LiveLendGroup 2

About Us

What type of loans do you offer?

At LiveLend, we offer online personal loans from £1,000 to £12,000. We don’t offer different types of loans upfront. Instead, when you apply, we’ll simply offer you the best loan we can.

What interest rates do you offer on your loans?

Our loan APRs (Annual Percentage Rates) start at 14.3% to 39.9%.

Representative Example: 29.9% APR Representative based on a loan of £5,000, repayable over 42 months at an interest of 29.9% pa (fixed). Monthly repayment of £183.74. Total amount payable £7,717.27. Our representative APR applies to loans from £1,000 to £12,000, for terms of 12-60 months.

How long has LiveLend been trading?

LiveLend is part of Chetwood Financial Limited, company number 09964966, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, under registration number 740551. Authorisation can be checked on the Financial Services Register at www.fca.org.uk. Chetwood was set up in March 2016 by financial services experts and technologists. We are focused on improving lives by using technology to create innovative, low cost products.

Who is LiveLend owned by?

LiveLend is part of Chetwood Financial Limited, company number 09964966, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, under registration number 740551. Authorisation can be checked on the Financial Services Register at www.fca.org.uk.

Chetwood was set up in March 2016 by financial services experts and technologists. We're focused on improving lives by using technology to create innovative, low cost products.

Find out more about Chetwood.

What are the features of your loan?

We've designed our loans alongside our customers and, as a result, we’ve developed a truly fair and flexible loan.

We won't charge you any additional fees. Ever. Not to open your loan, to service it or to close it early. We won’t even charge you if you miss a loan repayment.

We'll always give you an instant decision, and we’ll do it in a way that doesn’t impact your credit score, so that you can get your quote and shop around for the best rate.

We won’t ask you for information that we don't need and with a simple, online application it should only take five minutes to complete. Not only will we give you a decision in two minutes, we’ll also transfer your funds immediately so your money is in your account in under four hours.

Since the 29th November 2018, we only offer the Reward Loan.

Our loans are 29.9% APR Representative.

What fees do you charge?

We won't charge you any additional fees. Ever. Not to open your loan, to service it or to close it early. We won’t even charge you if you miss a loan repayment. The only interest you pay is the loan APR on the amount you borrow. 

Our loans are 29.9% APR Representative.

Where can I find your full terms and conditions?

Your personal loan terms and conditions will be provided online, and by email, after you’ve got a quote.

Here is a list of other useful documents:

Privacy Policy 
Terms of use 
Cookies Policy
Complaints Policy

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How do I complain?

If you have a complaint we want to hear it, so please get in touch. We’ll review your feedback and come back to you as soon as possible.

If you’re not satisfied with our response to your complaint, you can refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). Please note that the FOS won’t look at your complaint until it has been raised with LiveLend and we’ve been given a reasonable time to respond.

How do I request my data?

If you want to request a Data Subject Access Request you can do that through our online form here.

How are you regulated?

LiveLend is part of Chetwood Financial Limited, company number 09964966, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, under registration number 740551. We’re also registered with the Information Commissioner's Office under registration ZA218401 and we’re a member of CIFAS, the UK's leading fraud prevention service.

Your Application

Why have you done a credit search on me?

If you've used comparison websites to search for a loan, such as ClearScore, TotallyMoneyCredit Karma or Experian, then we might have conducted a soft search to see if we can offer you a loan. You'll be able to see this soft search on your credit report, but other lenders won't be able to see it, and it doesn't damage your credit score.

If you've applied for a loan with us we'll do a soft search, also known as a quotation search, to work out whether you’re approved for our loan. Only you will be able to see this on your credit report.

If you believe that you haven't applied for a loan, on our website or through a comparison site, please get in touch with us and we'll take a look for you.

Who can apply for a LiveLend loan?

To be eligible for a LiveLend loan you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a UK resident 
  • Be employed, self-employed or retired with a pension
  • Have an income of at least £12,000 per year (before tax)
  • Have a credit history that we can see, and a good track record of repaying debt
  • Be able to afford the loan

All our loans are subject to status and our credit checking.

We don’t offer joint applications, guarantor loans or loans to businesses.

What do you mean by no credit footprint?

At LiveLend we only use soft searches, also known as quotation searches, to work out whether you’re approved for our loans. Soft searches are different from credit application searches, which happen when you actually apply for a product. Too many credit application searches in a short space of time can damage your credit score.

A soft search, on the other hand, will let you know whether you’re eligible for the loan before you apply. That means we’re taking the guesswork out of applying for credit and protecting your score. You can get your quote by using our loan calculator and clicking 'Get my quote'

What proof of identity will I need to use?

We don’t require any documentation from you online.  As part of your soft search we will verify your identity and if we have any further questions or cannot match your information online, one of our expert team will call you directly.

I don't have a perfect credit rating, can I take a loan with you?

Yes, at LiveLend, we understand that people miss payments from time to time, but we also want to make sure you can afford to repay the loan. So, we use lots of data to help us make our lending decision, and we’ll pick up the phone for a chat if we have any questions.

Can you pay my loan into someone else's account?

No, your LiveLend loan can only be transferred into the same account that your monthly Direct Debit will be taken from. This account must be in your name and registered to your current address.

Can I apply for a Reward Loan?

Since the 29th November 2018, we only offer the Reward Loan. When you apply for a loan, we'll do our usual checks to make sure our loan is right for you.

You can get a quote online in just two minutes and we’ll do it in a way that doesn’t impact your credit score. Get your quote today by using our loan calculator and clicking 'Get my quote'.

Our loans are 29.9% APR Representative.

Why can't you verify my bank details?

As a 100% digital bank, we use online electronic tools to verify your details.

When sharing your bank details during your loan application, it's important you check that:

  • Your bank details are correct
  • The bank account is registered in your name and current address
  • Your bank accepts faster payments

You have a total of three attempts to submit your bank details. If we haven't been able to match your details during your first attempt, you can try entering a different bank account as long as it fits the criteria above.

If we’re still unable to verify your details, it may be that your bank account is one that hasn’t adapted to the industry standard, that came into effect in 1998, where established banks share useful information directly with credit reference agencies (CRAs) and online financial services like ourselves. Some of the accounts that fit this criteria are listed below.

  • Bank accounts opened before 1998
  • Some of the new challenger banks

Our digital approach allows our customers to manage their loan completely online wherever they are but it also means we keep costs low so that we can continue to offer great rates. This does mean, however, that some customers won’t be able to take a loan with us, depending on who they bank with, as we mention above.

Unfortunately, if we can’t match your account then you won’t be able to take a loan with us right now. We welcome more support from established banks to increase the number of accounts they share with us. Until then, we’re working hard to welcome even more customers to LiveLend.

Why can't you verify my personal details?

As a responsible lender, it's important that we can verify the following details during your application:

  • Your name and date of birth
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number
  • Your address history and residential status
  • Your employment status
  • Your income and expenditure, including essential expenses and financial commitments

We also use a Credit Reference Agency (CRA), along with the information you tell us, to help correctly match your details and make a lending decision. CRAs such as Equifax, TransUnion and Experian, collect information about your which helps lenders verify your identity.

If the personal details they hold about you are not up to date or don't match what you've entered during your loan application, this may be the reason we can't verify your identity right now.

It's important that you make sure the information CRAs hold about you is correct. You can check what information they have by clicking the link below and accessing your credit report.

www.equifax.co.uk
www.transunionstatreport.co.uk
www.experian.co.uk

What is a soft search?

At LiveLend we only use soft searches, also known as quotation searches, to work out whether you’re approved for our loans. Soft searches are different from credit application searches, which happen when you actually apply for a product. Too many credit application searches in a short space of time can damage your credit score.

A soft search, on the other hand, will let you know whether you’re eligible for the loan before you apply. That means we’re taking the guesswork out of applying for credit and protecting your score. You can get your quote by using our loan calculator and clicking 'Get my quote'

Your Decision

Why is the rate you have offered me different to the advertised rate?

We have to use representative rates on our website to comply with regulation, but we know that these rates can be confusing. So, when we give you your quote, we’ll also give you your real rate. We do this in just two minutes, and without any impact to your credit report, so that you know exactly how much your loan will cost.

This real rate is a rate individual to you, worked out based on the information you provide us with as part of your application, any information we might already know about you, and the information provided to us by our Credit Reference Agency.

You previously declined my application, can I apply again?

Yes, but we recommend that you wait at least six months before reapplying.

Why do you need more information about my application?

For a small number of customers we'll need a little more information. As a responsible lender, we want to make sure that our loan is good for you and make sure you can afford to repay the loan. Our UK support team will contact you directly to discuss your loan application and any additional information that they might need.

Why have you declined my application?

We understand that our decision may be a disappointment, so let us explain how we’ve reached it. As a responsible lender, we always review all the information available to us. That way, we can make a fair decision.

The only information we use is what you told us in your application, information we might already know about you and information provided by Credit Reference Agencies.

When reviewing information we promise to only use soft searches, so there’s no impact on your credit rating.

We consider several factors including:

  • Your employment status. For example, if you're unemployed or you've only been in your job for a short time
  • Your residential status. For example, if you've lived at your address for only a short time
  • Your payment history for other loans or credit card repayments
  • Your current level of borrowing and existing commitments
  • Any information we already hold about you

Will you be doing a credit check on me?

At LiveLend we only use soft searches, also known as quotation searches, to work out whether you’re approved for our loans.

Soft searches are different from credit application searches, which happen when you actually apply for a product. Too many credit application searches in a short space of time can damage your credit score.

A soft search, on the other hand, will let you know whether you’re eligible for the loan before you apply. That means we’re taking the guesswork out of applying for credit and protecting your score. You can get your quote by using our loan calculator and clicking 'Get my quote'

If you decide to take a LiveLend loan we’ll conduct a full search and update the Credit Reference Agencies that you've taken a loan with us.

How do I find out my credit score?

There are three Credit Reference Agencies (CRAs) in the UK - Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. All three are dedicated to collecting information on your financial behaviour and how it has impacted your score.

CRAs must share your credit report with you if you request it. It’s good practice to look at all of your credit scores on a regular basis so you can keep an eye on any changes.

They all have different scores but this is completely normal. You can get to know your credit score better with free credit reports at ClearScore, Credit Karma and Experian.

Learn more about the Reward Loan.

What fraud prevention agencies do you use?

We have systems that protect our customers and ourselves against fraud and other crime. We will share your personal information from your application with fraud prevention agencies. If you provide false or inaccurate information and fraud is identified, details of this fraud will be passed to these agencies. Law enforcement agencies may access and use this information.

We and other organisations may also access and use this information to prevent fraud and money laundering, for example, when:

  • Checking details on applications for credit and credit related or other facilities
  • Managing credit and credit related accounts or facilities
  • Recovering debt
  • Checking details of job applicants and employees

At LiveLend we use the following fraud prevention agencies:

Synectics
CIFAS

Your Loan

When will my reward be applied to my Reward Loan?

Every three months, we'll do a reward review to see if you've qualified for a reward. If you have qualified for a reward, we'll put your rate down straight away. We'll do this automatically, so there's no need for you to do anything. We'll apply your reduced loan rate to your next loan repayment. This means your monthly repayment will be less. We'll send you an email to let you know how much your loan rate is reducing by.


 

How do I change my phone number?

You can change your personal details online. Simply log in, click on Account and update your details.

I already have a loan with you, can I borrow more?

Our customers aren't currently able to borrow more on top of their existing loan. We're working hard so that we can offer this in the near future.

If you need some extra support with your loan repayments or would like to chat to us about your loan in general, get in touch with us so we can help.

Can I earn more than one reward every 3 months, on my Reward Loan?

Yes, we don't limit the number of rewards you can get at each review period. So, if your credit score increases by 100 points, we'll reduce your loan rate by 8%. You can continue to earn rewards every three months, as long as you're up to date with repayments, if your score has increased by 25 points or more.

Your loan rate can reduce all the way down to 9.9% so if your loan rate is 9.9%, you won’t be able to earn a reward.

Our loan APRs (Annual Percentage Rates) start at 14.3% to 39.9%.

Representative Example: 29.9% APR Representative based on a loan of £5,000, repayable over 42 months at an interest of 29.9% pa (fixed). Monthly repayment of £183.74. Total amount payable £7,717.27. Our representative APR applies to loans from £1,000 to £12,000, for terms of 12-60 months.

Why has a monthly repayment been taken after I've settled my loan?

If your usual monthly repayment date was due to be taken three working days or less after the date you settled your loan, we wouldn't have been able to cancel your Direct Debit in time. This means that your regular repayment would've been taken as usual but we'll refund the money back to you as soon as we can.

Get in touch if you'd like to speak to us about this.

My circumstances have changed, what do I do?

If you’re aware of any change in your current circumstances, and think you may struggle to make your next repayment, please get in touch with us so that we can help you. 

Alternatively you can update your personal details online by logging in and clicking Account.

How do I unsubscribe from emails or texts?

You can easily unsubscribe from emails or texts by logging in, clicking on Account and scroll to the preferences section at the bottom of the page. Here you can select how you want to receive communications, and also which types of communication you would like to receive.

Please bear in mind that even when you unsubscribe, there are some communications that we're obliged by law to send. 

How do I find out how much I have left to pay on my loan?

Viewing your loan information couldn’t be easier. Simply log in to your account and select Overview. Your current balance is shown at the top of the page.

If you're thinking about closing your loan early, it’s important that you get a quote first so that we can calculate the total settlement amount required to fully close your loan. Find out more about closing your loan early .

How do I improve my credit score?

There are three Credit Reference Agencies (CRAs) in the UK - Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. They all have different scores but this is completely normal. All three are dedicated to collecting information on your financial behaviour and how it has impacted your score.

It’s good practice to look at all of your credit scores on a regular basis so you can keep an eye on any changes. You can get to know your credit score better with free credit reports using the links below:

Learn more about the Reward Loan.

Why haven't I earned a reward?

This could be down to a number of reasons.

We review your eligibility for a reward based on a credit score provided by Equifax. This score is called a ‘management score’. It’s different from the score you’ll see on your credit reports which show you how likely you are to get accepted for credit. It’s shared with us from Equifax so that we can measure your score movement over time. We compare this score against a score taken directly from Equifax on the day that you apply for our loan. 

We use this score to review your eligibility for a reward every three months. Your score will need to be at least 25 points higher in order to earn a reward and you'll need to be up to date with your loan repayments.

Your loan rate can reduce to 9.9%, so if your loan is at 9.9% or below, you won't be able to earn any more rewards.

Your Repayments

What happens if I want to close my loan early?

If you’re thinking about closing your loan early, it’s important that you get an early settlement quote first. You can get a quote by: 

  • Logging into your account
  • Click Manage
  • Scroll down to the Close your loan section
  • Click Calculate my settlement

You’ll be given a quote which includes your latest balance, plus any daily interest due to be applied. There are no fees to close your loan early, and closing your loan early will reduce the amount of interest you pay.

Your early settlement quote will be valid for 30 days. 

If you get a quote to settle your loan, and your next repayment is due within the next three working days, we won’t be able to cancel your Direct Debit in time. So, if you were to settle your loan you’d effectively overpay your account. Don’t worry - we’ll refund any overpayments within 10 days. If you’d prefer this not to happen, we recommend waiting until 10 days after your next repayment due date to allow for this payment to clear before requesting your early settlement quote. 

I want to change the amount I repay monthly as I can’t afford it anymore, what do I do?

If you’re struggling to make your next repayment, or have already missed a repayment, don’t panic. At LiveLend, we won’t charge you for missing a repayment. However, missing a repayment will result in you paying additional interest on your loan, and could have a negative impact on your credit score.

We can work with you to make sure this doesn’t happen so if you feel you’d benefit from additional support, we’ll give you a call to understand your situation and help you find a solution that’s right for you. Get in touch with us and we’ll help you get things back on track.

How do I change my repayment date for my loan?

We recommend you pick a date close to the day you get paid as most of our customers find this easier to manage. You won’t be able to change your repayment date within the first 12 months of your loan.

If you really need to change your repayment date, please get in touch with us.

When will my first payment be taken?

When you apply for your loan, you can choose the date you’d like your payments to be taken from your account. We recommend you pick a date close to the day you get paid as most of our customers find this easier to manage. Depending what date you pick, your loan repayments may start the following month.

If you’ve taken a loan and forgotten what date you selected, you can log in and click Overview. Your repayment date and history will be available at the bottom of the page under Your Payments. You can also find these details in your loan documents in Messages.

How do I set up a new Direct Debit?

To set your Direct Debit back up, please follow the steps below:

  • Log in to your LiveLend account
  • Click the set up a Direct Debit button on the Overview page

It’s important that you have a Direct Debit set up to help you make your monthly repayments on time.

Can I decide what date of the month the payments leave my account?

When you apply for your loan, you can choose the date you'd like your payments to be taken from your account. We recommend you pick a date close to the day you get paid as most of our customers find this easier to manage. Depending what date you pick, your loan might start the following month.

I have missed a payment, what do I do?

If you’ve missed a payment by accident, please log in to your account, click on Manage and make a payment for your repayment amount by debit card.

If you’re struggling to make your next repayment, or have already missed a repayment, don’t panic. Get in touch with us so that we can help you.

What happens if I miss a payment?

At LiveLend we won't charge you a fee. Ever. Not even if you miss a loan repayment. However, missing a repayment will result in you paying additional interest on your loan, and will have a negative impact on your credit score.

If you're struggling to make your next repayment, or have already missed a repayment, don’t panic. Please log in to your account, click on Manage, select Make your Payment and make your repayment by debit card.

Alternatively, if you're struggling to make your full repayment, please get in touch with us so we can help you.

How can I find out how many loan repayments I have left to make?

To view your loan information, simply log in to your account and select Overview. Your 'Remaining term' is shown as well as your 'Loan to be settled' date.

Your repayment amount and date are shown at the bottom of the page under the Payments section. 

I'm struggling to make my repayments, what do I do?

If you’re struggling to make your next repayment, or have already missed a repayment, don’t panic. It's important that you get in touch with us straight away so that we can help. 

We'll work with you to understand your situation and offer solutions such as a temporary reduced payment plan.