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Open Banking

  • Who are (An Equifax Company)
  • What is open banking?
  • How does it work?
  • What do I need to do?
  • Frequently Asked Questions

We have partnered with (who are part of Equifax) to provide you with a safe and secure way to share your information online using open banking technology.

As part of the application process, we need to carry out affordability checks which requires you to share your bank statement data.

In order to make this easier, quicker and more secure, you can simply give permission to share your account information online or by using your mobile phone. They will then give us read-only access so we can finish processing your application.

Who are are an Equifax company, and an Account Information Service Provider (AISP) regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). They offer a quick, easy and secure way to provide your information, using open banking.

In addition to helping you share your data in a safe and secure way also provide you with access to a free portal (available online and via an app) where you can see what you’ve shared, control and revoke access to your data at any time. Should you choose to revoke access, it will mean that and any services you previously granted access to will no longer be able to view your information, unless they are required to store it by law, putting you in control of your data.

You can view credentials here.

How does connect with my bank? will connect to your account directly using open banking APIs. An API - or Application Programming Interface - is a software intermediary that allows two applications to securely talk to each other.

When it comes to open banking, think of it as secure packages of data being transferred between two places. It's extremely secure and delivers only what is necessary and nothing more. make a request via the API, your bank responds to it by packaging information up, encrypting it and sending back - but the distance between the two is always maintained .

What is open banking?

Open banking is the secure way to give providers access to your financial information. Open banking APIs are made available to by your bank under the new open banking regulations which is regulated, monitored and built on the principles of GDPR. To access these APIs, must hold a licence and be authorised by the FCA.

Is it safe? uses rigorously tested software and security systems. By using to share your data you’re always in charge. You can decide what information can be accessed and for how long. No one gets access unless you say so!

How does it work?

It’s as simple as logging into your online banking! First you will need to enter in some basic information like your name and phone number, you will then be asked to select your bank and authenticate yourself using online banking. You can find a list of compatible banks at the bottom of this page.

This looks just like your online banking log in and is a service provided directly by your bank. will then attempt to make a secure connection with your bank account. This may take up to 2 minutes. Please wait until you see the screen that says, 'Connection Successful' before you log off. work directly with the bank to provide this service.

What do I need to do?

Step One: Click on this fast track link which will let you connect with -

Step Two: Enter your company information and who you bank with.

Step Three: Allow us to gain read-only access to financial information.

Step Four: Authenticate consent in your online banking or banking app.

Compatible Banks

  • Allied Irish Bank
  • aqua
  • B Bank
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Bank of Scotland (BOS)
  • Barclays
  • Capital One
  • Cater Allen
  • Clydesdale Bank
  • Coutts
  • Cumberland Building Society
  • Danske Bank
  • First Direct
  • First Trust Bank
  • Halifax Online
  • HSBC Bank
  • HSBC Kinetic
  • Lloyds
  • Lloyds Commercial
  • M&S Bank
  • MBNA
  • Mettle
  • Monzo
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Natwest
  • Revolut
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
  • Sainsburys Bank
  • Santander
  • Starling
  • Tesco Bank
  • Tide
  • TSB
  • Ulster Bank
  • Vanquis Bank
  • Virgin Money
  • Yorkshire Bank

If you would like to speak to someone to discuss open banking, or would like further information, contact us and a member of our team will be happy to talk you through it.


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