What Is a Credit Authorization Form?


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A credit authorization form is a document that businesses utilize to obtain a customer's permission to charge the customer's credit or debit card for payment for goods or services, according to Extended Stay America. The customer must complete and sign the form for the authorization to take effect.

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To complete a credit authorization form, a customer must provide information such as the cardholder's name and billing address, the name on the credit card, the card number, and the expiration date. As of June 2015, a customer can sign a credit authorization form manually on a printed form, or electronically by checking the appropriate box and typing the customer's' name as it appears on the credit card, notes the Extended Stay America website.

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