V5 Car Loan FAQs
There are a number of questions we receive regarding Whipsnade logbook loans,so for your convenience we have compiled a list of answers to the more frequently asked questions we receive on a daily basis.
How do Bedfordshire V5 Logbook Loans work?
Borrowing against the value of your car, or V5 loans are a form of secured lending where Whipsnade 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 Whipsnade 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.
Are Whipsnade 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.
I’m currently unemployed, can I get a Logbook Loan?
One of the key requirements to taking out Bedfordshire loans against your vehicle logbook is that you can prove to the provider that you can afford to make the monthly repayments. This is part of a responsible lending approach that helps ensure you do not default on your payments and risk your vehicle not being returned. Therefore if you are in Whipsnade and unemployed you still need to be able to prove that you can afford the repayments to qualify for the loan.
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 Whipsnade applicants are still credit checked, but may find this type of loan more accepting than others.
I have no proof of income, can I still borrow?
If you own a car that’s registered in your name you might still be able to get a logbook loan, however you need to prove that you’ll be able to afford to make the repayments. As part of responsible lending, Whipsnade v5 lenders have to ascertain that you will be able to make the payments as needed, so that you do not end up losing possession of your car. You should get in contact to discuss your particular situation. Fill in the above form to hear directly from an advisor who will take you through the available options.
Who should maintain the car during the loan?
When you enquire about a loan, you will be asked to provide proof of insurance. Throughout the duration of the loan, it will be your duty to keep that insurance paid and up-to-date. All maintenance falls on you, the owner of the car. Remember that you will have access to your car throughout the loan period, so MOT testing and servicing will continue to be your responsibility. Although some general wear and tear during the loan period is to be expected, the car should be maintained to roughly the same value as the agreed-upon loan. If changes that significantly reduce this value should occur, it is important for you to notify the loan company right away.
Do V5 Loans show up on HPI checks?
V5 loans should show up on any HPI checks, and are displayed as a Bill of Sale agreement. However, this isn’t always the case. In case you conduct the HPI check, and follow the purchasing guideline, then you’ll be protected by the HPI guarantee in case it turns out that there’s a V5 loan against the vehicle.
What are the repayment durations?
You can choose to repay your loan in either 12, 18 or 36 month instalments. What’s more there is no penalty for settling your loan early so you could save money on monthly interest payments by repaying your loan sooner.
Hopefully these FAQs should have answered any questions you had regarding taking out a loan against your car, but don’t worry if you still have unanswered questions... simply get in touch via the form and speak direct to an advisor.