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Uncle Buck

Uncle BuckBackground

Uncle Buck is one of the longest established short term lenders in the UK.  It is an online solution lending new customers up to £400 and existing customers, who have a repayment record with the lender, up to £1,000, all subject to status and affordability.


Uncle Buck was looking for a new provider to help with its affordability evaluation, credit assessment and provide an anti-fraud solution.


Callcredit’s CallValidate product was recommended as it would help Uncle Buck to detect and prevent fraud and assist in meeting Anti-Money Laundering Regulations amongst other benefits.
To extend Uncle Buck’s affordability requirements Callcredit’s Affordability Report was provided.  This allowed Uncle Buck to seamlessly process new applications, help to validate affordability and income and provide the lender with much more detailed information to enhance their lending decisions.


Thanks to Callcredit Uncle Buck has been able to meet regulatory requirements and continue to uphold responsible lending practices.  In addition Uncle Buck is working closely with Callcredit in the development of Callcredit’s new real time data sharing initiative - MODA.
Utilising these products has had a positive impact on the business.

“Callcredit is the longest serving data provider in the UK Short-Term Lending sector with robust unrivalled data.  We’ve been using Callcredit’s Credit Reporting solution for over two years which provides more accurate, better quality data than other credit reports, providing us with all the information we need to assess an applicant's likelihood of fulfilling their credit commitments. 

“When we were looking for a new provider to help with our affordability validation and anti-fraud solutions it was an easy choice as Callcredit’s data is more predictive than our previous providers. By bringing everything together with Callcredit we’re able to get the best success criteria. The new products we signed up to have helped us reduce operational costs, meet compliance, lend responsibly and increases customer satisfaction which is very important to us.” Managing Director, Uncle Buck