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Understanding Car Loans

Dec 21, 2007
There are many benefits to taking out a car loan as opposed to taking out car finance with the dealer. For one you will have got the best deal possible and two, you will have the cash in hand so that you are able to bargain with the dealer and perhaps knock a little off the asking price for the car.

When it comes down to choosing a car loan there are two types, you can choose a secured loan which means you have to put something up as collateral against the money you are borrowing, and the unsecured car loan. The unsecured comes with the highest rate of interest but you do not have to put your home at risk while the secured will give you a slightly lower rate of interest but of course your home or something as substantial in value, is at risk.

Of course whether you are buying an expensive brand new car or a second hand will go a long way to which type of loan would be the best for your circumstances. If you only need to borrow a few hundred pounds then it would not make sense to take out a secured loan and the unsecured loan would be a better option.

There are a few requirements when it comes to taking out car loans that you should be aware of. You will naturally have to be able to demonstrate that you are able to repay the loan back along with the accumulated interest. For this you will have to prove your income and have a good credit rating to back it up, if not then a bad car credit loan might be your only option.

The majority of lenders will ask that you can prove you have a fixed residence and that you have lived there for at least 2 years, if not then a second address will be asked for. You will also be asked about your employer and how long you have been in work. Sometimes the employer might be contacted or you might need people as reference or guarantor.

However when it comes to being successful at being approved for car loans the number one thing is your credit rating. If you have had trouble in the past then you could still get a loan but you will be paying over the odds for the interest rate and will not have access to any deals. By far the best way to go about getting your car loan is to go with a specialist websites and allow them to search around on your behalf to find you the cheapest rate of interest based on your circumstances.

A specialist will be able to search based on the criteria you give them and search through the top UK lenders to secure you the cheapest rates and best deals on car loans. The results will be given to you along with the key facts of the loan which you must read as these will tell you how much in total the loan will cost and any other costs that could be added onto the loan.
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