Ideally, you will quickly and smoothly receive from the bank the promise of a loan that you desire. If this is not the case, you will either have to try your luck elsewhere – or clear the banks’ doubts that led to your not receiving the loan. A classic way in which you can remove critical concerns about your credit rating from the financial institution is by using a letter of credit. In the field of vehicle financing, this is even obligatory.

Credit with a car letter: What does that mean?

Credit with a car letter: What does that mean?

A loan with a car letter is a loan that secures you over your car or one of your commercial vehicles. Accordingly, such funding only makes sense if the car still has a time value high enough to stand against the loan amount. In effect, you transfer ownership of your vehicle to the bank for the duration of the loan repayment. For this comes the car letter into play: It is the registration certificate Part II. They pass those of the bank. It retains the document, which was called the vehicle registration document until 2005, until the loan has been fully repaid by you. Then you get those back.

In other words, you use your vehicle as a pledge. If you fail to meet your installment payments, the bank will have the right to sell your vehicle to make up for the remaining debt. If there is a transfer in your favor, you will be paid. However, the bank may increase the amount of the loan by a prepayment penalty – or by the amount set out in your loan agreement as a penalty, you should be unable to meet your installment obligations.

Banks very much appreciate the possibility that you can secure a loan through your vehicle. After all, most people not only view your car as a commodity but also have an emotional connection to the vehicle. Using that as a pledge proves your earnest intention to repay the loan without any problem.

Credit with a car letter: the example of car financing

Credit with a car letter: the example of car financing

As already mentioned above, a car loan loan is even obligatory in the field of vehicle financing. Therefore, this type of credit is well-suited to exemplifying the procedure: you are interested in a vehicle and check whether you qualify for funding. In any case, you should be able to afford a suitable down payment (at least ten to 15 percent of the total). If this is the case and your credit is approved, you usually do not even receive the letter. The dealership assigns it directly to the financial institution where you took the loan – it does not matter if it is the Autobank or another money house is trading. Once your debts have been settled, you will receive the letter via postal delivery.

For other types of loans, you must send the car letter yourself to the bank or hand it over at the branch. Depending on the type of credit, no down payment has to be made (eg with consumer credit it makes no sense).