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We love to share. From finance news to fundraising, credit tips to team interviews, this blog is where you can learn more about your credit report and more about ClearScore.

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Fulfilling our potential

ClearScore University Week and meeting Lilian Bayliss College

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Who is the ClearScore dog?

Meet Moose, the star of ClearScore’s TV adverts

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Check out a book from ClearScore’s library

Browse our bookshelves this World Book Day and take a look at what we read here at ClearScore

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A VIP guest officially opens our new London HQ!

We welcomed the Minister for Digital and Culture, Matt Hancock, to open our new offices in Vauxhall, London

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ClearScore joins Future Fifty

This week ClearScore are delighted to be joining the Future Fifty programme, an exciting network of the UK’s fastest growing, and most disruptive digital tech companies. 

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Coaching with ClearScore: a behind the scenes look at our new feature

ClearScore has launched a brand new feature, Coaching – personalised plans to help everyone take control of their finances. Justin Basini, CEO and co-founder, tells us about the journey from idea to complete product.

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Learn with ClearScore

It’s now even easier to get your money sorted.

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The cost of overdrafts makes the news headlines

We saw in the news this week that people who dip into an unarranged overdraft on their current account could end up being hit with higher charges than if they’d taken out a payday loan.

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ClearScore moves house

This week we waved goodbye to our old office, and reflect on how quickly things have changed.

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Should I get a credit card or a loan?

We look at the main differences between credit cards and personal loans and why you might want to choose one over the other

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New Year, new you: how to start afresh with your finances

January can be a tough month financially, but it's a great time to start building good habits

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2016: Here's to the leaders

Justin, our CEO and co-founder, reflects on the year and what the future holds for ClearScore

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ClearScore voted Best financial start-up of 2016!

A wonderful year recognised at the Financial Innovation Awards

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Meet Ed, our business analyst

If you'd like to join our product team, we're hiring

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What Brits want from the Autumn Statement

Our customers tell us what they're hoping to hear

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Success for ClearScore at the Startups Awards 2016

We were awarded ‘Venture Funded Business of the Year’

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From dealing with debt to getting on the housing ladder: how regular checks helped our users take control

We hear how four of our users took control of their money

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ClearScore is supporting the ‘Give a Girl a Future’ appeal

Our teams are proud to be contributing to the British Asian Trust’s life changing campaign

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Thinking of borrowing this Christmas? Follow our six steps to saving money on interest

Financial expert and CEO of ClearScore, Justin Basini, gives his tips on improving your score and saving money this season

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Meet Arooj, our junior UX designer

If you'd like to join the design team, we're hiring.

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Shift to cashless society causes three in five Brits to overspend

Research suggests people need to adjust how they deal with money in the digital age to stay in control of their finances

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Meet Lauren, our CRM manager

Meet ClearScore's CRM manager Lauren in this Q&A style blog

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ClearScore, Noddle, Experian CreditMatcher — what’s the difference?

ClearScore explains the key differences between ClearScore, Noddle and Experian CreditExpert

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The Brexit bounce? Credit card spending hits a high and what it means for you

The Brexit bounce? Credit card spending hits a high and what it means for you

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Coaching goes into beta

ClearScore's new interactive feature, Coaching, has gone into beta test

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Month in review: June and July

ClearScore brings you the financial news from June and July

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What does the Bank of England rate cut mean for you?

What does the Bank of England rate cut mean for you?

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Meet the analytics team!

Meet ClearScore's analytics team

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Brexit: making sense of the stories

Brexit: making sense of the stories

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A day in the life of…our Head of Marketing

ClearScore's Head of Marketing, Anna Kilmurray, describes what startup life is like in her interview for Econsultancy

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Mind the gender credit gap – how else is the pay gap impacting women’s finances?

Research from ClearScore has found that the gender pay gap is affecting women's credit scores

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What we do matters

Today ClearScore celebrates its first birthday. Justin, its CEO and co-founder, reflects on their incredible journey

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What happens after Brexit?

What happens after Brexit? ClearScore looks at the financial implications of the Leave vote

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Here’s to all 2 million of you

To celebrate our 2 million users, we hear four inspiring personal stories from people who have taken control of their finances

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The interconnected startup: a year in technology

Klaus, ClearScore's Chief Technology Officer, describes the technological milestones they have achieved in their first year

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Referendum voters sceptical of interest rate rise

How could Brexit affect the interest rate rise?

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Competition watchdog calls for a cap on overdraft fees

The Competition and Markets Authority says UK banks should work harder for their customers

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From sketch to code – the timeline of Timeline

To celebrate ClearScore's latest feature, Timeline, Justin Basini reflects on the journey from sketch to code

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ClearScore launches Timeline – the story of your finances

ClearScore has released Timeline, a unique tool mapping your financial data

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The case for connectedness and influence – our view on the European referendum

Justin Basini reflects on the EU referendum

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Young people 50% more likely to fund key life milestones with credit than their parents

We compare the young and the old generation on when they expect to hit important milestones.

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The best Apple Watch apps in 2016

ClearScore reviews the best Apple Watch apps of 2016

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Timeline goes into beta!

Our latest feature, Timeline, has been released to our panel of beta testers

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Atom explodes onto the market with the UK’s first mobile-only bank

Atom explodes onto the market with UK's first mobile-only bank

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ClearScore wins two awards at the FinTech Innovation Awards 2016

ClearScore were awarded Startup of the Year and Innovation of the Year at the Fintech Innovation Awards 2016

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March in review: the top finance stories this month

The Budget’s gift to savers, the demise of Money Advice Service and credit card confusion – ClearScore shares this month’s most important personal finance stories

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What makes us IT Team of the Year?

ClearScore's CTO, Klaus, reflects on ClearScore being named IT Team of the Year at the FS Tech Awards 2016

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The best apps for managing your money

ClearScore's best apps for managing your money

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Which London borough is the most financially savvy?

Credit score map of London by ClearScore

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We’re one of Everline’s Future 50

ClearScore named on the Everline's Future 50 list

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“If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission”

“If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission”- ClearScore's pledges for International Women's Day 2016

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Helping women achieve their ambitions: a day of inspiration at the First Women Summit

Helping women achieve their ambitions: a day of inspiration at the First Women Summit

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Choosing a credit card? Features you're forgetting to consider

Although most of us shop around for credit cards, we're forgetting to look at all the features of each card

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European Fintech Awards: vote for us!

ClearScore is up for European fintech awards in the finance category

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ClearScore wins most Innovative Product award at Techies 2016

ClearScore wins most Innovative Product award at Techies 2016

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February in review: the top finance stories this month

Selfie ID checks, Chip and PIN turns 10 and banking’s Uber moment - ClearScore rounds up this month's top finance stories

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1.2 million – the amount of young Brits risking credit rejection by skipping small bills

ClearScore research has found that 1.2 million young adults have risked future credit rejection by skipping small bills

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Don’t get left off the electoral roll! Why it matters to your finances

800, 000 people slipped off the register when the law changed last year, and young people are most affected

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National Student Money Week 2016: because money lessons matter

ClearScore is proud to support National Student Money Week, created by the National Association of Money Advisers (NASMA) to improve student financial capability

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January in review: a snapshot of the finance stories you need to know

ClearScore rounds up January's key finance stories

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Are you worried about debt? Help is at hand

ClearScore teams up with the Debt Advice Foundation to bring you step-by-step advice for dealing with debt worries

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Meet our Marketing Executive!

ClearScore introduces you to Aleksandra, our Marketing Executive

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8 ways to get safe and stay safe online

ClearScore's 8 ways to get safe and stay safe online, and protect yourself against identity theft and fraud

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Congratulations Jeff, Greg and Kash

ClearScore celebrates welcoming three of the team as permanent members

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ClearScore is shortlisted for two FStech Awards

ClearScore is shortlisted for two FStech awards: IT Team of the Year and FinTech Startup of the Year

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ClearScore wins at the Moneynet 2016 Awards

ClearScore wins the award for Best Free Personal Finance Initiative at the Moneynet Personal Finance Awards 2016

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Reflections on the past year, opportunities in the new year

ClearScore CEO and Co-Founder Justin Basini reflects on the highlights and challenges of the past year, and the exciting new opportunities and features coming in the new year

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December in review: a snapshot of the finance stories you need to know

ClearScore brings you the major finance stories from December as 2015 comes to an end. Top stories include the Fed’s interest rate rise and concerns over personal debt levels from the Bank of England

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ClearScore raises over £1,900 to build refugee shelters

The ClearScore team slept out in a refugee shelter to raise money for Just Shelter, a local initiative set up in response to the refugee crisis in Calais

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Introducing the brand new ClearScore App

We're thrilled to announce the launch of our app, which is the first app in the UK to show your credit score and credit accounts for free

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Coffee with the Customer Services Team!

Get to know ClearScore's lovely customer services team – here to answer your questions and solve your queries. We talk ClearScore, Christmas, money advice and super powers

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ClearScore helps raise money for London’s Air Ambulance at Capella’s Charity Quiz

We sent our best quiz team to Capella’s inaugural charity quiz in aid of London’s Air Ambulance. And the result…? Well, it’s the taking part that counts!

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November in review: a snapshot of the finance stories you need to know

ClearScore brings you the finance stories you need to know from November.

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Credit overconfidence costing consumers

Research from ClearScore reveals that one third of people overestimate their financial position and risk getting trapped in a downward spiral of credit rejection

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ClearScore wins Innovator of the Year at the Growing Business Awards

ClearScore is thrilled to announce that it has been named as Innovator of the Year at the Growing Business Awards, created by Real Business

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Tesco and Barclays give free access to credit scores

Latest news: Tesco and Barclaycard give their customers access to credit information

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Dreaming of a debt-free Christmas?

Seven ways to manage your money during the festive period.

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TalkTalk Breach: How to protect yourself using your ClearScore credit report?

You can use your credit report to monitor for financial fraud. With ClearScore, you can monitor your Equifax credit report for free, forever.

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October in review: a snapshot of the finance stories you need to know

We bring you this month's most important stories in credit and finance.

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Orkney Revealed As Home of UK’s Best Money Managers

ClearScore has analysed the credit scores of almost 10 million Brits to create an interactive map. How does your area rank?

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Updated ClearScore – it’s even easier to make the most out of your score and report

ClearScore is now easier to use and more personal than ever due to personal product recommendations.

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My Digital Marketing Apprenticeship

ClearScore is proud to support apprenticeship. Read about Aleksandra's digital marketing apprentice journey.

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Brits waste as much as a year’s salary on avoidable interest

ClearScore's Savings Calcuator shows you the savings you could make on the interest you're paying by improving your credit score.

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August in review: a snapshot of the finance stories you need to know

We bring you this month's most important stories in credit and finance.

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New Overview feature added to the ClearScore personal Dashboard this week

The Overview makes your information even easier to understand.

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How will the interest rate rise affect me?

The interest rate rise would mean bad news variable-rate mortgage holders.

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How to protect your score as a student

It's never too early to think about your finances, especially as you're starting to manage your finances independently for the first time

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ClearScore is Hiring

Our team is growing - and you could be part of it!

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Confidence in credit rises, but young risk paying over-the-odds on interest

Little credit history can leave you vulnerable to unfavourable interest rates on your borrowing.

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Carphone Warehouse Data Breach Advice: Check your credit score for free now

With ClearScore, you can monitor your Equifax credit report for free.

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The Month in Review: Our Top Industry News

We bring you this month's most important stories in credit and finance.

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7 tips on how to manage your credit

Quick tips to help you grow your credit confidence.

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Month in Review: Industry News

We bring you this month's most important stories in credit and finance.

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UK Fintech start-up ClearScore to make credit scores free for consumers for the first time in the UK

Credit scores should be free to everyone in the UK and we want to make it happen - with no 30-day trials and no premium features. Simply free.

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We’re in Beta!

After months of hard work, we are excited to open up the site to real users.

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Congratulations, Ian!

We welcome another member to our growing ClearScore team.

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Utility bills could now affect your credit score

Keeping on top of all your payments is important, whether it's a credit card or a water bill.

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Unicorns and wizards: #LDNTechWeek by Justin Basini

The latest from London tech scene. Guest blog from www.basini.com.

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How does borrowing together affect your finances?

Understand how joint credit can affect your finances now and in the future.

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Credit Card interest rates in 2015

We bring you this month's most important stories in credit and finance

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ClearScore goes into Beta – Sign up now!

Get an exclusive preview of our website as a beta user.

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The Month in Review: Our Top Industry News from May 2015

We bring you this month's most important stories in credit and finance.

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Poor Credit Scores Exclude Brits from Everyday Products

Poor credit scores can exclude peole from mobile phone contracts, rental agreeements or a job.

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Britain’s borrowing booms – are you getting the best deal?

Accessing your credit score can help you know your chances of getting the best deal on credit cards, loans and mortgages

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Card interchange fees – how will the new cap affect you?

Understand how the cap on credit and debit card interchange fees could affect your current card.

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Going on a date? Make sure your credit score is ready.

An increasing number of people are realising the importance of their credit score in their every day lives.

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How changing consumer credit regulations affect you

The closure of many payday services means more demand for credit cards - and inevitably more competition in the market.

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How to give your start-up office a make over!

With the beginning of spring comes a reorganisation of our office space to make room for a new recruit!

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Why access to your information is key

Statistics from StepChange highlight the mental and physical health problems caused by debt. Accessing your credit information can be the first step in debt management.