Hire Purchase (HP) is very similar to borrowing a sum of money from a bank and paying it back over a fixed period of time, with interest. Hire Purchase is a type of secured loan which are often preferred over alternative (unsecured) loans because they allow a greater borrowing limit. The term "secured loan" means exactly that, a loan that the lender can secure against an asset (in this case, the vehicle). HP gives you additional rights over those of a personal loan and is only available through dealers that have passed the stringent approval process of the finance companies.
A Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) plan will enable you to purchase your next car with lower monthly repayments. The way this is achieved is by deferring an amount of the total cost of the vehicle to the end of the contract. This amount is known as the Guaranteed Future Value (GFV).
The Guaranteed Future Value plus your deposit is subtracted from the cash price of the vehicle and your monthly payments are based on the balance (plus interest on the balance and the GFV).
By only repaying the difference between the cash price and the optional balloon payment you are only financing the depreciation of the car.
At the end of the contract you have four options:
Please complete the enquiry form to discuss which finance option is most suitable for you.