It is extremely prudent whether digital or manual trade credit application to ensure the person completing the form is authorised to do so.
To make sure everyone has the extra protection the person completing the application on behalf of the company has to confirm that they are authorised to do so.
There is no personal liability on the individual - merely an acknowledgement. To support this a supplier can also identify this applicant through the ID verification process if they want to.
When the applicant gets to the T&C's they have to select that they have authority to bind the business as well.