Sometimes, life doesn't go as we planned. It’s important to learn from the events and move forward. A great example is applying for a loan, particularly for cars. We need a car to get to work and run errands on a daily basis. In this country, it is essential to have your own vehicle.
Now, with your current savings, you can’t buy a car outright. So, your next option is getting a loan for a vehicle, which you will pay later. A wrench is wedged into your plan, however, when you are denied. Why would they do that? Do they not want a new lender?
Before you cast blame and go on a rant, take a minute to reflect on the situation on hand. There are plenty of reasons as to why you were not given a chance to get the loan. Here are some of the most common reasons:
Bad credit score
Lenders will typically look at your credit standing. If they see that you have a lot of previous debt that you’ve been failing to pay off at the right time, they won’t be as keen to give you what you’re asking from them.
See it from the lender’s perspective: they see that the person who wants to borrow money from them has a track record of not paying other lenders back. They will not want to put themselves in that position.
You need to prove yourself to them before they can even think about handing over a single cent to you. There are various ways you can improve your credit standing, like paying off your other debts.
When applying for things such as loans, you will be required to submit a variety of documents. It can include identification, proof of address, etc. Different lenders require different paperwork to be presented.
This can lead to your downfall; you could have forgotten to submit a document, or you may have filled out one incorrectly.
If you think this is the case, it’s best to talk to the lender and find out what you need to do to straighten out the crease in your paper problem.
Non-Australian residents have a harder time than locals when it comes to getting loans approved. That’s because if you are a visa holder, lenders will be wary to give you a loan, as they fear that you might fly out of the country without paying them back.
If you’re in the country through a student or working visa, then you can’t have a car yet. You need to be a resident of Australia for a set period of time before lenders can even think about approving your request.
Do you remember how when you were a kid your parents didn’t let you do activities because they think you are “too young”? More often than not, if you are under 25, lenders will most likely not give you a loan.
That’s because, even if you are legally an adult, a 20-year-old is still considered too young to handle the pressures of having a large sum of money owed. You can try asking them again after a few years when you are older, therefore wiser.
Knowing the reason behind your rejection is the first step to getting approved. That’s because you now know what it is you did wrong, you can try again soon. But for now, a car lease may be more up your alley.
It doesn’t take long to get approved, and it has its fair share of benefits including helping you improve your credit score. And by the end of your contract, you will have the choice to either upgrade your current vehicle or buy it from the dealer. There’s a world of possibility out there, and it’s waiting for you.