We may use automated decision making in processing your personal and financial information to make credit decisions.

 

It is our policy to manually review automated decisions whenever possible. However, you have the right to request a manual review of the accuracy of any decision we make if you are unhappy with it.

 

Fairshare Credit Union Ltd uses a company called NestEgg Ltd to process this data on our behalf. NestEgg Ltd provides an automated ‘decision’ to help the Credit Union make it easy for members to apply for loans and savings accounts. NestEgg Ltd is not responsible for making decisions, they do not see your personal information. Their software makes a recommendation to a loans officer.

 

When you apply for a loan and/or savings account up to five searches may appear on your credit file.  For the purposes of credit scoring, this will typically only affect your credit score as if one credit application were made.

 

Each of these five ‘footprints’ relate to the different sources of data being used to assess an application; these include the credit report itself and an affordability check. The Credit Union needs to prove the information belongs to you which is when an ID check is required. In cases where an application is made by a new member; the Credit Union will use an ID check and may also run a report to check ownership of any bank account details you may give us. These checks are required by law to prevent money laundering.

 

Some of these footprints will be in the name of NestEgg Ltd and others in the name of Fairshare Credit Union Ltd