About Us

Who we are

Hire Purchase Information Limited (HPI) was formed in 1948 and is the oldest recorded database of hire purchase and leasing agreements in the Republic of Ireland. It contains ownership details on almost 500,000 assets from motor cars to office equipment to industrial machinery.

What we do

HPI stores information on assets that have a financial agreement secured against them. The data on HPI is provided by banks, finance houses and other lending institutions. Legal ownership of an asset cannot be transferred until all finance outstanding on an asset has been cleared and the asset details removed from the HPI database. Click here for a full listing of the registering members.

Our Objectives

The objectives of HPI are as follows:
  • 1. To centrally record the legal ownership of a vehicle/goods
  • 2. To enable faster decisions in providing credit to finance asset purchases
  • 3. To assist with fraud prevention