The problem typically reveals itself when a consumer attempts to lease a car and the dealer pulls his credit information from Equifax or Trans Union, which is a numerical representation of the consumer’s entire credit history, and finds the score is too low for the best lease rates?
This kind of consumer is considered a “non-prime” borrower. Recent problems in the lending industry have made it more difficult now for non-prime borrowers to find loans and car leases.
Non-prime leasers may not be able to take advantage of special promotional lease deals offered by car makers. These deals have special low lease rates and are typically advertised as only being available to “well qualified” customers. To be “well qualified” means having a good credit score, a steady income, and no excessive debt.
People with no credit, bad credit will usually have an easier time leasing than buying.
The reason is that leasing is considered by Banks to be a higher risk than buying with a loan due to the fact that a down payment is often not required and that the outstanding amount owed on a lease nearly always exceeds the worth of the vehicle for most of the lease term, which is a result of low monthly payments.
If the leaser (“lessee”) defaults or misses payments, a lease company stands a greater chance of losing money if the car must be repossessed.
High debt loads can also be a problem. If a credit applicant’s outstanding debts are relatively high when compared to their income, lease companies may not be willing to let that person add more debt, which increases the probability that they will have problems paying in the future. Even with a good credit score, excessive debt can be a problem getting a lease.
To lease a car with a bad credit or no credit score may require that the customer pay a higher interest rate (lease money factor), make a larger down payment (cap cost reduction), or pay an up-front refundable security deposit — or all of the above.
Leasing customers who find themselves in trouble making payments should work with the lease company to get payment relief. The earlier you contact them, the better your chances of getting help.
Do anything to keep making payments and prevent repossession. Even voluntary lease repossession can seriously damage your credit rating for up to six years.
Lease credit requirements can vary between different dealers, banks and finance companies. Therefore, it pays to shop around for the best deals when you have poor or less-than-perfect credit.
In the current economy, it is more difficult to get approved for leases and loans with American car companies — Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler — than with foreign car makers, such as Toyota, Nissan, and Honda, Suzuki who still have plenty of cash to lend.
Auto Source Financial works with you directly to obtain a No credit, Bad Credit Lease in Canada. We have special lenders who over look past credit issues and lend on your ability to service the payment. This means it’s not about your past issues but more about your ability to make the payments.
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