The Klarna Financing was introduced a year ago by Microsoft, which allowed customers to spread the cost of the new Surface Pro over two years, it was nothing but an EMI plan that the company offered for the new Surface Pro product. Additional to the EMI plan it also allowed customers to upgrade to a new device after 18 months, provided that the customers returned their devices in good condition.
Now just after a year, the financing program has been shut down. Microsoft says in the FAQ for the Surface Pro that it stopped accepting new users on Friday, but says that existing users will be able to finish out their plans or upgrade their devices (Via OnMsft).
In the FAQ, Microsoft says that it is phasing out the program after “much thought and consideration” and it also says that customers who are “in good standing with 18 monthly payments” will still be able to upgrade their device. According to Engadget, Microsoft will also shut down its Surface Plus Portal on September 30th, and customers with questions regarding the Klarna program will have to contact the company directly.