How do you buy a private-party car with a loan?

What do I need to do to buy a private-party car with a loan? I found a car that I like, but I can’t afford to pay for it all at once.

Answer
To buy a private-party car with a loan, you’ll need to find a private-party auto loan.
There are a few places that you can look for this type of loan:
  • Large banks: Not all large banks offer private-party loans, but you can sometimes find them at PNC, Bank of America, and Regions Bank.
  • Credit unions: Many credit unions offer private-party loan options. Credit unions are known for offering flexible rates and terms on car loans, so this might be a good option if you need to stay within a specific budget.
  • Online: Some online lenders will offer private-party loans. Be sure to check the terms of these types of loans before signing to avoid any extra fees.
Once you find a lender you like, you’ll need to provide a few pieces of information, which might include:
  • Your name, date of birth, mailing address, and Social Security number
  • Any employment and/or income details
  • A copy of the car’s registration and title
  • A bill of sale
If your lender approves you for the loan, you’ll be able to sign the contract, purchase the private party car, and begin making payments!
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Dec 01, 2021
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