Car loans

We search over 45 lenders to find you the right car loan. Plus, our car buying service for new cars gets you the right car for the best deal, delivered to your door!
Car loans

We compare over 45 lenders

We search through offers from over 45 lenders to find you the car loan that will best suit your needs~

Top tips to consider when buying a car

  • Don’t just look at the interest rate when choosing your car loan

    Low rate loans may seem great on paper, but could include hidden fees and charges that can really add up over time.

  • Consider loans that let you pay extra on top of your monthly repayments

    This is a great way of reducing the overall cost of the loan, but not all lenders will allow you to do this, and some of them will charge you extra fees for early repayment

  • Consider total costs

    Make sure you consider the total cost of the loan over time, for example break costs and monthly charges, not just the monthly repayment

  • Read the fine print

    Make sure you read the fine print of your loan agreement so you really understand any additional fees and charges and how they will impact your total repayments

  • Lease or buy?

    There are important differences between leasing and buying a car, and it's worth having a good idea of how each option works to make the right choice for you. Read more here to decide if leasing a car is right for you. 

The truth about dealer finance

If you’re in the market for a new car, chances are at some stage you’ll be offered finance by a dealer.

Showroom car finance can sound tempting – often with very low rates. But scratch the surface because the finance you sign up for may not be what you expected. Watch this short video to find out more.

Need a car loan for your business?

Businesses looking for car finance have a range of options open to them. The most appropriate type of loan for each business' needs will depend on business structure, cash-flow requirements, GST registration status and tax considerations.

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Getting a car loan FAQs

To apply for a car loan, you must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • be an Australian resident
  • have a regular income
  • be looking to borrow more than $5,000

Some lenders will allow you to include these in the loan amount.

Pre-approval means having your loan approved before you find the car you’d like to buy. This means you can shop around for your new car with peace of mind knowing what you can afford.

Once you find the car you’d like to purchase, your broker will arrange for the funds to be drawn and payment to be made.

Find out more about car loan pre-approval here.

If you are a PAYG Applicant you will need:

  • a clear copy of your drivers licence (front and back)
  • your last 2 pay slips
  • a recent rates notice (if you own property)
  • a copy of the contract for sale for the car

If you are a self-employed applicant you will need:

  • a clear copy of your drivers licence (front and back)
  • a recent rates notice (if you own property)

If you are a commercial full doc applicant you will need:

  • a clear copy of your drivers licence (front and back)
  • a recent rates notice (if you own property)
  • recent financials (for the business and individual)

Your broker has access to a number of different lenders. As such, they are not only able to find you a sharply priced car loan, but a loan solution that meets your unique set of circumstances. In other words, they can find you a loan that meets some of your other requirements, like no monthly administration fees, or no early payment penalties. In addition, they can offer you low fixed rate options that allow you repayment flexibility, ie: weekly/fortnightly/monthly.

Moreover, a broker works for you, not a car dealership or a particular lender. While a dealership may focus on clearing out stock, a broker’s focus is making sure you find a loan that is well suited to your needs.

Yes, there are loans available for the self-employed. You may be able to claim part of the car’s costs, including loan interest, as a tax deduction.

If you purchase a car for less than $20,000, you can immediately claim the full value back as a tax deduction within the same year you buy it.

If you purchase a car with a value of more than $20,000, you can still claim a deduction over time using the general small business pool.

It is also worth considering equipment finance, which allows you to rent a vehicle over a set period of time. This allows you to have access to the vehicle straight away.

Yes, there are lenders who can assist you if you have a poor credit history. Speak to your Mortgage Choice broker for more information.

We can source loans for the following:

  • Cars
  • Motor bikes
  • Caravans
  • Boats

You could have your finance approved within 2 days. Sometimes, depending on the circumstances of the transaction, the loan approval process can take longer. For example, some car dealerships can try and delay the process by not providing a Tax Invoice, giving them the opportunity to quote the finance themselves.

We can organise car loan pre-approval for you to ensure there is no disappointment and delays regarding sourcing finance for your vehicle. In order to proceed with a pre-approval, we require an indication of the vehicle you are looking to purchase (the vehicle description may change) along with an application. It is best to provide supporting documents (i.e. Privacy Consent, Pay slips and Drivers Licence) upfront to ensure all income calculations are correct.

Purchasing a vehicle privately may give you more room for negotiation on price and the ability to select a vehicle you are looking for in the price range you can afford. However, if you don’t buy through a dealership, you will have to provide more information in order to have the loan approved. For example, you will have to prove that the car title is clear, in order to allow your chosen lender to put a charge on it. In other words, you will have to access a payout letter that makes it clear you are purchasing a vehicle free from past owner encumbrance. The value of the vehicle will also be evaluated to ensure you are not paying too much.

Purchasing a vehicle from the dealership is quite easy and all that is required is a Tax Invoice and banking details to electronically transfer funds at settlement.

When financing a vehicle privately there can be additional fees to cover an inspection report and photos of the vehicle. This fee can vary depending on the location of the inspection report. Some lenders also charge additional establishment fees.

Yes, there may be some fees involved, including:

  • lender application fee
  • origination fee
  • vehicle inspection fee (for private purchases)
  • PPSR (Financiers Security Registration fee)
  • stamp duty (applicable in NSW only)
  • monthly account keeping fees

You do not need a deposit to take out a car loan, however it may increase your chances of success and will also reduce your repayments.

Loan terms vary depending on the lender you choose, ranging from 2 to 7 years.

If you are a PAYG applicant, the vehicle cannot be more than 12 years old at the end of the contract. If you are a self-employed applicant, the vehicle cannot be more than 15 years old at the end of the contract. For those considering a classic car, some lenders do offer classic car loans.