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 Midhurst logbook loans.
How Logbook Loans work
If you own a car and live in West Sussex, 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.
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, West Sussex residency, and income – and they’ll need it to get you approved.
Why might a Logbook Loan be a good idea?
If you live in Midhurst, 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 West Sussex 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.
Can unemployed persons secure a Logbook Loan?
To be eligible for Midhurst 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 West Sussex loan, without delays. It’s part of a responsible lending culture amongst lenders.
Does a poor credit score mean no loan?
If you have been refused a loan elsewhere in West Sussex, a loan secured against your car might be the solution because of the easy application process and simple requirements. Although all Midhurst 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.
I can’t prove my current income... does that matter?
Responsible lending entails only lending money to Midhurst 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. Midhurst 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?
When you enquire about a loan, you will be asked to provide proof of insurance. Throughout the duration of the loan, it will be your duty to keep that insurance paid and up-to-date. All maintenance falls on you, the owner of the car. Remember that you will have access to your car throughout the loan period, so MOT testing and servicing will continue to be your responsibility. Although some general wear and tear during the loan period is to be expected, the car should be maintained to roughly the same value as the agreed-upon loan. If changes that significantly reduce this value should occur, it is important for you to notify the loan company right away.
Do Logbook Loans show on a HPI check?
Yes. It is a requirement for all West Sussex 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.
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.
Hopefully these should have answered some questions you may have regarding borrowing against your car. If you would like to find out more then simply complete the form on this page to speak direct to an advisor who can answer any questions you may have.