Car Finance Information from Lookers

Looking to buy a car on finance?

Lookers are one of the leading car dealership groups in the UK. We offer industry leading customer service when financing a car. Whether you wish to buy a new or used car, we can provide competitive finance packages tailored to you.

Our team of trained finance experts can help with the many car finance options available. They will also provide a quote that is easy to understand and free from jargon.

Which car finance option is best for your needs?

There are a range of options available to help you finance your car:

Personal Contract Purchase (PCP)

One option that may be right for you is the Personal Contract Purchase (or PCP). Under this plan your car purchase is supported by one of our approved finance providers. Thereafter, it is your responsibility to make the monthly payments for the duration of the agreement. A portion of your car's value is deferred until the end of the agreement. This is called the Guaranteed Future Value. This is the minimum value that we can guarantee your vehicle will be worth. At the end of your agreement period, you have three options:

  • Part-exchange the vehicle for a new car
  • Pay the optional final payment and keep the car
  • Return your car with no further payments (subject to terms and conditions)

Personal Contract Hire (PCH)

Personal Contract Hire or PCH is similar to PCP. The main difference is that ownership of the vehicle is not assumed at the end of the agreement period. Instead, the car would be handed back. However, another vehicle could then be chosen under the same scheme (subject to credit checks).

Hire Purchase (HP)

You can also opt to buy your car through hire purchase (HP). After paying an initial deposit, you pay the remainder of the car value in installments, usually over a period of between one and five years. In effect you are hiring the car until you make your final payment after which you will own it.

Personal Loan

There is also the option of a Personal Loan, which is a common way for people to buy a car on finance. Personal loans are available from banks, building societies and finance companies. The duration of the payment of a loan can vary depending on what you agree beforehand with the loan company. Loans from banks for cars are paid off over a number of years, and will have a fixed rate of interest.

Further Detail

Please see our pages on each of these finance options for more detail. We also have some helpful videos which provide more information on each option. To find out more on any of these car financing options or any other ways to buy a car, please contact us today. Our finance experts can answer any questions you may have.

Personal Contract Purchase

Hire Purchase

Personal Contract Hire

Personal Loan