Answers To Your Questions
Logbook loans are generally a very straightforward type of loan, but we’re sure you have a number of questions so have compiled answers to some of the common questions we receive from Great Shelford applicants.
How Logbook Loans work - V5 Loans explained
A logbook loan is a type of secured lending where a borrower transfers ownership of their vehicle, to the lender as the security for the loan. How much Great Shelford residents can borrow depends on just how much their car is worth; some Cambridgeshire lenders can let you borrow up to 80% of what the car will fetch in the current market, however, terms and conditions normally vary from one loan lender to another. While making the repayments, you get to keep possession of your car and continue using it. When the loan is fully repaid, you regain ownership of your car.
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 Cambridgeshire residency, and some form of income validation that proves your ability to repay your obligation.
What makes Great Shelford Logbook Loans a good idea?
There are numerous benefits to taking out a loan against your vehicle, but perhaps the main benefit that attracts many Cambridgeshire applicants is that people with less than perfect credit scores can still be eligible to borrow money as their vehicle is used as security. So if you can afford the repayments and need to borrow some quick money then Great Shelford v5 loans can be a great idea. Get in touch to find out more.
I’m unemployed... can I get a Logbook Loan?
One requirement of taking out Great Shelford V5 Loans is that you can prove to the lender that you can afford the repayments. It’s part of a responsible lending approach that helps ensure you do not default on any loan payments. Therefore if you’re in Cambridgeshire and unemployed, but can still prove you can afford the repayments then you may be eligible for a loan.
Does credit score affect loan applications?
If you have a poor credit score then you might have already been refused a loan elsewhere. Though disheartening it shouldn’t put you off applying for Great Shelford V5 loans, as using your car as security for the loan often means a more relaxed acceptance level. Your credit history will still be checked, but as long as you live in Cambridgeshire and own the car outright (or with minimal finance left) then you have a good chance of being able to borrow against it’s value.
Does it matter if I can’t prove my income?
You need to be able to prove to your logbook lender that you can afford the monthly payments. Part of being a responsible lender is that they will only lend money to Great Shelford applicants who can afford to make the monthly repayments. Great Shelford v5 loans are only offered if the lender can be sure that the repayments are affordable, which helps avoid accounts going into arrears and the possibility of car repossession. Get in touch today to see what your options are if you’re finding it hard to prove your income level.
Who should maintain the car?
When you agree to a loan, you also agree that you will continue to maintain the car while it is in your possession. This maintenance should include regular servicing, maintaining insurance at all times, and necessary MOT checks. Some normal wear and tear, along with additional mileage, is to be expected, but you should maintain your car to the same value it had when you took the loan. This means that if significant damage or mechanical failure should occur and reduce the value of your car, you should notify your lender right away.
Will a HPI check show a Loan?
Any loans taken out against the car are normally recorded on a database which is known as the HPI Index where anybody can check for the vehicle’s history prior to purchasing it. When you do a HPI check, you will get to know the vehicle’s true financial history. The HPI check report will also show you the vehicle’s history including; whether the logbook is legitimate, insurance write-off, previous number of owners, previous number plate changes, potential mileage discrepancies, and more.
How long are the loan repayments?
Logbook lending repayment periods can take up to 36 months, which means that you get to spread the repayment for a long period of time. You can decide to make your repayments based on the schedule you’re comfortable with. You can choose the 12 months repayment period, the 18 months repayment period or the 36 months repayment period. Also, if you choose to repay the loan early, you will not be penalised.
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.