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Tandem (1st Stop/ Oplo)

1st Stop, also known as Oplo, offer secured loans to homeowners. They can help you with a major purchase or if you wanted to consolidate your existing debts.

About 1st Stop

1st Stop Loans started in 2009, with the idea of creating a fair way to borrow. Since then, they have helped thousands of customers get access to the funds they need. They have also rebranded – you may have come across this lender as Oplo or Tandem.

Tandem offer home improvement loans, home loans and car finance options. You can take out a home loan of between £5,000 and £250,000. They base the loan amount on how much you can afford to repay each month, and the loan purpose – that way, they can tailor the loan to you.

It should be noted that Tandem charge an acceptance fee of £1,295, which is spread over your loan term. However they offer a comparatively low interest rate for short term loans – Tandem has a Representative 10.9% APR.

Last Updated: February 2023

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Contact Details

Company Information

  • FCA Registration Number 661248
  • Company Registration Number 5667257
  • Trading Names 1st Stop, Oplo, Oplo HL Ltd
Oplo Viscount Court, Sir Frank Whittle Way, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 2FB