Logbook Lending FAQs
We receive a number of questions regarding Swavesey logbook loan applications, so for your convenience we have answered as many of the popular questions received below:
How do Cambridgeshire Logbook Loans work exactly?
The principal of borrowing against your car (or a V5 loan) in Cambridgeshire 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 Swavesey 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 will the provider need?
The process of enquiring for a loan is simple, but you’ll need to make sure that you have all the right documentation. You will need a photo ID as proof of identity, your V5 document for proof of ownership, a copy of your current insurance policy, a recent utility bill in your name to prove your Cambridgeshire address, a current MOT, and either a bank statement or recent payslips to show that you have the income required to successfully repay your loan.
What makes a V5 Logbook Loan a good idea?
If you are struggling to get approved for a loan in Cambridgeshire because you have bad credit, you should consider applying for a V5 document loan. With these type of loans, all credit is considered. Whether you’ve bad credit score due to missed payments or such other defaults, it might not matter; so long as you live in Cambridgeshire, own a car or have very little finance you simply need to avail the logbook, and you can obtain a loan quickly.
Can unemployed Swavesey residents still qualify for a Logbook Loan?
If you are unemployed and you have had a previous loan application declined, a loan against your vehicle could well be an option. Cambridgeshire V5 lenders may be more tolerant to people with poor credit score and to those who are unemployed. To obtain a loan, you simply need to own a car and provide proof of your ability to repay the loan. The situations of different loan applicants will always vary, therefore it’s best to get in touch directly with the lender when enquiring about a loan.
I’ve got a poor credit score... does that matter?
If you’ve got a bad credit profile and you are looking for Swavesey loans, you may be able to borrow by using your V5 document as security. Such loans work on the idea that if you have a car, you can use it as collateral to obtain a loan. Because of this, Cambridgeshire residents with bad credit score may still be eligible to secure a loan with V5 lenders, as compared to the more conventional Cambridgeshire loan lenders. Moreover, the loan application process is simple, the necessary requirements are straightforward, and you can often get access to your money on the same day.
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, Swavesey 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.
Who is responsible for general car maintenance?
Although the loan is secured with your car, you get to keep your car throughout the duration of the loan as long as you make the payments on time as agreed. Because the car stays in your possession, it also stays under your car. You will be required to have regular MOT checks, to have the car serviced, and to maintain insurance on the car at all times. If you do not, or if anything should affect the car’s value (other than normal mileage and wear and tear), then you should contact your lender.
Do HPI checks show Logbook Loans on them?
All HPI checks should show loans against the vehicle on them as a ’Bill of Sale’ agreement as Cambridgeshire lenders are required to register them with companies such as HPI. If you have carried out a HPI check and later find that there is a loan attached to your new vehicle then you are covered by a HPI guarantee which will reimburse you up to a maximum of £30,000.
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.
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.