Logbook Lending FAQs
We receive a number of questions regarding Mottingham logbook loan applications, so for your convenience we have answered as many of the popular questions received below:
How do Lewisham V5 Logbook Loans work?
Borrowing against the value of your car, or V5 loans are a form of secured lending where Mottingham borrowers temporarily transfer ownership of their car via the V5 document in exchange for an agreed amount. You need to own the car yourself (although a small amount of finance is allowed) then you simply hand over the V5 document to the lender. You can borrow up to 80% of the car’s current value, and repay the loan in instalments up to 36 months (early settlement is not penalised). V5 loans are popular with Mottingham residents as they are frequently more accessible to those with lower credit scores that might have been refused elsewhere.
When applying, what do I need to provide?
When it comes to enquiring about a loan, lenders often have different requirements, but the basics are the same across the board. You should have access to your photo ID, car insurance policy, current MOT, logbook, bank statements or payslips, and a current utility bill that is in your name. These things provide the lender with proof of your identity, ownership, Lewisham residency, and income – and they’ll need it to get you approved.
Are Mottingham 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 Lewisham 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 persons secure a Logbook Loan?
To be eligible for Mottingham loans against cars, you need to own a vehicle that’s registered in your name (or very nearly own it on finance). A perfect credit history and full employment status are not always a strict requirement, however, you must be able to provide proof that you will be able to make the repayments on your Lewisham loan, without delays. It’s part of a responsible lending culture amongst lenders.
Can I Get a Loan With a Poor Credit Score?
Taking out a loan when you’ve bad credit score is tough for many Mottingham borrowers. Because of the poor credit score, major loan lenders like banks are less likely to approve your loan application. Lewisham lenders might be able to provide a more accessible option despite the bad credit. Although you will still have to undergo a credit check, V5 lenders can be more tolerant to bad credit scores; as responsible Lewisham lenders, they will have to assess the loan applicant’s ability to repay the loan, and their vehicle’s value to ensure that the loan can be guaranteed.
I have no income proof, is that a problem?
In order to qualify for your Mottingham car logbook loan, you need to prove you will be able to make the loan repayments as stipulated. Being self employed or unemployed might not stop you from getting approved, as long as the loan lender can see that you’ve the ability to cover your logbook loan payments. However, you should fill in the above form to hear from an advisor about the available loan options for you.
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.
Will a Logbook Loan show on a HPI check?
Lewisham 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 is the repayment period?
Lending against your car can be quite flexible when it comes to the repayment period. The period or length of repayment available is 12 months, 18 months and 36 months. However, if you have got the means, you are allowed to pay off the loan early without incurring any penalties. The interest is charged on a monthly basis, which means that paying off the loan early results in reduction in the overall amount of money you repay.
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.