Logbook Lending FAQs
We receive a number of questions regarding Lower Gravenhurst logbook loan applications, so for your convenience we have answered as many of the popular questions received below:
How do Bedfordshire V5 Logbook Loans work?
Borrowing against the value of your car, or V5 loans are a form of secured lending where Lower Gravenhurst borrowers temporarily transfer ownership of their car via the V5 document in exchange for an agreed amount. You need to own the car yourself (although a small amount of finance is allowed) then you simply hand over the V5 document to the lender. You can borrow up to 80% of the car’s current value, and repay the loan in instalments up to 36 months (early settlement is not penalised). V5 loans are popular with Lower Gravenhurst residents as they are frequently more accessible to those with lower credit scores that might have been refused elsewhere.
What exactly will I need to apply?
You will need your logbook, current MOT, driver’s license or other photo ID, proof of income (bank statements or payslips), proof of insurance, and proof of Bedfordshire residency (such as a utility bill) to successfully enquire about a loan. Although all lenders have different guidelines when it comes to approvals and some may ask you to provide additional documents, these are universal for the prevention of theft and the reduction of risk.
Are Lower Gravenhurst Logbook Loans a good idea for me?
If your circumstances mean that you have been refused a loan elsewhere then applying for this type of loan could help you lend the money you need. By using your car as security, V5 loans are more accessible to Bedfordshire residents who have less-than-perfect credit scores, or simply need to release some quick money from the value of their car. If you own your car and can afford the repayments then a V5 loan can be a good idea.
Can I still get a V5 Loan even if i’m unemployed?
Yes, Bedfordshire residents could still get a loan although you will still need to be able to prove that you can afford the repayments every month to avoid losing your vehicle. Responsible lending approaches mean the lender needs to be satisfied that you aren’t going to risk gong into arrears. To find out whether you can make a successful Lower Gravenhurst loan application, simply enquire online using the form on this page.
I have a poor credit score... can I get a loan?
Quite possibly yes! In fact Bedfordshire lenders could be more accepting of those with less than desirable credit scores as your car’s V5 document is retained as security making it a lower risk loan for the lender. It’s important to realise that all Lower Gravenhurst applicants are still credit checked, but may find this type of loan more accepting than others.
I can’t prove my income, is that a problem?
Lower Gravenhurst V5 logbook loans can be advantageous for borrowers with poor or little credit history. Being unemployed, self employed, having arrears, CCJs, or bankruptcies can make one a bad credit borrower, and the traditional Bedfordshire lending institutions will most probably refuse your loan application due to the high risk associated. With a loan against your car, you might still qualify even if you have poor credit so long as you can prove you’re able to make the repayments in a timely manner. Responsible lending is designed to help prevent the risk of you losing ownership of your car. Since different people have different circumstances, it’s advisable to to get in contact to discuss your particular situation.
What about car maintenance during the loan?
Although a logbook lender does reserve the right to take possession of your car if you default on your payments, if you are current, you are still the owner of the car. As such, all maintenance remains your responsibility, and this includes MOT checks, insurance, and regular servicing. Your lender will expect normal wear and tear along with additional mileage on the car, but if anything should significantly reduce the car’s value, you will be expected to report that change to the lender as soon as possible.
Do Logbook Loans show up on HPI checks?
Yes, a loan taken out against the vehicle should on a HPI check as a bill of sale agreement. A HPI check is a vehicle history check service which is provided by HPI company in the UK. A HPI check normally produces a report which provides information about the history of the vehicle, mainly if it’s written off, has outstanding finances, is clocked or stolen, among other things. In case a loan taken against the car doesn’t show up on the HPI Check, and you happen to buy the car, then you’re protected by the HPI guarantee. You will be offered a financial reimbursement of up to £30,000.
What is the repayment duration?
Your loan can be arranged with either a 12, 18 or 36 month duration and since there are no penalties for early repayment you can save money on interest payments by settling the account early.
We hope these answers to our most frequently asked questions have helped, but if you have any further questions you can hear from an advisor direct by simply completing the short form you can see above. Get in touch today to find out more.