Who we are
Smart-loans.uk is a trading style of ESL Consultancy Services Ltd who are registered in England and Wales (Company Number:11483654), with a registered office located at 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU. Licensed by the information Commissioner’s Office under registration number: ZA464347. ESL Consultancy Services Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered on the Financial services Register under reference number: 835333.
How we collect your information
We may obtain information from you through our websites, mobile applications or other similar devices, channels, or applications. We may also be sent your information by lenders or other credit brokers to whom you have given your consent for them to do so.
Information we may collect from you
How we use your information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Our lenders with whom we share your information may use it for their legitimate business interests to match applications, carry out fraud checks, carry out research such as analysis of market trends and customer demographics and to customise and develop the product/service which they offer to you or other individuals in the future. Most lenders might use this for up to 12 months.
The following is a list of lenders and/or brokers to whom we may send your personal information:
Retaining your data
We retain your personal data for a period of 1 year, after which time the data is securely deleted and can no longer be accessed. This period is in line with other financial services and banking providers, and ensures that we are in a position to answer queries and complaints about our service, and to cooperate with other third parties in doing so.
Purposes for which we will use your personal data
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data.
|Purpose/Activity||Type of data||Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest|
|To process your requests for offers of credit from our trusted third party lender partners||
||Performance of a contract with you. This will include automated decision making on the part of our trusted third party lender partners.|
|To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)||
|To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you||
||Technical Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)|
|To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences||
||Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)|
Promotional offers from us
We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have provided us with consent to contact you and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|subaccount, source, referrer, keyword, uuid||These cookies enable us to determine how you and other users of poundloan.co.uk arrived at the site.|
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.
Disclosures of your personal data
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 4 above.
– Internal Third Parties as set out in the Glossary.
– External Third Parties as set out in the Glossary.
Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy notice.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
Some of our external third parties are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.
Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by using specific contractual clauses which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe.
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other service providers who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
Your legal rights
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These rights are listed and described below:
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us by emailing email@example.com
No fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
– Service providers acting as processors based in the EEA, the United Kingdom and the United States who provide IT and system administration services.
– Professional advisers acting as processors or joint controllers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based the United Kingdom and the United States who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
– HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or joint controllers based in the United Kingdom who may require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
– Our network of trusted third party affiliate websites, third party affiliate networks, third party digital marketers, and third party lenders.
Rates from 49.9% APR to max 1333% APR. Minimum Loan Length is 1 month. Maximum Loan Length is 36 months. Representative Example: £250 borrowed for 30 days. Total amount repayable is £310.00. Interest charged is £60.00, annual interest rate of 292% (fixed). .