Liberty Financial

Liberty Car Loan (Marketplace)

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RateCity Says: If you have excellent credit, you may be able to buy a car wth no application or ongoing fees.

Advertised Rate

From

7.65%

Fixed

Comparison Rate*

10.49%

Upfront Fee

$0

up to $950

Loan amount

$5k to $50k

Real Time Rating™

2.77

/ 5
Repayment

based on $30,000 loan amount for 5 years at 10.49%

Advertised Rate

From

7.65%

Fixed

Comparison Rate*

10.49%

Upfront Fee

$0

up to $950

Loan amount

$5k to $50k

Real Time Rating™

2.77

/ 5
Repayment

based on $30,000 loan amount for 5 years at 10.49%

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Your estimated repayment

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based on $30,000 loan amount for 5 years at 10.49%

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

  • No ongoing fees
  • No application fees
  • No early exit penalty
  • Flexible repayment options
  • Can apply online
  • Use the loan for any worthwhile purpose
  • Suitable for both new or used car
  • Fast time to funding
  • Requires security to be held
  • Cannot apply in branch

Features and Fees

Liberty Financial Features and Fees

Details

Total repayments

Interest rate type

Fixed

Borrowing range

$5k - $50k

Security type

Secured

Loan term

5 Years

Secured by

Vehicle

Loan type

Is Fully Drawn Advance

Repayment frequency

Monthly, Weekly, Fortnightly

Age of car

Features

Extra repayments

Yes

Redraw facility

Instant approval

Time to funding

48 hours

Fees

Upfront Fee

$0

up to $950

Ongoing Fee

$0

Missed Payment Penalty

$25

Early Exit Penalty Fee

$0

Permitted Loan Purposes

New Car

Used Car

Motorcycle

Boat

Application method

Phone

In branch

Other Benefits

Ability to upload financials electronically.

Other Restrictions

No bankruptcies, judgements or defaults

Pros and Cons

  • No ongoing fees
  • No application fees
  • No early exit penalty
  • Flexible repayment options
  • Can apply online
  • Use the loan for any worthwhile purpose
  • Suitable for both new or used car
  • Fast time to funding
  • Requires security to be held
  • Cannot apply in branch

Liberty Financial Features and Fees

Details

Total repayments

Interest rate type

Fixed

Borrowing range

$5k - $50k

Security type

Secured

Loan term

5 Years

Secured by

Vehicle

Loan type

Is Fully Drawn Advance

Repayment frequency

Monthly, Weekly, Fortnightly

Age of car

Features

Extra repayments

Yes

Redraw facility

Instant approval

Time to funding

48 hours

Fees

Upfront Fee

$0

up to $950

Ongoing Fee

$0

Missed Payment Penalty

$25

Early Exit Penalty Fee

$0

Permitted Loan Purposes

New Car

Used Car

Motorcycle

Boat

Application method

Phone

In branch

Other Benefits

Ability to upload financials electronically.

Other Restrictions

No bankruptcies, judgements or defaults

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FAQs

What is dealer finance?

Dealer finance is a car loan organised through a car dealer – as opposed to car loans organised by a finance broker or directly by the lender.

What is CTP insurance?

CTP insurance, also known as compulsory third-party insurance or a green slip, is compulsory if you want to register a vehicle in Australia. If you’re responsible for a car accident, your CTP insurance will be used to pay any compensation due to anyone who might be injured or killed. However, CTP insurance doesn’t cover you for vehicle damage or theft.

What is a dealership?

A dealership is a car yard or a place where cars are sold.

What is proof of income?

Before giving you a car loan, lenders will ask for proof of income – documentary evidence that you earn as much as you claim you earn. Lenders will typically want some combination of tax returns, pay slips and bank statements. The reason lenders want proof of income is because they want to be sure you have the means to repay the car loan.

Can I buy a car as a student?

Buying a car is a huge financial decision, and shy of marriage and purchasing a house (or perhaps around the world travels), it may be the biggest financial decision you make. But if you’re looking at your empty pockets, don’t despair! Your dream of owning your own car could become a reality, if you look for and compare the right car loans for your circumstances.

How much can I get towards a new car as a single parent?

It really depends on your financial circumstances as to how much a lender will grant you towards a new car as a single parent. With most lenders, the smaller the loan you apply for, the higher your chances are of approval, so getting a cheaper car or adding some savings of your own, may be a valid option if you are struggling for approval on a car loan.

How much can I get towards a new car as a single parent?

It really depends on your financial circumstances as to how much a lender will grant you towards a new car as a single parent. With most lenders, the smaller the loan you apply for, the higher your chances are of approval, so getting a cheaper car or adding some savings of your own, may be a valid option if you are struggling for approval on a car loan.

Who can be a guarantor on a car loan?

While a guarantor for a car loan is often a parent or relative, to be accepted as a guarantor, that third party must be someone with very good or excellent credit. They may have to put an asset of theirs against the loan as collateral, such as their car or home equity.

It’s important for both parties to really consider the risks involved before signing the dotted line of a guarantor car loan, including:

  • What is your financial situation like?
  • How secure is your current income?
  • Are you likely to default on the loan?
  • How much will the guarantor be required to repay if you default?
  • How will this repayment impact the guarantor’s ability to service their existing financial commitments?
  • Will your relationship be affected if the situation sours?

Ensuring you can answer these questions will help you and your potential guarantor decide whether a guarantor car loan is right for you.

Can you put a deposit on a car to hold it?

It’s up to individual car dealers to decide whether to promise to hold on to cars in exchange for deposits.

Some car dealers will request a deposit and promise, in return, to hold on to the car for a certain period of time. Others will request a deposit but make no guarantees, other than to return the deposit if they end up selling the car to someone else.

Some car dealers ask for deposits; others don’t. If you get asked for a deposit and you decide to pay it, make sure the dealer gives you signed paperwork before you make the payment and a receipt after you’ve made the payment.

What is a guarantor car loan?

A guarantor car loan is a type of loan that features a guarantor on the agreement. The guarantor is a third-party individual, often a friend or relative, who guarantees the loan will be repaid if the borrower defaults on the car loan.

Guarantor car loans are often geared at people who might otherwise struggle being accepted for a secured car loan when purchasing a vehicle. Some of the reasons might include a lack of credit history such as with a student or young person, if there’s bad credit, or age as a factor such as with pensioners.

Can I get a car loan if I am on disability benefit?

Yes, there are some lenders who will consider your application if you are on a disability pension. As long as you have an income, usually of over $400 a week, there are lenders that are willing to supply you with a loan.

There are also micro-financing charitable organisations that provide low interest loans for people on low incomes for certain necessary amenities, such as cars, if they match the specified criteria.

What is the role of a guarantor on a car loan?

The role of a guarantor on a car loan is to meet repayments if the borrower of the loan were to default for any reason, such as not being able to afford it.

Useful for loan applicants with poor or bad credit, a guarantor makes it possible for these loans to be made secure, because there’s less risk for a lender overall.

Companies will likely give fair warning before they charge a guarantor for the costs of the loan, or before they repossess anything of the guarantor’s that may have been used as security. Still, it is important for a car loan guarantor to fully understand their responsibilities before they commit to the transaction.

What are the pros and cons of guarantor car loans?

Like all things, there are positives and negatives to guarantor car loans, though one may outweigh the other depending on your needs.

Guarantor car loan pros may include that you’re more likely to be approved for a long if you have no credit or a history with bad credit, that you’re more likely to secure a car loan with a lower interest rate, and that because your guarantor car loan is based on a relationship, you will be more inclined to meet your repayment schedule.

However, there are negatives, as well. Guarantor car loan cons may include leaving a detrimental mark on a personal relationship with added strain if you don’t meet your repayments, and you may take out a loan that you can’t actually afford.

Weighing these pros and cons will give you a greater understanding of whether a guarantor loan is ideal for your circumstances.

What is credit history?

Your credit history is a record of the dealings you’ve had with credit providers such as banks, credit card companies, mobile phone companies and internet companies. Your credit history records how successfully you’ve managed your repayments. It also records how many credit applications you’ve made and how many of those were rejected.

Credit providers refer to your credit history when deciding whether or not to extend you credit. Missing repayments is a bad sign; making too many applications or having applications rejected can also be a bad sign.

Credit infringements can remain on your credit history for five years – or seven years for serious infringements.

Are bad credit car loans legit?

Bad credit car loans are legit, although not all lenders and products are created equal.

Some car loan lenders refuse to do business with borrowers who have bad credit histories, but there are others that are willing to provide bad credit. There is a catch, though: some bad credit lenders are disreputable, while some bad credit loans have extremely high interest rates and fees.

That’s why it’s important to do your research and compare bad credit car loans before you submit an application.

 

What is a commercial hire purchase?

A commercial hire purchase, or CHP, is an arrangement by which a finance company buys a car on your behalf. You get to borrow the car in return for making regular payments to the financier. Once the final payment is made, you take ownership of the car. 

What is salary packaging?

Salary packaging is an arrangement you can make with your employer that can allow you to buy a car from your pre-tax salary. The advantage of salary packaging is that it will redue your taxable income.

What is a balloon payment?

Some lenders will offer borrowers reduced monthly repayments in return for a one-off lump sum – or balloon payment – that the borrower has to pay at the end of the loan. Generally, the total repayments on a loan with a balloon structure will be higher than a loan without.

What is a car loan calculator?

A car loan calculator is an online tool that helps consumers understand how much they would have to repay under different scenarios. Consumers can create these different scenarios by entering different borrowing amounts, interest rates, loan terms and repayment schedules into the car loan calculator.

What is collateral?

Collateral, or security, is an asset you agree to surrender to a lender if you fail to repay a loan. Generally, the collateral for a car loan is the car itself. So if you fail to repay the loan, the lender might seize your car, sell it and then use the proceeds to recover their debt.