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Your Repayments

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.

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.

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.

If I miss a payment, will you put my loan rate back up on my Reward Loan?

No, once your loan rate has been reduced, we’ll never put your rate back up. You can't earn further rewards whilst you're behind on your payments, but as soon as you’re up to date with your payments you’ll be able to reduce your rate again.

Once you’re back on top with your repayments, we’ll review your credit score in the usual way every three months and you’ll have the opportunity to earn more rewards.

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.

What happens if I want to make an overpayment on my loan?

You can make overpayments, to reduce the interest you pay on your loan by following these simple steps.

  • Log in to your account
  • Click Manage
  • Use the Make an overpayment section to make your monthly payment
  • Choose whether you’d like the overpayment to reduce your loan term or monthly repayment amount by ticking one of the following options:
    • ‘I would like to keep my monthly payment the same and reduce my loan term’
    • ‘I would like to reduce my monthly repayment and keep my loan term the same’

 Once you've made your payment, your account will be updated within a few days. The good news is that at LiveLend we don't charge you for making overpayments, or for repaying your loan early. So you save interest and pay your loan off quicker.

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.

Can you send me a reminder before my monthly repayment is due?

Yes, so that we can keep you updated on when your payments will be taken throughout your loan term, we email or text all of our customers three days before their repayment is due. 

If you want to change the way you get your payment reminders, you can update your preferences on the Account page when you’re logged in. If you’ve not selected your communication preferences, we’ll send you the reminders by text.

If you’re not receiving these reminders, get in touch with us. 

Can I pay more than my monthly repayment amount?

You can make overpayments anytime during your loan term by following these simple steps.

  • Log in to your account
  • Click Manage
  • Use the Make an overpayment section to make your monthly payment
  • Choose whether you’d like the overpayment to reduce your loan term or monthly repayment amount by ticking one of the following options:
    • ‘I would like to keep my monthly payment the same and reduce my loan term’
    • ‘I would like to reduce my monthly repayment and keep my loan term the same’

 Once you've made your payment, your account will be updated within a few days. The good news is that at LiveLend we don't charge you for making overpayments, or for repaying your loan early. So you save interest and pay your loan off quicker.

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.