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Auto Loan Delinquency Rates Rising

With loan delinquencies on the rise, especially in the subprime sector, buyers who know their credit scores, credit report and have cash down and/or trade equity will have a better chance of getting their car loan application approved. Continue reading

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Getting a Car Loan with an Expired Drivers License

Despite the fact that a lender can approve a car loan even if the applicant has an expired license, the loan cannot be funded and the title to the vehicle cannot be transferred without a valid insurance policy in the borrower’s name – something that will not happen if the borrower has an expired driver’s license. Continue reading

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How Subprime Car Loans Work

Credit-challenged buyers usually can’t buy a vehicle from a private party because subprime lenders only loan indirectly through dealerships. Auto Credit Express is not a lender, so we can’t tell borrowers what their interest rate will be – only the dealer will know that. Continue reading

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Comparing New Car Leasing to Lease to Own Financing

While new car leasing and lease to own car financing may sound very similar, there are major differences between them including potential vehicle ownership, credit checks, down payments, the types of vehicles involved as well as maintenance costs. Continue reading

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Best New Cars for Problem Credit Buyers

When given the choice of financing a new car, we suggest that buyers with credit issues choose an affordable compact or subcompact – vehicles that are also fuel efficient and inexpensive to insure. Opting for the shortest loan term possible, once they’ve reestablished their credit these consumers will be in a much better position for their next loan. Continue reading

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Credit Unions to Concentrate on Auto Loans

The latest credit union report from TransUnion has some good news and some bad news for consumers with less than perfect credit. The good news is that they plan on increasing the number of car loans they offer. The bad news is that they also plan on keeping their risk levels low. But despite the mixed results, we still believe even buyers with credit problems should first explore the possibility of a car loan with their credit union before checking out other lenders. Continue reading

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Best Certified Used Car Programs From IntelliChoice

Credit-challenged consumers have to decide for themselves if the added price of a certified used car makes sense. The information contained in the IntelliChoice report, however, should serve as a guide for those borrowers considering a certified pre-owned vehicle. Continue reading

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Rent to Own Cars with Poor Credit

Confused about what exactly rent to own car programs are? At their core, rent to own car programs are just another form of auto loan, although they are generally easier to qualify for since most dealers don’t run a credit check on renters. Continue reading

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Best Car Buys for Borrowers with Problem Credit

Especially if your credit scores are less than perfect, the smart thing is to look for in a new car is a best buy. Checking out the list of vehicles from Consumers Digest can help steer you in the right direction. Continue reading

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Getting Approved with Poor Credit and Overtime Income

Subprime lenders will typically allow overtime pay to be added to an applicant’s regular pay if it can be proven that the

overtime pay exists and that it is consistent over time. Car buyers with overtime pay will also find it much easier to apply for a loan during the last nine months of the year when it can be proven more easily. Continue reading

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