Customer Stories – Darren

Sam Wooller, Customer Experience Communications Manager, Monday, 15 November 2021
Updated: Wednesday, 7 September 2022

I live on the South Coast with my partner and 2 twin boys who are 7 years old. During the week I work as a pest controller, I enjoy my job, but my real passion is being able to take my classic Lambretta scooter out for a ride. Since having kids I’ve been able to do this less but I try to get out when I can which I’m sure most parents can understand! We also have an English Bulldog named Frank, a cat called Penguin and a tortoise called Percy, so it’s safe to say we live in a busy house.

A couple of years ago I found myself out of work for a few months, and during this time I received a CCJ. Because of this my credit score was affected massively and I just thought I wouldn’t be able to get a car on finance as nobody would accept me.

They’ve always been upfront and honest with me but have never come across overly serious, which puts me at ease.

I started to need a new car as my kids were getting older and I only had a 3-door car at the time, so it just became impractical. I found Moneybarn through an internet search, and saw a lot of positive reviews.They seemed trustworthy from the get-go, but most importantly they accepted me with the credit score I had! When I started my application with them, they were not pushy, which was another thing I really appreciated.

Since financing my car through Moneybarn it’s now a lot easier to take my children to all the different places they need/want to go, it’s bigger and a lot more suitable for my needs. From that perspective it’s made my life a hell of a lot easier, which I’m very grateful for!

Moneybarn customer Darren with his car
customers car

I’ve seen my credit score increasing since I started my agreement with Moneybarn, which is another reason I’m extremely happy with them. I would recommend to any friend or family member who was in a similar situation, not only have they been able to help me get a more practical car, but I can always reach them when I want to and there was great communication throughout the application process.

I never thought that I would be accepted for finance with my bad credit rating. Initially I was surprised that I was accepted and was a little sceptical of the whole process as I was so shocked. But it could not have been easier, and I can’t recommend Moneybarn highly enough. They’ve always been upfront and honest with me but have never come across overly serious, which puts me at ease.

If you’re like Darren, and you’d like to share your experience with us, please email

As a thank you to Darren for taking time to share his story with us, we have sent him some vouchers to enjoy.

Sam Wooller, Customer Experience Communications Manager
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