Changing lending for the better
Responsible Consumer lending
We’ve been lending since 2014 and have developed into one of the leading non-bank loan providers in the UK. Our consumer loan products cover the widest customer spectrum of any lender in the UK, with loan amounts ranging from £500 to £15,000 across Prime, Near Prime and Non Prime APR bands.
Our products are designed with flexibility, simplicity, and great customer experiences in mind and are underpinned by the proprietary technology and analytics capability within our O6K platform.
Aligning to our Purpose of ‘simplifying and personalising borrowing’ and delivering our Vision of ‘changing lending for the better’, we’re creating products and services designed to help improve the financial wellbeing of our customers.
As a digital lender, customers can apply for our products on any internet enabled device and get a personalised offer within minutes, underpinned by rigorous affordability assessments to ensure the highest standards of responsible lending. Customers are able to manage their loan by accessing their online account, email, SMS, Webchat or by calling us.
Our consumer product brands
Our Oakbrook Loans product serves the Prime and Near Prime customer market. With APR's ranging from 6.9% to 34.9% and loan amounts up to £15,000.
Packed full of amazing features, such as repayment breaks and digital servicing via their online account, with Oakbrook Loans we’re putting our customers firmly in control of their borrowing.
- Simple online application to check eligibility
- Money received within a couple of hours from applying
- Omni channel account management (including bespoke digital online account).
- 2 repayment breaks per year
- Repayment date changes
- Overpayments with no penalties
We understand that many people have had challenges with borrowing in the past and are left excluded from mainstream banks. We launched Likely Loans in 2014 and have been helping people with their borrowing needs ever since.
We think people who have the ability to sustainably make their repayments should be able to access loans despite these past challenges with borrowing. We believe in partnering with our customers to help improve their financial wellbeing.
There's many ways we’re partnering with our Likely Loans customers - here’s just a few:
- Providing a simple online application which tells an applicant if they’re eligible for a loan before they apply (so it doesn’t affect their credit score)
- Using advanced technology, such as Open Banking, to ensure the amount an applicant is applying to borrow is affordable for them
- Proactively offering better rates for customers with a consistent repayment history - putting them on a path to cheaper borrowing
- Making sure that once we’ve accepted a customer, they get their money in the bank the next working day
- Offering great digital servicing capabilities so that customers can manage their loan how they want to - 24 hours a day 365 days of the year
How we’re delivering our purpose though our products
Simple straightforward products
We’re all about creating simple, personalised, and affordable financial products. Products with flexible features to help customers manage their loans how they want to. For example, offering repayments breaks as a feature of our Oakbrook Loans product, ensuring our customers get their money quickly once they've been accepted for a loan and by giving them the ability to manage their loan in the way they want to, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, using their online account.
With Oakbrook, customers are able to overpay as much as they want as many times as they like with no penalties, choose a repayment date that suits them, and benefit from no fees.
Working in partnership with our customers
We work in partnership with our customers to make sure the loan they're applying for is right for them. How we're using Open Banking plays a big part in this as it enables us to make more personalised credit decisions based on an applicant’s most up to date financial information.
It's really important to us that our products have a positive impact on our customers financial wellbeing and that, for some of our customers, helps get them on a path to cheaper borrowing in the future. As a responsible lender, it goes without saying that all our products are underpinned by rigorous affordability assessments.
When it comes to our customers managing their loan products we’ve invested heavily in our online account service. Customers have access to their loan account 24 hours a day, 7 days of the week and are able to benefit from a wide range of features within it. Changing their payment date, making their repayments, and updating their details are just some of the services available. They can even chat to us using our online chat service if they prefer not to call.
Our digital servicing capabilities help get us one step closer to our purpose of 'simplifying and personalising borrowing' and we continue to develop these services to create the very best customer experience in the loans market.