Your FAQs Answered
Getting a V5 loan is straightforward, but we know there are a number of questions you might like answered. We’ve compiled a list of some of the more frequently asked questions we receive concerning Llanishen logbook loans.
How do they work?
Quite simply the way Llanishen Logbook Loans work is that you use your car as security in order to receive a loan against the value of it. In order to receive the loan you need to own the car yourself (or have very little finance on it) then hand over the V5 document in exchange for an agreed amount of up to 80% of the car’s value. You can carry on driving your car throughout the loan period, and once repaid your V5 document is returned to you. They are particularly popular in Cardiff as they can often be available to residents with poor credit scores.
What ID and documents do I need?
Providing logbook lenders with proof of Cardiff residency, income, car ownership, and identity is vital when you enquire for a loan. It only takes a few minutes, and you can do all of this with a handful of documents. Your photo ID, logbook (or V5 document), current MOT, proof of insurance, a utility bill, and a bank statement or copies of payslips will suffice. Bear in mind that some lenders may ask for additional information for verification purposes, too.
Why might a Logbook Loan be a good idea?
If you live in Llanishen, 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 Cardiff 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.
Can I qualify for Cardiff car logbook loans if I am unemployed?
If you live in Cardiff, are unemployed and are looking for a way to secure a personal loan, then you might be eligible to borrow against your car. As long as you own a car that’s registered in your name then you could qualify. However, it’s important to note that all Llanishen applicants have different situations, so it’s advisable to get in touch with the logbook lender. Also, as part of responsible lending, the loan applicant has to be able to prove that they can afford to make the loan repayments to avoid extra charges, late repayments and possible repossession of their vehicle.
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 Llanishen 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 Cardiff 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.
Do I qualify if I can’t prove my income?
To qualify for Llanishen V5 loans, you need to prove to the loan lender that you can afford to make your loan repayments. Logbook lenders focus on your current ability to afford loan repayments instead of dwelling solely on a perfect credit history. If you don’t have a perfect credit score, you might still be eligible to borrow so long as you are in a position to prove that you’re able to repay your loan. That being said, it’s advisable to get in contact to discuss your particular situation. You can fill in the form above to hear directly from an advisor about the available options for you in Cardiff.
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 V5 Loans show up on HPI checks?
V5 loans should show up on any HPI checks, and are displayed as a Bill of Sale agreement. However, this isn’t always the case. In case you conduct the HPI check, and follow the purchasing guideline, then you’ll be protected by the HPI guarantee in case it turns out that there’s a V5 loan against the vehicle.
How long do I have to repay?
Your loan repayments can be arranged over 12, 18 or even 36 months. There are no penalties if you wish to settle the account sooner, in fact it is encouraged as interest is charged monthly so you can save yourself money by paying your loan off sooner.
We hope these answers to our most frequently asked questions have helped, but if you have any further questions you can hear from an advisor direct by simply completing the short form you can see above. Get in touch today to find out more.