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RCS Car Finance has advice on how to finance a car bought privately

It’s time to get a new car. You’ve done your homework and you’ve found someone out there selling your dream car privately. You’re ready to call them and arrange to see it, but the second-hand car “what if’s” and questions start playing out in your mind…

What if you’ve missed something and it all goes pear-shaped?

What if this is a scam?

What if they are asking too much?

What if there is something wrong with the car?

I need finance, can I finance a car if I buy from a private individual?

Should I meet them at a police station to be safe?

… all perfectly valid concerns.

What if they are asking too much?

RCS Car Finance will evaluate any car you intend to buy and provide feedback on the purchase price. If they feel that the car you have your eye on is not worth the money they’ll assist in finding you another car in your price range.

What if this is a scam?

RCS Car Finance, will only connect you with vetted cars and sellers. They will also deal with the seller on your behalf and take care of the transfer of the car so you don’t even have to meet the seller. No need to meet anyone in a “safe public place” and no chance of being scammed. You let RCS handle the admin, pay the seller and deliver your new car to you.

Can I finance car if I buy from a private individual?

Yes, you can. Very few people have sufficient cash to purchase a car, unless they have sold a car to purchase a new one. RCS Car Finance specialises in financing cars purchased from private individuals. Together with their trusted partners they also handle all the admin involved in the transaction and the transfer, once your finance is approved.

What if there is something wrong with the car?

All vehicles purchased through RCS Car Finance have to go through a third-party (Dekra) technical check and achieve a roadworthy compliance certificate. No ifs, no buts, it has to be done for the sale to happen. For added peace of mind you can also opt to take out an extended warranty or service plan from RCS Car Finance to cover your new car.

When you have the assistance of RCS Car Finance, you can forget all of the “red flags” you’ve been told to look for when buying a car privately, and just enjoy the process, knowing that you are on the safe side.

Are you currently looking to buy a car? Do you want RCS to help you find, check and finance your car? 

RCS is a registered credit and authorized FSP. NCRCP38/FSP44481


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