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Win your car finance with CarFinance 247


If you win, we'll pay off the finance on your car. It's that simple! Your car becomes completely yours, free and clear.

This amazing offer is open to anyone who has secured car finance with us throughout 2023, including Decemeber 2023!

This means that there's still time to enter, get your finance in December, and you're automatically in!

The lucky winner will be announced the week beginning 5th February 2024 on our instagram page.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Will credit card debt affect getting car finance?

Hi, I am on the electoral roll and have finance at the minute with VW finance. My dad was guarantor and i have paid it for 2 years without missing or being late with any payments. I am going to settle the finance of £2,400 next month. I have a £5000 to £6000 deposit to put on a new car that is £13,500. Will i get finance in my own right if i have a credit card that i had sickness insurance that i started because of illness but will be settling in full before i apply? Will that stop me getting car credit?
Asked by Paula
September 22, 2012
Hi Paula, as you have a clean hire purchase agreement with VW and a large deposit i'm confident that we can get you approved for car finance even though you have credit card debt. Are you employed and can you prove your income with payslips? Are you also on the voters roll? If so, please make an application and once accepted we provide a no obligation quote and you can buy your next car from any dealership.
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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Rates from 8.9% APR. Representative APR 19.9%




Rates from 8.9%: the exact rate you will be offered will be based on your circumstances, subject to status.

Representative example: borrowing £10,000 over 5 years with a representative APR of 19.9%, an annual interest rate of 19.9% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £255.50 per month, with a total cost of credit of £5,329.80 and a total amount payable of £15,030.

We look to find the best rate from our panel of lenders and offer you the best deal that you're eligible for. We earn a commission for providing our services, but this does not influence the interest rate you’re offered in any way.

5 years
Total cost of credit £ 2000
Total repayment £ 2000
48 monthly
payments of
£ 245 98

Rates from 9.9%: the exact rate you will be offered will be based on your circumstances, subject to status.

Representative example: borrowing £25,000 over 48 months, £3,750.00 deposit, on PCP, with annual mileage of 8,000pa, and a representative APR of 11.9%, an annual interest rate of 11.9% (Fixed), the amount payable would be £394.51 per month, an optional final payment of £7,194.33, with a total cost of credit of £9,912.36 and a total amount payable of £28,444.33. 

We look to find the best product from our panel of lenders and will offer you the best deal that you’re eligible for. We earn a commission for providing our services, but this does not influence the interest rate you’re offered in any way.


Credit scores related questions

Hi, i have bad credit from many years ago that i fear is still haunting me on my file. I am in full time employment and have been working for same company for 12 years. My salary is ok. I have lived at same address for over 32 yrs. Looking for approx £750


September 22, 2012

Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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I have noticed a great discrepency between the two companies. Experian has my bank details, past credit and my electoral roll details but despite sending letters and a copy of my experian statutory report Equifax have only my Virgin media account on my pr


September 22, 2012

In the UK, there are three main credit reference agencies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Each of these agencies has a different scoring system and uses different information to determine your credit score. It’s not unusual for your score to be different with each of these agencies.

At CarFinance 247, we work with a panel of lenders who use different credit reference agencies to determine whether they can approve you in principle. As you can’t be certain which of the three agencies your lender uses, it’s good practice to check your credit score at all three. This can be done for free by heading to Credit Karma (which uses TransUnion data), ClearScore (which uses Equifax) or Credit Club from MoneySavingExpert (using Experian data).

Find out more about credit reference agencies here

Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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Hi, I have an Experian credit score of 868 and need about £9000 to buy a replacement car. I'm on about £1300 per month, live with my parents and am on the electoral role.

I have one defaulted account for about £400 from 3 years ago, I don't

Asked by Jack Lloyd
September 22, 2012

Hi Jack, thank you for your question.

As you only have a few blips on your credit profile and an old default for a small amount i doubt this will prevent us from securing you car finance.

The only stumbling block may be the amount you need. On £1300 monthly income we may only be able to get you circa £7000 but this all depends upon which lender we can get you accepted with.

Please make an application and once approved you can choose a car from any dealer and we also provide a no obligation quote. Kind Regards, Rachel

Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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Hi, I have an experian credit score of 710, I have 2 ccjs which were both paid before it got to court, one five years ago and one three years ago, I have three defaults also from five years ago, I have sent settlement letters to registry trust to try and

Asked by John
September 22, 2012

Hi John, Your credit score is quite high in light of your ccjs/defaults. The amount you are looking for is definitely achievable given your circumstances. From what you have told me I am confident we will be able to help you as you are clearly showing intent to improve your credit profile. Please make an application so we can see what would be the best option for you. Thanks, Rachel

Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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Hi, I was made bankrupt 3 years ago due to debts incurred when my father died and we had to cover funeral costs, I believe I am now discharged and my experian rating is 977, I have no loans or credit right now. I don't want to apply for credit and get tur

Asked by Dave K
September 22, 2012

Hi Dave, thank you for your detailed question. Your credit score does seem good but as you have no active credit (and past bad credit) we may struggle. I'm confident we can get an approval but i can't guarantee anything at this stage. Are you on the electoral roll? If so, this further increases our chances. The fact that you have a part ex and cash deposit certainly increases your chances of getting the amount you need. It's your decision Dave but i am quietly confident. That's all i can say now. Rachel
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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Hi. I have a current credit score of 359 which is very poor through no fault of my own. I've basically had my identity stolen & used to take out serveral payday loans. Wonga & quick quid. I'm in the process of dealing with it however I'm in desperate need

Asked by Nikita
September 22, 2012

Hi Nikita, I am sorry to hear of your situation, however there may be something we can do to help. However you would need to make an application so we can assess your credit profile before we can be sure. Please provide me with your reference number when you have filled one out and I will be able to advise. Thanks Rachel
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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I have a bad credit rating of 374 (trying to get incorrect info removed). I earn £30,000 and am on the electoral roll but if I make an application for car finance through you how many credit searches will appear on my credit file and will I have endless p

Asked by Jay Thomson
September 22, 2012

Hi Jay, to answer your question we conduct a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 credit searches when trying to obtain car finance for you. The first credit search is conducted by ourselves to ascertain whether we can get you approved or not. If we think we can we'll then propose you to 2 of our poor credit lenders to get a decision. As you have a good income and are on the electoral roll this will go in your favour. You will not be called by any other debt management companies either. You will only be called / receive a letter f you are approved. Rachel
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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I have a bad credit score and am not on the electoral roll. But would my girlfriend be able to get te car in her name? She's on the electoral roll and has a part time job. We would have a deposit of £2400 and need another £2600. She doesn't have a driving

Asked by Michael
September 22, 2012

Hi Michael, your girlfriend can't apply as she doesn't have a licence. However, as you have a large deposit i'm relatively confident we can get you approved for finance even though you have a bad credit history. Please apply and we'll go from there. Kind Regards, Rachel
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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I have a credit rating of 795 on Experian, have a default on a loan from nearly 6 year ago, not currently on the electoral roll because moved round quite a bit in the last year. Was looking to borrow £3500 and have a £500 deposit. Earn £400 a week after t

Asked by Andrew
September 22, 2012

Hi Andrew, your credit score seems pretty fair if I am honest and i'm confident that we can get you an approval. Being on the electoral roll doesn't necessarily guarantee you finance but it can go a long way in helping gain an approval. You may want to get yourself registered on it as it makes you traceable to the lender. The fact that you are employed and have a deposit will definitely go in your favour. It is wirth making an application so we can see how we can help! cheers, Rachel :)
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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I have a credit score of 718 on experian. I have 1 negative factor (no successfully settled non-mail order accounts) but that's probably because I've only had my bank account and my mobile contract for just over a month now. My name will be added to the e

Asked by Spencer
September 22, 2012

Hi Spencer, as you have such a large deposit i'm sure we'll be able to get you approved once you're on the electoral roll. You may need to provide proof of income (payslips - bank statements) so as long as you can do that we should be fine. Kind Regards, Rachel
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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