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Car finance jargon confuses British drivers

Despite over three-quarters of new car sales being financed through manufacturer and dealer finance agreements, it is disturbing how few people really understand what they are signing up to.
Identification documents - UK Driving Licence and Passport (The Car Expert)

When applying for finance for a new or used car, you will need to provide various information, documents and proofs of identification to the finance company so they can assess your application.
The Car Expert has lots of impartial information about car finance

Leasing options can vary from one company to another, and the contractual jargon can be complicated and confusing. To ensure you’re well informed when it comes to leasing a vehicle, here are some key points to remember (sponsored post).
Follow The Car Expert's Ten Golden Rules for Buying a Car

After much requesting, here are The Car Expert’s Ten Golden Rules on buying a new or used car. Follow these pearls of wisdom and you are will end up with the right car at the right price.
Company car finance for the BMW 3 series (The Car Expert)

Many car manufacturers have car finance specifically tailored for company car drivers. The Car Expert and BMW Finance look at the two main offers available (sponsored post)
Christmas car bargains for clever car buyers

As another year draws to a close, car dealers start looking at their sales numbers and many of them will be getting quite nervous. If you are in the market to buy a car, you are in a strong position to get a deal on your perfect new set of wheels this Christmas.
Car Finance Glossary (The Car Expert)

The Car Expert has put together this comprehensive glossary of car finance terms to help you understand exactly what all the jargon means.
A deposit contribution is a disocunt offer linked to car finance - The Car Expert

What is the difference between a £2,000 discount and a £2,000 deposit contribution on a new or used car? Well, maybe you should #AskTCE.
Paying cash for a car

Most people buy a car on finance, but what if you don't want to? Paying cash at a dealership is not necessarily as easy as it sounds.
car finance - voluntary termination rights

One of the most misunderstood aspects of car finance is how you can end your agreement early if you need to. Recently we explained the ins and outs of settling a PCP early, and today we will look at a provision that is built into every regulated PCP and HP car finance agreement – your voluntary termination rights (VT).
How do I settle a PCP early? (The Car Expert)

It’s clear from the number of enquiries we get that car dealerships are rubbish at explaining how a PCP works. Today we are going to address one of the most common questions people ask about a PCP car finance agreement: What if I want or need to settle a PCP early?
Tips for car finance applications

The Car Expert presents a few simple car finance tips that you should follow before you sign your life away on that new or used car.
car finance deals

According to latest figures by the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA), cars brought on dealer finance grew by 25% in January compared to the same period last year. In addition consumer’s new and used car finance volumes grew by similar rates – up 24 per cent and 25 per cent.
Car finance and accommodation deals

"Can I take out car finance in my name if the car is for someone else?" This is a common question when people are applying for car finance, and causes considerable confusion. In short - NO! For a more detailed analysis, read on...
Bad credit car finance

Getting car finance with a bad credit history isn’t an impossible task. Here are some of the things you can do to remedy your situation.
The Car Expert looks at various car financing options

What are the different options when it comes to buying a vehicle? Jack Rich provides a guide to some of the popular car financing choices.
PCP car finance - explained by The Car Expert

Many people are unclear about the PCP (Personal Contract Purchase), which is offered by nearly every car manufacturer in the UK. This is usually offered by the manufacturer’s own finance company, although there are some other lenders who offer PCPs as well. The Car Expert explains how it works.
Random logbook loan office

One of the growing types of sub-prime finance in the UK is what is known as a ‘logbook loan’. The lenders claim that logbook loans are “easy, fast and hassle-free”, but they represent a serious risk of you losing possession of your car.
Car finance is how most people buy their vehicle

Many new and used car buyers in the UK are making their purchase with finance of some sort. But how does car finance work and what are the implications?