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How to budget for a used car

Tracking your income, outgoings, and budgeting accordingly used to be a tireless and time consuming exercise that would leave your […]

5 Common Used Car Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Your car search journey will be filled with lots of research, and, like with everything else in life, probably a […]

Automatic vs manual cars: which one should you buy?

Is automatic or manual better? This is a debate that’s been going on among petrolheads for quite some time. Research […]

What is breakdown cover and do I need it when I finance a car?

Breakdown cover is an essential part of any motorists life, giving peace of mind and assistance in those rare occasions […]

Leasing or buying a car: what’s the difference and which is cheaper?

At first, car finance might seem daunting, especially when it comes to the decision of whether to buy or lease. […]

Nine things that don’t affect your credit score

Credit agencies take a lot of different factors into account when calculating your credit score. And while each agency may have […]

Should I close an unused bank account before applying for car finance?

It’s more common than ever to have multiple bank accounts, which means it’s also easier than ever to lose track […]

Can you get a car loan with no credit?

A credit score is seen by lenders as a measure of your risk as a borrower. The higher your score, […]

What does ex demo car mean and is it worth buying one?

Used cars and new cars have a variety of pros and cons, and where financing a used car on a […]

How to get cheap car finance

Right now, car finance is the most popular way to get behind the wheel of a new car in the […]

How to save money for a car deposit

No matter what manufacturer you look at today, or what form of car finance you want to use to fund […]

How to prepare your finances for a car finance loan

The time has finally come to buy your new car. You’re eager to get to the showroom, full of that […]

Should I close my credit card account before applying for car finance?

Once you’ve made that final payment on your credit card, you may be questioning whether you should leave your account […]

What are the different types of loan and which one do I need for car finance?

Loans come in all different shapes and sizes, with individual types of loans serving distinct purposes. The way each one […]

What is a credit report and what does it contain?

Your credit report plays an important role when it comes to applying for financial products such as car finance, so […]

Car Loan Eligibility For The Self-Employed: Will I Qualify?

People who are self-employed are often concerned that they won’t be eligible for a car loan or won’t get the […]

Does a car loan affect a mortgage?

What do buying a house and buying a car have in common? They’re both major expenses and the majority of […]

Car finance: What is an affordability check?

Applying for car finance is generally a straightforward, easy process. However, there are a few checks that need to take […]

How to get a cheap, reliable car on a budget

For the majority of people, a car is a necessity. Whether it’s travelling for work, doing the school run, or […]

Which credit reference agency should I use to check my credit report?

There are three main credit reference agencies in Britain, each with its own unique way of calculating your credit score […]

Different van types and sizes explained

A casual scroll for vans on the internet shows that this hard-working vehicle comes in a variety of packages. And the […]

Why has my credit score changed when I didn’t do anything?

Your credit score is a powerful number that can support you to get anything from a mortgage on your family […]

Keyless car theft: What is it? How do you prevent it?

Keyless entry is a perk offered with many new car releases, locking and unlocking your car doors when you’re in […]

Top 5 tips to boost your credit score

From financing your new car to applying for a mortgage, your credit score is important to helping you make the […]

Representative Example of Credit

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Loan Amount Total Cost of Credit Representative APR 60 Monthly Payments Deposit Amount Loan Term Total Amount Payable
£7,500 £3831 19.1% APR £188.85 £0 60 Months £11,331

All offers are subject to change at any time, you must be 18 or over and finance is subject to status, vehicle availability and terms and conditions apply. We can introduce you to a limited number of finance companies, a commission may be received. Failure to maintain payments may result in termination of your agreement and the vehicle being returned, this could affect your credit rating and make it more difficult to obtain credit in the future. All prices correct at time of publication.

We purchase a wide variety of vehicles from all over the country to ensure the best quality and value for our customers, all of our cars go through a thorough inspection process and if they do not meet our standards we do not sell them. We endeavour to inform our customers (where possible) the provenance of the vehicle they are buying and as such we will always inform you if the vehicle has previously been either an ex fleet or hire car. Should your vehicle be an ex hire/fleet car please do not be concerned as we would never value this vehicle differently when you come to part exchange it and there is no difference to the CAP valuation either.

You should try and estimate the distance you will travel as accurately as possible to try and avoid excess mileage charges at the end of your contract.

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 t/a Hippo Motor Finance is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FRN 658076. 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 fixed commission calculated by reference to the vehicle model, product or amount you borrow, for introducing you to a lender but this does not affect the interest charged on the agreement, all of which are set by the lender. Images for illustrative purposes only. Hippo Vehicle Solutions t/a Hippo Motor 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

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 . This does not affect your statutory rights.

We are a broker not a lender and our registered office is Unit 26 Trident Park, Trident Way, Blackburn, BB13NU.