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MAR 2019

Buyers beware! It’s easy to get so caught up with grabbing a bargain, that you forget to look for a great deal on your car finance. There’s no need to run the risk of being caught out with the wrong finance choice.

Your Mortgage Broker can help you get fast, competitive finance for your car and other lifestyle purchases, as well as your home and property investment loans. But what if you’ve already been caught out? What if you’ve been stuck with a whopping car finance interest rate for quite a while? The good news is that you can refinance an existing car loan, with a little help from us.

Here’s some of the benefits of talking to us about your car finance.

Lower interest rates

This is one of the most popular reasons why people want to refinance a car loan. Interest rates on car finance can vary widely depending on where you get it. For example, car dealership finance is often a one-size-fits-all package and since their activities are not regulated, they can set their rates higher than the rest of the market if they want. Similarly, there are specialist lenders you may not know about, who often offer better car finance deals than those offered by the big banks.

When someone offers you a car loan, it pays to ask us to see if you could be getting a better deal elsewhere – one that’s tailored to your personal financial circumstances and goals. Our service for a market comparison is free and if we think the deal you are being offered is a good one, we’ll tell you to take it.

More manageable repayments

If your car loan repayments are sky-high and you’re struggling to meet them, you may want to consider refinancing. By changing terms from three years to five for example, your regular repayments will reduce and become more manageable. It’s important to know this may mean you pay a bit more interest overall, but that may be better than suffering financial hardship or selling your car.

Access different features

Refinancing has the potential to get you better features on your car loan. For example, you may be interested in a loan with a redraw facility. It lets you make extra repayments to reduce the interest you pay, but still access those funds if needed. Different lenders offer different packages, so ask us to shop around and find one that’s suitable for your needs.

Finance the balloon payment

You can get a car lease or loan that gives you the option to make lower repayments and pay a balloon payment at the end of the loan term. If you need help with that, we can potentially arrange a refinance that lets you pay off the balloon payment, instead of having to come up with a lump sum.

To ensure your loan suits your current situation

Life happens and things may have changed since you originally took out your car loan. For example, you may have started your own business and you now use your vehicle primarily for business purposes. If that’s the case, we can potentially do a refinance so that you can take advantage of any tax breaks available. We’ll even work with your accountant to help you maximise any tax benefits if necessary.

For an honest and unbiased opinion or to discuss your requirements with an industry expert, talk to Think and Grow Finance today on 03 8390 5855 or email [email protected]