5.5.3 Online applications
For community share offers above £100,000 or where the offer is being made by an established society, it may be worth establishing systems that allow people to make online applications and payments. Online payment methods are dealt with in the next sub-section. However, it should never be possible to purchase shares online without first completing an online application form. The contents of an online application form should be the same as for paper-based applications. Access to the application form should be at the end of the share offer document, and applicants should be encouraged to read the document before submitting an application.