Attitudes and Experiences with Loan Applications – Participants needed

post by Ana Rita Pena (2019 cohort)

My PhD is investigating how technologies to protect individual’s privacy in automated decision for loan applications impact people. Within the scope of this broad topic, I am interested in personal experiences of loan applications in regard to trust, fairness and decision making.

I am currently recruiting for my next study: Attitudes and experiences with Loan Applications: UK context.  The study is made up of a 45 minute interview (held online) and a follow-up online survey.

This study aims to understand how people feel about loan applications, data sharing in this context, and how well they understand the decision process behind these decisions.

We will be focusing on personal loans in particular. Participants will not have to disclose specific information about the loan they applied for (in regards to monetary value for example) but are invited to reflect on their experiences.

I am looking to recruit people who:
— are over the age of 18
— have applied for a loan in the UK
— are proficient in English
— able to provide consent to their participation

Participation in the study will be compensated with a £15 online shopping voucher.

More information about the interview study can be found here.

If you have any further questions or are interested in participating,  don’t hesitate to contact me at

Thank you!

Ana Rita Pena

You can read more about Rita’s research project here.