Admiral Personal Loan Reviews

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Want to know if a personal loan from Admiral is right for you? Read reviews from our community members, whether it's for home improvement, debt consolidation, a new car, or whatever else, Admiral personal loan customers leave their reviews here....

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Want to know if a personal loan from Admiral is right for you? Read reviews from our community members, whether it's for home improvement, debt consolidation, a new car, or whatever else, Admiral personal loan customers leave their reviews here. Already have a loan with Admiral? Share your own comments and you'll be helping others who are trying to decide if Admiral is the right choice for them.

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An absolute scam

I was pre approved for a small loan and told that the money would be in my bank account within 3 days. I applied through Experian. I then got an urgent email requesting that I contact them. I did the next day only to be told that they were not... Read more

I was pre approved for a small loan and told that the money would be in my bank account within 3 days. I applied through Experian. I then got an urgent email requesting that I contact them. I did the next day only to be told that they were not proceeding with my loan because my mobile number was wrong on file!
An absolute joke!
They had already sent the loan application by post....all approved. An email stated the same but because I didn't contact them immediately, they closed the application.
Don't use them. Go elsewhere.
Mrs Jameson

Reviewed on 2nd October 2021
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Sparkie

Terrible

Pre-approved and then asked to upload masses of documentation, 3 months bank statements( with around 2-3 pages per month), 3 months wage slips..a real pain if you're paid weekly. Tried to upload but too many and their system couldn't take it as it had... Read more

Pre-approved and then asked to upload masses of documentation, 3 months bank statements( with around 2-3 pages per month), 3 months wage slips..a real pain if you're paid weekly. Tried to upload but too many and their system couldn't take it as it had to be through a link that they send. I'm paid electronically and they do not accept screenshots of pay. Only photos of payslips accepted!!?? The hoops to jump through are numerous, frustratingly difficult and ludicrous. I have cancelled the application before attempting to go further with them, and after reading reviews on here it seems I've made the right decision. Whether this will impact on my excellent credit record I have no idea.
Avoid !!

Reviewed on 28th September 2021
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Linda Dowson

Terrible

I was 100% pre approved through Clearscore with an excellent credit rating, never missed a payment on any account. Applied online through the app, only to find out I had to link my bank accounts, which I did. Missed a call from them two days later so... Read more

I was 100% pre approved through Clearscore with an excellent credit rating, never missed a payment on any account. Applied online through the app, only to find out I had to link my bank accounts, which I did. Missed a call from them two days later so spent the best part of 2 hours on hold trying to speak with someone. They told me that because my house doesn't have a street name I'd need to reapply through their website. So despite having access to my full address history through whatever credit reference agency they use, I still needed to re-submit a fresh application! I've decided not to use these, and opted for Zopa whom I have used in the past. No issues at all with them, applied online, got a great APR and the money is already in my bank, 20 minutes after being approved! That's how a personal application should be done. Terrible experience with Admiral

Reviewed on 21st September 2021
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Chris Phipps

Pre Approved what a joke

Clearscore indicated that we were pre approved at a good rate, only 2 days later to be called up to be interrogated by their... Read more

Clearscore indicated that we were pre approved at a good rate, only 2 days later to be called up to be interrogated by their underwriter.

We were then declined for a loan that we can afford, an absolute joke.

Now my credit file is affected due to the misleading pre approval status.

Completely out of order

Reviewed on 7th August 2021
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Stephen Brooks

Pre-Approved - But a real struggle!!!

Like many others I can see reviewing here, I was 'pre-approved' via ClearScore for what seemed to be a great deal!... Read more

Like many others I can see reviewing here, I was 'pre-approved' via ClearScore for what seemed to be a great deal!

The application was seemingly quick and easy. I was then asked for a fair amount of documentation which I was happy to send in. That said, I then came across a stumbling block, the account I requested my monies to be paid in should I be approved, was a new account that I'd just switched my main account over to (closing my current/previous main account). With them wanting 3 months of full statements for the new account, I simply was unable to provide the information.

I explained this to the people on live chat (who were all very helpful) and I was asked to provide open banking instead and noted on my account the statements provided are my most recently but the account was recently switched. The next day, I'm again requested for 3 months of new statements on the new account. I once again go on live chat and explain the situation only to be told that unfortunately that's what's required if I'd like to proceed the loan. I say I cannot provide this, because the account isn't 3 months old. I'm then told to provide whatever I can and the underwriting team will them re-review and let me know if its adequate.

At this point, I choose to cancel my application. Whilst I appreciate their diligence, they make it incredibly difficult in certain circumstances despite lots of evidence already being provided, to proceed the loan.

If I'm pre-approved for something, I wouldn't expect to front so much personal information.

I've now gone to another provider, who has paid out the same day without me needing to spend hours trying to prove my information to them. Of course the APR isn't as good as what the admirals quote was (though I suspect I wouldn't have been offered 11% in the end from reading other reviews) but I'd suggest it was worth it just to avoid the hassle.

Reviewed on 11th June 2021
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ArkTek94

OFFERED PRE APPROVED LOAN THEN ASKS FOR LOADS OF DOCUMENTS AND PROOF ! YOU SHOULD NIOT BE OFFERING PRE APPROVED AND I HAVE PERFECT CREDIT!1

APPLIED CLEARSCORE OFFERED PRE APPROVED SAID YES THEN THEY TAKE YOU TO A PAGE SAYING YOUR BANK CAN DOWNLOAD YOUR STATEMENT HISTORY TO THEM,SO I DID BUT ONLY CERTAIN BANKS DEAL WITH THEM? MINE DOESENT CO OPERATIVE BANK , SO TGHEN THEY ASK FOR ITEMS I... Read more

APPLIED CLEARSCORE OFFERED PRE APPROVED SAID YES THEN THEY TAKE YOU TO A PAGE SAYING YOUR BANK CAN DOWNLOAD YOUR STATEMENT HISTORY TO THEM,SO I DID BUT ONLY CERTAIN BANKS DEAL WITH THEM? MINE DOESENT CO OPERATIVE BANK , SO TGHEN THEY ASK FOR ITEMS I COULD HAVE GIVEN TO BETTER RATE LOAN NOT PRE APPROVED?// SO WHY FALSE ADVERTISNG PRE APPROVED?/

Reviewed on 19th May 2021
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KYLE TAYLOR

Quick and easy

Straight forward application and money was in my bank quickly

Reviewed on 19th May 2020
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Heather

Scam

They advertise their personal loan on Experian (I have an excellent credit score and never missed a payment in my life) with 3% APR and I was on a guaranteed rate as per the description. They have completed the hard search on my account then told me... Read more

They advertise their personal loan on Experian (I have an excellent credit score and never missed a payment in my life) with 3% APR and I was on a guaranteed rate as per the description. They have completed the hard search on my account then told me that they can offer me a 50% APR rate.......So now, they destroyed my credit score probably for the next couple of months for nothing. I am not sure how this can be legal??? I do understand the difference between representative APR and personal, but don't tell me that somebody with a perfect credit history should expect an 50% APR on a personal loan. (Or if yes, please highlight it on experian too and don't make false promises)

I have contacted the ombudsman as these scammers probably try to force people to use their services as after a hard search probably you have to go with their rate as you won't get another offer from lenders......

Reviewed on 17th February 2020
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Nora

Advertise a rate that does not exist

Applied for a loan after seeing 95% chance of approval with expieran and ClearScore. After having a few checks done, they emailed with confirmation of acceptance however the APR had gone... Read more

Applied for a loan after seeing 95% chance of approval with expieran and ClearScore. After having a few checks done, they emailed with confirmation of acceptance however the APR had gone from
3.3% to 23.70% which is a big jump and an extra £3500 in 3 years! Just be wary of them, as they have done a credit check on my credit score So it will now be affected anyway! I rang up to cancel, and the man wasn’t surprised I cancelled it, would never use admiral for anything again!

Reviewed on 6th February 2020
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Rebecca199

Quietly supportive, always there when you need them

Admiral had the best rate on the market and so it was an easy choice for me when choosing my loan provider. Their service is quick, simple and effective. Everyone on the other end of the phone knows what they're talking about and you feel secure in... Read more

Admiral had the best rate on the market and so it was an easy choice for me when choosing my loan provider. Their service is quick, simple and effective. Everyone on the other end of the phone knows what they're talking about and you feel secure in their hands. They are quietly supportive because they dont bombard you with junk and emails and texts they just let you get on with it, and are there whenever you need them!

Reviewed on 13th October 2019
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Alex

Super Star Service

Easy to deal with and a super simple process. Admiral are a definite go to when you need to stabilise your personal finances.

Reviewed on 8th July 2019
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Darren

Highly recommended !!!!

I had a nice experience with admiral ..they gave me the loan in 3 days i highly recommend Admiral!!!

Reviewed on 8th July 2019
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Silvia Gabriela Vasii

Great service

Simple to use and swift service

Reviewed on 2nd July 2019
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David brannan

Quick, easy and helpful customer service

Quick, easy, efficient customer service. Always happy to help over the phone

Reviewed on 24th June 2019
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Adams

Quick and easy with a good rate

It was quick and very easy to complete a loan. APR was lower than other lenders and money was received much faster.

Reviewed on 23rd June 2019
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Fernando

Review

Great customer service, easy to set up, a great service

Reviewed on 23rd June 2019
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James byrne

Good Service

Happy with the service I have received thus far!

Reviewed on 22nd June 2019
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Q

Quick easy no faffing

Great little company. Nice and thougher but quick easy with no faffing. Defo recommend and hassle free

Reviewed on 17th June 2019
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Kirsten Nicolette Churchill

Admiral loans

Safe, secure and straight forward advice and help.

Reviewed on 16th June 2019
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Mpvernon12@yahoo.co.uk

well worth it

Simple and easy experience with no fuss. I give them business they save me money and help me out, every-ones a winner.

Reviewed on 10th June 2019
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Daniel