Poor credit can impact the likelihood of lenders willing to provide you with a car finance loan.
You may be scared of rejection as a result of your poor credit history, or through not having a credit history that proves you’re a responsible borrower. Hippo doesn’t believe car ownership should feel like a hopeful aspiration, so we take a different approach.
The Hippo commitment:
Everyone should have the opportunity to finance a car regardless of your circumstances – so we provide a product and service that allow you to:
- Ditch the stigma of bad credit lending by working with responsible, specialist lenders.
- Invest in your future by purchasing a vehicle that improves your lifestyle.
- Improve your financial credibility by paying fixed monthly payments that suit your budget.
How to get car finance with bad credit
Step 1Check if you'll be accepted - with no impact on your credit score!Simply fill in our quick and easy form and we'll let you know within minutes if you'll be accepted.
Step 2Use the Hippo Portal
to find your carOnce you've been accepted for finance, you'll get exclusive access to our portal, where you can browse 100s of vehicles and reserve your dream car.
Step 3Drive away in your dream car!We offer 48 hour nationwide delivery! Or, you can pick your car up from our showroom on the same day.
Bad credit car finance for everyone
Check Your Credit Score
Car finance packages for bad credit customers
Calculate Your Monthly Payments
If you’re confident you can pay your monthly fee and know your credit rating, use the finance calculator below and we’ll give you a rough cost of your credit agreement.
Browse 1000s of used vehicles
We stock a massive range of used cars of various styles and body types, including the world’s leading brands such as BMW and Ford.
We prepare each car in our state-of-the-art service and repair centre. Our rigorous checks ensure your vehicle is in peak condition, so you’ll feel assured as soon as you get behind the wheel. Once you’ve found your perfect car, you can collect it, or we can deliver it to any destination in the UK. All our bad credit car finance deals come with no hidden costs. What you see is what you pay – avoid the worry and stress of financing your car, and enjoy the pleasure of driving it.
Why is my credit score low?
As a responsible broker, we always recommend checking your credit score. However, if you’ve got a history of poor credit, checking your credit score is a task that fills you with fear. But it’s worth it. The following factors could be affecting your credit:
You could be missing something basic like exceeding your credit card utilisation by 5%.
Ties to other people
Ties with other people who have fallen into bad credit, such as your children or an ex-partner.
Missing payments, even one or two payments will affect your credit score.
How to improve your chance of acceptance
How can Hippo help me get accepted for bad credit vehicle finance?
You might be trying to finance a car loan with no credit history. Or perhaps you have bad credit but a good income and need to buy a car, but your poor credit history is holding you back – or so you think.
With over 50 years’ experience helping people get the car they want, Hippo knows that finding a vehicle when you have bad credit is possible if you use the right company. No jargon. No finance riddles. Straightforward car finance.
The Hippo team has experience helping people from diverse credit backgrounds get the car they want. Plus, you’ll get access to a vast range of specialist bad credit lenders, which will increase your chance of acceptance. Hit the apply button and use our FREE soft credit check that has no impact on your credit score.
3 benefits of using Hippo for bad credit car finance
Why our customers trust us with their new car
If you’ve got bad credit or have financial difficulties, the last thing you want is to get stuck with a car you don’t like or one that needs expensive repairs. All our car finance packages come with these features as standard, so you can relax knowing you’re getting a reliable vehicle.
- All our cars come with a free 172-point check, and no vehicle leaves our showroom without passing it. If the car comes directly from the manufacturer, it will be subject to their assessments.
- We offer a 14-day money-back guarantee, so if you aren’t happy with your vehicle you can get a refund.
- As well as your money-back guarantee, you can rest easy knowing you’ll receive an extra six months warranty from Hippo.
Hear from some of our bad credit customers
Had a great experience with Hippo from the get go, assisting me in getting finance – the whole process was easy! I’ve recommended you to my family and they’re busy getting a car deal with Hippo.
Helpful and useful guides
Everything you need to know about getting a car when you have bad credit.