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Bad Credit Car Finance

Whatever your personal circumstance, We Finance Any Car’s specialist lenders are here to support you with bad credit car finance.

If you have poor credit or incomplete credit history, being accepted for car finance can seem out of reach. The good news? At We Finance Any Car, we cater for a range of car finance solutions, helping customers purchase the car of their dreams every day.

Finding the best deal can be a stressful and complicated process. We are here to help you navigate the world of car finance, taking away the hard work and leaving you to enjoy your new car. Whether you’re in need of a trusty companion for the daily commute or looking for a vehicle to fit the whole family, car finance can be life-changing for many. You can rest assured that we will get you the best rate possible. 

Been turned down elsewhere? Our lenders review all applicants, regardless of background or previous experience with car finance applications. Although we cannot guarantee approval, we go the extra mile to ensure you are at least considered. 

Our process is simple. Once you’ve completed our 2-minute application and been successful, one of your friendly account managers will be in touch. To protect your credit rating, we use soft search lenders (in the first instance). 

If you have already found a car – great! You can secure finance and get behind the wheel in no time at all. If you’re still searching, we can help with that too! Once you have applied and been provisionally approved, you will receive access to hundreds of thousands of cars from FCA approved dealers, so you’re sure to find your perfect fit with We Finance Any Car

What you can expect from our bad credit car finance service:

  • End-to-end support
  • Straightforward and safe application
  • Extensive selection of specialist lenders
  • Reputable and FCA authorised dealers
  • Team of industry experts 
  • Flexible terms
  • Affordable payment plans

It couldn’t be easier to get started – fuss-free car finance is a click away.

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Your bad credit car finance questions answered

We recognise that car finance can be confusing, with enough abbreviations to make your head spin. But it can also mean the difference between bagging your dream car and finding yourself without a mode of transport.

That’s why we have made the process as simple as possible, helping you get to grips with the various types of car finance available. No waffle. No hidden surprises. 

Still unsure? Our team of experts are always on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have. 

My Credit History isn't great - can you help me if I have bad credit?

Yes, there is a good chance that we can help you. When we set up We Finance Any Car we wanted to serve the whole market. We know that things happen in people's lives and that your credit score can sometimes be negatively affected - often through no fault of your own. That is why we work with all types of lenders from Prime lenders through to those that focus on people who have poor or bad credit. Remember that we only use soft search up front to protect your credit score.

What can I do if I have been refused for bad credit elsewhere?

There are a number of reasons why you could have been declined elsewhere. In most cases it is because of adverse credit also known as a bad or poor credit file. Do not despair though, very few organisations have as many lenders as we do. We often speak with customers who have been rejected at car dealerships only to get a number of approvals from our panel of lenders. A key consideration is if the lender or panel of lenders you apply through use soft search we use soft search to protect your credit score in the first place so why not Apply here today.

How can I see what my monthly payment might be?

Use our free car finance calculator which you can find below in order to see what your monthly payments will work out to. If you have poor credit then its best to put this into the calculator to get a realistic, ballpark estimation of your monthly payment but our customers often get better rates than they were expecting because of our huge panel of specialist lenders.

What is bad credit car finance?

Generally speaking, people who have a poor credit history or a low credit score will find it harder to secure a more traditional car loan. Bad credit can be caused by a range of factors, ranging from missed payments to high credit card balances or, in more extreme cases, bankruptcies. 

Checking your eligibility can be a highly invasive process, with the majority of lenders opting to use a hard search tool. Many people aren't aware that each hard check is recorded on their credit report and can be detrimental to their credit score, lowering their ability to get approved for credit in the future.

We know the system like the back of our hands and are dedicated to making car finance an accessible option for all. When you apply through We Finance Any Car, your credit will be reviewed via a soft credit check. We offer this service to ensure our customers are protected, giving you peace of mind throughout the application process. 

If you have been struggling to get approval for car finance, you're in the right place. Our bad credit car finance service is designed to support people who are facing a wide range of credit issues.

Good income, bad credit. Is it still possible to get car finance?

Yes! Although your credit score is a significant factor, it does not dictate your ability to get car finance. Even with very poor credit, you can still find a deal that suits you and your budget.

For the vast majority, finance applications with bad credit are met with an endless sea of headshakes and firm no's. We know how frustrating this can be. 

If you have a bad credit history, it can be hard to secure a car finance deal with favourable interest rates. But there are still options available and the first step is talking to the right lender. Specialising in bad credit car finance, our panel of lenders is primed to give every individual the chance to get a loan. 

Can I get car finance with no credit history?

If you're 18 and looking for your first car, or you're new to the UK, it is possible that you have a thin or no credit history. Those who have not used credit for an extended period of time may also find themselves without a credit history. For instance, if you have paid off all your debts and closed your credit account. 

Don't despair! While you may notice higher interest rates, you can still be successful with your car finance application. To improve your chances of getting accepted, you have the option to add a trustworthy guarantor to your finance agreement. They will need to have a good credit rating and be in employment. This can also help if you have no employment history.

Consider a smaller loan. Applying for used car finance can often be a more achievable route to securing a new set of wheels. From the legendary Ford to the likes of Land Rover and BMW, there's a wide range of quality cars currently available on the second-hand market. With our handy car search portal, you can easily find a vehicle that ticks all your boxes. 

Did you know that car finance can help you improve your credit score over time? As long as you stay on top of your monthly payments, you are able to build a good credit report. 

What information do I need to apply for bad credit car finance?

Applying for anything related to finance, such as loans, can be a daunting and time-consuming experience. Your personal Account Manager will be able to support you every step of the way. 

The information required can vary depending on the lender, but there are some general guidelines. With our simple online form, you can complete your application in a matter of minutes, all from the comfort of your own home - provided you have the relevant documents ready to go.

Let's begin with the basics.

Our team has put together a quick overview of everything you need to get started:

  • All the usuals: You will need to fill out some personal information, including your name, address, and contact information.
  • Proof of identity: You will also be asked to provide a form of government-issued identification, like a driving licence (provisional or full) or a passport. If you don't have your licence to hand, we can request a DVLA mandate instead. Make sure you're camera ready - you may be asked to pose with your ID as an anti-fraud measure. 
  • Proof of address: This can include an electric, water, or council tax bill received within the last 60 days. If you're struggling to find one of the outlined documents, you can also prove your residency by requesting a statement from your bank
  • Proof of earnings: If you are employed, you may be asked to provide your payslips for the last two months (if your income cannot be validated digitally). Alternatively, if you are self-employed you will need to show evidence of your income through open banking or a bank statement. Any benefits or pension plans will also help the lender. 

Top tip - Any documentation will need to be photographed on a flat surface to ensure every detail is clear and readable. 

Is there a credit score that is considered too low for car finance?

There are no set rules when it comes to minimum credit score eligibility. With this being said, your credit score will impact the likelihood of you being accepted for car finance, as well as determining the cost. 

To put it simply: the lower the score, the more difficult the process. 

Why has my credit score suddenly dropped?

As well as being a potential barrier to securing a car loan, a sudden drop in your credit score can cause a great deal of anxiety.

There are a variety of factors that can contribute to this. Sometimes it can be as simple as having a mistake on your reports or closing a credit card. Understanding why your score has changed is key. In less serious cases, you may be able to rectify the issue or take steps to improve your credit score, allowing you to explore alternative car finance options

Can I get car finance if I have a County Court Judgement (CCJ)?

Yes, you can still get car finance with a CCJ on your file. We recognise that unpredictable life events can impact your financial circumstances, but this shouldn’t hold you back from the opportunity to buy a car. 

That’s why we work with specialist lenders who have a wealth of experience when it comes to bad credit car finance. Thanks to our open-minded and inclusive approach, we get many, many customers affected by CCJs on the road. 

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What if I am in an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA)?

Although being in an IVA can make the process of securing car finance a little trickier, it should not prevent you from submitting an application. There are still options available to you and, with an expert team by your side, we will help you make your dream car a reality.

If you are already in the process of repaying your debt, many traditional lenders will be hesitant to consider you for car finance. In fact, you will likely be turned away. At We Finance Any Car, we offer IVA car finance as part of our bad credit car finance options. Whether you have just completed your agreement and are being held back by your credit report or you are currently in an IVA, our service is designed to support a wide range of individual circumstances. 

As specialists in bad credit car finance, our lenders are not deterred by applicants who have a poor or bad credit history. In fact, having an IVA on your credit report can help to show that your finances are managed, as long as you are successfully meeting the payment deadlines. 

There are a few more rules and regulations when it comes to IVA car finance. If you are still repaying your debt, you will need to request written permission from your insolvency practitioner to borrow anything over £500. This can be a complex process but your dedicated Account Manager will be there to support you with anything you need. To make sure you can successfully meet your monthly repayments, the lender will also review your employment status and current income. Concerned that being self-employed will affect your chances? Don't be! Our commitment to treat every customer equally ensures that each application is reviewed with an open-minded approach.

The hustle and bustle of daily life makes having a reliable mode of transport more important than ever. With our experience and specialist panel of lenders, you are one step closer to securing your next car. 

Can I get car finance without a credit check?

A credit check is there to ensure the protection of the applicant as well as the lender. To support you with purchasing your new car, finance providers need to be confident that you can afford to meet the monthly payments. Credit checks provide a snapshot of your financial history and current situation, flagging any potential areas of risk. This can be a daunting process, especially if you are struggling with your finances. However, it's important to remember that these checks are there to ensure you receive a deal that suits your situation and not something to fear. Although we cannot offer car finance without a credit score or credit history check, we do provide soft credit checks at the beginning of every application. Compared to a hard search, this is a less rigorous risk assessment that will not have any long-lasting impacts on your credit rating.

We recognise that individual circumstances can vary greatly and your ability to purchase a new car should not be based solely on your financial history. Good news! If you have a poor or limited credit history, or if you have previously been declined for a loan due to your credit score, you can still secure car finance. Although bad credit solutions may come with higher interest rates or a shorter loan term, we are here to ensure you get the best deal possible.

Along with a soft search, the lender will use a range of criteria to assess your ability to repay the loan. This can include your employment history and stability, bank statements, and current income - the specific criteria may differ slightly depending on the lender. 

There can be a wide variety of reasons for poor or limited credit history. You may have entered into an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) or have a Country Court Judgement (CCJ) on your credit report. In both instances, your credit score will be significantly damaged and you will likely be dismissed by a traditional lender. You could also be a young driver who hasn't had the opportunity to build up a solid credit profile. The ability to buy a new car should not be impacted by circumstances that are beyond your control, no matter how severe. So, while credit checks are a critical part of car finance, our process is set up to ensure that each applicant is considered. 

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We have years of experience in car finance, a very extensive lending panel and a team that is set up to get you the car you want at the best finance rate possible. If you have already found a car and just need the finance – great! If you need help finding a car then we are there for you as well – in fact, we have access to over 300,000 cars.

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