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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.

What is the Maximum Age of a Guarantor for Car Finance?

Hello, Is it possible for a car finance company to reject a guarantor due to them being too old? Thanks
Asked by Ronnie
January 30, 2012
Hi Ronnie, thank you for your question.

All lenders have set criteria and age restrictions so to answer your question the answer is yes. The maximum age for a guarantor that we can accept is 80.

How old is the guarantor you were thinking of using? 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
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.


Age related questions

I am fully employed through an agency at the moment but this should be made permanent at the beginning of July. Would this go against my application?

Asked by Justin Hume
January 30, 2012

Hi Justin, No - this wouldn't go against your application. As long as you can prove your income through payslips from the agency then you'd be eligible for car finance. Do you have a good, average or poor credit history? Regards, Rachel
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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Hi, my son is has been employed by an agency for about 2 years. Would he be able to get finance for a car?

Asked by Alex
January 30, 2012

Hi Alex, as long as your son has a UK bank account and driving licence and can prove his income with payslips or bank statements then we should be able to get him finance.

It doesn't matter if he's an agency worker as the good news is that we have lenders on our panel that can help. Does your son have a good or bad credit rating / history? 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
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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I have worked for 2 agencies in the last 2 years in the automotive industry. Due to pay incentives i have moved to a better paid agency. Would this go against any application for finance for a car?

Asked by Paul Griffin
January 30, 2012

Hi Paul, thanks for the question. We can help agency workers and as long as you have 3 months payslips we'll be able to get you car finance if approved. So, in answer to your question moving agency for more money won't effect your chances of being approved. Kind Regards, Rachel
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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Hello Rachel, what is the minimum age to apply for car finance?

Asked by Geraldine Kennedy
January 30, 2012

Hi Geraldine, the age you have to be to apply for car finance can vary from lender to lender as they all have different criteria.

However, in the main most lenders can potentially help people that are 18 and over. How old are you and what is your credit history like? To get approved (if you are under 21) you'd have a greater chance if you added a co-hirer such as a parent.

Please make an application when you've considered your options and if approved you can choose a car from any reputable dealer and we also provide a no obligation quote. Kind Regards, Rachel
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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I was wondering if I'm eligible to get an Audi a1 1.2 5 door car on finance? I'm 18 years old and live in the UK with a full UK licence.

Asked by Fayaz Hanif Gani
January 30, 2012

Hi Fayaz, thank you for your question.

Due to your age you may well struggle to secure finance for an Audi A1 without a co-hirer on the agreement. Would it be possible to add a parent to the agreement with their permission obviously?

The amount you'll be able to borrow will also depend upon your current credit history and income. Are you employed, can you prove your income and do you have any current clean credit history? All of this would aid our chances. A deposit would also help greatly.

Please carefully consider your options and 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
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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Hello, I am in desperate need of a car as mine has given up and i have work commitments. I have a very poor credit rating of around 530 and i work full time taking home £1000 per month. I have nobody who is able to be a guarantor for me. Do you think i co

Asked by Victoria Carr
January 30, 2012

Hi Victoria, thank you for your question. We do have lenders on our panel that help people with poor credit so i'm confident we can help you even though you don't have a guarantor as you have a decent monthly income. We don't charge any up-front fees to get you approved for car finance either. Please make an application when you are ready. Kind Regards, Rachel
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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Hi, I have very recently turned 18 years old and have a full UK licence and have only had my current bank account for 2 months. I have no negative credit history so i guess that's classed as fair and am unable too add a co-hirer due too personal issues. I

Asked by Ashley
January 30, 2012

At CarFinance 247, the minimum age to apply for car finance is 18. However, we do work with lenders that are only able to provide finance for people over 21 or 22 or limit the amount that they those aged between 18 and 21 can borrow.

If you’re over 18 and ready to find car finance, you can get a quote to find out more with no impact on your credit score. Rates from 6.9% APR. Representative APR 24.9%.

Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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Hi, I'm on disability benefits ESA and DLA but not mobility component.

I have a less than good credit history. Can I still get finance? I've been on these benefits since May 2010. Thank you.

Asked by Lisa
January 30, 2012

Hi Lisa, thank you for your question.

The good news is that we do help people on ESA & DLA get car finance and we also have lenders that help people with bad credit.

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
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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I just passed my driving test but I can't afford to buy a car. I've got a bad credit history & I'm not working.

I do get child tax credits and income support - would I be able to get a car on this?

Asked by Nadine
January 30, 2012

Hi Nadine, thank you for your question.

Firstly, congratulations on passing your driving test. Secondly, the good news is that we do have lenders on our panel that help people who have bad credit and are on benefits get car finance.

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
Tim Carpenter
Tim Carpenter Car Finance Expert

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