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What are the options at the end of your PCP contract? (The Car Expert)

What are your options at the end of a PCP?

Many car buyers are confused about what their choices at the end of a PCP car finance agreement. We explain your options to help you make the best choice.
What happens to your car finance debt after you die?

What happens to your car finance agreement if you die?

When taking out car finance, almost no-one thinks: "What would happen to this car finance agreement if I should die before it's paid off?"
Car finance - the negative equity problem (The Car Expert)

Car finance: Negative equity and why it’s a problem

One problem car buyers often get caught out by with regard to their car finance is negative equity, and it can get them into financial trouble. But why?
Follow The Car Expert's Ten Golden Rules for Buying a Car

The 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.
Audi A3 Sportback is available on Motability

Motability: What is it and how does it work?

The Motability scheme has helped millions of disabled people across the UK become more mobile. but how does it actually work and who is eligible?
Jaguar XF-R leasing options

Buying a car or leasing: which one is for you?

Should you buy or lease a car? We’ve summarised the top reasons for both buying and leasing a car – hopefully it will help you decide what's best for you (sponsored post).
Car finance, PCP, personal contract purchase, car dealer

Personal Contract Purchase: The PCP explained

What is PCP car finance? Here is the most comprehensive guide to the PCP (personal contract purchase) anywhere on the internet.
Fancy an Audi A6 company car for your start-up business?

Car leasing advice for start-up businesses

If you have a start-up business, you probably don't have spare cash to drop on a new car. However, leasing may be a viable option in certain situations.
Car finance: the Hire Purchase (HP) explained

Car finance: the Hire Purchase explained

The hire purchase (HP) is a car finance product sold by car dealers that is fairly straightforward to understand and manage. The Car Expert explains how it works.
Car finance: the PCP early upgrade myth

Car finance: the early upgrade myth

Have you had a call from the car dealer with the "good news" that you are eligible for an early upgrade on your PCP? It may be good news for the dealer, but not necessarily for you.
What are the servicing requirements of a car with PCP car finance?

Do I have to service my car with the dealer if I have a...

The popularity of PCP car finance has allowed car manufacturers to be sneaky when it comes to forcing you to service your car with their dealer network.
Identification documents - UK Driving Licence and Passport (The Car Expert)

What documents do I need for car finance? #AskTCE

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.
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Car leasing – where to start?

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).
Company car finance for the BMW 3 series (The Car Expert)

Financing your BMW company car

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)
A deposit contribution is a disocunt offer linked to car finance - The Car Expert

What is a deposit contribution?

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.
What are your options for paying cash for a car?

Paying cash for a car – What are your options?

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.
Handing over car keys. Voluntary termination of a PCP or HP

Car finance: Voluntary termination of a PCP or HP

Voluntary termination of a PCP or HP is your legal consumer right. Car finance companies don't want you to know about this. The Car Expert exposes the truth.
How to settle your car finance (PCP) early

Car finance: How do I settle a PCP early?

This article answers one of the most common questions about PCP car finance: What if I want to terminate my car finance agreement and settle a PCP early?
Before you put your signature on a car finance application or contract...

Before you apply for car finance…

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 finance application.
Car finance and accommodation deals

Can I take out car finance for someone else?

"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

Need a car but have bad credit?

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.
Random logbook loan office

Logbook loans – and why you should avoid them

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

Car finance: What you should know

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?

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