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We welcome applications from anyone aged 18 or over, and who lives in the UK.
You only need your debit/credit card and your drivers licence, as a form of identification.
If you have a bad credit history, you can still apply for finance. The company dealing with your finance will look at your personal circumstances, such as your employment status, income, loan size and age. They may also take a look at your credit history. You’ll then get your exact interest rates and payments.
Annual percentage rate (APR) is the interest rate applied to your loan. Essentially it’s the yearly cost of your borrowing, you’ll pay this on top of the sum you applied for. If you take out a long-term loan, the total amount payable will be more as you’ll be paying interest for a longer amount of time.
Not everyone has the same credit profile, which is why not everyone is offered the same APR when borrowing money. Lenders will use representative APR to advertise rates. The reperesentative rate is chosen by looking at the lowest APR where 51% of the people have been accepted. Once a credit check has taken place, the lender will decide if you are eligible for the representative rate or a different rate.
A personal contract purchase (PCP) is a finance method which offers fixed low monthly payments with plenty of options at the end of the agreement. With PCP, you're paying off the depreciation of the vechicle and not its entire value. At the end of the agreement, you have the option to return the car with nothing more to pay. You can also purchase the car by making a baloon payment. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of the car in the future. If you decide to keep the car, you'll have repaid the full cost of the car. Another option you have is part exchanging the car for a new or used vechicle.
Hire Purchase is a finance option which allows you to purchase a car outright and pay in monthly installments over an agreed period. The monthly payment amount is decided by the cost of the car, interest rate and the length of your agreement. A HP agreement can last between one to five years, and you don't own the car until the final monthly payment has been made.
Personal Contract Hire (PCH) is a long term rental that offers low monthly payments for brand new car. You pay an initial fee and then fixed monthly payments throughout the lease. You get to choose how long it should run - which is normally between two and four years. At the end of the lease, you return the car with nothing more to pay and there's no option to buy the car at the end.
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