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Your Repayments

Can I stop getting monthly payment reminders?

So that we can keep you updated on when payments will be taken throughout your loan term, we email or text all of our customers three days before their repayment is due. 

This helps you keep track of your repayments and also lets you know about any changes that may affect your repayment date or amount such as:

  • If your repayment date lands on a Bank Holiday or a weekend (in this case, your repayment date will always be taken on the next working day)
  • If you’ve earned at least one reward (this means your loan rate will reduce and your monthly repayments will be less)

We believe it’s our responsibility to keep you informed about your upcoming payments so that it’s easier for you to manage your money.

If you want to change the way you get your payment reminders, you can update your preferences on the Account page when you’re logged in. If you’ve not selected your communication preferences, we’ll send you the reminders by text.

Can I pay more than my monthly repayment amount?

You can make overpayments anytime during your loan term by following these simple steps.

  • Log in to your account
  • Click Manage
  • Use the Make an overpayment section to make your monthly payment
  • Choose whether you’d like the overpayment to reduce your loan term or monthly repayment amount by ticking one of the following options:
    • ‘I would like to keep my monthly payment the same and reduce my loan term’
    • ‘I would like to reduce my monthly repayment and keep my loan term the same’

 Once you've made your payment, your account will be updated within a few days. The good news is that at LiveLend we don't charge you for making overpayments, or for repaying your loan early. So you save interest and pay your loan off quicker.

Can you send me a reminder before my monthly repayment is due?

Yes, so that we can keep you updated on when your payments will be taken throughout your loan term, we email or text all of our customers three days before their repayment is due. 

If you want to change the way you get your payment reminders, you can update your preferences on the Account page when you’re logged in. If you’ve not selected your communication preferences, we’ll send you the reminders by text.

If you’re not receiving these reminders, get in touch with us. 

What happens if I miss a payment?

At LiveLend we won't charge you a fee. Ever. Not even if you miss a loan repayment. However, missing a repayment will result in you paying additional interest on your loan, and will have a negative impact on your credit score.

If you're struggling to make your next repayment, or have already missed a repayment, don’t panic. Please log in to your account, click on Manage, select Make your Payment and make your repayment by debit card.

Alternatively, if you're struggling to make your full repayment, please get in touch with us so we can help you.

How do I set up a new Direct Debit?

To set your Direct Debit back up, please follow the steps below:

  • Log in to your LiveLend account
  • Click the set up a Direct Debit button on the Overview page

It’s important that you have a Direct Debit set up to help you make your monthly repayments on time.

If I miss a payment, will you put my loan rate back up on my Reward Loan?

No, once your loan rate has been reduced, we’ll never put your rate back up. You can't earn further rewards whilst you're behind on your payments, but as soon as you’re up to date with your payments you’ll be able to reduce your rate again.

Once you’re back on top with your repayments, we’ll review your credit score in the usual way every three months and you’ll have the opportunity to earn more rewards.

I want to change the amount I repay monthly as I can’t afford it anymore, what do I do?

If you’re struggling to make your next repayment, or have already missed a repayment, don’t panic. At LiveLend, we won’t charge you for missing a repayment. However, missing a repayment will result in you paying additional interest on your loan, and could have a negative impact on your credit score.

We can work with you to make sure this doesn’t happen so if you feel you’d benefit from additional support, we’ll give you a call to understand your situation and help you find a solution that’s right for you. Get in touch with us and we’ll help you get things back on track.

Can my loan repayments be made from a different bank account?

If you’d like to change the bank account your monthly repayments are taken from, follow the steps below.

First, check we can verify your new details online:

  • Log in to your account
  • Click Account
  • Click View my details
  • Scroll down to Bank details
  • Update the fields with your new bank account details

If you prefer, you can use the Current Account Switch Service which will automatically transfer your Direct Debit across. Learn more about the Current Account Switch Service.

The bank account must be:

  • In your name
  • Registered to your address
  • Able to accept Faster Payments
  • Able to set up Direct Debits

Changing your bank details won't automatically update your Direct Debit. If you need to change your Direct Debit, get in touch with us.

As a responsible lender, it’s important that we can verify your new details. If we can’t, you won’t be able to use a different bank account and we’ll continue to take your loan repayments from the bank account we verified when you took out the loan with us. If you’ll struggle to make your repayments from this account, get in touch with us so we can help.

I have missed a payment, what do I do?

If you’ve missed a payment by accident, please log in to your account, click on Manage and make a payment for your repayment amount by debit card.

If you’re struggling to make your next repayment, or have already missed a repayment, don’t panic. Get in touch with us so that we can help you.

What happens if I want to close my loan early?

If you’re thinking about closing your loan early, it’s important that you get an early settlement quote first. You can get a quote by: 

  • Logging into your account
  • Click Manage
  • Scroll down to the Close your loan section
  • Click Calculate my settlement

You’ll be given a quote which includes your latest balance, plus any daily interest due to be applied. There are no fees to close your loan early, and closing your loan early will reduce the amount of interest you pay.

Your early settlement quote will be valid for 30 days. 

If you get a quote to settle your loan, and your next repayment is due within the next three working days, we won’t be able to cancel your Direct Debit in time. So, if you were to settle your loan you’d effectively overpay your account. Don’t worry - we’ll refund any overpayments within 10 days. If you’d prefer this not to happen, we recommend waiting until 10 days after your next repayment due date to allow for this payment to clear before requesting your early settlement quote.