With a credit score below 700, the internet is a good source for auto loans
Internet is home to many lenders familiar with working with poor credit
What is well known by most applicants for new or used car auto financing is that good and excellent credit provides a potential buyer with a number of financing options. This includes the option of getting financing at the dealership, especially if they are a franchised dealer. Almost all franchised dealers have access to the manufacturer’s “in house” financing which has been set up for the express purpose to help the manufacturer’s get their cars sold. In addition those with good and excellent credit can go to local lenders like banks and credit unions which are generally eager to provide auto financing locally.
Where the situation is much less clear is when the applicant’s credit score slips below 700 into the range that’s referred to as “fair and poor” credit. Options available in these circumstances are much more limited. In many cases the local lenders shy away from poor credit auto loans, especially credit unions. When a potential auto buyer finds themselves in this predicament, often the best option available is the internet. Over time the internet has become an important outlet for lenders and dealers who are actively seeking to work with less than good credit.
There are several reasons why the internet has evolved into an important marketplace for loans to those with less than good credit … often called “sub-prime” loans. The most obvious is that it became obvious that local lenders shied away from poor credit loans. By using the internet, lenders could reach those with poor credit without the expense of building brick and mortar facilities in many different cities. Secondly, there’s a great deal of data available in the car industry and it’s relatively easy to determine the value of a car someone wants to purchase. This makes it relatively easy to implement a transaction without having a “face to face” meeting.
For those with credit scores under 700, probably the best place to start when looking for financing is the internet. It saves time and gets right to numerous lenders who are geared up to make loans than don’t require good and excellent credit. For the most part, applications have been standardized which makes applying relatively easy in terms of the information that a person needs. Most applications don’t require more information that most people have readily available………. not information one has to “search” for. Depending on several factors, a reply can be expected in as short as a few hours up to several days. Complicated credit requires several days and its best not to rush the process to improve chances of approval.