Auto Loans: Top 5 Tips For The Best Rate
You've got your eye on that shiny new Lexus - okay, maybe it's a Kia, but it's perfect and you want it to be yours, all yours - as soon as possible. At the same time, you certainly don't want to be saddled with paying nearly double the car's value by the time you finish paying off the car loan. Here are five tips to help you get the best possible interest rate on an auto loan to put the car of your dreams in your driveway.
1. Check your credit rating.
If you don't already know what's in your credit report, this is a good time to find out. Before you apply for an auto loan, get a copy of your credit report to find out what surprises may be lurking in it. You may just find out that it contains erroneous information that should be corrected, or that there's something negative on it that can be either explained away or fixed easily with a couple of phone calls or letters. Either way, it always helps to know what the credit reporting agencies are saying about you before you start shopping around for a loan.
2. If you have good to excellent credit...
...then you may qualify for special incentive financing available through the car dealer. If the car dealer is offering a low, low finance rate, check all the terms and conditions carefully BEFOREHAND online to make sure that you qualify. Most often, that 1% financing rate is reserved for those who have excellent credit and can afford to do a 12 month financing plan. If that's you - then grab the deal. 1-2% financing is a bargain if you can handle the other terms and conditions attached.
3. If you need a longer term than 12 months or have spotty credit...
...arrange your financing yourself before setting foot on the car lot. Check with your usual bank for a new auto loan first, as they may have better interest rates for those who are already established customers, or who carry all their savings, checkings and loan accounts through one bank. It may save you a few percentage points in interest to do business with someone who already knows you.
4. Shop online for the best auto loan available.
At many online credit web sites, you can submit a request for multiple quotes from area finance agencies and lending firms. Simply submit your request for an auto loan quote through an online form, and the web site will submit it to up to four financing firms at once. A representative from each agency will contact you within a few hours to a day or two to discuss your request with you and give you a quote for an interest rate and monthly payment amount that they can offer you. Online shopping for credit makes it easy to compare and pick the best auto loan terms for you.
5. If your credit is bad but you need that car...
...one of your best and most often overlooked options is to find someone to cosign the loan for you. In most cases, when you have a cosigner, you'll get the interest rate that THEY qualify for, which means a lower monthly payment for you.
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Shopping for a Personal Loan
Most Internet users are now extremely comfortable using the Internet to research and buy items that we need, mainly because we know that e-tailers probably have the lowest prices and we can avoid heavy sales pitches and crowded stores.This is most evident in financial services where banks have used the channel effectively although there could be hidden charges and pricing that may make your new bargain personal loan or credit card not quite so much of a bargain.
Benefits of a Personal Secured Loan
A Personal secured loan can offer many benefits, some of which are listed below:Personal secured loans are loans that are offered to individuals rather than businesses.Rates for a personal secured loan will be way lower than for other loan products so it makes good financial sense for many of us over the term of our borrowings.
What is the Difference Between an Unsecured Personal Loan and a Secured Personal Loan?
This is a common question that many consumers have. Many people do not realize that there are even different types of personal loans.
What is a Personal Secured Loan?
A personal secured loan is the generic term for a loan. In simple terms a personal secured loan gives security to the lender on the loan other than a simple promise to repay the loan.
Military Loan and Military Loans
Military loans are made available to active servicemen and retirees and are one of the great benefits to those who have served their country. A military loan can be a wonderful way for military personnel to make much-needed home improvements, get the car repaired, pay for higher education or even take a family vacation.
What is a Homeowner Loan?
A Homeowner Loan is a way of using the equity tied up in your property to raise money. Equity is the difference between the value of your home and your outstanding mortgage.
Small Business Loans Can Help You Write Your Success Story
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Free Money Saving Auto and Home Loan Tips
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Bad credit is like an ongoing battle for many loan borrowers. Bad credit has many repercussions for the people when they apply for personal loans.
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When trying to locate bad credit loans, many people find themselves becoming frustrated by the apparent lack of bad credit loans available. In truth, however, there are actually a large number of bad credit loans that you can get from a variety of different lenders? the key is knowing where and how to look for them.
Should You Get A Pay Day Loan?
Whether you have good credit, bad credit or no credit, you are still eligible for pay day loans. Pay day loans come in all shapes and sizes.
What is a Commercial Business Loan?
A commercial business loan is designed for a wide range of UK small, medium and startup business needs including the purchase, refinance, expansion of a business, development loans or any type of commercial investment.Finance is the lifeblood of a business.
A Consumers Guide to Getting a Bad Credit Loan
Here is a useful guide to getting a bad credit loan. If you're like countless others, then you may be struggling to get a bad credit loan.
Guide to Homeowner Loans
Here is a useful guide to Homeowner Loans. A Homeowner Loan is a loan secured against your home.
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As tuition rates at many colleges continues to rise, the limits that students may borrow each year has stayed the same.Dependent undergraduates may borrow up to $2,625 their freshman year, $3,500 their sophomore year and $5,500 for each remaining year in Stafford Loans.
Loan Options for College Students
You just finished high school and realize you have two months to work and save up for your very expensive post secondary education. Your parents are willing to help you out a bit, you have a very impressive $4.
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