How It Works

Who We Are

Hippo Motor Finance was set up as part of the Hippo Motor Group in 2007. We have always had the main objectives of fantastic customer service as well as quality products whether it be a car and finance package or simply the finance that gets you into your new vehicle.

As a family the Preston’s have been in the motor trade since the 1960’s so they know exactly what it takes to create a successful business based on the main ethos of customer service. Working with the biggest and most established lenders on the market we are able to couple fantastic service with competitive packages to keep our customers happy and returning further down the line for the right reasons.

After trading in the North West since 1906 as coal merchants the Preston family chose to take a different direction and entered the motor trade. After successfully running a Bedford car franchise they were then offered, and accepted, franchises from global manufacturers such as Mitsubishi, Land Rover, BMW and Mini.

In 2007 the Hippo Group brand was born and Hippo Motor Finance was created. Since the start of Hippo Group we have grown quickly and we believe that is down to our reputation for quick and helpful advice each step of the way.

What makes us different to most car finance providers is that we are a family run business with the capacity to provide you with an agreement to get your dream car on the road. With access to the best deals on the market and a real person on the end of the phone whenever you need us, you can be sure that we will be able to help no matter how big or small your queries are.

Representative Example of Credit

Based on a Hire Purchase (HP) agreement. We expect more than 51% of our customers to achieve this rate.

Loan amount




60 monthly payments


Deposit amount


Loan term

60 months

Flat rate


Total cost of credit


Total amount payable


All pictures and/or photos and car descriptions on this site are for illustration and reference purposes only and are not necessarily the vehicle on offer. All offers are subject to change at any time and are subject to finance approval and vehicle availability. All prices correct at time of publication. E & OE.

Hippo Vehicle Solutions Limited t/a Hippo Finance is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FRN 658076. Company number 06215364, registered company address – Unit 26, Trident Park, Trident Way, Blackburn, BB13NU. We are a Credit Broker not a Lender and can introduce you to a limited number of lenders. Subject to status and to UK residents only (excl. the Channel Islands). Individuals must be 18 or over. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. We typically receive a commission for introducing you to a lender, the commission we receive may be preset but can vary and impact the amount payable. Images for illustrative purposes only. Hippo Vehicle Solutions Limited t/a Hippo Finance is an Appointed Representative of AutoProtect (MBI) Limited for insurance distribution purposes. AutoProtect (MBI) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Its firm reference number is 312143. You can check this at

* Only a soft check is carried out when you complete this finance check which won’t affect your credit score. However, if you choose to proceed and order a vehicle, a full credit check will be carried out.
** Delivery and collection times are dependent on your vehicle being ready when you place your order. If your vehicle is still being prepared then these times may be extended.
*** We offer you a 14 day money back guarantee, meaning you’re not stuck in the remainder of your contract, if you change your mind once you’ve signed your documents. But this is subject to a cancellation fee which is £600.

We endeavour to ensure that all information including the specifications and finance availability are accurate. Whilst we make every effort to display correct information we are aware that errors may occur occasionally. We are not able, therefore, to guarantee the accuracy of all information especially when given to us by third parties. If you do require clarification of some information you have seen on our website, please email us at [email protected]. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Our registered office is Unit 26 Trident Park, Trident Way, Blackburn, BB1 3NU.

When completing an application on this site we will automatically check your eligibility across a range of finance & leasing products to provide you with the best selection of options that we can. Below is a Representative Examples of our HP finance options for comparison, we expect more than 51% of customers to achieve the rates shown.

Representative Example Of Credit (Hire Purchase)
Hire Purchase (HP) Finance Example: Cash Price £12,480.00 Total Deposit £1,140.00. Total Amount of Credit £11,340.00. 60 monthly repayments of £284.50. Interest Charges of £5,730.00 Total Amount Payable £18,309.00. Annual Fixed Interest Rate of 11.1%. Representative APR 18.9%.