Your FAQs Answered
Getting a V5 loan is straightforward, but we know there are a number of questions you might like answered. We’ve compiled a list of some of the more frequently asked questions we receive concerning Henbury logbook loans.
How Logbook Loans work
If you own a car and live in Bristol, you could be eligible to borrow against your vehicle. Your car has value, and the v5 document can let you obtain cash against that value. During the set duration of the procured loan, the car basically acts as the security for the loan given; this means that the lender gets to keep your car’s logbook until you complete repaying the loan. They technically own the car for the entire duration of your loan. This protects the lender should any payments be missed. The lender has the legal right to auction the car to recoup his/her costs.
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, Bristol residency, and income – and they’ll need it to get you approved.
Are Bristol 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, Henbury 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 unemployed persons secure a Logbook Loan?
To be eligible for Henbury 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 Bristol loan, without delays. It’s part of a responsible lending culture amongst lenders.
What about Bristol 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 Bristol loan lender will need you to hand over the vehicle’s V5 document or logbook, alongside some other requirements like Henbury billing address, proof of identification, MOT certificate and proof of income.
Do I qualify if I can’t prove my income?
To qualify for Henbury V5 loans, you need to prove to the loan lender that you can afford to make your loan repayments. Logbook lenders focus on your current ability to afford loan repayments instead of dwelling solely on a perfect credit history. If you don’t have a perfect credit score, you might still be eligible to borrow so long as you are in a position to prove that you’re able to repay your loan. That being said, it’s advisable to get in contact to discuss your particular situation. You can fill in the form above to hear directly from an advisor about the available options for you in Bristol.
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.
Do V5 Loans show up on HPI checks?
V5 loans should show up on any HPI checks, and are displayed as a Bill of Sale agreement. However, this isn’t always the case. In case you conduct the HPI check, and follow the purchasing guideline, then you’ll be protected by the HPI guarantee in case it turns out that there’s a V5 loan against the vehicle.
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.