Equifax partners with CreditLadder
Equifax, the business and consumer insights expert, has partnered with CreditLadder, a rent reporting platform.
The partnership will see CreditLadder’s rental payment data included in Equifax credit assessments, according to the firm.
Janice Rudd, data director at Equifax, said: “The inclusion of rental data in credit assessments is a huge lift to improve financial inclusion and fairer access to the right financial products.
“This data insight provides lenders with a much more reflective picture of the amount renters can afford to borrow.
“Renters who make full and timely monthly payments should see a significant benefit in proving their ability to repay a commitment, just like mortgage payers.
“We’re pleased to work with CreditLadder to unlock better financial outcomes for consumers and lenders alike.”
Sheraz Dar, chief executive at CreditLadder, added: “CreditLadder’s mission is to deliver financial fairness to the UK’s millions of tenants, helping them access the credit they need, for example when they want to buy their own home.
“As one of the world’s leading credit reference agencies, working with Equifax to add tenants’ payment track records to their reports is a major enhancement for our users, and for our platform.”