Logbook Lending FAQs
We receive a number of questions regarding Slade Green logbook loan applications, so for your convenience we have answered as many of the popular questions received below:
How do they work?
Quite simply the way Slade Green Logbook Loans work is that you use your car as security in order to receive a loan against the value of it. In order to receive the loan you need to own the car yourself (or have very little finance on it) then hand over the V5 document in exchange for an agreed amount of up to 80% of the car’s value. You can carry on driving your car throughout the loan period, and once repaid your V5 document is returned to you. They are particularly popular in Bexley as they can often be available to residents with poor credit scores.
What will I need to apply?
You’ll need to provide several forms of documentation before you can successfully enquire about a loan. Of course, the most important of these are your valid photo identification and your V5 documents, or logbook, as these will prove that you are the rightful owner of the car you want to use as security. You should also bring a current MOT, proof of insurance, and a copy of your most recent utility bill (in your name) to prove your Bexley residency, along with payslips or bank statements that show your income.
What makes a V5 Logbook Loan a good idea?
If you are struggling to get approved for a loan in Bexley 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 Bexley, 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 Slade Green 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 Bexley loan, without delays. It’s part of a responsible lending culture amongst lenders.
I’ve got a poor credit score... does that matter?
If you’ve got a bad credit profile and you are looking for Slade Green loans, you may be able to borrow by using your V5 document as security. Such loans work on the idea that if you have a car, you can use it as collateral to obtain a loan. Because of this, Bexley residents with bad credit score may still be eligible to secure a loan with V5 lenders, as compared to the more conventional Bexley loan lenders. Moreover, the loan application process is simple, the necessary requirements are straightforward, and you can often get access to your money on the same day.
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, Slade Green 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 is responsible for car maintenance?
Most logbook lenders will ask that you maintain your car so that the value remains the same (or close to the same) throughout the duration of the loan period. This maintenance includes regular servicing, MOT checks, and automobile insurance, among other things. You will need to notify your lender if anything reduces the value of your car significantly, including damage or mechanical problems. However, your lender will expect some additional mileage and the usual wear and tear throughout the loan term.
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 Bexley 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 do I have to repay?
Your loan repayments can be arranged over 12, 18 or even 36 months. There are no penalties if you wish to settle the account sooner, in fact it is encouraged as interest is charged monthly so you can save yourself money by paying your loan off sooner.
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.