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 Yateley logbook loans.
How Logbook Loans work
If you own a car and live in Hampshire, you could be eligible to borrow against your vehicle. Your car has value, and the v5 document can let you obtain cash against that value. During the set duration of the procured loan, the car basically acts as the security for the loan given; this means that the lender gets to keep your car’s logbook until you complete repaying the loan. They technically own the car for the entire duration of your loan. This protects the lender should any payments be missed. The lender has the legal right to auction the car to recoup his/her costs.
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 Hampshire 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.
Are V5 Logbook Loans a good idea?
Absolutely, especially if you have had a loan refused elsewhere due to a poor credit history/score. As your car is used as security you may find that Hampshire logbook lenders are more willing to lend money where other lenders might pass, which is why they are so popular throughout Yateley. So long as you meet the loan criteria then you could be lending up to 80% of your car’s value very quickly indeed.
I’m currently unemployed, can I get a Logbook Loan?
One of the key requirements to taking out Hampshire loans against your vehicle logbook is that you can prove to the provider that you can afford to make the monthly repayments. This is part of a responsible lending approach that helps ensure you do not default on your payments and risk your vehicle not being returned. Therefore if you are in Yateley and unemployed you still need to be able to prove that you can afford the repayments to qualify for the loan.
Does a poor credit score mean no loan?
If you have been refused a loan elsewhere in Hampshire, a loan secured against your car might be the solution because of the easy application process and simple requirements. Although all Yateley loan applicants are still credit checked, these loans can often be a solution for those with a poor credit score, but own a car which they can use as collateral. As responsible lenders, credit checks have to be undertaken so as to establish whether the loan is affordable. However, people with poor credit scores may still find themselves eligible to borrow.
Is it a problem if I can’t prove my income level?
In order to qualify for Yateley logbook loans you need to be able to prove that you can afford the monthly repayments. Responsible lending means that Hampshire V5 lenders will not offer you a loan unless they are certain that repayments can be made. This is to avoid you going in to arrears and risking losing your car. If you can’t prove your income then get in touch today to discuss your options and see if you’re eligible for a V5 document loan.
Who is responsible for car maintenance?
Most logbook lenders will ask that you maintain your car so that the value remains the same (or close to the same) throughout the duration of the loan period. This maintenance includes regular servicing, MOT checks, and automobile insurance, among other things. You will need to notify your lender if anything reduces the value of your car significantly, including damage or mechanical problems. However, your lender will expect some additional mileage and the usual wear and tear throughout the loan term.
Will a V5 Loan show up on a HPI check?
Logbook loans should show up on a HPI check. They show up as a Bill of Sale agreement, and it’s a requirement for Hampshire lending companies to register them with companies like HPI. Nowadays, it’s very important to perform a thorough check on the car’s history. If you do a HPI check and a loan taken against the vehicle doesn’t show up, and you buy the vehicle, then you’re protected by the HPI guarantee which provides you with a financial reimbursement of up to £30,000.
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.
To find answers to any further queries you may have then simply get in touch today using the short form you can see above. You’ll be contacted by an advisor who can answer any questions you have to see if a V5 loan is for you.