Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs about financing luxury, classic and high performance cars
I have bad credit; can I still get car finance?
The short answer is: Quite possibly. We take a holistic approach to credit underwriting and assess each application on its own merits. There are often very valid reasons why someone has a less than perfect credit history, and we always take into account each individual’s circumstances. If you’d like to discuss this, we’d be delighted to explain further.
How much deposit will I need?
Usually 10-20% of the cost of the vehicle. The exact sum will depend on your financial situation and whether you are buying a new or used car. However, there are a few agreements that do not require any deposit, whereas others may ask for up to 30 per cent to qualify for a low interest rate. Of course, the more money you can put down as a deposit the less you’ll have to borrow and therefore the lower your monthly repayments will be.
What interest rate will I be charged?
This will depend on the value of the car you are interested in buying, the type of finance you choose and your personal circumstances. If you’d like a personal quote, get in touch. We’d be happy to oblige.
Can I reduce my monthly payment?
You can reduce your monthly repayments by putting down a larger deposit at the start of a finance agreement, or deferring a lump sum (also known as a balloon payment) until the end of the agreement, which can be a useful option in some circumstances. Call us to discuss your options and we can explain more.
Can I settle the agreement early?
Yes, but charges will usually apply – these are explained in the terms and conditions of your agreement. Please call us for further information.
Can I sell the car?
Once you’ve paid off the outstanding sum it’s yours and you can do whatever you like with it. However, while you’re still paying off the finance you aren’t legally entitled to sell the car.
How we do it
Finance personally designed to suit you and your vehicle
We specialise in high-end vehicles. That’s our only focus
Face-to-face conversations, decisions made by humans
Fast results, with the ability to achieve low monthly repayments
Expert, independent and secure
We are happy to lend anything from £25,000 to £10m+, and to date we have loaned over £500M. We pride ourselves on personal service, which means that we don’t just punch numbers into a computer and wait for an answer – we talk to you, use our expert knowledge to assess you and your vehicle, and arrange a finance package to suit your needs.
As a result, we have received numerous awards and nominations, including the Auto Finance Awards, Motor Finance Awards and Car Finance Awards.
Backed by Cabot Square Capital, our management team has decades of combined experience in the worlds of automotive finance and financial services. We are full members of the Finance & Leasing Association and abide by its FLA Lending Code on trading fairly and responsibly. We are also authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.