The most attractive aspect of using finance to buy your car is how you can spread the cost of the vehicle over an agreed amount of months. This means that you don’t have to have a large amount of money saved to buy a car outright. When you choose a car on finance, you often have more choice in terms of the age, condition and quality of the car.
Applying is also a lot quicker than it used to be, Creditplus can give you a fast online decision on your finance options.
When you buy a car on finance, the most important aspect is the interest rate you pay on the amount borrowed. This is used to calculate the monthly payments – the combined cost of the car and the interest payments. Your interest rate will be based on your credit history. The better your history, the lower your interest rate. However, you can still get a good deal with a bad credit rating, providing you choose a trusted, approved lender. Look for one that conducts a soft credit search.
You may think that when you buy a car on finance, you will be hit with lots of hidden costs and charges. That’s not the case. All reputable car finance providers, such as Creditplus, are regulated and approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). They ensure that strict consumer guidelines are adhered to, meaning that you are provided with a clear breakdown of the cost of your finance package, as well as any other charges and fees that you may incur.
There are three main types of package available to finance cars in the UK:
Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) – Ideal for new or nearly new cars, PCP has lower monthly payments and three options at the end of the agreement.
Hire Purchase – Fixed monthly payments spreading the entire cost of the package over the length of the agreement.
Lease Purchase – Defer some of the cost to one large balloon payment at the end of the finance agreement.
Each option has different qualities that suit different circumstances. Use the Creditplus car finance options tool to get an idea of which option might be right for you.
Although buying a car outright can cost less overall, the flexibility and choice of products on offer means acquiring a car on finance can be the more appealing option.
So, if you think buying a car on finance is the right option for you, why not apply with Creditplus today? Remember, an application with Creditplus will not affect your credit file and is obligation free.
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