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I have a very bad credit rating including several CCJ's. Can i get car loans?

I have a very bad credit rating including several CCJs and have not been at my address for very long. However, I have not had any CCJ's for the last 7 months and am now in a steady job - can you help?

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Hi Mrs Singh, thank you for your question.

There is a possibility we can help get you accepted as we have many lenders on our panel who help people with CCJ's. As long as you have a UK licence and can prove your income that'd obviously help our chances.

Lenders do like to see intent to pay off any defaults / CCJs etc - so if you are beginning to make inroads on that front, and register your name at your current address on the electoral roll, we should be able to get you approved for a car loan.

Alternatively, we may be able to get an approval easier if you have a guarantor / joint applicant who has a better credit history than yourself - is this possible? Either way please make an application when you're ready and if approved we provide a no obligation quote and you can buy a car from any dealer in the UK. I hope this helps. Kind Regards, Rachel

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Hi Tim, yes - we should be able to get you approved for car finance even if your CCJ remains on your credit profile. When did you get the CCJ and how much was it for? We do have lenders who help people with current CCJ's and those who have had them in the past. Realistically we'd be able to get you approved for £5000 to £6000 however, if you have a large deposit we could get you more. Regards, Rachel

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Hi Thomas, thank you for your question and apologies for the delayed response. As your CCJ's total under £1000 there is a good chance that we can help. Do you have any current credit agreements that are up to date and paid on time as this will help your cause? Also, do you have a deposit or part exchange that you can place into the deal? If so, how much? If we can get you approved the £6000 you're looking for shouldn't be an issue but i can't give a definitive answer as all our lenders have different criteria. But, in my mind it would be worth applying. Just don't apply at lots of different places as the more searches you have against your name the worse your credit score will be. Regards, Rachel

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Hi S. Smith, Apologies for the delayed response. We'll only be able to secure you the funds you require if you can stump up a large deposit of approx £3000 to £4000. Is this possible or do you have a part exchange to this value? Regards, Rachel

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Hi Andy, yes - we'd be able to help. If approved (we help people that have had CCJ's in the past) we could take your current car off you and settle the existing finance whilst getting you into a new car. Obviously any equity you have in your current car can be used as a deposit. If you're in negative equity we can still help you out so don't worry too much if that is the case :-). Please apply when you're ready and you'll have a decision within a few working hours. Kind Regards, Rachel

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Hi Rachel, My credit history is poor due to my uni days. However i've really made an effort and cleared all my debts. I have one ccj that was no fault of mine. It was paid late by an insurance company, it's marked as satisfied and has been on my file since 12/12/2006 though this should be coming off very soon. I have another ccj for £2011 that's just appeared which i have no idea about and currently in talks with the court to have this set aside. My average monthly income is £1500 and I have been working as an engineer with same firm for the past 4 years. I'm after around £7-8k for a new car & i also have a px worth around £2500/3000. Can you help or should i wait until both ccj's are dealt with. Thanks :)

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Hi Fraz, even though you have 2 CCJ's (one which is quite old) I'm confident we can help as you have a large deposit in your part exchange and you earn a good wage. Are you on the electoral roll and are your current credit agreements up to date? Rachel

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Hi Rachel, yes all my current agreements are up to date. I don't owe any money apart from my uni student loan which is getting paid off monthly. I have DD's that are paid on time all the time and i've never missed any payments, i have cleared all my other debts in March this year and am making progrees with the other ccj for £2011. The courts have sent me a form to fill in to have it removed as i had good grounds to challenge it.

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Hi Fraz, if we don't have anything for you then you can choose your car from any reputable dealership. Cars cannot be financed from private individuals though. So you can either let us locate a vehicle for you to sell or you can go to a local dealership :-)

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Yes - i'm also on the electoral roll. Thanks again.

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Hi Fraz, if we don't have anything for you then you can choose your car from any reputable dealership. Cars cannot be financed from private individuals though. So you can either let us locate a vehicle for you to sell or you can go to a local dealership :-)

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Hi Rachel, been approved just need to call up and give bit more info, that's fine, however can i not choose my own vehicle from another seller or can i only choose the vehicles you guys have as the ones i like seem to be too much, for £8k i can get a nice car from a private seller. Can you not just finance me the money for my own choice? Thanks

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Hi Fraz, if we don't have anything for you then you can choose your car from any reputable dealership. Cars cannot be financed from private individuals though. So you can either let us locate a vehicle for you to sell or you can go to a local dealership :-)

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Hi Roberto, for a loan of £20,000 i'd advise a 20% deposit of £4000. A 15% deposit of £3000 should be ok though if you don't have the £4000. It seems like you have a very high credit score so a rate of 8% to 10% would be achievable. Your EU licence doesn't effect whether you'll be approved or not and we have lenders that approve people with EU licences so please apply with us when you feel you're ready to do so. Regards, Rachel

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Many thanks for the reply Rachel. I have no problem to put a deposit of 4000 or even more if that is necessary. The only thing i don't like particularly in the service you offer is that you choose the car for me. Is it possible that i choose my car and then we go ahead with the loan? Regards

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Hi Roberto, apologies for the delayed response. Yes that is possible (so you can choose your own car) but it depends upon the lender you get approved with. Please see vehicles for sale on our website and you'll see they are superb examples and prepared to retail standard. You wouldn't have to commit without seeing the car. Thanks, Rachel

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Hi Rachel. I have a credit rating of 775 points on Experian. A 5.5 year old £100 CCJ and wanted a car loan of £6000 over 2 years. I have a full UK license and a £1500 deposit too, but a German Passport! Could you help please? Many thanks.

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Hi Andreas, as you're CCJ is very old and only for a small amount i wouldn't let that bother you too much. If approved we'd be able to get you the money you need as you have a large deposit. The good news is that you have a UK licence. Are you employed and on the electoral roll?

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Hi There, i've got a Vauxhall Vectra 2.2 SRi in swap. It's an 05 plate and i owe £3000 on it. I have never missed a payment. Can i use the car as a part exchange? It has 59000 mies on it.

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Hi Gordon, yes you can use the car as a part exchange however you say you owe £3000 to the existing finance company. What is the car currently worth approximately (in the trade). Rachel

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Hi Rachel, I have a CCJ and need £5k for a car. I have a £4500 deposit. The CCJ was settled a while ago but is still on my file - would I be able to get finance?

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Hi Natasha, with only one CCJ that has been cleared now and a large deposit of £4500 i'm more than confident that we can get you the £5000 that you need. Please make an application when you get 2-3 minutes. Kind Regards, Rachel

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Hi there, I have a CCJ which has been paid and should come off my file next November (ive been told they stay for 6 years). Is there any possibility of me receiving finance or would finding someone as a guarantor be the only way for me to be successful? I've got a good job, good wage but it's just my score that is holding me back. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi Rachel, with only one CCJ that has been cleared we should be able to get you approved on your own. Do you have a deposit and are you on the electoral roll at your current address? Is your current credit up to date payment wise too? If so, please make an application asap :-)

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Hi, I am currently weighing up my options as i am looking at changing my car early next year. I am due to finish paying my 1 and only CCJ in September, then i will be completely debt free. I then aim to save around £1600 by January next year, and would also like to trade in my car for about £700. I am in full time employment and earn £1200 a month. I would like to borrow about £2000 but i won't have a guarantor, would your company be able to get me approved, or should i just try and continue saving? I don't have any credit cards etc, just my utility bills that get paid monthly without fail by direct debit. Can you advise me please?

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Hi Stacey, when January next year comes as you'll have a large deposit and a good income i'm confident we'll be able to get you approved for the £2000 that you need. Just make sure that you're on the electoral register at your current address and keep any accounts that you have up to date payment wise and you shouldn't have any problems. Kind Regards, Rachel

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Hi Rachel, my current credit situation is not ideal, six years back I got a CCJ and although this has now been removed and my credit score is around 900 I'm struggling to get approved for credit. I currently have credit with Ford Credit and have made all my repayments on time for the last 2 years. I approached Ford Credit to help finance a newer car but they turned me down? I earn in excess of £40K per year and would like a new car. I am 30 years old and have previously been told that because of my age I cannot use a guarantor. Is this correct? Please help, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance Rachel

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Hi Paul, as you have a decent credit score and a good income we'll be able to get you approved for car finance and the lenders we deal with will take into account that your CCJ was over 5 years ago now. You won't need a guarantor to be honest. Do you have a deposit and are you on the electoral roll? Rachel

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I currently have an experian credit rating of 730 and earn £27000 a year. I have a historic CCJ which is almost 6 years old but do have a credit card which is in good order. Would I be likely to get finance for £5000 with my history? I'm worried about applying and getting refused and damaging my credit rating again.

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Hi Tom, apologies for the delayed response. As your CCJ was 6 years ago i wouldn't think that's stop you from getting car finance as you have a good income and some clean active credit history. All in all i think we'd be able to get you £5000 with no problems. Please apply when you get 2-3 mins and let me know your reference number. Thank you :-)

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Hi Rachel, I am 45 years old and earn £18000 per year. I have very poor credit rating and 1 CCJ for less that £500 which is being paid regularly. I am on electoral roll but do not have a deposit. What would be my chances of approval?

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Hi Paul, as your CCJ is only for a small amount i'm confident that we can still get you approved as you are in employment and are on the electoral roll. Please apply when you get 5 minutes. Regards, Rachel :-)

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Hi I think I have 2 ccj's 1 was for around £1000 but was paid off but I am sure the other is only around £200. I also have an attachment of earning however this has 2 more payments. My credit is not great poor if I am honest, I should be on electoral register and lived at my present address for about 14 months.

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Hi Mark, we have more lenders than ACF so hopefully we can help but can't promise an acceptance. Please let me know your reference number when you have applied. Regards, Rachel

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hi, yes i am a permanent employee and have either a part ex or can sell that for the cash to put as the deposit. I was declined for acf finance so unsure if you can, i would say alot of my financial stuff was longer then 6 years ago, but i do not know where to go to see if i have other ccj's that i am unaware of. I do have an account with a lender for furniture and house equipment and have around £3500 in things i have had in credit due to paying more then i should and never missing a payment? Unsure if this can assist me but hey, if i don't ask i won't know. lol

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Hi Mark, we have more lenders than ACF so hopefully we can help but can't promise an acceptance. Please let me know your reference number when you have applied. Regards, Rachel

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Hi, I have three CCJ's totalling around £2000. However, I am able to get a garauntor. I was looking for a loan of around £5000 would this be possible?

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Hi Charlene, as your CCJ's aren't for huge amounts, you have a guarantor and you only require £5000 we should be able to help. Please apply when you get 2-3 minutes. Kind Regards, Rachel

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Hi, i have a poor credit history, an unpaid ccj from the last 2 years for £250 and i am self-employed. I want to buy a £9000 car. I can use my existing car worth (£1-2k) as part exchange and a deposit of £5000. Can i get a car loan for the difference? Kind Regards, Adrian

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Hi Adrian, as you have such a large deposit and due to the fact that your CCJ was over 2 years ago and was for a small amount i'm confident we can get you the £4000 approx that you need without many issues. Are you on the electoral roll and do you have any current clean credit profiles? Lastly, as you're self employed we'd need to see 3 months bank statements proving your earnings. I hope that's ok - i look forward to receiving your application. Rachel

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Hi Rachel, i got into a lot of debt when i was 22ish and got 4 ccj's unfortunately due to losing my job. I'm 29 now and there all gone off my credit file as of february. I earn £35000 a year. I've been employed full time for the past 3 years. I also have a credit card for the past 4 months which is used regulary and always paid off. Would it be worth me applying after february for approximately £7000? Thanks, Dave

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Hi Dave, as your CCJ's are off your credit profile now and you're on a good income i'm more than confident that we can get you approved for a car loan for £7000. Please apply when you're ready. Have a good weekend. Rachel

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Hi, Do you offer personal loans or just car finance? If I wanted to buy a 56 plate car with 128k on the clock would this still be acceptable ? Thanks, Simon

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Hi Simon, we just offer "Hire purchase" so car finance. The funds get sent directly to the supplying dealer and you just collect your new car and start making monthly repayments.

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I have a few CCJ's and have had poor credit for a while. I am now in full time employment and have been for 2 years making payments to my arrears on my mortgage but know the defaults have still affected my rating dramatically. I pick up between £600 and £1100 per week but as I say cannot get credit anywhere. Payments aren't a problem but need £11000 to purchase my new car can you help?

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Hi Michael, if you need £11,000 and have poor credit you'll need a £1500 deposit approx. Can you make this up with cash or a part ex? Kind Regards, Rachel

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Hi again Rachel, I have got £1500 if needed but again my credit file is abysmal. I have been unable to secure finance elsewhere and believe it can only be worse now by trying too many companies. If it was based on my current incomes/expenditures I don't think it would be a problem. Do you know of any that do this? I would be able to get a guarantor if needed but as I say even the companies which say bad credit accepted seem to turn me away with or without guarantor. I will be able to provide all payslips etc but find that any credit check will be rejected is there anything you can do?

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Hi Michael, where have you applied online and been turned down? This will give me a better idea of whether we can help or not.

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Hello, I am in a highly paid contract job (paying nearly 200k per annum) however my credit history is poor due to a CCJ for child maintenance (done this way as ex wife thought rightly that she would get more per month). I am after getting car finance circa £30k as I need a vehicle for long distances as part of my new role. Note that I do not have a limited company. Thanks for your help in advance.

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Hi Richard, we should certainly be able to help as long as you can prove your income if requested and if you have a 10% deposit as a minimum towards the new car. Please apply when you get 5 minutes. Kind Regards, Rachel

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I have a very poor credit score, is it possible to get any kind of finance on a car. I am not bothered about a brand new car, I just need a reliable one. I am looking at payments of about £200 maximum per month. Do I have a chance??

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Hi Humphrey, we do help people with bad credit so please make an applicationa nd we'll try our best to get you approved. Are you employed and are you on the electoral roll at your current address? If so, please apply. Regards, Rachel

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Hi, I have an experian credit rating of 821 which says 'fair'. I've had a ccj recently which i paid in full. I've also recently been refused credit on car finance elsewhere, is it still worth applying? Thanks.

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Hi Pete, yes it is still worth applying as we can get people passed even though they have had CCJs in the past. Where did you apply and get refused? You do have a fair score so i'm confident we can help as long as you're on the electoral roll and can prove your income. Please apply when you're ready.

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Hi, i've just had a look at my credit report and i have a fair score. This is due to 2 CCJs 3 yrs ago which is paid. One is still showing outstanding but its also been paid. I have £9000 in available credit as shown on my credit report, i've never missed a mortgage payment or anything else apart from a phone contract which is in dispute now over data roaming. I earn £65000 a year and own 2 properties. Is there any way you can help?

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Hi Chad, as you have a large income and a fair credit score i'm confident we can get you approved even though you have past CCJ's. Please apply when you get a few spare minutes and you'll have a decision very quickly. Kind Regards, Rachel

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Hi I had a bad credit history and have a few problems on my credit file. I had a car in 2008 which I didn't pay due to it being faulty but I have started paying it now. I have two credit Cards and am unemployed due to being disabled can you help

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Hi John, Here at CarFinance 247 we deal with the majority of lenders on the market, some of which will lend to people who are not working due to being disabled as long as you are receiving permanent disability living allowance and can provide proof of this. With regards to your previous vehicle agreement, this does not necessarily affect your chances of gaining finance as long as you are showing that you are paying it back now as this shows intent to the lenders. It would definitely be worth making an application so we can see how we can help you. Kind Regards, Rachel :)

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i found out my credit score and its 295 can u still help?

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Hi John, It is difficult to say without seeing an application. It would be worth applying so our underwriters can assess your credit profile and circumstances and do their best to secure an approval. We do however deal with most of the lenders on the market and have previously managed to secure customers in similar situations to yourself an approval. Kind Regards Rachel

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Hi, I currently have a car on finance. I believe the car is worth around £5k and I have been given a settlement of £5300. My credit rating is poor because of stupidity when I was a bit younger and i believe it is in the low 300's. I'm in full time employment earning £1000 a month. I want to try and get finance on a car ? . What would be the chances of swapping my current car for a smaller/cheaper car when I have such poor credit?

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Hi Dan, Ok firstly I suggest that you go and get your car valued at a reputable dealer as you may be able to get the £5300 you require to settle the finance. However if it is less than the settlement figure we can look to tie the negative equity up into a new deal on a different vehicle. Your credit score isn't too bad and believe me we have seen much worse and been able to help! Please make an application so we can see how we can help. Thanks, Rachel

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Hi Rachel, I was hoping to be able to pick up a used moped to help save money on travelling to and from work in the city. I do have a current outstanding CCJ from many years for some loans I defaulted on. I earn £1300/month after tax and was looking to spend about £2k max on a bike, I have roughly £700 cash deposit too. Would I be able to apply for used car insurance? Thanks

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Hi Darren, thank you for your question,

We can help people that are currently in debt management plans however, it all depends upon how bad your actual credit profile is and how much debt you have outstanding. If you are on the electoral roll, in full time employment and are paying your current bills on time we may be able to help.

Please make an application when you're ready and if approved we provide a no obligation quote and you can buy a car from any dealer. Kind Regards, Rachel

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My credit file isn't perfect having 2 CCJs which are both under £1k. I also have 3 defaults. I'm in full time employment for past 3 years and paying all my bills up to date and own my own house for last 10 years. Could I be eligible for a car loan?

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Hi Mark, it is definitely a possibility however you would need to make an application so we can take a closer look at your credit profile. It will definitely help if your accounts are being kept up to date and your defaults are reducing. Please make an application when you have 5 minutes. Thanks Rachel

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Hi, i have a ccj for 1600 from 5 years ago but i have satisfied it about 3 years ago. All of my other accounts are up to date and in the green, including my phone contract, credit cards and catalogue bar one which is a loan from 5 years ago which I defaulted on and it hasnt been satisfied. As you can tell most of my issues are from over 5 years ago and everything i have had on credit in the past 2-3 years have been paid on time. Will i be able to get car finance as my credit file on experian still shows me as having a poor credit score. I also have been in my job for almost 4 years and have a salary of 28000 Thanks in advance craig

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Hi Craig, Thank you for your question and I apologise for the late response. The good news is we should definitely be able to place you with one of our lenders. It is clear from what you are telling me that you are trying to improve your credit profile. Are you registered on the electoral roll at your current address as this will help yet it is not essential. Please make an application when you are ready so we can see how we can help. Rachel

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Hi, I am looking for car finance but have already had one refusal and dont want to keep applying and ruining my chances of getting credit any more. I have a 2005 Ford Transit van, 69000 miles, which I'm looking to PX for a family vehicle of around 8000. However, having checked my credit score with Equifax, although my score is fair (761), I have one CCJ on there for £8944, which has been raised by my ex husbands father, out of spite! Would you be able to help me at all, or is the CCJ going to ruin any chance of credit? I work p/t and have lived at my current address for 2yrs 8months, prev address 7 years. I have a credit card and store cards, all of which have been paid on time each month. many thanks. Elaine

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Hi Elaine, A CCJ won't necessarily prevent you from obtaining finance as long as any credit accounts you have are being paid. The main issue I can see is that you are part time. Many lenders require customers to be in full time employment. However we do deal with lenders who would consider you. You would need to make an application so we can see how we can help. Thanks, Rachel

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Hi there, I have one CCJ from 2009 that was £7500 that is now paid off. I also have 5 defaults that are all paid off. What are my chances of being accepted? I am on the electrol role. I earn £23000 per year. I have not had any defaults in the last two years. What are my chances of being accepted?

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Hi Mark, from what you say I believe that you have a good chance of being accepted with one of our lenders as you are clearly showing intent to improve your credit profile. Please make an application when you can, Thanks Rachel

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I am looking to apply for car finance so ordered my credit file before applying as I did have some problems a few years ago. Turns out I have an outstanding CCJ at a previous address that is still active. I am going to clear this but I know this will stop me from getting car finance. Will I still be able to apply if I have a guarantor or will my partner need to get the finance in his name, with me as a named driver?

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Hi Gemma, Don't panic! Having an outstanding CCJ doesn't necessarily mean you will be declined for car finance. It does make things a little more difficult as you are seen as a higher risk to lenders, but as long as your are keeping up to date on your accounts you should be fine. If you can I would put through a joint application with someone as this usually strengthens the application. I hope this helps, Rachel

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Hi, I am after a car loan of around £40k, I have my own business which has been established 3 years now which I take a £45k salary, I have a few defaults on my credit file, at the minute I'm going through a mortgage application which has been agreed in principal but my question is if I apply for car finance too could this affect my mortgage?

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Hi C Travis, if you have already been approved for a mortgage in principal applying for a car loan will not effect the approval you have in place. However, a £40k car loan is a large amount. What % deposit would you have? Rachel

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Hi. I'm looking to get a newer car but my credit rating is shocking (around the 200 mark) I've been in a debt management program for around 2 years with quite a few years left to go. Could you help me at all?

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Hi Phil, we do help people in DM plans so there is a chance. I can't guarantee anything as we haven't seen your credit but well worth applying. Rachel

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Hello, I had a CCJ in 2009 (I forgot to tell a solicitors i had moved and they kept posted a bill to that address). The amount was £200. I paid it off within 1 month of it being raised so was settled in 2009. It still shows on my credit profile and marks my score down to around 600.

I have letters from the solicitors stating that the CCJ was raised by mistake and that it was their fault, although the court still won't remove it from my file. Would I be able to obtain credit?

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Hi Seth, thank you for using the Q&A.

You do have a slightly below average credit score in 600 but i'm confident we could help as long as you are employed, have a UK licence and have some current clean credit history.

We do have lenders that help people with CCJ's get approved for car finance and as a piece of advice you can actually contact Experian and place a note of the letter you have received on your credit profile so lenders can see this was in error.

Please apply asap and once accepted we provide a no obligation quote and you can buy a car from any dealer. Kind Regards, Rachel

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Hi there, i'm after advice on whether i'll be accepted for finance or not. The bad points on my credit profile are as follows: I have lots of defaults - £7000 on a loan, credit cards at £400, £1250, £2000 and £2500. Payday loans at £270, £500 and one that was £300 but they want £1200!! Also, a catalogue at £400 and a bank account I closed but they want £300 too.

The better bits are that i have been employed for 4 months, I have no CCJ's or bankruptcy on my file, i have nearly 8 years at same address and registered to vote, my utilities, SKY, car insurance, mobile and current bank account are all perfect. i had a previous car finance agreement from Billing Finance that went wrong but got settled (they touted for business so I tested them with what I am looking for, they said no). My current wage is £215 per week after tax plus £39 per week tax credits. I have been employed by an agency with a possible permanent position available.

The defaults are from my unemployment in August 2012 to October 2013. They haven't been paid yet as I have concentrated on priority debts like council tax and that will be clear in 5-6 weeks (£150 left to pay of this year's). Once they are cleared I will focus on sorting the defaults.

The car I am after is a Vauxhall Insignia, a 58-60 plate with up to 90000 miles and £7000 cost max. Currently, I have a £350 deposit rising weekly which should be double come the end of March with possible CPP compensation to add which if I get it would take the pot to £1000. Hopefully with another £2000 if my partner gets her PPI refund. Part of me wants to wait until the job goes permanent as on the last car I was 5 months into an 18 month deal when I lost my job.

My question is do I stand a chance and if I do what sort of deposit would I need to get the £7000?

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Hi Mike, thank you for your in-depth question!

From what you have said we'd find it difficult, but not impossible to secure you car finance. The good things are that you are employed, have a decent deposit and have a stable residential history with electoral roll status. I also take it that you have a full UK licence?

The obvious stumbling blocks are your recent defaults and outstanding debts. Lenders also don't shed a good light on people taking out payday loans however, we shall try our best with our current lending panel to get you an acceptance. If approved the £1000 deposit is more than enough for a £7000 car.

I shall leave the decision in your court as to when you wish to apply but when you're ready please make an application here and once approved we provide a no obligation quote and you can buy a car from any dealer in the UK. Kind Regards, Rachel

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Hi, I am wondering if you can help me. I have a poor credit rating as shown on my Experian credit report, have a CCJ which is 2 years old and two defaults on my credit account at very low values.

I will have the two defaults paid off within the next 2 months. I have lived at my address for the past year and recently put myself on the electoral roll register, but it is yet to be updated onto my Experian account. I do not have a phone contract and my only source of credit is an I-pad that I only got last month.

Other than this I have not had any applications for credit nor been refused credit for a long time. I am fully employed by the water board with a very secure job and can prove my income. I can also afford a vehicle of around £250/£350 a month.

Please can you help me, I do not want to try my luck and apply willy nilly as refusals will make my credit rating even further!

I'm assuming it will be more beneficial to me to wait until both defaults are paid off as the combination of this, I-pad payments x3 and the electoral role register updated can only strengthen my credit score? Appreciate any help, Thanks!

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Hi Luke, thank you for your in-depth question and it certainly seems like you're trying your best to clean up your credit history which is great news!

Firstly, we do have lenders that approve people for car finance even though they have past defaults and CCJ's however, if you're not in a mad rush for a car it will make sense to clear the defaults and get on the electoral register before applying to increase your chances.

When you're ready to apply i'm confident we could help as you have a good income, stable job and residential history and some current clean credit.

Please make an application when you're ready and once approved we provide a no obligation quote and you can buy a car from any dealer in the UK. Kind Regards, Rachel

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HI, I'm looking for a loan at £7495 and will be part ex for a value of £750 offered to me, so would require £6745 to make the transaction.

I have a high credit score on credit expert (over 700) but a poor score on Equifax (203). There is a CCJ on my profile which is due to be removed in 6 months for the value of (£1500) which was paid off as soon as i was aware. Would i get the full £6745 needed, and do you only approve on a certain age or mileage of a vehicle - i.e age restriction or mileage restriction?

I don't wish to just apply and find out that i cant since it will affect my credit rating. Thanks

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Hi Ben, thank you for your question.

As you have a larged eposit in your part ex, a fair credit score and the fact that your CCJ has been settled i'm confident that we can get you accepted for the amount you need.

We will need to see proof of income though as this dictates how much you can borrow. Regarding the restrictions on vehicle criteria this is also determined by the lender. Typically the car can't have done over 100,000 miles and can't be older than 10 years at the end of the agreement.

Please make an application and once 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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Hi, I'm looking for a £5000 loan for a car and home improvements. I'm full time employed however, I found out in January I had a CCJ which I had no knowledge of.

I paid it off immediately and i'm getting my satisfied certificate through soon. I have a few debts in my name but I am doing well paying them off. Do you think you could help?

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Hi Michael, thank you for your email.

We do have a handful of lenders on our panel that help people with past CCJ's and credit problems secure car finance. Obviously we can't guarantee an approval at this stage but we'll certainly try our best. It will be difficult to secure you a personal loan option though due to your credit circumstances so you may need to secure a loan elsewhere for your home improvements.

As you have now cleared your CCJ that will help our chances and the good news is that you're full time employed so i assume you can prove your income with payslips. If approved £5000 shouldn't be a problem but the amount you can borrow will depend upon your credit circumstances.

Please make an application when you're ready 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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I have a few defaults on my credit history (very high APR/ interest loans to build my credit score), and currently entering a DMP. I'd be looking around £8000 for a car, this would bring my insurance down by over a £1000 compared to an older car with significantly more mileage. I earn £18,000 a year - £1279 per month after tax and my DMP is £150 per month. Would I be able to get a loan?

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Hi Darren, thank you for your question,

We can help people that are currently in debt management plans however, it all depends upon how bad your actual credit profile is and how much debt you have outstanding. If you are on the electoral roll, in full time employment and are paying your current bills on time we may be able to help.

Please make an application when you're ready and if approved we provide a no obligation quote and you can buy a car from any dealer. Kind Regards, Rachel

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Hello, I've been looking to buy a new car on finance. I currently make £2700 a month and I have a £5000 deposit. I had a CCJ of 700 pounds which was paid off 3 months ago, but my credit is poor. Will it be possible to get any type of finance.

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Hi Rachel, Thank you for your question!

You have a good regular income, and we do have lenders who can help people with poor credit histories, including those with CCJs, so we may be able to help!

Please make an application when you're ready and if approved we provide a no obligation quote and you can buy a car from any dealer. Kind Regards, Rachel

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