Logbook Lending FAQs
We receive a number of questions regarding Neasden logbook loan applications, so for your convenience we have answered as many of the popular questions received below:
How do Brent Logbook Loans work exactly?
The principal of borrowing against your car (or a V5 loan) in Brent 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 Neasden 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 should I supply on application?
Before you can proceed to enquire about a loan, you’ll first need to make sure you have all the proper documentation. You’ll need your logbook, or V5, which should be in your name, along with a current MOT and proof of insurance for the vehicle you want to use as security. You should bring a government-issued photo ID card, a recent utility bill as proof of Brent residency, and some form of income validation that proves your ability to repay your obligation.
Why might a Logbook Loan be a good idea?
If you live in Neasden, 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 Brent 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 the unemployed secure a Logbook Loan?
Neasden individuals who are unemployed and also have a bad credit score usually have fewer choices when it comes to securing a personal loan. This is because of the fact that during the loan application process in most of the conventional loan lenders, one has to be employed with proof of income, and also a credit record check has to be done. With loans secured against a vehicle, unemployed people in Brent might still be considered for the loan, however, as part of responsible lending, the logbook lender has to assess the loan applicant so as ensure that they are suitable to lend money to.
Does a poor credit score mean no loan?
If you have been refused a loan elsewhere in Brent, a loan secured against your car might be the solution because of the easy application process and simple requirements. Although all Neasden loan applicants are still credit checked, these loans can often be a solution for those with a poor credit score, but own a car which they can use as collateral. As responsible lenders, credit checks have to be undertaken so as to establish whether the loan is affordable. However, people with poor credit scores may still find themselves eligible to borrow.
What happens if I can’t prove my current income?
Brent V5 lenders need to see proof that you can afford the monthly payments so you don’t risk going into arrears or even risk losing your vehicle. Being responsible lenders means only lending to Neasden applicants that have the means to prove that they could afford to pay it back. If you think you might have trouble proving your income, then please get in touch to discuss the lending options that might be available to you.
Who should maintain the car?
When you agree to a loan, you also agree that you will continue to maintain the car while it is in your possession. This maintenance should include regular servicing, maintaining insurance at all times, and necessary MOT checks. Some normal wear and tear, along with additional mileage, is to be expected, but you should maintain your car to the same value it had when you took the loan. This means that if significant damage or mechanical failure should occur and reduce the value of your car, you should notify your lender right away.
Will a Logbook Loan show up on a HPI check?
An HPI Check is a car check which is provided by HPI ltd. which scrutinises the history of motorised vehicles that are registered in UK including vans, motorbikes and cars. The HPI check report alerts you to any kind of worrying information that’s held against the car by insurance or finance companies, the police, the DVLA, and such other industry bodies. A loan against your car will show as a Bill of Sale Agreement. If for any reason it doesn’t show on a HPI check then the HPI guarantee will offer reimbursement of up to £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.
Hopefully these FAQs have answered any questions you may have regarding V5 loans. If you have any further questions then simply complete the form on this page and you’ll be put in touch with an advisor who can advise further.