If you have any questions regarding any element of Grangetown V5 loans then please get in touch via the form above. We’ve also compiled a list of frequently asked questions which should help answer any queries you may have.
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 Grangetown residents can borrow depends on just how much their car is worth; some Cardiff 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 will I need to apply?
You’ll need to provide several forms of documentation before you can successfully enquire about a loan. Of course, the most important of these are your valid photo identification and your V5 documents, or logbook, as these will prove that you are the rightful owner of the car you want to use as security. You should also bring a current MOT, proof of insurance, and a copy of your most recent utility bill (in your name) to prove your Cardiff residency, along with payslips or bank statements that show your income.
Are Grangetown Logbook Loans a good idea for me?
If your circumstances mean that you have been refused a loan elsewhere then applying for this type of loan could help you lend the money you need. By using your car as security, V5 loans are more accessible to Cardiff residents who have less-than-perfect credit scores, or simply need to release some quick money from the value of their car. If you own your car and can afford the repayments then a V5 loan can be a good idea.
Can unemployed Grangetown 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. Cardiff 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.
Does my poor credit score matter?
Even if you have a poor credit score, you may still be eligible for a loan as long as you have a car which you can use as collateral. Even though you will still have to undergo a credit check, your chances of securing a V5 loan could be good. To qualify, you also need to be a registered citizen, be of sound mind, be of the legal age, and own a car that’s legally registered in your name.
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, Grangetown 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 should maintain the car during the loan?
Lenders ask you to provide proof of insurance at the time you enquire for a loan because they want to mitigate their risk in lending by making sure you’re covered in the event something should happen to your collateral while it is still in your possession. Along those same lines, lenders will expect that you have regular MOT checks and that you have your car serviced regularly throughout the loan period. This helps to maintain the car’s value, which is the lenders biggest interest. If for any reason your car’s value should depreciate significantly, you should immediately notify your lender of the circumstances.
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 Cardiff 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 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.