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Jim's Story: A Tale of Refinance after Bankruptcy Jim's Story: A Tale of Refinance after Bankruptcy

A year ago, Jim made the decision to file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. During the process, he chose to reaffirm his auto loan. His original loan was taken out a year prior to the Bankruptcy proceedings, when his credit wasn’t great. While he was relieved that he was able to keep his car, he knew that he wanted to do something about that high interest rate on the loan after he got the discharge from the court.

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Buying a Car After a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Buying a Car After a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

When you are discharged from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are essentially starting with a clean slate, aside from the fact that you will have a black mark on your credit report from the filing for up to 10 years, potentially making it hard to find a lender who will approve you. However, if you did have previous auto loans that were in good standing or have paid off a vehicle since you filed your Chapter 7, you will have better chances getting approved by a lender. You just need to make sure you are working with a car dealership that has a financing team that knows how to work with unique financial situations.

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