After a long nine months, Car Credible is officially regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), meaning we are now able to financially assist our users.
Last week, we launched the next stage of our product which aims to help users upgrade or save money on their car if they are in a good position to do so. Our bespoke algorithm calculates your position based on a number of factors including your equity position, length of car finance agreement, and its early settlement figure.
Over the past couple of years, we've been building a great product to help people get out of their car finance deal and into a new car earlier than expected, potentially saving them money on the amount they repay per month.
Do you want to upgrade your car or save money on your car finance deal? Sign up for free today to see if you are eligible.
Not only that but if your personal financial circumstances have changed and you want to get into a more expensive car, paying more per month than you were, we can also help with that.
We want to make car finance as simple as possible as we are aware that it can be overcomplicated, so we've put this article together to help give you a clearer picture of how our product works and what each part of your personalised dashboard means, which you'll have access to once you have added your finance deal and created an account.
Simply enter your registration and mileage and then your car finance details. Once you've done this, create your account to view your deal in full.
Your personalised dashboard will let you know all the details of your current deal, as well as letting you know if you are in a position to upgrade or save money on your car.
Don't worry if you aren't, we will automatically update your deal every month and you can see how your position changes.
Once in a position to upgrade or save money on your car, you can click through to see the car finance offers available to you.
You will be able to take up your early renewal option, allowing you to replace your car early and take out a new finance plan.
Your preferred finance partner will help you find your new car unless you already have one in mind. All that is left to do is wait for your early settlement agreement from your current finance company.
Once you are happy with the offer you have received, sign on the dotted line and drive away your new car!
Based on your outstanding payments, length of term, and car value we have created an estimated early settlement figure. You can contact your finance company directly for an accurate figure.
This is the difference between your car's current value and outstanding debt. If your remaining debt is less than the car value, you are in a positive equity position.
Your profile page gives you a snapshot of your current deal showing how much your car is currently worth, your early settlement figure, and your equity position. These values will update each month as you pay off your finance agreement and as your car depreciates.
The dashboard page allows you to dig deeper into your existing finance deal showing you exactly what you have already paid off and what remains.
All values on your dashboard are updated on a monthly basis.
We use your current car finance information to work out your car’s deal score using our own data science and a proprietary algorithm. There are four possible positions available to be in.
This service is absolutely free to use and we take no money from you whatsoever.
We are partnered with Motiv, who help us to help you find your perfect car finance deal. When you are in a position to upgrade or save money on your car, you can click through to see the car finance offers available to you. Once you click on your preferred offer, you will be directed to the relevant finance company's website where you can continue your application directly with them.
Motiv works with a panel of lenders and you can have confidence that you will have been offered a wide range of the best options to suit your needs and budget.
Your preferred finance company can help you find your new car if you don’t already have one in mind. You should contact your current car finance company to receive your early settlement figure and once that’s paid off and you are happy with the new offer you have selected, you can sign the deal and drive away with your new car.
Sign up today for a risk-free appraisal of your finance deal and discover if we can help you.