Sep 06

Protecting Your Rental Business With Credit Checks

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Bluebird Auto Rental Systems wants your establishment to always have its best foot forward by making sure those rent from you will not come at loss for your business.


Not every customer is going to have a credit card, and that shouldn’t stop your business from renting to them, as there are options to ensure you will not take a loss. One of those options within RentWorks, is the Equifax interface.

The Equifax interface will allow a counter agent to obtain the renteral customer’s credit score from this leading credit history reporting bureau. Through system settings, you can define acceptable scores, how to handle failing scores, and scripts for counter agents to read to the renter.

Upon opening a rental agreement, your counter agent can, if desired, obtain the customer’s credit score from Equifax, one of the leading credit history reporting bureaus.

Equifax will search their database for your customer based on just the name and address. If there is no match on
the address, you can use the social security number.

You can enter any script you want the counter agent to read to the rental customer: 1) before the inquiry is made, 2) if the score fails, and 3) if a person cannot be found at all in the Equifax database.

You determine the cutoff score which qualifies to rent. You can also define how many days to apply that result
to future rentals.

You can ignore the Equifax score by using the Manager Override function. However, ALL actions are recorded in
the Audit Log.

Please note:
1. You will need to enter into an agreement directly with Equifax in order to use this module.
2. You will have to disclose the fact that you may perform credit checks on the face of your rental agreement.
3. Renters with a home address in Vermont cannot have their credit checked.

This Equifax interface is just one of many new and exciting features included in RentWorks4, the latest version of
Bluebird’s leading-edge auto rental software. Contact us today to find out how RentWorks4 can improve your
bottom line.

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