The Markham account provides many benefits to account holders, particularly in terms of purchasing opportunities. With a Markham account, you can shop on credit at any Markham store in South Africa and pay off the balance later.
Markham sells clothing for men, women, and children. Markham also sells accessories like wallets and bags. Levi’s, G-Star Raw, Relay Jeans, Union DNM, and Jonathan D. are just a few of the brands sold at Markham. Every account holder with a Markham account has access to these brands on credit.
The Markham account can be used at any Markham store in South Africa, but it can also be used online at the Markham or TFG websites. Online purchases have been popular since the fall of the 2010s as most people find online shopping more convenient.
Other than Markham, the Markham account can be used at other stores. The Foschini Group’s stores are among those where the account can be utilized (TFG). Markham account holders can shop at any of TFG’s approximately 900 stores in South Africa, as well as online at any of the 22 TFG store brands.
The Markham account is one of the most popular, and it provides users with numerous privileges. However, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Markham account and what it can do before applying for one. Below, we’ll go over the Markham account in more detail.
Markham account Summary
The Markham account is a retail account that allows account holders to take products on credit and pay for them later at any Markham location. Since the account does not require a minimum monthly income to qualify, it can be applied for by anyone who earns money, including those who work on commission or receive allowances.
The My TFG rewards are activated on the account after approval. My TFG Rewards is a rewards program available to Markham account holders at any TFG-affiliated store. When using the Markham account, account holders can obtain discounts, save money on purchases, and receive vouchers through the My TFG rewards program.
The account includes vouchers that can be redeemed at any Markham store or one of its partner retailers. All new account holders receive vouchers in the amount of R1,500.00. The vouchers can be utilized in small increments. The vouchers are valid for six months after you open a Markham account.
Account-holders have the option of purchasing customer protection insurance to cover the credit they use. This insurance policy protects the account holder’s credit, and if the account holder experiences an insured occurrence, the insurer will pay for the Markham account as agreed. The account holder is covered by customer protection insurance against death, temporary disability, permanent disability, and loss of income.
When using the Markham account to shop, you must choose between two different budget options. A six-month budget and a twelve-month budget are two budget choices. A six-month option is interest-free, so purchases made under it will not cost you anything. Interest is charged on the 12-month budget.
The Markham account is unique, and as you can see from the explanation above, it has a lot of benefits. Let’s take a closer look at how the Markham account works now that we know what it is.
How the Markham account works
Those with a solid credit score and a steady salary are eligible for the Markham account. To be eligible for the account, you must be at least 18 years old. Following a successful application, credit is assigned to the account, which can be spent in any Markham store or one of its partner stores.
Markham’s total credit will be influenced by the risk profile of each individual applicant. Furthermore, the applicant’s income has a larger influence in determining the amount of credit that will be granted. However, as long as the account holder makes timely payments and/or his or her income rises, additional credit may be issued.
The credit that has been assigned can be used in part or in whole to make transactions. The account can be used at any store in South Africa that takes TFG cards. The credit limit can be temporarily increased while purchasing products to ensure that purchases that exceed the credit limit are completed successfully. Credit increases are only valid for a single transaction and should only be used every time a purchase beyond the credit limit is required.
The account holder must repay the credit borrowed from the Markham account. It’s worth noting that the main account holder can share the Markham account with friends and relatives. A supplemental card can be obtained by the account holder so that relatives and/or friends can use the account. Even if the account is shared with friends or family, the principal account user is responsible for maintaining it.
The amount owed will be influenced by the budget plan chosen. More credit is made available to the account holder immediately after the credit is fully repaid from the amount repaid to the account. The funds in the account can be used to make additional purchases by the account holder.
Advantages of the Markham account
- When you swipe the card, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the My TFG rewards program, which offers savings and personalized vouchers.
- The Markham store account is accepted in over 900 stores across the country.
- To make timely payments to the account, you can utilize a variety of payment options such EFT, Ozow, and more.
- Temporary credit can be requested for at any time, and credit can be increased at any time.
- There is no requirement for a minimum income.
- Optional customer protection insurance is included with the account.
- When making purchases, you can choose from two budget plans.
- Fashion vouchers are included in the account.
Disadvantages of the Markham account
- Interest accrues on the amount owed if payments are missed.
- The account is unaffiliated with any building supply or a wholesale store.
Markham account requirement
- Must be over the age of 18 years at the time of application.
- Have proof of income such as payslip or 3 months bank statement.
- Proof of residence that is not older than 3 months at the time of application.
- A valid South African ID book or Smart card or a valid driver’s license.
Account-holders with a Markham account get access to a plethora of shopping alternatives. The account contains fashion vouchers that may also be used at partner retailers, and these vouchers are valued at over R1000.00, which is unusual in the fashion industry.