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A guide to Movem referencing

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Movem uses the latest technology to power the smartest and most accurate referencing platform. Together, we want to create a better, safer and more transparent rental experience for everyone.

Get referenced, fast 🚀

A Movem reference takes less than 15 minutes! Save yourself up to 2 weeks compared to a traditional reference. And it’s 100% online, meaning no more endless paperwork.

We value your privacy 🔒

Only the transactions that you confirm as income and rent will be visible to your letting agent. This removes the need to hand over physical bank statements with all of your transactions visible.

What is a Movem reference?

A Movem reference is smart, accurate and instant.
  • Smart 🤖

    Movem uses smart technology to verify your identity, analyse your income and confirm you can afford to rent the new property.

  • Accurate 🎯

    By connecting securely via your online banking, Movem can accurately analyse your income and any past rental payments.

  • Instant ⚡

    Once you’ve completed your reference online, which usually takes under 10 minutes, your letting agent gets an instant report.

How the reference works

Step 1: Open the magic link

1 Open the magic link 💫

You’ll receive an email from Movem with a magic link to your personal reference form. Click this to start your reference.

Can’t find the email? Please check your junk folder before contacting your letting agent or landlord.

Step 2: Complete your reference

2 Complete your reference 📋

First, you’ll need to enter information about who you are and where you currently live.

Then you’ll be prompted to sign into online banking. Movem will ask for permission to gain one-time, read-only access to your bank account, to verify your income and any past rental payments.

Step 3: Your agent is notified

3 Your agent is notified 🔔

That’s it—you’re all done!

Movem will instantly notify your letting agent or landlord that your report is ready to view, so you can get hold of those keys, pronto.

Is Movem referencing safe?

We take data security seriously
Movem uses state-of-the-art security measures, including 256-bit encryption and bank-level security as standard, throughout the entire reference journey.
Movem is FCA regulated
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and registered with the Information Commissioner's Office in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

What happens to my data?

We ask for one-time, read-only access
When Movem requests access to your online banking, we never see your login credentials, and we never have access to make any changes to your accounts.
Movem is safer than physical statements
We only share income and rent transactions with your letting agent, meaning they won’t see every single transaction and there are no physical bank statements lying around.
We’ll never sell your personal data
Movem believes that your data is private. Simply put, we will never sell or rent your personal data to anyone, for any reason, at any time.

Thank you for using Movem referencing. We wish you the best of luck in finding your new home! 🏡