Financial exclusion impacts billions of people around the world, including younger people who are thin file* or new to credit. As the UK economy works hard to bounce back from the pandemic, British lenders are now expecting a rise in unsecured lending. As more people apply for credit, inevitably, more people will be declined.
Loqbox and ClearScore have partnered to help UK consumers build a credit history, support them in getting a head start on credit and secure a responsible financial future.
The integration of the multi award winning service, Loqbox into ClearScore Build is a world first and will help hundreds of thousands of UK consumers. ClearScore x Loqbox will allow customers to view their credit-building progress, learn how to build a healthy credit score and receive updates all in one place.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Loqbox, Gregor Mowat commented:
"This world-first partnership and integration is a huge step towards ending financial exclusion. Certainly, since the pandemic, we have seen more and more young people who have suffered from a poor or non-existent credit score, preventing them from participating fairly in the financial world.
We believe ClearScore x Loqbox will help thousands of people who want to get a head start on building a credit history and to eventually become financially included”.
Co-Founder and CEO of ClearScore UK, Justin Basini said:
"We are very excited about ClearScore x Loqbox which is designed to help everyone, no matter what their circumstances, achieve greater financial wellbeing. We!ve always helped our users to improve their credit report and score but we wanted to go further.
The reality for millions of people is that they are locked out of mainstream credit products, either because they don't have any credit history or have made some mistakes in the past”.
For Loqbox members who successfully completed a 6 month period, their credit scores went up by 34 points on average. Members then go on to perform better than their peers with traditional credit products and in turn are rewarded by saving thousands of pounds over their financial lives.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Loqbox, Tom Eyre commented:
"We wanted to work with ClearScore to provide a way that a person could simply and easily, without traditional borrowing, actually prove in a relatively short period of time that they were creditworthy and build a better future. We are proud to partner with ClearScore on Build and look forward to helping thousands more people to become financially included”.
Find out more about ClearScore x Loqbox at ClearScore’s annual showcase of new innovations, streaming live on Vimeo at 3:30pm BST, Wednesday 21st July 2021:
*A "thin file” refers to the credit report of someone with little or no credit history. Consumers who are just starting out and may never have taken out a loan or had a credit card are said to have thin files.