V5 Car Loan FAQs
There are a number of questions we receive regarding Waun y Gilfach 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 Bridgend V5 Logbook Loans work?
Borrowing against the value of your car, or V5 loans are a form of secured lending where Waun y Gilfach 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 Waun y Gilfach residents as they are frequently more accessible to those with lower credit scores that might have been refused elsewhere.
When applying, what do I need to provide?
When it comes to enquiring about a loan, lenders often have different requirements, but the basics are the same across the board. You should have access to your photo ID, car insurance policy, current MOT, logbook, bank statements or payslips, and a current utility bill that is in your name. These things provide the lender with proof of your identity, ownership, Bridgend residency, and income – and they’ll need it to get you approved.
Why might a Logbook Loan be a good idea?
If you live in Waun y Gilfach, 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 Bridgend 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.
Unemployed but want a Logbook Loan... is this possible?
Waun y Gilfach residents that find themselves unemployed but still want to take out a loan gainst there vehicle have to meet certain criteria in order to be successful. For instance you have to prove that the monthly loan repayments are affordable in order to avoid arrears and the possible loss of your car. Responsible Bridgend lenders won’t grant loans to those who cannot afford the repayments. To find out more simply get in touch today!
Can I Get a Loan With a Poor Credit Score?
Taking out a loan when you’ve bad credit score is tough for many Waun y Gilfach borrowers. Because of the poor credit score, major loan lenders like banks are less likely to approve your loan application. Bridgend lenders might be able to provide a more accessible option despite the bad credit. Although you will still have to undergo a credit check, V5 lenders can be more tolerant to bad credit scores; as responsible Bridgend lenders, they will have to assess the loan applicant’s ability to repay the loan, and their vehicle’s value to ensure that the loan can be guaranteed.
What if I can’t prove my income?
Those who are self employed or have little/poor credit history in Bridgend 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 Waun y Gilfach 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.
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.
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.