Logbook Lending FAQs
We receive a number of questions regarding Llanfechell logbook loan applications, so for your convenience we have answered as many of the popular questions received below:
So how does a Logbook Loan work?
A loan against your car, or V5 loan is a very straightforward way to lend money, especially for Anglesey residents who have had more traditional loan applications refused. Quite simply, you use your car’s V5 document as security to lend money against the value of your car. Anything up to 80% of the current market value can be borrowed, and repayments can be spread over 12, 18 or 36 months. What’s more, you can continue to drive your vehicle throughout the loan period, and upon completion your V5 document is returned.
On application, what documents will I need?
Many people have questions about the types of documents and information they’ll need to enquire about a loan. Fortunately, the process is simple and requires only a few basic documents. A photo ID, proof of insurance, your logbook, a current MOT, a utility bill, and your bank statement will typically suffice. Bear in mind that different lenders may have different requirements, so make sure you have access to the documents they might request.
What makes a V5 Logbook Loan a good idea?
If you are struggling to get approved for a loan in Anglesey because you have bad credit, you should consider applying for a V5 document loan. With these type of loans, all credit is considered. Whether you’ve bad credit score due to missed payments or such other defaults, it might not matter; so long as you live in Anglesey, own a car or have very little finance you simply need to avail the logbook, and you can obtain a loan quickly.
Can unemployed persons secure a Logbook Loan?
To be eligible for Llanfechell loans against cars, you need to own a vehicle that’s registered in your name (or very nearly own it on finance). A perfect credit history and full employment status are not always a strict requirement, however, you must be able to provide proof that you will be able to make the repayments on your Anglesey loan, without delays. It’s part of a responsible lending culture amongst lenders.
Does credit score affect loan applications?
If you have a poor credit score then you might have already been refused a loan elsewhere. Though disheartening it shouldn’t put you off applying for Llanfechell V5 loans, as using your car as security for the loan often means a more relaxed acceptance level. Your credit history will still be checked, but as long as you live in Anglesey and own the car outright (or with minimal finance left) then you have a good chance of being able to borrow against it’s value.
What if I can’t prove my income?
Those who are self employed or have little/poor credit history in Anglesey can benefit from the V5 loans; they simply need to prove that they are able to make the repayments. As part of responsible lending, it’s important for Llanfechell V5 loan applicants to prove that they have the ability to make timely repayments so as to avoid losing possession of their car. Since different people have different situations, it is important to get in contact to discuss your particular needs.
Who should maintain the car during the loan?
Lenders ask you to provide proof of insurance at the time you enquire for a loan because they want to mitigate their risk in lending by making sure you’re covered in the event something should happen to your collateral while it is still in your possession. Along those same lines, lenders will expect that you have regular MOT checks and that you have your car serviced regularly throughout the loan period. This helps to maintain the car’s value, which is the lenders biggest interest. If for any reason your car’s value should depreciate significantly, you should immediately notify your lender of the circumstances.
Will a Logbook Loan show on a HPI check?
Anglesey lenders are required to register all loans against a car with companies such as HPI, so they should all show up (normally as a ’Bill of Sale’ agreement) on a search. If for any reason you discover a loan on your new car that didn’t show up on a HPI check then their guarantee will reimburse you up to £30,000.
How long do I have to repay?
Your loan can be arranged with three different repayment durations... 12, 18 or 36 months. Your interest is charged monthly, and there are no penalties for settling the loan early which means you can save money on the total amount payable.
Hopefully these should have answered some questions you may have regarding borrowing against your car. If you would like to find out more then simply complete the form on this page to speak direct to an advisor who can answer any questions you may have.