Your Questions Answered
Though applying for your Caerphilly logbook loan is a straightforward procedure, we’re sure that you have a number of questions regarding the process so have compiled a series of answers below to the more common queries.
How do Caerphilly V5 Logbook Loans work?
Borrowing against the value of your car, or V5 loans are a form of secured lending where Caerphilly 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 Caerphilly residents as they are frequently more accessible to those with lower credit scores that might have been refused elsewhere.
What documents should I supply to proceed?
Loan enquiries are not complicated, and most can be completed in just a few minutes. After providing some basic information about yourself, you should be prepared to provide copies of your photo ID, V5 documents, current MOT, most recent utility bill (must be in your name), proof of car insurance, and proof of income, which may be a copy of your bank statement or several payslips.
Why might a Logbook Loan be a good idea?
If you live in Caerphilly, 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 Caerphilly 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.
I’m currently unemployed, can I get a Logbook Loan?
One of the key requirements to taking out Caerphilly 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 Caerphilly and unemployed you still need to be able to prove that you can afford the repayments to qualify for the loan.
I have a poor credit score... can I get a loan?
Quite possibly yes! In fact Caerphilly lenders could be more accepting of those with less than desirable credit scores as your car’s V5 document is retained as security making it a lower risk loan for the lender. It’s important to realise that all Caerphilly applicants are still credit checked, but may find this type of loan more accepting than others.
I have no income proof, is that a problem?
In order to qualify for your Caerphilly car logbook loan, you need to prove you will be able to make the loan repayments as stipulated. Being self employed or unemployed might not stop you from getting approved, as long as the loan lender can see that you’ve the ability to cover your logbook loan payments. However, you should fill in the above form to hear from an advisor about the available loan options for you.
What about car maintenance during the loan?
Although a logbook lender does reserve the right to take possession of your car if you default on your payments, if you are current, you are still the owner of the car. As such, all maintenance remains your responsibility, and this includes MOT checks, insurance, and regular servicing. Your lender will expect normal wear and tear along with additional mileage on the car, but if anything should significantly reduce the car’s value, you will be expected to report that change to the lender as soon as possible.
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 Caerphilly 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.
What is the repayment period?
Lending against your car can be quite flexible when it comes to the repayment period. The period or length of repayment available is 12 months, 18 months and 36 months. However, if you have got the means, you are allowed to pay off the loan early without incurring any penalties. The interest is charged on a monthly basis, which means that paying off the loan early results in reduction in the overall amount of money you repay.
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.