Crownsavers Credit Union


Data Sharing

Data Sharing

In order to process your Loan Application, or Membership Application we will perform credit and identity checks on you with one or more Credit Reference Agencies(“CRAs”).

To do this, we will supply your personal information to CRAs and they will give us information about you. This will include information from your credit application and about your financial situation and financial history. CRAs will supply to us both public (including the electoral register) and shared credit, financial situation and financial history information and fraud prevention information.

We will use this information to:


We will continue to exchange information about you with CRAs while you have a relationship with us. We 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 us 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 us that you have a spouse or financial associate, we will 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 [LINK TO CRAIN]. CRAIN is also accessible from each of the three CRAs – clicking on any of these three links will also take you to the same CRAIN document:

Call Credit:



For more information on GDPR click here to view F&Q 


We will seek your sign authorisation before using Open Banking, the information we then collect from our Open Banking Partner will not be shared with any outside organisation.

This information will be used to help us to review your loan application. 

Your Open Banking information will be kept for the financial regulatory period

Crownsavers Credit Union has partnered with Lendingmetrics to offer our members Open Banking facility for their loan application.

Further information about Open Banking is available from


Crownsavers Credit Union Is a Registered Deposit Taker