How do I transfer a car loan to a family member?

My company is transferring me overseas for work. As a result, I won’t need my car anymore, and I’m trying to get rid of the costs associated with car ownership. My brother needs a car, and he’s keen to take over the loan. Can I transfer my loan to a family member?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
You can transfer a
car loan
to a family member under certain conditions, so don’t stress too much. To some degree, this is akin to selling your car, but without the negotiation process.
To transfer a car loan to a family member, follow these steps:
  • Look at your loan contract to see if transferring the loan to another party is permissible. If it’s not stated anywhere, ask your lender.
  • Have your family member apply for the loan. They will need the appropriate credit score, a good debt-to-income ratio, and proper employment to get the car. Their interest rate on the remaining balance may change.
  • If they’re approved for the loan, you need to transfer the title.
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car insurance
, he’ll need to get it to take ownership of the car and the loan. So if you want to help out on that front, suggest the
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