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The Easiest and Most Transparent Microsoft Surface Financing Options

By Ingram Leedy on December 17, 2019
Topics: Modern Tools

We’ve created a lot of resources that talk about what to buy—for example, how to choose the right Microsoft Surface device or determine which Office 365 Business plan is best suited for your organization. Today, we’re switching things up a bit and discussing not just what to buy, but how to buy!

In the video below, Todd, Protected Trust's CFO, shows us the easiest and most transparent financing options for Microsoft Surface devices. You'll learn how to spread your costs over flexible payment plans when you apply at checkout and receive an instant approval decision when purchasing from https://shop.protectedtrust.com.

Then, in the following blog post, we’ll continue to explain Microsoft Surface financing options so you can determine which is most aligned with your needs and budget!

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Once you’ve made the decision about the equipment and software you want to leverage in your business, it becomes time to actually pay for it—but financing a computer can feel overwhelming. There’s so many options out there and sticking to your budget is important, so how can you determine which one is right for you? 

We’re here to break down some of the easiest and most transparent options when it comes to financing Microsoft Surface devices, then explain how that process works in our online store! We’ll also cover an exciting financing option directly from Microsoft. 

Microsoft Surface Financing Through Protected Trust

Once you’ve visited our online store and filled your cart with all kinds of tech goodies, it’s time to continue moving through the checkout process. 

We accept the traditional payment options you’re used to seeing when shopping online elsewhere: Express checkout with Amazon Pay, PayPal, and Google Pay, and payments via Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover credit cards. However, what we want to focus on today is a finance product called Klarna

We offer two main versions of Klarna on our website:

  1. “Slice It.” This version is meant for financing Surface devices that cost up to $1,000. It’s as simple as its name implies—simply “slice” the purchase amount into four equal payments. The first payment is due at checkout, then the rest are due at two week intervals until the device is completely paid for. There are no finance charges and no interest rates with this plan! It’s a great option for smaller purchases, and makes it possible to bridge a billing cycle on your credit card to spread out the cost of a new Surface device.
  2. Credit Product. This more traditional credit product is meant for larger purchases up to $10,000. It utilizes payment terms anywhere from 6-36 months, depending on the size of the purchase and your personal preference. A 9.99% finance charge is involved with this option—a great rate for a product like this! The credit approval process is super simple and can be completed all online. All that’s required is three basic pieces of information: the last four digits of your social security number, your date of birth, and your telephone number. This information is entered into our secure portal and goes straight to Klarna, who makes the credit decision in a matter of just seconds. It’s never stored with us at Protected Trust, so you can rest easy knowing your confidential information is safe and sound. Once you’re approved, the checkout process can be completed and your equipment is shipped! 

The one caveat with the Credit Product version is that it's based on personal credit, which could present an issue for small business owners. If you’re looking for a more traditional finance product based on business credit, we have those available as well. Feel free to schedule a meeting with one of our experts to discuss these options more in-depth! 

Microsoft Surface Financing Through Surface All Access 

There are options for financing a computer directly through Microsoft as well. In October 2018, Microsoft rolled out its Surface All Access payment program that starts at $24.99 a month for 24 months. This plan is offered by WebBank and serviced by Dell Financial Services through a revolving line of credit. There is no up-front cost, and you pay zero interest during the term of the agreement. You can even finance Microsoft’s more expensive computers and latest models under Surface All Access!

Your monthly payment buys you an interest-free Surface bundle, and while this typically ends up costing more over time than it does to pay for the computer outright, this option has two major benefits:

  1. You get important add-on benefits thrown in, including the Type Cover keyboard that is otherwise an optional accessory, plus a two-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 and world class protection and support from Microsoft. 
  2. It frees up cash flow, allowing you to start using your Surface devices immediately without having to allocate a large chunk of your budget to paying for them all at one time.

With Surface All Access, you have 30 days to return the device to a Microsoft Store without any obligation, but the two-year Office 365 subscription is non-refundable. Additionally, all Surface devices come with a standard one-year warranty. 

If you go for this plan, remember to read the fine print—outstanding balances at the end of the promotional period are subject to credit terms that range from 19.24-29.99% variable APR, and the minimum interest charge is $2.

Here’s how the program works: 

  1. Apply for Surface All Access powered by Dell Preferred Account here
  2. Select the Surface All Access bundle you want. 
  3. That’s it—now you can start taking advantage of Surface All Access!

Surface All Access bundles that are currently available include: 

Surface Pro 7 All Access Bundle

Starting at $41.62 per month for 24 months*, this bundle includes: 

  • Surface Pro 7 device 
  • Your choice of Type Cover 
  • Office 365 Home or Personal
  • World-class support and optional Microsoft Complete extended service plan 

Surface Laptop 3 All Access Bundle

Starting at $46.63 per month for 24 months*, this bundle includes: 

  • Surface Laptop 3 device 
  • Office 365 Home or Personal
  • World-class support and optional Microsoft Complete extended service plan

Surface Pro X All Access Bundle

Starting at $52.46 per month for 24 months*, this bundle includes: 

  • Surface Pro X device
  • Your choice of Type Cover 
  • Office 365 Home or Personal 
  • World-class support and optional Microsoft Complete extended service plan

Surface Book 2 All Access Bundle

Starting at $54.96 per month for 24 months*, this bundle includes: 

  • Surface Book 2 device
  • Office 365 Home or Personal 
  • World-class support and optional Microsoft Complete extended service plan 

Surface Go All Access Bundle

Starting at $24.99 per month for 24 months*, this bundle includes: 

  • Surface Go device
  • Your choice of Type Cover  
  • Office 365 Home or Personal
  • World-class support and optional Microsoft Complete extended service plan 

Surface Studio 2 All Access Bundle

Starting at $150.79 per month for 24 months*, this bundle includes: 

  • Surface Studio 2 device
  • Office 365 Home or Personal 
  • World-class support and optional Microsoft Complete extended service plan

*Offered to U.S. residents by WebBank, Member FDIC, who determines qualifications for and terms of credit. Taxes, shipping, and other charges are extra and vary. Payments are the greater of either $20 or the sum of any Monthly Planned Payment Due plus 3% of the New Balance shown on your billing statement (excluding any balance on a Planned Payment Purchase), rounded up to the next dollar. Minimum Interest Charge is $2.00. See Dell.com/microsoftdpa for important financing details. Offer valid for purchases at participating U.S. Microsoft Retail Stores and Microsoft.com. 

2-year Office 365 subscription is non-cancellable and non-refundable. Device colors and accessories subject to availability.  

12 months in-store support and technical assistance available at full-line stores only. Software support excludes all third-party software. In-Store Training available at full-line stores for 12 months after purchase.  

Accidental Damage from Handling (ADH) is limited to damage resulting from dropping the covered product, spilling liquid onto it or screen/glass breakage of product. For covered defects and/or ADH damage, maximum of two (2) claims. Each claim is subject to a $49 deductible. Microsoft Complete sold separately. 

Make Microsoft Surface Financing Simple with Protected Trust!

At Protected Trust, our goal is to help your business get the most out of Microsoft Surface devices, Office 365, and Microsoft Teams so you can experience a truly modern workplace and achieve your greatest potential from anywhere on the planet. This involves making sure the hardware and software you need to be successful can fit into your budget! 

Contact us today to learn more about Microsoft Surface financing options or get started!

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Ingram Leedy

Written by Ingram Leedy

If you are looking for someone who lives on the leading edge of technology innovation, Ingram Leedy has a unique ability to predict the future digital trends.

As CEO of Protected Trust, he is helping business leaders see the world in new ways by connecting people and technology to achieve more.

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