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Uncle Buck Loans | www.unclebuck.co.uk Reviews
About Uncle Buck Loans
Dartford-based Uncle Buck is one of the longest running subprime lenders in operation since 2004. This company started with ex-pawnbroker Steve Murray who managed to build up a large team of around 100 employees. We had a peek behind the curtain some years back when the ITV documentary “Cash in Hand! Payday Loans” followed the workings of Uncle Buck’s collections team. A rough video is on Dailymotion if you’d like to check it out. At that time they were paying out around 12,000 loans monthly. An interesting group acquisition of Ancora Capital Ltd brought in a trio of brands (RedWallet, VarioLoans and WagedayXpress), but for some reason they opted to sell this business off to brokers RevUP Media Llc.
Whilst historically operating as a payday lender, a complete switch over to instalments was taken on. 2 monthly instalment options of 4 and 6 months are available. An issue when opting for 6 months is that you need to borrow at least £425 to access this term. One standout feature with this lender is that they process applications 7/7 across extended hours of Mon/Fri (8am-9.30pm) and Sat/Sun (9am-6pm). Measuring brand popularity has always been tricky through the skewed search queries made for the John Candy movie of the same name. They have just over 3600 fans on Facebook. Buck’s traffic ranks have remained competitive. They alike others have benefited from the closures of high profile competitors.
Address: Riverbridge House, Anchor Boulevard, Crossways Business Park, Dartford, DA2 6SL
Brand: Uncle Buck (aka: UncleBuck)
Company: Uncle Buck Finance Llp
Contact (📧): firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact (☎): 0195 954 3400
FCA Licence: 673545
Opening Hours: Mon/Fri (8am-9.30pm), Sat/Sun (9am-6pm)
Related Brands: Non
Site Address: www.unclebuck.co.uk
Site Rank (Alexa.com Global): #1,748,642
Amounts Available: £100 to £500 (£1000 on reloans)
Late Payment Fee: £15
Login Provided: Yes
Pricing: £590.56 /£600 (6m)
Repayment Terms: 4 & 6 months
Feefo: Not listed
Reviews: Less than 10 feedback
Trustpilot: 70% (1760+ count)
Rivals & Similar Lenders Like Uncle Buck
This is a top 10 instalment brand that has been competing alongside the likes of Mr Lender, MyJar and Tappily. It has always been difficult for them to take market share from major brands at the level of Satsuma or Sunny as they don’t advertise much online and haven’t run TV ads. What does help them to stand out is their high level of industry experience. Whilst other early starters like PaydayUK (2003) and WageDayAdvance (2004) folded this firm has managed to weather the storm of capping and strict regulation changes. Only The One Stop Money Shop started earlier (2002) whilst Sunny have a matched 2004 year through 1 Month Loan (Sunny was a 2013 rebrand).
Last Check @ www.unclebuck.co.uk: February 14th, 2020
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