5.5.2 Paper-based applications

Section 4.7 provides guidance on what should be in an application form. Most societies require applicants to return an application form that is attached to the end of the offer document. Paper-based applications are administratively burdensome, but may be more secure and less expensive for smaller offers seeking to raise less than £100,000, where the cost of establishing online application and payment systems could be prohibitive.

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