Creative Funding Solutions, Business Funding Solutions, Motorhome.Finance, Horsebox.Finance, Towtruck.Finance, CommercialVehicle.Finance, and Ambulance Trader are trading styles of Creative Funding Solutions Limited, which are Commercial Finance Brokers based in the UK. We act as a credit broker for our customers. Creative Funding Solutions Limited are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FRN 631176.
Creative Funding Solutions Limited is committed to processing your personal data in accordance with EU data protection laws. This Data Protection Notice aims to give you information on how your personal data (i.e., information which directly or indirectly identifies you) will be processed by Creative Funding Solutions Limited. For the purposes of EU and UK data protection laws, Creative Funding Solutions Limited is a data controller.
Further details of how Creative Funding Solutions Limited will manage your data will be provided to you.
Creative Funding Solutions Limited may collect certain personal data with respect to you as a customer, including, without limitation your name, address, date of birth, contact details, credit reference data, financial and employment details, banking and credit card details, and details of your business. Creative Funding Solutions Limited will collect some of this data from third parties, for example credit reference agencies. Where a corporate entity is entering into this contract Creative Funding Solutions Limited will collect personal data about the individuals who are directors and shareholders of the business from credit reference agencies where this data is held publicly, such as at Companies House. This notice also applies to the processing of such personal data and use of the word ‘you’ in this notice will encompass such individuals. Creative Funding Solutions Limited may process sensitive personal data (including, for
example, information revealing an individual’s physical or mental health). Where sensitive personal data are
processed Creative Funding Solutions Limited will obtain your explicit consent for the processing.
Creative Funding Solutions Limited may disclose certain personal data: (i) within the group of companies of which Creative Funding Solutions Limited is a member; (ii) to Creative Funding Solutions Limited’s brokers and dealers / suppliers, professional advisors and service providers (including, information technology systems providers and recovery agents); (iii) to courts, governmental and non-governmental regulators and ombudsmen; (iv) to fraud prevention agencies and law enforcement agencies; (v) to any third party that acquires, or is interested in acquiring, all or part of Creative Funding Solutions Limited’s assets or shares, or that succeeds Creative Funding Solutions Limited in carrying on all or a part of its business, whether by merger, acquisition, reorganization or otherwise; and (vi) as otherwise required or permitted by law.
Creative Funding Solutions Limited may also pass your Personal Data on to a member of any group of companies of which Creative Funding Solutions Limited is a member and/or any relevant third party and both Creative Funding Solutions Limited and/or they may use it for any purpose linked to any sale of and/or granting of security over the agreement Creative Funding Solutions Limited has with you. In such circumstances, such third parties may also use and/or disclose your Personal Data to any third party that they ask to assist them with the preparation for and/or completion of any such sale and/or granting of security; they may also, once such sale and/or granting of security is completed, use and/or disclose your Personal Data to third parties for any of the other purposes which we have outlined in this notice in the same way as if they had entered into the agreement with you instead of us.
The personal information Creative Funding Solutions Limited will collect will be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money-laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected you could be refused certain services, finance or employment. Further details of how your information will be used by Creative Funding Solutions Limited and these fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights can be found on Creative Funding Solutions Limited’s website, details of which will be provided to you.
In order to process your application, Creative Funding Solutions Limited will perform credit and identity checks on you with one or more credit reference agencies (“CRAs”). To do this, Creative Funding Solutions Limited will supply your personal information to CRAs and they will give Creative Funding Solutions Limited information about you, even if your application does not proceed or is unsuccessful. This will include information from your credit application and about your financial situation and financial history. CRAs will supply to Creative Funding Solutions Limited both public (including the electoral register) and shared credit, financial situation and financial history information and fraud prevention information.
Creative Funding Solutions Limited will use this information to:
Creative Funding Solutions Limited will continue to exchange information about you with CRAs while you have a relationship with it. Creative Funding Solutions Limited will also inform the CRAs about your settled accounts. If you borrow and do not repay in full and on time, CRAs will record the outstanding debt. This information may be supplied to other organisations by CRAs. When CRAs receive a search from Creative Funding Solutions Limited they will place a search footprint on your credit file that may be seen by other lenders. If you are making a joint application, or tell Creative Funding Solutions Limited that you have a spouse or financial associate, Creative Funding Solutions Limited may link your records together, so you should make sure you discuss this with them, and share with them this information, before lodging the application. CRAs will also link your records together and these links will remain on your and their files until such time as you or your partner successfully files for a disassociation with the CRAs to break that link.
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 at each of the three CRAs websites – any of these three links will take you to the same CRAIN document:
1. When you apply for finance with us, your details will be passed into a 3rd party company, Blue Owl Network Ltd trading as AutoConvert (contact details below). This organisation will check the following records about you and with their chosen Credit Reference Agencies (CRA), Equifax Ltd and Experian Ltd (contact details below).
a. Our own;
b. Up to date contact information can be found for AutoConvert at http://www.autoconvert.co.uk
c. Those at Equifax Ltd and/or Experian Ltd. When Equifax and/or Experian receives a search request from us via AutoConvert, they will place a soft quotation footprint that will be visible to you only, on your credit file, other parties including lenders will not see this. This quotation footprint will not be seen by other parties and it will not affect your credit score/rating or ability to apply for finance from other lenders.
d. AutoConvert will access from Equifax Ltd and/or Experian Ltd both public (including the electoral register) and shared credit and fraud prevention information. This information will be used to check your eligibility against a select group of lenders.
e. Those at fraud prevention agencies (FPAs).
f. Optional point if you’re a credit broker.
If you’re a credit broker and have a tri-party agreement in place to see the full credit file you may need something like
[We will not see any information on your credit file, AutoConvert will only provide a list of lenders that you are likely to be accepted for given the information supplied using their brokering technology that understands most of the acceptance criteria of the lenders on their panel.]
2. We will make checks such as; assessing this application for credit and verifying identities to prevent and detect crime.
a. Information on applications will be sent to CRAs and will be recorded by them.
b. If you give us false or inaccurate information and we suspect or identify fraud we will record this and may also pass this information to FPAs and other organisations involved in crime and fraud prevention.
c. Your data may also be used for other purposes for which you give your specific permission or, in very limited circumstances, when required by law or where permitted under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018.
How to find out more
You can contact our chosen 3rd Party, Blue Owl Network Ltd trading as AutoConvert or the Credit Reference Agencies, Equifax and Experian; the information they hold may not be the same so it is worth contacting them all.
Equifax Ltd, Customer Services Centre, PO Box 10036, Leicester, LE3 4FS or call 0800 014 2955 or visit www.equifax.co.uk
Experian Ltd, The Sir John Peace Building, Experian Way, NG2 Business Park, Nottingham, NG80 1ZZ, UK https://www.experian.co.uk/contact-us/
AutoConvert, 1 Tony Wilson Place Manchester, M15 4FN, UK www.autoconvert.co.uk
Creative Funding Solutions Limited may transfer your personal data to recipients (including a member of any group of companies of which Creative Funding Solutions Limited is a member) located in countries outside of the EEA which may not have data privacy laws equivalent to those in the EEA. In those instances, Creative Funding Solutions Limited will take all necessary steps to protect your personal data in accordance with applicable data privacy laws.
Under applicable EU data privacy laws, you may have a right to: (i) request access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data; (ii) obtain restriction of processing or to object to processing of your personal data; and (iii) data portability (i.e. to request the transfer of personal data from one data controller to another in certain circumstances). If you wish to exercise any of these rights you should contact the Creative Funding Solutions Limited’s Data Privacy Officer. You also have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of your personal data with your local data protection authority.
Creative Funding Solutions Limited may rely on automated credit assessment based on the personal data you provide and data which Creative Funding Solutions Limited obtains from a credit reference agency or similar sources about your credit profile or history. The outcome of this process can result in an automated decline of your application where it does not meet Creative Funding Solutions Limited’s acceptance criteria. Creative Funding Solutions Limited will review this acceptance criteria regularly to ensure fairness in the decisions made. You have a right to ask Creative Funding Solutions Limited to manually review any decision taken in this manner. In addition Creative Funding Solutions Limited may use automated profiling to identify whether other products or services may be of use to you when it considers marketing campaigns. You have a right to object to this automated profiling. This is separate to the right you have to object to receive marketing.
All the personal data we use is controlled by Creative Funding Solutions Limited in the UK, however, for the purposes of IT hosting and maintenance, this information is located on servers within the European Union. In the event of the UK no longer having member status within the EU, this information will be held on servers within the UK. No 3rd parties have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so. We have a Data Protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data. More information on this framework can be found on our website. Creative Funding Solutions Limited will take steps to protect your personal data against loss or theft, as well as from unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification, regardless of the format in which it is held.
Creative Funding Solutions Limited will normally only retain your personal data for a number of years from the latest date on which it has a financial arrangement in place with you. Under certain circumstances this period may vary if Creative Funding Solutions Limited consider it necessary for good operational or commercial reasons, or in order to meet other legal obligations. Details of this period will be provided to you. We are required under The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 to keep your basic personal data, such as name, address, email, dependents, telephone numbers, date of birth, brokered agreements, and digital and physical proofs of identity for a minimum of 6 years after the end of any agreement, after which time it will usually be destroyed.
All enquiries, requests or concerns regarding this Notice or relating to the processing of Personal Data, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your application for finance will be submitted to one or more finance company(s) by ourselves, the supplier of the vehicle or equipment or another intermediary. On or shortly after the date on which this happens, you will be given a notice in respect of each any finance company making you an offer which will confirm its identity and provide you with further details.