Credit checks for account activation

Short answer:

To be eligible for membership, you will need to have satisfactory credit history. Car Next Door runs a credit check (with the applicant's consent) as part of the application process.

When you sign up, there is a step in the form where you need to agree that Car Next Door can conduct a credit check. If you don't agree, then we won't be able to consider your application for membership.


We comply with the consumer credit reporting laws when exchanging credit information with credit reporting bodies.

You can find more detail in our privacy and credit reporting policy.

We assess each application for membership individually, and your credit record is just one factor that we look at.

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  • I'm trying to rent out my car (my property). Why would you run a credit check people putting their car out for rent? I doesn't make sense at all? You should credit check when people Borrowing or Sharing other people car only?

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  • This is Totally Unfair & Silly Idea that If someone Has Low Credit Record won't Be Able to Borrow a Car!

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  • Credit check For Borrowing Car Is not Fair ! When Customers are paying Deposit & Extra Money For Insurance plus All the amount Of renting the car All up front So what's the reason for credit check ?!
    This is not Borrowing Money or a loan!

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  • It's absurd to require a full credit check comparable to taking out a loan or credit card when even car lenders can check a snapshot for pricing eligibilty without leaving a footprint on your credit file. My credit score is now LOWER from having enquired here.

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  • Hi Roger, we've recently become aware of an issue where our credit checks were showing up as 'personal loan'. Our credit check provider will be fixing this issue and the note on your file will be changed to say 'Lease: equipment hire or rental'. We're really sorry for the stress and hassle this has caused and are working to get it resolved ASAP.

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  • Hahaha ... I see you have hidden or deleted comments (from 2 or more people) by putting comments in a pending approval state.
    Doesn't matter if my comments are hidden. I am still going public and lodging a complaint with ASIC if the negative hit on my credit file is not removed by COB 1/3/21.
    Thank you and have a nice day!

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