If you’re searching for guaranteed car finance, it’s likely you have a poor credit history. Some companies advertise “guaranteed car finance”, but no credit broker can properly take your own circumstances into account when offering this.
At Red Potato, we don’t claim to offer guaranteed car finance to anyone. Instead, we specialise in providing bad credit car finance based on our lending criteria. This looks at your circumstances and ability to repay the loan as well as your credit score. You should be wary of any car finance company that claims to guarantee car finance to you.
How we can help
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). We provide car finance to our customers through responsible lending and our commitment to treating customers fairly. In addition, we can consider your application even if you:
- Have no deposit
- Are in a Debt Management Plan (DMP), Trust Deed or Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA)
- Have a County Court Judgement (CCJ)
- Have been declared bankrupt
- Are self-employed
Although we will try to help anyone in any financial situation, approval for car finance is subject to status and income.
Your credit rating
We recommend that you check your credit profile before applying for most types of finance, especially if you have bad credit. This can help you to determine whether or not you have bad credit if you’re unsure. There are a number of websites that you can use to get a free credit check including Experian and Check My File. If you find that your credit score is low then we have provided some tips on how you can improve it.
Bad credit car loans with Red Potato
Car finance provided by Red Potato is provided under a hire purchase agreement. This means you will borrow the amount you need to purchase your new car. You will then pay this back with interest on a monthly basis for approximately 3-5 years.
We offer finance from 19.9% APR to 29.9% APR. We will confirm the APR you are eligible for when we provide you with a lending decision. The APR you are offered is subject to our underwriting checks. This happens once we have received your documents and completed our affordability checks.
Representative example: Cash price £7500, Deposit £0, Loan amount £7500, interest rate applied to borrowing 16.24% (fixed), interest repayable £6100, 60 monthly repayments of £226.50, option to purchase fee £10, total amount payable £13,600, Representative 29.9% APR.
Unlike other car finance providers, Red Potato is also a bad credit car dealership. We can help source the perfect car to suit your budget and lifestyle. We have over 4,000 affordable used cars available from dealers nationwide.