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The rental deposit that moves with you

Pay just £69 for your new deposit before you move by transferring your existing one, settle the rest within 90 days.


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Representative example: Based on an amount of credit of: £1,000. Term: 90 days. £69 upfront fee (fixed). Repayments: 1 repayment of £1,000. Total amount payable: £1,069. Interest rate 0% p.a. (fixed). Representative 28% APR.

  1. Complete your application

    Tell us about yourself, your existing deposit and your move. If it all checks out, you're good to go.

  2. We pay your deposit

    After you pay the transfer fee and any top-up, we'll pay your new deposit directly to your new letting agent.

  3. Settle in, and settle up

    You have 90 days to pay back your loan, which gives you plenty of time to get your old deposit back first.

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Why transfer your rental deposit?

A deposit transfer is the same as paying in cash, just better.

  • Eases the cost of moving

    Delay the expense of your new deposit until you've had a chance to get your old one back. No more double deposits.

  • No expensive surprises

    The transfer fee is just £69 (that's how we make our money). There is no interest or hidden admin fees.

  • Works with all government-approved schemes

    If you have a deposit protected by one of the three deposit schemes in England and Wales (DPS, TDS and mydeposits), it's eligible for use in a transfer.

  • More accessible than other credit

    We can't approve everyone, but we've done everything we can to make deposit transfers widely available; we only run soft credit searches, and it's free to check if you're eligible.

  • You don't need letting agent approval

    Unlike deposit alternatives, it's still the same cash deposit they're used to — the only difference is that we pay it instead of you.

  • Preserves your deposit rights

    Deposit schemes exist to protect tenants from unfair deductions and other abuses. We think this is important, that's why we work with the schemes rather than trying to replace them.

What our customers think

Don’t just take our word for it. See what previous Fronted Deposit customers think.

  • EL


    23 March 2022


    Made everything so much easier

    Incredibly efficient and friendly. The team was fantastic. They replied to our emails and actioned them within hours, sometimes even within minutes. I would definitely recommend the service if you need a bit more money available in the first month like we did.
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    Niara Blommestein

    23 Feb 2022


    This made the madness of moving cross...

    This made the madness of moving cross country much easier, customer service was excellent with prompt answers for any queries that I had. Would recommend to anyone trying to get a deposit.
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  • GI


    5 Jan 2022


    A 24 hour turnaround to help me secure...

    A 24 hour turnaround to help me secure my new flat … if you don’t use this … you are missing out.
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  • Nisa Short

    5 Jan 2022


    Easy to use

    Easy to use, efficient, quick and so helpful. Brilliant company all round a joy to use.
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  • J.

    J. Nunes

    8 Dec 2021


    Best service and support

    They were just the best thing that could've happened to me! It was my first time renting a flat and I had a tight budget, so having their help really changed my life. They have an amazing service, super friendly and trustworthy, and everything was sorted very quickly, it didn't take more than a week to have everything done. I truly recommend them!
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  • YU

    Yuriy Iliev

    23 Oct 2021


    Made my first time renting in UK a breeze

    You guys helped me make better use of my tight budget. So easy to apply and get answer from you. Made my first time renting in UK a breeze. Thank you very much to all your team. Cheers!
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  • RO

    Rohan Satpute

    20 Sept 2021


    Fantastic service

    This was a fantastic service. From application to the approval within 48 hrs and the support is absolutely phenomenal. Amazing work on incorporating the feedback. I could see that they take the service pretty seriously and are happy to help in any regards possible. 100% recommended. In fact, I have already told about the service to a couple of people who were looking to move.
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  • T


    27 Jul 2021


    I was genuinely fronted.

    I was genuinely fronted recently with a deadline to relocate to a new city for a new job and the prospect of having to find a deposit out of thin air. I had run into an emergency earlier in the month resulting in me having to spend my savings on temporary accommodation rather than the deposit it was intended for. I came across Fronted after a...
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  • JO


    20 Jun 2021


    Super easy process

    Super easy process from beginning to end. Had my deposit approved within 24 hours and have sent it to the agents today. It’s such a useful thing to be able to do, removing the financial barrier that prevents a lot of people moving. The interest is really not that much and is affordable, I would think, to all.
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  • LI


    14 Jun 2021


    Fantastic customer service.

    Fantastic customer service and a huge weight lifted from my shoulders. I was left struggling to find money for a deposit and rent upfront and fronted helped me to secure my tenancy and funds were sent and received the same day. Would recommend that anyone seeking help for a new property to give fronted a try.
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  • Jack

    May 27th, 2021


    I had an exceptionally great experience…

    I had an exceptionally great experience with Fronted. Customer support is ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. They helped us going through the process in every step. Fairly quick too, no complaint. Time to move! 🚚 📦
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  • Danny

    Feb 17th, 2021


    Completely smashed expectations

    Completely smashed expectations for the process. The process from getting email from agent requesting a deposit to it reaching their account took less than a day. Thank you everyone at Fronted!
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  • KI


    Apr 21st, 2021


    Really positive experience so far

    Really positive experience so far, had my deposit approved within the day and when I updated my information I had my final deposit approved within minutes and sent to my letting agency :) I look forward to the next 12 months with them
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  • TR


    March 4th, 2021


    Absolutely great service

    Absolutely great service. Process was straightforward and efficient. Their authenticity and reliability is second none. Great service. Thanks to Lucy for the exceptional service.
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  • E

    E Bennett

    March 11th, 2021


    A easy, fast friendly service

    Where do I start ! Fronted were there to help me when nobody else could. I found the whole process from start to finish pleasant and straight forward. The team was always there to answer any questions in a timely polite manner.
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Here's how it works


Dig out your current deposit details

We'll verify you have an existing deposit with one of the three UK deposit protection schemes.


Get approved to transfer your deposit

Your credit limit will match your existing deposit amount (or your share of the deposit if you live with other people). We'll run a soft credit search to check your eligibility to transfer your deposit.


We pay your new deposit

Once you've found your next home and paid the transfer fee, we'll pay your new deposit directly to your letting agent by issuing an interest-free loan. If it's not quite enough, you'll top-up the difference.


Repay your balance

90 days later, after you've settled into your new home, you'll repay the loan. Giving you plenty of time to ensure the return of your old deposit first.

Bye-bye double deposits 👋

Over 60% of UK renters pay a new deposit before getting their old one back. This can leave renters £2,500 out of pocket. That ain't right.

Don't live through the double deposit problem. With a deposit transfer, your new landlord gets the money when they want it, and your old landlord holds onto the money until you move out. You sit there feeling smug.

Learn more about Fronted

Pros of using Fronted

In this article we share how you can transfer your deposit, what it means for renters and all the other reasons to do it.

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What you need to know about transferring your deposit

For the first time ever, you can transfer it to your next property. This article gives you the low-down.

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How to find your deposit information

If you don’t know where your certificate is, or you’re not sure if it was ever sent to you, we've put together a guide to help you find it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Pay your new deposit using your old one

Finally, you no longer need to save up for a deposit every time you move. For the first time ever, you can transfer your protected deposit to your next property.

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Fronted is a trading name of Fronted Holding Ltd. We are registered in England and Wales (Company No.12278750), registered office address is Fronted, The Fisheries, 1 Mentmore Terrace, London, E8 3PN. Fronted Loans Ltd (Company No.12307305) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under a Consumer Credit Licence (FCA No. 933316). Fronted Ltd (Company No.12304059) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under a Broker Licence (FCA No. 933317).

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