If you have recently applied for a mortgage via a broker that uses Acre, they will have verified your identity in order to comply with anti-money laundering regulations. We do this electronically using credit reference agencies.
This is known as a 'quotation search' or 'enquiry search'. These searches are only seen by you, and do not affect your credit score or your ability to obtain credit.
You may also have consented to Acre retrieving your full credit history using what is known as an 'Audit search' These searches are also only seen by you, and do not affect your credit score or your ability to obtain credit.
Acre was born out of Founders Factory, which is an organisation that offers an incubator for start-up companies and assists with product development, market insight and capital. Aviva Ventures is an investor in Founders Factory and worked with Sesame Bankhall Group to help facilitate Aviva’s investment in Acre.