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Win your car finance with CarFinance 247


If you win, we'll pay off the finance on your car. It's that simple! Your car becomes completely yours, free and clear.

This amazing offer is open to anyone who has secured car finance with us throughout 2023, including Decemeber 2023!

This means that there's still time to enter, get your finance in December, and you're automatically in!

The lucky winner will be announced the week beginning 5th February 2024 on our instagram page.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Student
Car Finance

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Get my quote Rates from 9.9% APR. Representative APR 19.9%.
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Rates from 9.9% APR: the exact rate you will be offered will be based on your circumstances, subject to status.

Representative example: borrowing £10,000 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 £255.50 per month, with a total cost of credit of £5,329.80 and a total amount payable of £15,329.80

We will search our panel of lenders to find you the best product for your circumstances. What we mean by best product is the most reliable and hassle-free approval in principle that gets you in a vehicle quickly. We earn a commission for providing our services, but this does not influence the interest rate you’re offered in any way.

By planting a tree for every car finance agreement issued to one of our customers, CarFinance 247 is driving towards a more sustainable future.

Student-friendly car financing

If you're a student, getting from A to B has never been more important. Driving opens up a world of possibilities, making travelling to lectures or your home effortless. However, getting student car finance can be difficult, particularly if you have a poor credit history. Combine that with finding the money to fund your monthly payments, and it’s no wonder many students shy away from the idea.



Luckily, CarFinance 247 is here to help. We understand how important it is for young people to drive, giving you the freedom to travel where and when you want. That's why we aim to make the financing process as easy as possible, getting you on the road in no time. 



If you’re interested in applying for car finance for students, we recommend reading through our dedicated How It Works page, packed with all the information you need to understand how the procedure works.



Otherwise, if you have any questions on the subject, our friendly team will be happy to help. Please get in touch here if you'd like to find out more, or if you think you’re ready to start your student car finance application.

Frequently asked questions

The three most popular forms of car finance for students are:


  • HP (Hire Purchase) - Hire Purchase gives you the opportunity to own your car at the end of your financial agreement. The total car price (plus interest) is spread over manageable monthly payments for a set time period, usually ranging from one to five years. As well as these payments, there’s also a deposit paid up front. When your final payment is made, you'll own your car out right, making HP one of our most popular financing methods.


  • PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) - PCP deals are somewhat similar to HP, but typically involve lower monthly payments. The main difference between the two is that, at the end of the contracted period, you don't automatically own the car. Instead, you can choose to pay a ‘'balloon payment' to become the car's owner. However, if you'd rather not keep the car, you can return it to the dealer without the need for an extra payment. If you wish, you can explore another financing deal with CarFinance 247 afterwards.


  • Personal loan - As the name suggests, a personal loan involves you borrowing money for your car, usually from a bank or another reputable lender. With a loan, you own the car from the beginning of your contract, but you still need to ensure your loan payments are paid on time.

Here’s a breakdown of the typical steps involved when applying for student car finance:


  • Online application: First, you need to complete our online application form. Honesty is key here, as it allows us to fairly assess your situation. Nevertheless, we’ll always try to find you the best deal possible from our wide panel of lenders.

  • Expert guidance: Next, one of our skilled account managers will promptly contact you to discuss your options and find the perfect deal. We understand the importance of a fast response, ensuring your student car finance deal is ready to go when you need it. Your account manager will compare lenders for you and manage any admin tasks that crop up.


  • Car selection: Now it's time for the most exciting part of the financing process - choosing your ideal vehicle. Once your finance has been approved, you have access to over 100,000 car models when using our car search option.


  • Checks and paperwork: Once you've found the perfect car, you can sit back and relax as we run through our internal checks. We'll also complete all the paperwork for you, as well as liaising with your dealer and lender. 


  • Contract Signing: Finally, it's time to sign your contract, before jetting off in your new vehicle.



As you can see, the student car finance process is incredibly easy when working with CarFinance 247, as we'll handle most of the work for you. We understand that every situation is different, so your application may differ slightly depending on your individual circumstances. 


If you want to improve your credit rating, there are several actions you can take. Not only will these top tips increase your chances of being approved for a deal, but you might also find more favourable rates for your agreement. 

Use a guarantor



As a student, you'll likely need to use a guarantor at some point in your university life. Many student houses and flats require a guarantor when signing a tenancy agreement, so you may already have some idea of what they are.



However, if you've never had experience with a guarantor before, we're here to help! Essentially, a guarantor is someone who kindly agrees to cover your car finance payments if, for whatever reason, you are unable to pay them yourself. Once a guarantor agreement is in place, it’s legally binding, so it's important you find someone capable of managing your payments, if needed. Most people choose to use a family member, but anyone can be a guarantor. Your guarantor should be someone who can vouch for you, as well as having the means to cover your car finance payments.



Using a guarantor can increase your chances of being accepted for student car finance, and may even help you get a better deal than if you applied solo. 



However, if finding a suitable guarantor is a challenge, please contact us and we’ll see what we can do to help.




Improve your credit score



As a student, you may find that you have either a low credit score or, in some cases, no credit history at all. Having a poor credit rating may limit your chances of securing a student finance deal, and you may end up paying higher interest rates.



If you want to improve your chances of getting a good financing deal, an effective approach is to work on enhancing your credit score. Whilst building good credit takes time, it's a worthwhile endeavour if you're considering applying for finance in the future. Simple ways to bolster your credit report include:

  • Registering to vote on the electoral roll
  • Paying your bills and rent on time
  • Having a mobile phone contract in your name that's paid on time
  • Using a student credit card that's paid off each month


Each option will help you to build a stronger credit report, offering more flexibility when it comes to your student car finance. However, if you have a poor credit rating or you’re eager to get your new car, we can still offer you a finance deal. Please visit our Bad Credit Car Finance page for more details.



Get a part-time job and learn to budget



If you're new to university life, mastering the art of budgeting may be a shock to the system. It's a necessary skill, as budgeting accurately ensures you stay within your financial limits and never overspend on things you can't afford. By tallying your budget each month, you’ll know how much you have left, which can be allocated towards your student car finance. All you need to do is add all your income sources together (student loans, wages, maintenance grants), before subtracting your outgoings from the total sum. 



Don’t forget to work out the other costs of running a car, including:


  • VED (Vehicle Excise Duty, also known as road tax)
  • Car insurance
  • Fuel costs
  • MOT and servicing fees, as well as funds for repairs


As you can see, the costs of running a car can soon add up! You need to make sure you have enough money to cover all of these things, as well as your monthly payments and your deposit. However, if an upfront deposit doesn’t suit your current situation, we also offer several no deposit car finance options. 



This brings us nicely to our next piece of advice - securing a part-time job. Of course, this tip depends on your current university schedule, as students with intensive courses may have limited time. Not only does having a job boost your income, but it also makes you look better to potential lenders. This is because it shows that you have a regular and reliable income, making it easier to afford your monthly repayments. 



However, if finding a job isn’t feasible due to your university commitments, we also offer car finance options for unemployed people, so there's no need to worry! Want to find out more about our no deposit deals and unemployed finance options? Get in touch here.


Drive away with confidence with
Car Finance 247

If you’re searching for a student car finance deal and you’re finding it hard to secure something suitable, CarFinance 247 is here to help you. As market leaders within the car financing industry, we have a vast array of finance options available, with something suitable for everyone. 

Since our inception, we’ve turned the car financing industry on its head, allowing consumers to secure their finance first, empowering them to find the perfect car for their needs. It doesn’t matter what your budget is or what your credit score looks like - so long as you want to finance a car, we’ll be able to help. We pride ourselves on our flexibility, and we’re certain that our expert team of account managers will be able to find you your ideal car.



Ready to apply for your student car finance? Get in touch and we’ll get you on the road in no time.


* The UK's largest online car finance broker by unique users to the website. Based on Similar Web data – 1,137,647 to CarFinance 247 vs. 753,819 for nearest competitor. January to June 2023.

CarFinance 247 is a trading name of CarFinance 247 Limited. Registered office: Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH. Registered in England. (Registration Number 06035525).

CarFinance 247 is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance distribution and credit broking (Firm Reference Number: 653019). CarFinance 247 is registered with the ICO (Registration Number Z1897658).

Finance is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. Written quotations are available on request.

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