V5 Car Loan FAQs
There are a number of questions we receive regarding Alscot 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.
So how does a Logbook Loan work?
A loan against your car, or V5 loan is a very straightforward way to lend money, especially for Buckinghamshire residents who have had more traditional loan applications refused. Quite simply, you use your car’s V5 document as security to lend money against the value of your car. Anything up to 80% of the current market value can be borrowed, and repayments can be spread over 12, 18 or 36 months. What’s more, you can continue to drive your vehicle throughout the loan period, and upon completion your V5 document is returned.
What documents do I need to apply?
When you enquire about a loan, lenders do their best to not only prevent fraud, but also to reduce risk. For this reason, you will need several different documents. Your government-issued ID, a copy of your logbook, proof of insurance, a utility bill for proof of Buckinghamshire residency, a current MOT, and proof of income are all requirements when you enquire. Make sure you have the most recent versions of these for the best chances of being approved.
Why are Logbook Loans in Alscot a good idea?
This kind of loan is ideal for Buckinghamshire residents who have bad credit score and have no other form of finance available to them. Regardless of how bad or poor your credit score history, there could be less chance of getting rejected. You simply need to meet the requirements, especially pertaining ownership of the car, and you could be approved for the loan. Your credit history might not be a negative factor when issuing the approval for your loan application. Generally, approval for lending against your Alscot vehicle mainly depends on the make or model of the car that you’re using as security. You can even get money on the same day!.
I’m currently unemployed, can I get a Logbook Loan?
One of the key requirements to taking out Buckinghamshire loans against your vehicle logbook is that you can prove to the provider that you can afford to make the monthly repayments. This is part of a responsible lending approach that helps ensure you do not default on your payments and risk your vehicle not being returned. Therefore if you are in Alscot and unemployed you still need to be able to prove that you can afford the repayments to qualify for the loan.
What about Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire loan lender will need you to hand over the vehicle’s V5 document or logbook, alongside some other requirements like Alscot billing address, proof of identification, MOT certificate and proof of income.
I can’t prove my current income... does that matter?
Responsible lending entails only lending money to Alscot applicants who can prove that they can afford the monthly repayments. It’s a way of trying to avoid accounts entering into arrears and even the repossession of a vehicle. Alscot v5 logbook loans are only offered to those who can prove that they can make the repayments, so if you have trouble doing so it’s best to get in touch to discuss the best option for your lending needs.
Who should maintain the car during the loan?
When you enquire about a loan, you will be asked to provide proof of insurance. Throughout the duration of the loan, it will be your duty to keep that insurance paid and up-to-date. All maintenance falls on you, the owner of the car. Remember that you will have access to your car throughout the loan period, so MOT testing and servicing will continue to be your responsibility. Although some general wear and tear during the loan period is to be expected, the car should be maintained to roughly the same value as the agreed-upon loan. If changes that significantly reduce this value should occur, it is important for you to notify the loan company right away.
Do Logbook Loans show on a HPI check?
Yes. It is a requirement for all Buckinghamshire lenders to register each and every loan via companies such as HPI. In the unlikely event that you discover your new car to have a loan attached to it that didn’t show up on a HPI check then you will be eligible for up to £30,000 reimbursement in accordance with the HPI guarantee.
How long do the repayment terms last?
Repayment terms start from 12 months to 36 months. 18 month repayment periods are also available. The larger the loan amount you borrow or apply for, the more flexible the loan repayment terms will be. If you are able to pay off the loan early, you will not incur any extra charges. As a matter of fact, it’s advisable to pay off the loan in advance since you will pay much less money in terms of monthly interest, in the long run.
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.