additionally, you will need to confirm that you:
- Don’t have any other pending credit applications.
- Have not applied for debt review and are not under administration, sequestration or curatorship.
- Agree to TFG contacting credit bureaus to access your profile.
You can also apply for a Markham account via WhatsApp. Simply add the number 060 944 4884 as a contact on your phone and then open a WhatsApp chat with the contact. Next, send your ID number via the chat and follow the prompts to start your application.
Remember, you can always visit any Markham or TFG store to apply for an account in-store. Bring your ID or driver’s licence and proof of income. A store assistant will help you make your Markham account application and submit it via their internal system.
Once your application is approved, you will get an SMS message prompting you to return to the store to sign the credit documents. Afterwards, the store assistant will hand you an activated TFG account card and you can start shopping at Markham immediately.
For further information, get in touch with TFG using the following details:
- Contact number: 0860 834 834
- Email: email@example.com