Here at Tickenham Garage, we are experts in Car Finance – having helped many customers since we started trading, we assist people in obtaining credit / finance for their car – no matter what their circumstances.
Car finance – What is it ?
Car finance is a loan that is provided to you in order for you to be able to purchase a car – the money can not be used for any other means.
Can I get car finance?
The likelihood is yes – you can. Car Finance is the same as any other type of lending, where a credit supplier (E.G Bank or Finance Company) provide you with the money to purchase a car. Finance companies run checks on you to decide how much, over what time scale and what interest rate to charge you.
What factors change the interest rate that I will be charged?
There are multiple factors that finance companies take into consideration when making a decision for a finance application. Some of them are listed below.
1. Your credit score – you can check your credit score using well know credit reference agencies
2. The amount of credit you are currently using with other lenders
3. Your income information
4. Your employment and address history
5. Electoral roll information
6. Any Credit information available, such as previous history and any CCJ’s or IVA’s that you may have had applied in the past or currently involved in
7. The age and mileage of the vehicle.
When assisting customers with a finance application, we will take into consideration what information you provide us with in order to help you apply to the correct lender, achieving the best rate that we possibly can for you.
Who is the registered owner of the car when if I buy a car on finance?
The registered owner of the car is different, depending on the finance company. Some insist they are the owner of the car until your finance has been paid in full, others offer a loan which is not secured against the vehicle. We can provide this information to you in the key information that we provide to customers when assisting them with a finance application.
How many cars can I have on finance?
The number of cars that you can have on finance at any one time is subject to your individual circumstances. We have known people to have multiple cars on finance and others only be able to have one at a time. It is down to the lender to make an informed decision as to what they believe you are able to cope with in terms of repayments and affordability.
How much deposit do I need for car finance?
Usually this is up to you, the higher the deposit, the lower the amount of interest you will need to pay as you can reduce the payment term. However, some companies will insist on a certain level of deposit e.g 10% of the cars value. We can advise on this when completing your application. There are lenders that we work with that accept customers with ZERO deposit.