Terms & Conditions

When we refer to Aspire Money, ‘we’ or ‘our’ in our Terms & Conditions we mean Aspire Money Limited

Aspire Money Limited a registered credit broker in England No 06457376, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA FRN 681346). DPA License Number: Z1262766. We do not charge any fees and if we are successful in finding you a financial product, our income will derive from commissions paid by finance providers on completion of your loan.

We will not provide you with any personal product recommendation; we will only provide you with loan options from lenders on our panel where you meet their criteria from which you can make an informed decision on which is the right loan option for you. You will be made aware by the lender of any product charges / fees / commissions involved with purchasing that product. They will also explain the cancellation rights contained within the terms of your credit agreement so please ensure that you read the terms and conditions of the credit agreement carefully before you make a final decision.

We need to provide you with certain information and have provided this in summary disclosure, should you wish to see our full disclosure, please click on: Full Disclosure Document

Companies and individuals who process and retain personal data about their customers under the Data Protection Act are required to tell customers how their information will be used and for what purposes. Our Privacy Policy describes how your personal data is processed and your rights relating to that personal data. We will use the information you provide to us for the purposes stipulated in our Privacy Policy this is important information that you should read carefully before you submit your application.

When dealing with customers, Aspire Money will disclose any conflict, where it arises and becomes apparent, to a customer prior to undertaking business or in the event that disclosure is not appropriate to manage the conflict, Aspire Money will decline any transaction that gives rise to a conflict of interest.

We may disclose your information to a lender or lenders in accordance with your application, another broker if we are not able to arrange finance for you, other carefully selected product providers and regulatory bodies to ensure we process information correctly and are complying with regulatory requirements and other legal authorities if required by law.

We regularly review the information on our website to ensure that it is up to date and accurate. Although, we cannot guarantee this and neither can we guarantee that it is suitable for your purpose. You are responsible for checking the information and ensuring that it meets your requirements. We may make changes to the content of our website at any time.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding and respecting the privacy of your personal data. This Privacy Policy explains what personal data we will collect from you and how we will use it.
This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to your personal data; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
Please read the following information carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data.
When you provide your personal details to us we use your information for our legitimate business interests to carry out our credit broking services.

Date Published: 15/06/2018

I need to know the details of the Data Controller

Why we collect your personal data?

What is our lawful basis for processing of your personal data?

How we obtain your personal Information?

Categories of data we collect from you

Will we conduct a credit check?

Do we conduct Fraud Prevention and Detection?

Who we share your information with

Will your data be transferred out of the EU, and if so will it be safe?

How long we keep hold of your information?

Will you be subject to automated decision making?

What rights do you have in respect of the personal data we hold about you?

How to contact us should you wish to exercise any of your rights

What happens if you don’t provide your personal details?

I didn’t give you my personal details, so what is its source and what types of personal data are you processing?

About Cookies and Pixels

Amendments to this Privacy Policy

  • This website is owned and operated by Aspire Money Limited, Citrus Loans is a trading style of Aspire Money Limited.
  • We are registered in England under FCA registration number 681346, and our registered office is at Unit 1, Castle Court 2, Castlegate Way, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4RH
  • Should you wish to confirm our registration details please click here FCA register
  • We are also registered with the Information Commissioners Office; under registration number Z1262766. Should you wish to confirm our registration details please click here DPA register
  • Our principal place of business is at 24 Flanders Drive, Mount Edgecombe, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 4300

If you would like any further information on this policy, please contact us:

We are a credit broker, and in order to establish your general suitability against our panel of lenders product criteria, we will need to collect and process certain categories of your personal data.

We will process the information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding our services. This information will be processed for the purposes of providing our services to you which will be finding you the most suitable lender to assist you with the loan options you are searching for.

We and our panel of lenders will retain and use the personal data you provide us for statistical analysis and analytics regardless of whether or not you take up a loan with one of our panel lenders. Where we do this, we take strict measures to ensure that your personal data cannot be identified.

We and our panel of lenders will retain and use the personal data you provide us for statistical analysis and analytics regardless of whether or not you take up a loan with one of our panel lenders. Where we do this, we take strict measures to ensure that your personal data cannot be identified.

Activity GDPR Lawful Basis for Processing

Assessing product suitability

As a credit broker, we match your personal and financial circumstances to our panel of lenders’ products and lending criteria. In order to do this, we collect information either directly from you or through an introducer you have approached.
As the first stage in this process, we will assess your general suitability for our lenders’ products by undertaking a number of checks with credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies, to ensure we can find the best available product options for you.
We require your personal information so that we can obtain the options available to you to enter into a credit agreement with one of our lenders on our panel.
It is also in our legitimate interests, when you approach us, to undertake a number of checks to assess your eligibility for a loan against our panel of lenders products.
In some cases, we must undertake these checks to comply with a legal obligation, for example under anti-money laundering regulations.
We have a regulatory obligation to assess whether you will meet the lenders criteria for a loan and to ensure you do not over-commit yourself. Our vulnerability checks are also designed to protect your vital interests.
In carrying out this initial assessment, we may use automated decision systems that enable us to speed up our assessment. However, if we do this, you can ask us to assess your application manually if you wish.
Matching you with a lender on our panel
Once we have completed our own checks, we will assess which lender is likely to be most suitable for you in terms of your particular circumstances, and which product meets your requirements.
We do this by using our panel lenders’ underwriting criteria and the process is very similar to our own checks and includes a soft credit search which is an initial review of your credit history that is held with the credit reference agencies.
At this stage, working on behalf of one or more of our panel of lenders, we are processing your information because it is necessary for us to assess your application against our panel lenders criteria and provide you with any options that are available to you before your application is submitted to the lender
In carrying out this assessment, we may use automated decision systems based on one or more of our lenders’ underwriting criteria. Again, this speeds up our assessment, but you can ask us to assess your application manually if you would prefer.
Maintaining records of your application
For legal, regulatory and administrative purposes we shall retain your personal information securely on your systems until there is no longer any requirement to retain it.
We have legal and regulatory obligations in respect of identifying fraud, money laundering and financial crime. As a business regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, we also have regulatory reporting obligations.
We will also retain your information in other circumstances where we have a legitimate basis for doing so, such as record keeping, dealing with any enquiries or complaints from you and internal administration.
Keeping you up-to-date
Our panel of lenders and the products and services they have available will change over time.
We would like to keep in touch with you, whether you have taken out a loan with one of our panel lenders, or where we have been unable on this occasion to provide you with any suitable options.
Where you have applied for a loan, we may contact you to keep you up to date with products and services which may be of interest.

It is in our legitimate interests to do this, but of course you can tell us you would prefer us not to contact you by clicking on this link,unsubscribe@aspiremoney.co.uk and providing us with your full name, contact number (s) and postcode, so we can action this for you

You have the right to opt out, regarding the future processing of your information. Opting out will not affect the lawful basis for processing of your data before you opted out.

In order to do this, please use any of the preferred methods of communication below

There are different ways in which we obtain your data

  • From our website, if you complete our online application form
  • If you telephone us to make a loan application
  • Certain Lenders and Financial Brokers may pass your information to us, should they be unable to assist you with a loan. Please note that if this is the case we will provide you with the identity of these individual firms.

The categories of data that we collect are as follows:

  • Collecting and recording details about any health issues you may have which may affect your understanding of our application process. Our vulnerability checks are designed to protect your vital interests.
  • Loan amount you require
  • Your name and date of birth
  • Partner name and date of birth (should you request a joint application)
  • Address Details
  • Employment Details
  • Partner Employment Details (should you request a joint application)
  • Mortgage Details or Tenancy Details
  • Bank Details
  • Other Income & Expenditure you might incur
  • Your Financial Status I.e. Bankruptcy, Defaults & Missed Credit Payments, Count Court Judgements, Individual Voluntary Arrangement and Debt Management Plan

In order to process your application, we will perform a soft credit check on you with one or more Credit Reference Agencies (“CRAs”).

To do this, we will supply your personal information to CRAs and they will give us information about you. The information we will supply to the Credit Reference Agency will include information from your application and about your financial situation and financial history. CRAs will supply to us both public (including the electoral register) and shared credit, financial situation and financial history information and fraud prevention information.

The information which we and other organisations provide to the credit reference and fraud prevention agencies may be supplied by credit reference agencies to other organisations and used by them to perform similar checks.

If you are making a joint application or tell us that you have a spouse or financial partner, we will link your records together, so you should make sure you discuss this with them, and share with them this information, before completing the application.

Soft credit searches are not visible to other companies so it has no impact on your credit rating or any future applications you may make. We will use this information to:

  • Assess your application against our panel of lenders criteria;
  • Verify the accuracy of the data you have provided to us;
  • Prevent criminal activity, detect fraud and money laundering;
  • Ensure any options provided to you are appropriate to your circumstances.

We have included definitions to Soft and Hard credit searches below, to help you understand how these work

What is a soft credit search?

Not every instance of your credit report being checked by a lender will result in a visible ‘footprint’ being left on your report. There is such a thing as a ‘soft credit search’ or a ‘soft credit check’, which is recorded in your credit history, but is not visible to other lenders. This includes things such as identity checks and quotations, where a company confirms the details you have provided are correct when offering you a quote.

What is a Hard Credit Search?

Hard searches are initiated when you make a formal application to a credit product, like a credit card, loan, or mortgage. Hard searches provide the lender with full access to your credit report so they can make an informed decision regarding your application. Each formal credit application you make will initiate a hard search that will show on your credit report for a year. Too many of these marks in a short period of time can reduce your credit score and scare off potential lenders, as too many credit applications in a short period of time may be a sign you are struggling financially.

The identities of the CRAs, their role also as fraud prevention agencies, the data they hold, the ways in which they use and share personal information, data retention periods and your data protection rights with the CRAs are explained in more detail which is accessible from each of the three CRAs.

The credit reference agencies used by us and our panel of lenders are Experian, Call Credit and Equifax.

Clicking on any of these three links will also take you to the Credit Reference Agency Information (CRAIN) document:

1. Callcredit www.callcredit.co.uk/crain
2. Equifax www.equifax.co.uk/crain
3. Experian www.experian.co.uk/crain

We may make searches of records held at fraud prevention agencies. If you give us false or inaccurate information and we confirm fraud, we will record this and may pass this information to fraud prevention agencies and other organisations to prevent fraud and money laundering. Law enforcement agencies may access and use this information.

We share personal data for crime and fraud prevention and the apprehension and prosecution of offenders.

We and other organisations may access and use from other countries the information recorded by fraud prevention agencies.

The information which we, other organisations and fraud prevention agencies provide to the credit reference and fraud prevention agencies about you and your financial associates may be supplied by the credit reference and fraud prevention agencies to other organisations and used by us and them for example to:

  • Prevent fraud and money laundering,
  • Verify your identity if you or your financial associate applies for other facilities including all types of insurance applications and claims,
  • Assist other organisations to make decisions on credit and credit related services or other facilities,
  • Trace your whereabouts and recover debts that you owe,
  • Managing credit and credit related accounts and other facilities and
  • Undertake statistical analysis and system testing.
  • Checking details on applications for credit and credit related accounts or other facilities.
  • Checking details of job applicants and employees.

[a] Our panel of Lenders and specialist companies we work with

Lenders we work in association with:

We work closely with various lenders and specialist companies to bring you a range of products and services designed to meet your needs. When you enquire about one or more of these products, the relevant lender/company will use your details to provide you with information and carry out their obligations arising from any application or contract you have entered into with them. These lenders will be acting as a data controller of your information and therefore we advise you to read their Privacy Policy. These companies may share your information with us which we will use in accordance with this Privacy Policy

Please see below a list of lenders that we may share your information with

New Day – Credit Card Provider George Banco Masthaven
Shawbrook 1st Stop Secured Loans Blemain
Everyday Lending Limited Evolution Secured Step One
Bamboo Finance Amigo Loans Spring Finance
OnStride Financial Trust Two Equifinance
Progressive Mobile Money Be Savvi
1st Stop Personal Loans Fluent Money 1 Plus 1 Loans
TM Advances Paragon H&T Finance
Sunny Plus Central Trust Savvy.co.uk
Pounds to Pocket Norton Finance Likely Loans
Zopa GuarantorMyLoan UK Credit
Tappily Carfinance 247

[b] Service Providers

We may provide your personal information to anyone who hosts or maintains data centres, service platforms and other infrastructure and systems on behalf of us, where your personal information is processed and/or stored;

Except as described above, we will not disclose your personal information to Third Parties, without your consent.

Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond our firm and its trading styles for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

Measures will also be taken to safeguard against unauthorised or unlawful processing and accidental loss or destruction or damage to data.

We may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or re-organisation.

We may also disclose personal information about you to the extent required by Law, Court Order, by Government order or decree.

However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected

The below table shows the list of Service providers that we will provide your personal information to

Imarti Hosting (Titan) Connex One Strategy Desk

As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to lenders in countries outside the European Union (“EU”).

If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

Your data will be processed at our call centre based in South Africa.

If we process your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing of your data.

[a] Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes

[b] Personal data categories will be retained for a minimum period of 12 months following the date of your enquiry, and for a maximum period of 6 years following the date of your enquiry.

We may use automated decision systems once your loan application is submitted to us. This is done in an effort to ensure that we are able to assess your eligibility for a loan against our panel of lenders criteria and ultimately provide you with the loan options available for you to consider.

We have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

Note that once your information is passed over to our lenders, you will need to ensure that you are familiar with the lender/s Privacy Policy.

Your principal rights under data protection law are:

[1] the right to access

[2] the right to rectification

[3] the right to erasure

[4] the right to restrict processing

[5] the right to withdraw consent

[6] the right to complain to a supervisory authority

[1] The right to access

You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to that personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.

If your information has been passed over to our panel of lender/s you will need to contact them requesting the information they will hold about you.

[2] The right to rectification

You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data that we hold about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

If your information has been passed over to our panel of lender/s you will need to contact them requesting them to correct any inaccurate information they may hold about you.

[3] The right to erasure

In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay.

Those circumstances include:

  • the personal data that we hold is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed;
  • you withdraw consent to consent-based processing;
  • you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law;
  • the processing is for direct marketing purposes;
  • the personal data have been unlawfully processed

However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure.

The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If your information has been passed over to our panel of lender/s you will need to contact them requesting to exercise your right to erasure, regarding the information they hold about you.

[4] The right to restrict processing

In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data.

Those circumstances are:

  • you contest the accuracy of the personal data;
  • processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure;
  • we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but we require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data.

However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

If your information has been passed over to our lender/s you will need to contact them requesting to exercise your right to restrict processing, regarding the information they hold about you.

[5] The right to Withdraw Consent

To the extent that we need to gain your consent for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by emailing us at: compliance@aspiremoney.co.uk, or write to us at: Unit 1, Castle Court 2, Castlegate Way, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4RH. Alternatively, you can telephone 02039159995

If your information has been passed over to our panel of lender/s you will need to contact them requesting to exercise your rights to withdraw any consent, regarding the information they hold about you and any other consent you may have provided to them over the use of your information.

[6] The right to complain to a supervisory authority

If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection, the Information Commissioners office

We would like the opportunity to investigate any complaint you have, you can do this by

You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by

In order to process your loan enquiry, we will require you to complete our online loan application, or telephone our contact centre and complete an application with one of our consultants. We require this information to assist you in finding you a suitable loan option. If you do not provide us with this information, we will be unable to carry out our services to you as a credit broker.

To find out what personal data we require from you please click here Categories of data we collect from you

We may receive information about you if you use any of our other websites i.e. Citrus Loans and Opal Loans which are Trading names of Aspire Money Limited.

We also work closely with third parties for example other Credit Brokers, Business partners and Lenders who you may have contacted you to assist you with your loan enquiry. These third-party companies may have been unable to assist you with your enquiry and may have noticed that we could possibly assist you, in this case they will have passed your information to us, ensuring that you have been informed and have agreed to your information been processed in this way.

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Like many other websites, this website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your preferences, and to record session information, such as length of visit. Depending on the type of cookie we use, cookies also allow us to make our web site more user friendly, for example, permanent cookies allow us to save your password so that you do not have to re-enter it every time you visit our web site.). This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

Below is a table of information which lists all cookies used on our website.

Owner Cookie

Cookie Name

Cookie Description

Google Analytics

_utma

A Google Analytics cookie, which keeps track of the number of times, a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.

Google Analytics

_utmb

A Google Analytics cookie, which creates a timestamp of the exact moment when a visitor enters a site.

Google Analytics

_utmc

A Google Analytics cookie, which creates a timestamp of the exact moment when a visitor leaves the site.

Google Analytics

_utmv

Used for reporting in Google Analytics classifying the visitor.

Google Analytics

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A Google Analytics cookie which tracks where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords used, and where in the world the site was accessed from.


Information regarding the use of Pixels

The pixels used, are not set up to collect personally identifiable data such as names, email addresses. As such the pixel tag can’t be used to track anything back to an individual.

Third party media owner pixels – e.g. DBM, Quantcast etc

We have some of these pixels on our site, and these are used for the following techniques:

  • Building an audience (retargeting, lookalike, exclusions)
  • Optimising
  • To model the data
  • Reporting

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.