Self-Employed Car Finance

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Applicants must be either employed or self-employed
Representative APR: 19.9% APR
We act as a credit broker, not a lender
Representative example: borrowing £6,500 over 5 years with a representative APR of 19.9%, an annual interest rate of 19.9% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £166.07 per month, with a total cost of credit of £3,464.37 and a total amount payable of £9,964.37.

*It is only if you choose to proceed with a vehicle then a hard search will be carried out.
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Being self-employed brings its own set of challenges, especially when it comes to securing car finance. As experienced car brokers, we understand the unique needs of self-employed individuals. In this guide, we’ll provide valuable insights and answers to common questions regarding self-employed car finance.

Can I Obtain Car Finance if I’m Self-Employed?

Absolutely! Many lenders offer tailored solutions for self-employed individuals. While the process may have some nuances, with the right documentation, you can secure car finance that fits your needs.

What Documents Will I Need to Apply for Self-Employed Car Finance?

  • Proof of Income: This may include tax returns, business accounts, or SA302 forms.
  • Bank Statements: Providing a clear picture of your financial stability.
  • Proof of Identity and Address: Passport, driving licence, and utility bills.
  • Business Details: Including registration documents and any relevant licenses.

How Can I Improve my Chances of Approval as a Self-Employed Individual?

  • Maintain Accurate Financial Records: Keep meticulous records of your income and expenses.
  • Demonstrate Stability: Show consistent income over a period of time to reassure lenders of your financial stability.
  • Consider a Larger Deposit: Putting down a substantial deposit can often improve your chances of approval.

What Types of Car Finance are Available for Self-Employed Individuals?

The options available are similar to those for traditionally employed individuals:

  • Personal Contract Purchase (PCP)
  • Hire Purchase (HP)
  • Personal Loans

How Should I Choose the Right Finance Option for My Business Needs?

Consider the following factors:

  • Tax Benefits: Some finance options may offer tax advantages for self-employed individuals.
  • Monthly Budget: Determine how much you can comfortably allocate towards car payments.
  • Business Growth: Consider how the car will support your business operations and growth.

Are There Special Deals for Self-Employed Individuals?

While not specific to self-employed individuals, some lenders may offer flexible terms or interest rates tailored to suit varying financial circumstances. It’s important to research and compare offers to find the best fit for your business needs.

Securing car finance as a self-employed individual is entirely achievable with the right preparation and documentation. By understanding the requirements, types of finance available, and considering your business objectives, you can be on the road to success. As seasoned car brokers, we’re here to provide personalised advice and support. Feel free to reach out for tailored guidance. Here’s to many successful journeys ahead!

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Representative example: borrowing £6,500 over 5 years with a representative APR of 19.9%, an annual interest rate of 19.9% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £166.07 per month, with a total cost of credit of £3,464.37 and a total amount payable of £9,964.37.

*It is only if you choose to proceed with a vehicle then a hard search will be carried out.

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Excellent Credit
108
Good Credit
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Fair Credit
146
Poor Credit
193

Representative example: borrowing £6,500 over 5 years with a representative APR of 19.9%, an annual interest rate of 19.9% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £166.07 per month, with a total cost of credit of £3,464.37 and a total amount payable of £9,964.37.

*Our lenders operate using an initial "soft search" which does not impact your credit score however, if you wish to proceed with the finance offered, the lender may carry out a "hard search" prior to sending you the finance documentation to sign.

Approximate Amount You Could Borrow

Excellent Credit
10.00
Good Credit
10.00
Fair Credit
10.00
Poor Credit
10.00

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With no impact to your credit score*

Representative example: borrowing £6,500 over 5 years with a representative APR of 19.9%, an annual interest rate of 19.9% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £166.07 per month, with a total cost of credit of £3,464.37 and a total amount payable of £9,964.37.

*Our lenders operate using an initial "soft search" which does not impact your credit score however, if you wish to proceed with the finance offered, the lender may carry out a "hard search" prior to sending you the finance documentation to sign.

What Our Happy Customers Are Saying

Amazing experience from start to finish, the people there don’t push you into anything. The checks are really good, they not only check out the car but who you are buying it from. Thanks to Matthew and Leon for all their support in helping me choose the right car for me.
K Robinson
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They were extremely helpful and did everything they could to get me finance even with a bad credit rating. Couldn’t recommend these guys enough. Leon talked me through it every step of the way, the company are lucky to have you😊
J Baxter
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Very helpful team Leon walked me through the whole process and didn’t push. He also gave brilliant advise and set up warranty package that gave me peace of mind.
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I've just picked up my new car, absolutely love it, Alan was amazing I told him everything I was looking for in a car and within minutes he found my dream car, Alan kept in contact with me through the whole experience, checking I was still happy with everything, I would highly recommend Happy motors finance and have already done so with friends. THANK YOU SO MUCH! 😊
A Taylor
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Cannot praise this company highly enough. Dealt with Alan, who pulled out all the stops and exceeded my expectations. Everything went so smoothly. Alan also made sure I was given all the details needed and communication was excellent. Keep up the good work guys.
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Song Bird
Could not recommend Happy Motor Finance enough. Kirsty has been so helpful throughout, searching for cars and contacting dealerships on my behalf. She has gone above and beyond and made what could have been a stressful experience a walk in the park. Would definitely use again. Highly recommend
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Jordan Little
Brilliant service sorted everything for me
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Lucy Holden
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Debbie King
Excellent company highly recommend. Always available to help, brilliant communication and always kept informed of how the process was going. Swift, helpful and kind. Can’t wait to collect my new car. Thank you.
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Nicola Redgrave
Fab from start to finish! Thank you so much! Can't wait to pick my car up! ❤️
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Matthew Moxham
Absolutely 110%.. Extremely helpful very fast replies.. Absolutely could not do enough for me.... Customer service is exactly how it should be... Amazing experience from the start to finish Thankyou
A M
A M
Easy and very helpful in finding the right car for me
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Happy Motor Finance Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number: 14387669. Registered office address: Clippers House, Clippers Quay, Salford, England, M50 3XP

Happy Motor Finance Limited (FRN - 989250) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. We act as a credit broker not a lender. We work with a number of carefully selected credit providers who may be able to offer you finance for your purchase. (Written Quotation available upon request). Whichever lender we introduce you to, we will typically receive commission from them (either a fixed fee or a fixed percentage of the amount you borrow) this will not affect the rate you are offered or the amount you will pay back. The lenders we work with could pay commission at different rates. All finance is subject to status and income. Terms and conditions apply. Applicants must be 18 years or over. We are only able to offer finance products from these providers.

Happy Motor Finance Limited are registered with the Information Commissioners Office under registration number: ZB408604

VAT Number: 456 0212 21