Latimer V5 Logbook Loan FAQs
It’s only right that you have all the information you need before proceeding with your Latimer logbook loan application. Here are a list of answers to the more frequently asked questions we receive:
How do Buckinghamshire Logbook Loans work exactly?
The principal of borrowing against your car (or a V5 loan) in Buckinghamshire 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 Latimer 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 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.
Are Buckinghamshire 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, Latimer 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 Latimer 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 Buckinghamshire loan, without delays. It’s part of a responsible lending culture amongst lenders.
Does poor credit history affect Buckinghamshire applicants?
Actually a V5 loan is one of the more tolerant loans when it comes to bad credit, and Buckinghamshire residents are finding them very popular. As your car is used as security it makes the loan lower risk to the lender so they are more likely to agree to the loan. You will still have your credit checked, but the outcome is normally more positive than if you had tried for a loan elsewhere.
What happens if I can’t prove my current income?
Buckinghamshire 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 Latimer 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 is responsible for car maintenance?
Most logbook lenders will ask that you maintain your car so that the value remains the same (or close to the same) throughout the duration of the loan period. This maintenance includes regular servicing, MOT checks, and automobile insurance, among other things. You will need to notify your lender if anything reduces the value of your car significantly, including damage or mechanical problems. However, your lender will expect some additional mileage and the usual wear and tear throughout the loan term.
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.
What is the repayment duration?
Your loan can be arranged with either a 12, 18 or 36 month duration and since there are no penalties for early repayment you can save money on interest payments by settling the account early.
If there are any other questions you would like answered then use the form above to get in touch direct to an advisor. They’ll help answer any queries you have and determine whether a V5 loan is the right solution for you.