Frequently Asked Questions
It’s only natural to have a number of questions regarding V5 loans, so we have compiled a series of answers to the more frequently asked questions. Please get in touch to discuss any element of Bryntirion logbook loans further.
How does a V5 Logbook Loan work precisely?
It is a type of secured loan which provides a convenient and simple way of obtaining money for Bryntirion residents, and all credit rating is considered. The amount you’re entitled to borrow is normally determined by your vehicle’s value, and the amount you are able to repay, instead of your employment status or credit history. This means that Bridgend residents, even if they’re self employed, or suffer from poor credit rating may still qualify for the loan; provided they can afford to repay it. You basically borrow the cash on an understanding that in case you do not pay the money back in the stipulated time, the lender can re-possess your vehicle.
On application, what documents will I need?
Many people have questions about the types of documents and information they’ll need to enquire about a loan. Fortunately, the process is simple and requires only a few basic documents. A photo ID, proof of insurance, your logbook, a current MOT, a utility bill, and your bank statement will typically suffice. Bear in mind that different lenders may have different requirements, so make sure you have access to the documents they might request.
Why are Logbook Loans a good idea?
They are often a good type of loan for Bryntirion borrowers with bad credit scores because they consider all credit hostory. If other loan lenders refuse to offer or give you a loan because of your current credit score, why not apply for a V5 loan? If you own a car and want a loan that considers all applicants, Bridgend V5 document loans could be the perfect solution. With this type of loan, you do not even have to go through the long and arduous processes you’d have with the banks.
Can unemployed persons secure a Logbook Loan?
To be eligible for Bryntirion 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 Bridgend loan, without delays. It’s part of a responsible lending culture amongst lenders.
Does a poor credit score mean no loan?
If you have been refused a loan elsewhere in Bridgend, a loan secured against your car might be the solution because of the easy application process and simple requirements. Although all Bryntirion 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.
Is it a problem if I can’t prove my income level?
In order to qualify for Bryntirion logbook loans you need to be able to prove that you can afford the monthly repayments. Responsible lending means that Bridgend V5 lenders will not offer you a loan unless they are certain that repayments can be made. This is to avoid you going in to arrears and risking losing your car. If you can’t prove your income then get in touch today to discuss your options and see if you’re eligible for a V5 document loan.
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.
Are Logbook Loans visible on a HPI check?
A HPI check should clearly show a loan present as a ’Bill of Sale Agreement’. A rule was introduced that requires all Bridgend lenders to register any active loans against a vehicle with companies such as HPI. If for any reason you find that there is an existing loan against your vehicle which was not visible on a HPI search then under the HPI guarantee you are entitled to a reimbursement of up to £30,000.
How long do I have to repay?
Your loan can be arranged with three different repayment durations... 12, 18 or 36 months. Your interest is charged monthly, and there are no penalties for settling the loan early which means you can save money on the total amount payable.
We hope these answers to our most frequently asked questions have helped, but if you have any further questions you can hear from an advisor direct by simply completing the short form you can see above. Get in touch today to find out more.