Cookie Information

We use Google Analytics cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about our site visitors so we may continue to improve our website. Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about our website visitors.

Privacy Policy

At Pilot Fish we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This notice explains when and why we collect personal information from our clients, how we use it, circumstances under which we may need to share it with others and how we keep it secure.

Please contact us at 2 Manning Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 9HW or phone 01778 309777 if you have any questions about this privacy notice or would like to exercise any of the rights mentioned within it.

Who are we?

Pilot Fish is the trading name of:

Pilot Fish Broker Ltd

a company registered in England and Wales 09560950 and
authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registration Number FRN697442

Pilot Fish Services

a company registered in England and Wales 08836365 and a
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

The registered address is 2 Manning Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 9HW.

Why do we collect your data? The legal basis

The legal basis which relates to our use and other processing of your personal information may include (as applicable):

Processing that is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or to take steps at your request prior to the entering of a contract. This includes administering and managing the relationship or role you undertake in relationship to our business and updating our records

Processing that is necessary for the performance of our own legitimate interests provided these are not overridden by your own interests and fundamental rights and freedoms.

  • Management and audit of our business operations, including accounting
  • For direct marketing communications which we may send to you about our products and services

Processing that is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation such as

  • To process your request for personal information or when you seek to exercise your rights in relation to data protection law
  • For compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • For establishment and defence of legal rights
  • For activities relation to the detection and prevention of crime
  • To verify your identity


If you agree we will use your email address to send you invitations to events, a newsletter, or product information which we think would be relevant to you. We will not share your information for the purposes of marketing with any other organisation.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please either phone 01778 309777 or email

Accuracy of Information

It is important that you give us accurate information. Our lending partners may require us to check your details with fraud prevention agencies and if you give us false or inaccurate information and they suspect fraud, they will record this. Your records may be shared with other credit reference agencies and used by our lending partners to:

a. Help make decisions about credit, loan or mortgage applications, and credit related services.

b. Trace debtors, recover debt, prevent money laundering and fraud, and to manage your account.

Please telephone us (01778 309 777) if you would like details of those credit reference agencies from whom our lending partners obtain information about you, and to whom they pass it. You have legal rights to these details and you have a right to receive a copy of the information they hold about you. You may need to apply to the lending principal in writing, and a fee may be payable for the provision of this information.

In processing this information to secure you the requested loan, mortgage, lease, or other facility we will need to share this information with selected lender partners. In considering your application, our lender partners may search your records at credit reference agencies. If so, this will add to your records the details of the search made and this may be seen by other organisations that carry out such searches.

An association between joint applicants or between you and any named partner/spouse will be created at the credit reference agency. This will link your financial records, each of which will be taken into account in all future applications by either or both of you. If an association already exists then your application will be assessed with reference to these associated records. This situation will continue until one of you successfully files a disassociation at the credit reference agency.

Our company operates cloud-based systems. Your personal information may be transferred outside the UK and the European Economic Area. Whilst some countries already have adequate protections for personal information under applicable laws, in other countries steps will be necessary to ensure appropriate safeguards apply to maintain the same levels of protection as are needed under data protection laws in the UK.

Our external IT Support Provider may have access to sensitive information stored on our servers. They have access to our server, equipment and data exclusively for IT Support needs.

Data Retention

We need to keep your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected. This includes retaining it in order to comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

Your rights

You have the right to obtain the following:

  • confirmation of whether, and where, we are processing your personal data;
  • information about the purposes of the processing;
  • information about the categories of data being processed;
  • information about the categories of recipients with whom the data may be shared;
  • information about the period for which the data will be stored (or the criteria used to determine that period);
  • information about the existence of the rights to erasure, to rectification, to restriction of processing and to object to processing;
  • information about the existence of the right to complain to the ICO.
  • where the data were not collected from the you, information as to the source of the data;
  • we do not carry out any automated decision making, but this may be used by lenders that we refer your case to.
  • You may request a copy of the personal data being processed

Withdrawal of consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent for processing your data at any time. To do this contact us at 2 Manning Road, Bourne PE10 9HW

Source of your data

The data we hold may come from a variety of sources

  • Directly from you
  • Publicly accessible sources. For example, Companies House or your website
  • A referral
  • Third party. We occasionally use a third party to obtain data for marketing purposes. In this case we ensure they are a reputable company and are a member of the DMA. If you would like to know where we sourced your data, please contact us
  • Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information visit or You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

Accuracy of Information

If any of your personal information changes, please contact us by emailing

It is important that you provide us with accurate and complete information. Any lending decisions will be based on the information provided by you. The provision of incomplete or inaccurate data may result in a lending offer being retracted, and fees payable to the lender or to Pilot Fish.

The Decision-Making Process

Lending decisions are made at the discretion of the lender according to their processes. This is outside the control of Pilot Fish and any questions should be directed to the lender. Contact details of lenders are available on request