Auto Loan After Bankruptcy - Beware Of Shady Lenders
Written by: Carrie Reeder
If you have a recent bankruptcy but need an auto loan, you may
be surprised at how easy it still can be to get approved for an
auto loan. Because the bank can protect themselves by using the
vehicle as collateral for the loan, it's much easier to get
vehicle financing with past credit problems than it is to get a
new credit card or another kind of unsecured loan.
There are many finance companies online competing for your
business, to finance your vehicle. Just beware of unethical
lending practices. People with bad credit are often prey to
lending scams. Bad credit borrowers have fewer lending options
than other borrowers and some finance companies take advantage
of that fact. Here are 3 things to do to protect yourself from
an unethical auto finance company.
1. Compare Rates Among at Least 3 Different Lenders Online - If
you have 3 or more loan offers to compare, you are much less
likely to take an offer from a lender who is charging excessive
interest rates. If you have 3 or more interest rates to compare,
you will have a good idea of what the average interest rate is
that is being offered to people with credit problems for auto
2. Get Financing Before You Visit a Dealer - If you are going to
buy your car from a dealer, make sure you get your financing
before you actually visit the an auto dealership. Dealers and
lenders often make agreements to work together to charge the
borrower a much higher interest rate than they could otherwise
get by shopping around. If you have your financing ahead of
time, you won't have to accept the financing they offer you
3. Apply With Reputable Lenders - If you are applying with
lenders who are established and reputable, you minimize your
chances of being taken advantage of.
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