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About Us

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 25.9% APR Representative.

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.

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.

What interest rates do you offer on your loans?

Our loan APRs (Annual Percentage Rates) start at 13.3% to 39.9%

Representative Example: 25.9% APR Representative based on a loan of £5,000, repayable over 42 months at an interest of 25.9% pa (fixed). Monthly repayment of £175.08. Total amount payable £7,353.49 Our representative APR applies to loans from £1,000 to £12,000, for terms of 12-60 months.

 

 

 

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.

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.

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.

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 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 25.9% 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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Your Application

Can I pause my application and come back to it?

No, not yet, but we know you're busy, so we give you your quote in just two minutes. Your quote will let you know whether you can take out our loan, and we’ll also give you your real rate. That way, you’ll know exactly how much your loan will cost. The rest of the application will take just another three minutes and we’ll transfer your funds immediately so your money is in your account in under four hours. You can get your quote by using our loan calculator and clicking 'Get my quote'

Our loans are 25.9% APR Representative.

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

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.

I've recently moved house, will this affect my application?

Moving house shouldn't impact your application, as long as you’re registered to vote at your new address. Not being registered to vote can have a negative impact on you credit score. If you’ve been in your current address for less than two years you’ll need to provide us with your previous address details.

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

Can I cancel my application?

Sure, you can cancel your application at any time before you receive your loan. You don't need to let us know, your quote will automatically expire.

If you have received your loan but have changed your mind, you have 14 days from receiving the money to tell us that you would like to withdraw from your loan agreement. We'll never charge you a fee to close your loan early. If you decide to cancel your loan within 14 days we also won't charge you any interest, so long as you pay us within 30 days of cancellation.

What do I need to include in my monthly expenses?

You should include your essential expenses and financial commitments.

For example: 

  • Your share of the mortgage or rent
  • Any existing loan or credit card repayments
  • Utility bills such as gas, electricity, water, council tax
  • Any monthly commitments such as mobile phone, broadband, sky, insurance
  • Food costs
  • Childcare costs
  • Travel costs

How much can I borrow?

We offer online personal loans from £1,000 to £12,000. We make responsible lending decisions because a loan needs to be good for you and us. We want to make sure you can afford to repay the loan.

At LiveLend we'll consider your personal situation, including your income and your financial commitments, before we make a lending decision, and we’ll pick up the phone for a chat if we have any questions.

What can I include within my income?

Your main source of income is usually your salary. You can tell us what this is, either monthly or annually and the amount, either before or after tax. Most people select monthly after tax as this is the actual amount you get paid every month.

You can also include income from additional jobs, income from savings or investments, any permanent benefits that you receive, and any regular bonuses.

However, you should only include regular income and you should be honest about how much you receive, as we will look to confirm this through our soft search.

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.

What personal details will you ask for?

We know that you don’t want to spend all day filling in forms. To get your quote we will only ask for:

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

You can get your quote by using our loan calculator and clicking 'Get my quote'

Your Decision

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Your Loan

I cancelled my Direct Debit by accident, how do I set it back up?

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. 

How do I receive my annual statement?

Your annual statement will be sent to you by email, but is also available online. Simply log in to your account and select the Messages tab at the top of the page, to review all your loan documents, including your annual statement. This will be available one year after you have taken your loan. 

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 .

What credit score do you use to decide if I'm eligible for a reward?

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.

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 13.3% to 39.9%

Representative Example: 25.9% APR Representative based on a loan of £5,000, repayable over 42 months at an interest of 25.9% pa (fixed). Monthly repayment of £175.08. Total amount payable £7,353.49 Our representative APR applies to loans from £1,000 to £12,000, for terms of 12-60 months.

Where do I find information about my Direct Debit

You can find full details of your Direct Debit when you log in to your account, in Messages.

How do I change my bank details for payments?

If you’d like to change the bank account your monthly repayments are taken from, follow the steps below.

First, check we can verify your new details online:

  • Log in to your account
  • Click Account
  • Click View my details
  • Scroll down to Bank details
  • Update the fields with your new bank account details

If you prefer, you can use the Current Account Switch Service which will automatically transfer your Direct Debit across. Learn more about the Current Account Switch Service.

The bank account must be:

  • In your name
  • Registered to your address
  • Able to accept Faster Payments
  • Able to set up Direct Debits

Changing your bank details won't automatically update your Direct Debit. If you need to change your Direct Debit, get in touch with us.

As a responsible lender, it’s important that we can verify your new details. If we can’t, you won’t be able to use a different bank account and we’ll continue to take your loan repayments from the bank account we verified when you took out the loan with us. If you’ll struggle to make your repayments from this account, get in touch with us so we can help.

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.

I’ve been affected by Coronavirus, how can you help?

If you’ve been impacted during this difficult time, don’t worry - we’re here to help.

We have a number of different options we can offer that can help make things more manageable such as a temporary reduced payment plan.

If you’d like to discuss the solutions we can offer you whilst things get back on track, get in touch with us now.

During this time, we’re prioritising those who need urgent support with their next repayment, so please bear with us whilst we manage these queries first and get back to you as soon as possible.

There’s also lots of free and independent advice available to help you manage other areas of your finances. You can take advantage of this support by clicking the links below

Money Advice Services’ Money Navigator Tool
FCA guidance
StepChange
Citizens Advice
MoneySavingExpert

How long will it take for the money to go into my account?

At LiveLend as soon as your loan documents are signed, we transfer your money to your bank account. Most customers will receive the money instantly, but some bank accounts take longer. Either way the money will be in your account in under four hours.
 

Your Repayments

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.

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 a quote first so that we can calculate the total settlement amount required to fully close your loan. 

You can get a quote by simply following the steps below.

  • Log in to your account
  • Click Manage
  • Scroll down to the Close your loan section
  • Click Calculate my settlement

You’ll be given a quote which is 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 interest you pay.

Your quote will be valid for 30 days. 

If you get a quote to settle your loan and your loan repayment is due in the next three working days or less, we won't be able to cancel your Direct Debit in time. So, if you were to settle your loan, your regular repayment will be taken as usual and we'll refund the money back to you within 10 days. If you'd prefer this not to happen, you can always wait and request an early settlement quote straight after your monthly repayment has left your bank.

If your monthly repayment is already due but you haven’t made this payment, we’ll assume you’re still going to make this payment as usual, so it won’t be included in the settlement quote. This means if you go ahead and settle your loan before making this month’s repayment, you’ll still need to make one final payment to fully close your loan. If you’d prefer this not to happen, we recommend you wait and request an early settlement quote at least eight days after your last repayment has been made.

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.

 

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 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.