Reigate V5 Logbook Loan FAQs
It’s only right that you have all the information you need before proceeding with your Reigate logbook loan application. Here are a list of answers to the more frequently asked questions we receive:
So how does a Logbook Loan work?
A loan against your car, or V5 loan is a very straightforward way to lend money, especially for Surrey residents who have had more traditional loan applications refused. Quite simply, you use your car’s V5 document as security to lend money against the value of your car. Anything up to 80% of the current market value can be borrowed, and repayments can be spread over 12, 18 or 36 months. What’s more, you can continue to drive your vehicle throughout the loan period, and upon completion your V5 document is returned.
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 Surrey 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 opt for Reigate Logbook Loans?
Unlike other types of loan, the requirements needed for borrowing against your vehicle are minimal. You simply need to meet a few requirements; that is, you must be of the legal age, and own a car (or have very little finance remaining) which you can offer for collateral. If you meet this criteria and live in Surrey, you are free to apply for this type of loan. So long as you are the car owner, you may be able to obtain the loan even if you’ve a history of default. The amount of money you can borrow normally depends on the value of the car you’re using for security. Also, if you’ve finance on the car already, some Reigate loan lenders might still lend you some money, so long as the car is worth more than what’s owed on it.
Can I still get a V5 Loan even if i’m unemployed?
Yes, Surrey residents could still get a loan although you will still need to be able to prove that you can afford the repayments every month to avoid losing your vehicle. Responsible lending approaches mean the lender needs to be satisfied that you aren’t going to risk gong into arrears. To find out whether you can make a successful Reigate loan application, simply enquire online using the form on this page.
What about Surrey residents with poor credit scores?
If you have a poor credit score and you need to borrow, a loan secured against your vehicle might well be a solution. The logbook loan procedure is usually very straightforward, and you can often get the money on the same day. Although you will still have to undergo a credit check, due to the security of your car as collateral you may find it easier to be accepted. When taking out the loan against your vehicle, your Surrey loan lender will need you to hand over the vehicle’s V5 document or logbook, alongside some other requirements like Reigate billing address, proof of identification, MOT certificate and proof of income.
What if I can’t prove my income?
Those who are self employed or have little/poor credit history in Surrey can benefit from the V5 loans; they simply need to prove that they are able to make the repayments. As part of responsible lending, it’s important for Reigate V5 loan applicants to prove that they have the ability to make timely repayments so as to avoid losing possession of their car. Since different people have different situations, it is important to get in contact to discuss your particular needs.
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.
Do Logbook Loans show on a HPI check?
Yes. It is a requirement for all Surrey lenders to register each and every loan via companies such as HPI. In the unlikely event that you discover your new car to have a loan attached to it that didn’t show up on a HPI check then you will be eligible for up to £30,000 reimbursement in accordance with the HPI guarantee.
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.
If you still have any unanswered questions regarding borrowing against your vehicle then simply get in touch direct using the form you can see above. An advisor will call to discuss your requirements and answer any queries you have.