UK, 14 April 2023: Experian and CarCloud have today announced a new partnership that will further enhance the car ownership experience for drivers using CarCloud’s free digital management app.
CarCloud users will now be able to check eligibility for new car finance deals without it affecting their credit score – giving them the confidence to go ahead with the best, most affordable option.
Further to this, users can also assess if they can obtain improved terms on their existing car finance deals. This gives drivers the ability to potentially move their current car finance loans to a deal with reduced payments or lower interest rates – an important feature for those concerned about rising living costs.
For lenders, eligibility gives them the ability to identify customers that are likely to be accepted much earlier in the journey, removing applications that would later be declined, saving time and costs, and helping boost conversion and acceptance rates.
Gerardo Montoya, Managing Director, Automotive, at Experian, said: “This is a very exciting collaboration for us as, for the very first time, users of CarCloud can take advantage of our industry leading eligibility capabilities that’ll help them make better, more informed decisions about their car financing and confidently navigate the car buying process. We’re thrilled this partnership will play a positive role in empowering more people to take control of their finances.”
Geoff Turral, Co-founder at CarCloud, said: ‘We’re delighted to be partnering with Experian. It’s a huge step forward in reaching our goal of taking the guess work out of car ownership. Combining Experian’s expertise in car finance and eligibility with CarCloud’s industry insight gives drivers total clarity about the cost of both financing their car and the future monthly costs of running it.”
This is the latest development of CarCloud’s app, which already provides users with the ability to digitally manage almost every aspects of their car, including reminders about tax, and MOT, finding the best insurance deals and free monthly car valuations.
Incorporating Experian’s eligibility solution into CarCloud’s app means that lenders can easily transfer from flat rate finance to rate-for-risk ensuring that customers get an affordable rate (or range of rates to choose from) tailored to their financial circumstance. Using rate-for-risk clearly shows that a lender is meeting the requirements of the FCA’s Customer Duty guidelines that demands customers get fair outcomes in car finance.
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CarCloud is a digital car management platform. Buying your car is a once in 3 year event, but owning it is a daily experience. CarCloud takes the guess work out of car ownership, reducing the time, costs and risks of the UK’s 2nd highest household monthly outlay.
In the teeth of the unprecedented squeeze on household budgets, we focus on supporting people in an aspect of their lives which is often costly and challenging, and which forces them to make choices from an often confusing range of options.
Our solution ensures that the UK’s 38m drivers have the option to manage their cars with confidence across their digital devices, at home and on the go, just like every virtually every other aspect of their lives.
Download CarCloud from your app store or visit www.carcloudcommunity.co.uk