What is broadband with no credit check?
Broadband with no credit check deals are where the provider does not require you to pass a credit check in order to sign up. So if you’ve got bad credit, CCJs or other black marks on your financial history you’re not barred from getting, or switching, broadband.
Can I still try getting broadband with bad credit?
You can still try signing up for a top broadband provider even if your credit history isn’t perfect, and we would recommend this before moving onto providers without a credit check. The criteria are not as strict as applying for something like a loan or credit card so you have a better chance of being accepted.
If this doesn’t work, then you can look at providers who do not require credit checks.
Which providers offer broadband without a credit check?
Directsave Telecom (DST). DST is a smaller provider you may not have heard of previously, but they do have interesting features which may make them an attractive option even if you’re not looking for internet without a credit check.
DST has the option of short term contracts, a rarity in the UK broadband market. Short term contracts are great if you’re not certain about your living arrangements in the near future, or would just prefer to avoid committing to an ISP for a year or more. It’s also important to note that the contract term covers both the broadband and phone service.
NOW TV. To get a NOW TV package you only need to have a 10p balance, which will be taken out then put back into your account to confirm the card details.
NOW TV packages are available with an average speed of 10Mb, and 36Mb or 58Mb for fibre optic, all of which are unlimited and include a free Wi-Fi router. Most NOW TV contracts are 12 months, but you can also choose from one month "no contract" agreements.
BT Basic. BT Basic is aimed at people on a low income or anyone who can't get other broadband packages. Although the monthly data limit is only 12GB, it does cost just £9.95 per month for broadband and phone.
Is broadband without a credit check different from other broadband deals?
The only difference is the lack of a credit check, otherwise, the services are identical, with the same choice of deals including unlimited broadband plans, TV and broadband and broadband and phone bundles.
Will I still get a free Wi-Fi router with no credit check broadband packages?
Most Wi-Fi deals include free Wi-Fi routers, and that includes no credit check packages. But there may be a small postage fee which must be paid when joining the ISP.
How do I compare broadband with no credit check deals?
Comparing these deals is the same as choosing any other broadband package.
Step 1: Check availability
Enter your postcode to find out what services are available in your location:
Step 2: Filter and sort
Use the comparison table filters to narrow down the options, then sort the filtered table by the criteria most important to you, such as speed, price and data limit. You can also use filters to view specific types of deal, such as broadband with no setup fee, or broadband only options.
Step 3: Buy!
Click ‘Go’ and you’ll be taken to the provider’s site to sign up for your new broadband package.
How can I check my credit history?
To see your credit history you can request a report from one of the following credit report agencies:
Can I use mobile broadband instead of home broadband?
Another option worth considering for those of you struggling to find broadband with no credit check is pay-as-you-go (PAYG) mobile internet.
While mobile broadband is not always as fast or reliable as some home broadband services (though 4G performance can now comfortably overtake ADSL home broadband) it is very flexible with unlimited options also available. You can get online very quickly without worrying about credit checks simply by picking up a compatible device and a SIM card.
For further advice on this topic read our guide to using mobile broadband at home.