In this blog we’ll go through exactly what you need to apply for a car loan with us. Whether you are after something previously loved or a new shiny set of wheels, applying for a car loan is easy and we can have you pre-approved before you start looking. Below is all the information you need to start the process.

What's required to apply?

Before applying, you might like to check out our car loan repayment calculator tool to get an idea as to how much your loan repayments are likely to be. When you’re good to go, and if you’re not an existing Horizon customer, you'll need to provide two forms of ID. We can verify you when you apply online, making the process even quicker. To assess your ability to repay a loan your lender will need pay slips or bank statements as proof of income. We may also call your employer for verification.

You'll also need to disclose what you currently own - assets (e.g. existing vehicles, savings, house) and what your expenses are - liabilities. These include but are not limited to existing loan repayments, credit cards, HECS debt and rent.

How do I know if I qualify?

Your lender at your local branch will respond to your application after assessing your income and completing a credit check. The request for recent payslips, as proof of income is a key factor to qualify for a car loan, as you'll need to prove you have a steady source of revenue coming in to meet your repayments.

After you’re approved

Before we release the funds the car must be comprehensively insured with motor vehicle insurance. You can choose between market and an agreed value. Ask your lender about car insurance during your loan application.

We can set you up with regular automatic future payments or payroll split so you never have to worry about manually making your repayments.

Next steps

Transfer of registration if it is a second hand car. When a used car changes hands, the registration has to be transferred from the seller to the buyer. It's the buyer's responsibility to transfer the registration. Contact Service NSW for further information.

Need some extra help with planning and saving? Get in touch with the friendly team at Horizon Bank today and let us help you on your journey.

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