ClearScore has revealed data that shows the true cost of Covid-19 on the country’s credit landscape. UK consumers have seen an average 59% reduction in available credit offers across credit cards and loans, with self-employed and part-time workers (among them key workers) hardest hit.

The data also shows that consumers who have linked their accounts with open banking have seen a 39.4% increase in credit available to them versus comparable users in March 2020. ClearScore has launched a new initiative to encourage users to provide real-time access to their bank account data in exchange for better credit options, versus traditional methods that are up to six weeks out of date.

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