“Unfortunately, if you didn’t have it in writing, the dealership can go through their network of lenders and choose one on your behalf.
Usually, the interest rate is the same, but they can get a kickback for providing the loan. You’ll want to look over your paperwork to confirm whether you agreed in writing to use your credit union or not.
If it wasn’t in writing, you can go back to your credit union and use them to refinance
the car loan
through the other lender.
You can take the money from the credit union and immediately pay off the other loan. It’s an extra step, but you’ll have the lender you want without having to deal with the dealership that somewhat bamboozled you
in the first place.
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