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 Harmondsworth logbook loans.
How Logbook Loans work
If you own a car and live in Hillingdon, 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 ID and documents do I need?
Providing logbook lenders with proof of Hillingdon 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 Harmondsworth, 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 Hillingdon 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.
What about Harmondsworth V5 Loans and unemployment?
It can be difficult for the unemployed to take out any type of loan. As part of a responsible lending approach Hillingdon logbook lenders need to be satisfied that you can make the payments every month so you minimise any risk of losing ownership of your car. As all situations are different, it is advised that you get in touch via the form on this page to discuss the lending options available to you.
I have a poor credit score... can I get a loan?
Quite possibly yes! In fact Hillingdon lenders could be more accepting of those with less than desirable credit scores as your car’s V5 document is retained as security making it a lower risk loan for the lender. It’s important to realise that all Harmondsworth applicants are still credit checked, but may find this type of loan more accepting than others.
Does it matter if I can’t prove my income?
You need to be able to prove to your logbook lender that you can afford the monthly payments. Part of being a responsible lender is that they will only lend money to Harmondsworth applicants who can afford to make the monthly repayments. Harmondsworth v5 loans are only offered if the lender can be sure that the repayments are affordable, which helps avoid accounts going into arrears and the possibility of car repossession. Get in touch today to see what your options are if you’re finding it hard to prove your income level.
Car maintenance - whose responsibility?
During the entire period of your loan, it is your responsibility to maintain the car. The lender does not and will not take possession of the car unless you default on your payments. As part of your agreement, you should ensure that your car is regularly serviced, that MOT checks are completed, and that you maintain proper insurance throughout the entire period of your loan. If any of these things do not occur for any reason, or if the value of your car decreases substantially due to damage or a mechanical failure, you should notify your lender.
Will a Logbook Loan show up on a HPI check?
An HPI Check is a car check which is provided by HPI ltd. which scrutinises the history of motorised vehicles that are registered in UK including vans, motorbikes and cars. The HPI check report alerts you to any kind of worrying information that’s held against the car by insurance or finance companies, the police, the DVLA, and such other industry bodies. A loan against your car will show as a Bill of Sale Agreement. If for any reason it doesn’t show on a HPI check then the HPI guarantee will offer reimbursement of up to £30,000.
What are the repayment terms for the loan?
Borrowers generally get the option of tailoring their repayment plans according to their budget and needs. The standard repayment terms starts from 12 months to 36 months with an option of 18 months if needed. The interest is usually charged on a monthly basis, but if you repay the loan early, you will not incur any extra charges.
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.