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Around 90% of people in the UK buy cars on finance with the majority of these using a Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) plan. While there are many ways to finance the purchase of your next vehicle (our Quick Start tool can help you identify what these are) specialist "Car Finance" is designed for the specific purpose of buying a motor vehicle. You could get this finance from the car dealer, but you have more control if you use an independent broker, like us.
Why might you consider this method of funding your next vehicle? Perhaps you:
There are 3 easy steps to follow:
You can compare the different types of car finance available.
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Please note: this information is for guidance only. You should clarify the terms of the loan with the lender before entering into an agreement.
Under both these options the finance company owns the car while you make payments. With HP you are working towards taking final ownership of the vehicle, but with PCP you can delay this decision until the very end. These plans can suit anyone regardless of credit history.
Hire Purchase (HP)
Personal Contract Purchase (PCP)
You will need to get proper quotes from our partner(s) to check this, but in general PCP payments are usually lower than HP - simply because with HP you are working towards buying the car outright which is not the case with PCP (you have the option of making the final balloon payment to own the car).
With HP you may also need to make a larger initial deposit than you will for PCP.
Our trusted partner has access to a large panel of lenders including those who have special plans for those with less than perfect credit. The price of finance in these circumstances will be higher but it is available. The options of personal contract purchase (PCP) or hire purchase (HP) are likely to mean your monthly payments will be lower than with a bad credit personal loan or guarantor loan.
Typically HP plans are more suitable than PCP plans for people with credit problems, but it is worth contacting our partner to find out more.
You are free to choose the dealer you buy your car from so long as they are reputable. Our partner operates a network of preferred dealers around the UK but you can go elsewhere. In some very rare cases you might be allowed to buy a car privately.
Our partner deals with lenders who can fund the entire purchase of your next car. You don't need to worry if you can't get a cash deposit together or don't have a vehicle to part-exchange as your deposit.
As with most debt missing repayments or being late with them will undermine your relationship with the finance company and ultimately they could take away your vehicle. Don't forget that under both PCP and HP plans you don't own the vehicle during the period of making regular payments.
If this risk makes you uncomfortable then you could opt for an unsecured personal loan - with one of these you do own the car/bike/van and if you do happen to struggle to make a payment on time there is less risk of you losing your it. But bear in mind that if you already have a poor credit rating a personal loan is likely to more expensive than specialist car finance.
Not only does our partner company specialise in finding the best finance deals for people but they also provide other benefits:
note: if Zuto can't help then our back-up partner Car Finance 247 probably can.
If you are aged 18 to 24 you could benefit from a tailored car finance and insurance package designed to get you on the road with an affordable new car and affordable insurance. In the past you might have been tempted to buy an old car to help offset high insurance premiums. But with Marmalade's Young Driver scheme you get a safer new car and much lower insurance all together.
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