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Can i get car finance if unemployed?

Hi, i was discharged from bankruptcy November 2010. I now have a mail order catalogue with a credit limit of £1900 and have recently got a credit card with a limit of £250.

I'm looking for car finance of about £2000 - £3000, my only problem is i am unemployed and don't plan on going back to work for another year as i chose to stay at home with my daughter, would anyone consider me for car finance? I wouldn't have a deposit to put down either.

Tam


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Hi Tam, as you have a bad credit history we may struggle to get you approved but we do have a few lenders on our panel that help people who are unemployed, on benefits and have bad credit so there is still a possibility.

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

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Borrowing £7,500 over 48 months with a representative APR of 16.8%, an annual interest rate of 16.8% and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be: £211.25 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,640 and a total amount payable of £10,140.

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