Frequently Asked Questions
It’s only natural to have a number of questions regarding V5 loans, so we have compiled a series of answers to the more frequently asked questions. Please get in touch to discuss any element of Trinant logbook loans further.
How do Caerphilly V5 Logbook Loans work?
Borrowing against the value of your car, or V5 loans are a form of secured lending where Trinant 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 Trinant residents as they are frequently more accessible to those with lower credit scores that might have been refused elsewhere.
What should I supply on application?
Before you can proceed to enquire about a loan, you’ll first need to make sure you have all the proper documentation. You’ll need your logbook, or V5, which should be in your name, along with a current MOT and proof of insurance for the vehicle you want to use as security. You should bring a government-issued photo ID card, a recent utility bill as proof of Caerphilly residency, and some form of income validation that proves your ability to repay your obligation.
Why are Logbook Loans in Trinant a good idea?
This kind of loan is ideal for Caerphilly 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 Trinant 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 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 Trinant 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 Trinant applicants are still credit checked, but may find this type of loan more accepting than others.
I can’t prove my current income... does that matter?
Responsible lending entails only lending money to Trinant 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. Trinant 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.
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.
Do Logbook Loans show on a HPI check?
Yes. It is a requirement for all Caerphilly 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 are the repayment terms for the loan?
Borrowers generally get the option of tailoring their repayment plans according to their budget and needs. The standard repayment terms starts from 12 months to 36 months with an option of 18 months if needed. The interest is usually charged on a monthly basis, but if you repay the loan early, you will not incur any extra charges.
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.