Logbook Lending FAQs
We receive a number of questions regarding South Harefield logbook loan applications, so for your convenience we have answered as many of the popular questions received below:
How exactly do Hillingdon Logbook Loans work?
A loan using your V5 document is a loan that’s secured on your car, so the lender owns your car until you repay the loan. When taking out a loan of this type, you’ll be asked by the lender to hand over the car’s V5 registration document or logbook. You can keep using your car as you repay the loan. You won’t get the logbook back until you have cleared the debt. If you default on the loan payments, your car can be seized by the lender.
What documents do I need to apply?
When you enquire about a loan, lenders do their best to not only prevent fraud, but also to reduce risk. For this reason, you will need several different documents. Your government-issued ID, a copy of your logbook, proof of insurance, a utility bill for proof of Hillingdon residency, a current MOT, and proof of income are all requirements when you enquire. Make sure you have the most recent versions of these for the best chances of being approved.
Why are Logbook Loans a good idea?
They are often a good type of loan for South Harefield borrowers with bad credit scores because they consider all credit hostory. If other loan lenders refuse to offer or give you a loan because of your current credit score, why not apply for a V5 loan? If you own a car and want a loan that considers all applicants, Hillingdon V5 document loans could be the perfect solution. With this type of loan, you do not even have to go through the long and arduous processes you’d have with the banks.
I’m unemployed... can I get a Logbook Loan?
One requirement of taking out South Harefield V5 Loans is that you can prove to the lender that you can afford the repayments. It’s part of a responsible lending approach that helps ensure you do not default on any loan payments. Therefore if you’re in Hillingdon and unemployed, but can still prove you can afford the repayments then you may be eligible for 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 South Harefield 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, Hillingdon residents with bad credit score may still be eligible to secure a loan with V5 lenders, as compared to the more conventional Hillingdon 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 can’t prove my current income... does that matter?
Responsible lending entails only lending money to South Harefield applicants who can prove that they can afford the monthly repayments. It’s a way of trying to avoid accounts entering into arrears and even the repossession of a vehicle. South Harefield v5 logbook loans are only offered to those who can prove that they can make the repayments, so if you have trouble doing so it’s best to get in touch to discuss the best option for your lending needs.
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.
Will a Logbook Loan show on a HPI check?
Hillingdon lenders are required to register all loans against a car with companies such as HPI, so they should all show up (normally as a ’Bill of Sale’ agreement) on a search. If for any reason you discover a loan on your new car that didn’t show up on a HPI check then their guarantee will reimburse you up to £30,000.
What are the repayment durations?
You can choose to repay your loan in either 12, 18 or 36 month instalments. What’s more there is no penalty for settling your loan early so you could save money on monthly interest payments by repaying your loan sooner.
We hope these FAQs have answered any queries you may have had and that a logbook loan is the right choice for you. To find out even more, and get a free quote simply get in touch by completing the form on this page.