How much do you know about credit? Get to grips with some credit basics, or find information and support, by reading our handy credit guides.
Get a basic understanding
There are lots of credit types to choose from, depending on your immediate and longer-term needs. If you’re planning to borrow money, it’s important to understand how credit works first.
What do lenders look for?
To make a decision on a credit application, it’s usual for lenders and other service providers to complete credit checks, assessing your reliability as a borrower, and the risk of lending to you.
If you’re ever struggling to make payments, please get in touch so we can find a way to help. Our friendly team can offer support, or you can find useful information online.
Making sure you get a fair deal
We want you to find a product that's right for your circumstances, which is why we adhere to the Standards of Lending Practice, which are monitored and enforced by the LSB.
To find out more you can read the statement of responsibilities, which details what's expected of us, the lender and you the borrower.
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