Your Questions Answered
Though applying for your Histon 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 Cambridgeshire V5 Logbook Loans work?
Borrowing against the value of your car, or V5 loans are a form of secured lending where Histon 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 Histon residents as they are frequently more accessible to those with lower credit scores that might have been refused elsewhere.
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 Cambridgeshire 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 might a Logbook Loan be a good idea?
If you live in Histon, 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 Cambridgeshire 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.
Unemployed but want a Logbook Loan... is this possible?
Histon residents that find themselves unemployed but still want to take out a loan gainst there vehicle have to meet certain criteria in order to be successful. For instance you have to prove that the monthly loan repayments are affordable in order to avoid arrears and the possible loss of your car. Responsible Cambridgeshire lenders won’t grant loans to those who cannot afford the repayments. To find out more simply get in touch today!
My credit score is poor, can I still get a loan?
Even if you have a bad credit rating you may still find you qualify for a V5 loan in Histon. Your vehicle is used as security so the loan is deemed lower risk when compared to other forms of lending. Though you will still be credit checked, it is often the case that loans are approved despite a poor credit history, which is why these loans prove so popular throughout Cambridgeshire.
I have no proof of income, can I still borrow?
If you own a car that’s registered in your name you might still be able to get a logbook loan, however you need to prove that you’ll be able to afford to make the repayments. As part of responsible lending, Histon v5 lenders have to ascertain that you will be able to make the payments as needed, so that you do not end up losing possession of your car. You should get in contact to discuss your particular situation. Fill in the above form to hear directly from an advisor who will take you through the available options.
Am I responsible for car maintenance?
As part of your loan agreement, it will be your responsibility to maintain your car’s value for the entire term. Lenders do expect some wear and tear (as well as additional mileage) since you will keep possession and use of the car, but you should report any significant damage, mechanical failures, or events that depreciate your car’s value significantly. In the meantime, it is also your responsibility to carry insurance at all times, to have regular MOT checks performed, and to have the car serviced.
Do Logbook Loans show up on HPI checks?
Yes, a loan taken out against the vehicle should on a HPI check as a bill of sale agreement. A HPI check is a vehicle history check service which is provided by HPI company in the UK. A HPI check normally produces a report which provides information about the history of the vehicle, mainly if it’s written off, has outstanding finances, is clocked or stolen, among other things. In case a loan taken against the car doesn’t show up on the HPI Check, and you happen to buy the car, then you’re protected by the HPI guarantee. You will be offered a financial reimbursement of up to £30,000.
What periods of repayment are available?
In order to suit most repayment needs your loan can be repaid over 12,18 or even 36 months. As interest is charged monthly, there is no penalty for paying off your loan, so repaying your loan faster results in a reduction of the overall cost.
If you still have any unanswered questions regarding borrowing against your vehicle then simply get in touch direct using the form you can see above. An advisor will call to discuss your requirements and answer any queries you have.