Logbook Lending FAQs
We receive a number of questions regarding Reading logbook loan applications, so for your convenience we have answered as many of the popular questions received below:
How do Berkshire Logbook Loans work exactly?
The principal of borrowing against your car (or a V5 loan) in Berkshire is very straightforward... you use the V5 document of your car as security for a loan against it. Typically you can borrow up to 80% of the car’s value and have a range or repayment durations available. An added bonus of this type of loan is that Reading applicants can continue to drive their vehicles throughout the loan period, an once the loan is repaid in full the V5 document is returned. V5 loans are particularly popular with those who have less than favourable credit scores.
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 Berkshire 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 Berkshire V5 Logbook Loans a good idea?
If you’ve a bad credit history, and you’re unable to obtain a loan via the more conventional means, like a bank, you should consider enquiring about a loan against your car. Although they still require credit checks, Reading residents with bad credit history can apply and might still be eligible for a loan. As a matter of fact, your loan application is normally considered approved provided you’re eligible, and you meet the few loan requirements. You can actually get approved very quickly, and at times even get money on the same day.
Can I get a Logbook Loan if I am unemployed?
If you have tried to apply for Berkshire personal loans at the mainstream sources like banks, and you have been refused you should consider applying with a logbook lender. Even if you are unemployed, you will still be considered. Reading Logbook lenders are interested in your current ability to repay the loan, which means even if you have a bad credit history and you are not employed, you might still qualify. You simply need to prove that you can afford the repayments so as to avoid extra charges, delays, and the possible repossession of your car.
What about Berkshire residents with poor credit scores?
If you have a poor credit score and you need to borrow, a loan secured against your vehicle might well be a solution. The logbook loan procedure is usually very straightforward, and you can often get the money on the same day. Although you will still have to undergo a credit check, due to the security of your car as collateral you may find it easier to be accepted. When taking out the loan against your vehicle, your Berkshire loan lender will need you to hand over the vehicle’s V5 document or logbook, alongside some other requirements like Reading billing address, proof of identification, MOT certificate and proof of income.
What if I can’t prove my income?
Those who are self employed or have little/poor credit history in Berkshire 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 Reading 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.
Am I responsible for car maintenance?
As part of your loan agreement, it will be your responsibility to maintain your car’s value for the entire term. Lenders do expect some wear and tear (as well as additional mileage) since you will keep possession and use of the car, but you should report any significant damage, mechanical failures, or events that depreciate your car’s value significantly. In the meantime, it is also your responsibility to carry insurance at all times, to have regular MOT checks performed, and to have the car serviced.
Will my HPI check show any Logbook Loans?
All loans such as Reading V5 loans should show up on a HPI search as a Bill of Sale Agreement. A ruling was introduced that requires Berkshire lenders to register every loan with companies such as HPI. If for any reason you find there to be a loan against your vehicle which did not show up on a HPI search, then you will be entitled to up to £30,000 according to the HPI guarantee.
How long are the loan repayments?
Logbook lending repayment periods can take up to 36 months, which means that you get to spread the repayment for a long period of time. You can decide to make your repayments based on the schedule you’re comfortable with. You can choose the 12 months repayment period, the 18 months repayment period or the 36 months repayment period. Also, if you choose to repay the loan early, you will not be penalised.
To find answers to any further queries you may have then simply get in touch today using the short form you can see above. You’ll be contacted by an advisor who can answer any questions you have to see if a V5 loan is for you.