Southill V5 Logbook Loan FAQs
It’s only right that you have all the information you need before proceeding with your Southill logbook loan application. Here are a list of answers to the more frequently asked questions we receive:
How do Bedfordshire V5 Logbook Loans work?
Borrowing against the value of your car, or V5 loans are a form of secured lending where Southill 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 Southill residents as they are frequently more accessible to those with lower credit scores that might have been refused elsewhere.
What documents will the provider need?
The process of enquiring for a loan is simple, but you’ll need to make sure that you have all the right documentation. You will need a photo ID as proof of identity, your V5 document for proof of ownership, a copy of your current insurance policy, a recent utility bill in your name to prove your Bedfordshire address, a current MOT, and either a bank statement or recent payslips to show that you have the income required to successfully repay your loan.
Why might a Logbook Loan be a good idea?
If you live in Southill, have bad credit history, have been refused a loan elsewhere or simply need some fast money to spend on whatever you like then getting a loan against your V5 document can be a good idea. Using your car as security makes this type of loan more accessible to Bedfordshire residents with poor credit scores which is why they are so popular nowadays. So long as you can afford the repayments then they could be the answer to your lending needs.
Can unemployed Southill residents still qualify for a Logbook Loan?
If you are unemployed and you have had a previous loan application declined, a loan against your vehicle could well be an option. Bedfordshire V5 lenders may be more tolerant to people with poor credit score and to those who are unemployed. To obtain a loan, you simply need to own a car and provide proof of your ability to repay the loan. The situations of different loan applicants will always vary, therefore it’s best to get in touch directly with the lender when enquiring about a loan.
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 Southill 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 Bedfordshire 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?
In order to be eligible for Southill V5 loans the lender needs to be sure that you can afford the repayments. Responsible lending is important to ensure you don’t fall into arrears or risk losing ownership of your vehicle, and if the lender cannot prove this then you won’t be offered a loan. In circumstances such as this it’s always best to get in touch direct using the form you can see on this page.
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 HPI checks show Logbook Loans on them?
All HPI checks should show loans against the vehicle on them as a ’Bill of Sale’ agreement as Bedfordshire lenders are required to register them with companies such as HPI. If you have carried out a HPI check and later find that there is a loan attached to your new vehicle then you are covered by a HPI guarantee which will reimburse you up to a maximum of £30,000.
How long are the repayment terms?
The length of repayment available for car v5 loans includes; 12 months, 18 months and 36 months. These repayment terms offer you adequate time so that you can make budget friendly repayments every month. The interest is charged on a monthly basis and you will not incur extra charges by paying off the loan early. In fact, it’s better to repay in advance, since by doing so, you will end up repaying much less overall in terms of monthly loan interest.
Should you have any further queries you can hear direct from an advisor by simply filling-in the form above. An advisor will be in touch direct to chat further about our lending requirements and whether a V5 loan is suitable for your needs.