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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Top 5 FAQs

    What services does On Stride Financial provide?

    On Stride Financial is a direct lender that offers unsecured personal loans ranging from £1,000 to £10,000 at rates as low as 29% to residents of the United Kingdom. Approved customers will choose to repay their loan over 1-5 years.

    Who can apply for a personal loan?

    In order to apply for an On Stride Financial loan, you must:

    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have a valid UK bank account for us to fund the loan into
    • Have a valid debit card for you to repay the loan
    • Be employed and receive a regular paycheque
    • Be a resident of the UK

    What does representative APR mean? Is that the rate I will actually qualify for?

    All lenders in the United Kingdom are required to clearly display Representative APR on any marketing materials, including the website. The Representative APR is what 51% of consumers who enter into a credit agreement with the lender will receive. The rate that you qualify for will depend on several factors, including your credit rating and the information submitted in your application.

    Can I repay my loan early?

    Yes, you can repay your On Stride Financial loan any time with no prepayment penalties.

    What information do I need to complete the online application?

    To help process your On Stride Financial application faster, we recommend you have the following information on hand:

    • Your address information
    • Your employment details
    • Your bank account number and branch sort code
    • Your paycheque and income frequency details
    • Your debit card details
    • A bank statement that is dated within the last 30 days
  • Eligibility Requirements

    Who can apply for a personal loan?

    In order to apply for an On Stride Financial loan, you must:

    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have a valid UK bank account for us to fund the loan into
    • Have a valid debit card for you to repay the loan
    • Be employed and receive a regular paycheque
    • Be a resident of the UK

  • Understanding Your Loan

    What does representative APR mean? Is that the rate I will actually qualify for?

    All lenders in the United Kingdom are required to clearly display Representative APR on any marketing materials, including the website. The Representative APR is what 51% of consumers who enter into a credit agreement with the lender will receive. The rate that you qualify for will depend on several factors, including your credit rating and the information submitted in your application.

    What can I use my loan for?

    If approved, you can use your On Stride Financial loan for a variety of reasons, including making repairs to your car, home improvement projects and much-needed weekend getaways.

    How much can I apply for?

    Both first-time customers and existing customers can apply for up to £10,000. Whether your are approved and for how much will depend on your credit rating and the information submitted in your application.

    How long can I repay my loan for?

    We offer loan repayment terms of 1-5 years. Remember, you can always repay the loan off early, either in full or in part, with no early payment fees.

    Are there any application fees for arranging my loan?

    On Stride Financial does not charge any application fees for arranging your loan. In fact, we don’t charge any late fees either!

    Does On Stride Financial offer secured loans?

    At this time, On Stride Financial only offers unsecured personal loans, but may be adding more products in the near future.

  • Repaying Your Loan

    What happens if I’m unable to repay my loan?

    If you’re unable to repay your On Stride Financial loan for whatever reason, call our customer service center at 0800 210 0925 as soon as possible so we can arrange a payment plan that works best for you.

    What happens if I miss a repayment? Will I be charged a late fee?

    If you miss a repayment, call our customer service center at 0800 210 0925 as soon as possible so we can help you get back on track to repaying your On Stride Financial loan. And don’t worry — there are no late fees at On Stride Financial.
    Missing payments can make it more difficult and/or expensive for you to obtain credit in the future if we report your default to credit reference agencies. In addition, if you default on your loan, we may commence legal actions and you may be required to pay us the reasonable expenses and costs we incur in these legal proceedings or in attempting to enforce our rights against you under the loan agreement.

    Can I repay my loan early?

    Yes, you can repay your On Stride Financial loan any time in full or partially, with no prepayment penalties.

    How and when will I start repaying my loan?

    Your due date will usually be your last pay date of each month, however, if you get paid more than twice a month, your due date may be twice a month. When you take a loan with us, you provide us with Continuous Payment Authority (CPA) permitting us to collect the amount due on each due date using the debit card you provide us.

    What is CPA and how does it work?

    Continuous Payment Authority (CPA) is a type of automatic payment that authorises a lender to withdraw sums from a borrower’s nominated bank account using debit card details, subject to specifically agreed terms which are fully disclosed and agreed through the loan application process. Once agreed by a customer, CPA allows a business to automatically take a payment or series of payments from a customer’s debit card on the customer’s payment date.

    How can CPA be cancelled?

    Customers can cancel their CPA with the bank or card provider or the company taking the payment. Customers advising the bank or card issuer that they have stopped permission for the payments should also notify us.
    Customers may also cancel their CPA by contacting us directly either by phone or email and requesting to cancel their CPA. If you cancel your authority for the repayment of your loan with us, you will still be responsible for paying any money that you owe, including any charges which may accrue. An alternative means of repayment should be agreed.

    Where can I get financial advice?

    The National Debtline: A national telephone helpline for people with debt problems in England, Wales and Scotland. Their service is free, confidential and independent. Helpline: Available Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9:30am-1:00pm, closed Sunday. For England/Wales/Scotland Call: 0808 808 4000.
    www.nationaldebtline.co.uk

    Money Advice Service: Independent service set up by the government to help people make the most of their money. They give free, unbiased money advice. Money Advice Hotline: Available Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. For English, call: 0300 500 5000. For Welsh, call: 0300 500 5555.
    www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

  • Applying for a Loan

    What information do I need to complete the online application?

    To help process your On Stride Financial application faster, we recommend you have the following information on hand:

    • Your address information
    • Your employment details
    • Your bank account number and branch sort code
    • Your paycheque and income frequency details
    • Your debit card details
    • A bank statement that is dated within the last 30 days

    How does On Stride Financial work?

    To learn more about how On Stride Financial works, please visit our How It Works page.

    When will my loan be funded?

    If your On Stride Financial loan is approved within business hours, your loan will typically be funded into your bank account the same day.

    How secure is my online application?

    On Stride Financial uses the latest security technology to ensure your personal information is protected, including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption and McAfee SECURE™. We scan our website daily for malware, malicious javascript and suspicious redirections so your sensitive data remains safe and private at all times.