Who gives loans on car titles?

My coworkers were talking about how they got a loan on their car titles. I've looked at what's offered at my bank, and it's not on their list. I also checked my local credit union; they don't do it either. So who gives loans on car titles?

Car title loans usually are usually offered by credit lenders.
Here’s a list of a few of the bigger title loan companies:
  • American Auto Title Loan
  • Auto Cash USA
  • Check Into Cash
  • Loan Center
  • Loan Mart
  • Max Cash Title Loans
  • TitleMax
Be warned, however, that title loans work by using the title of your car as collateral. This means if you are unable to pay, then the lender can take your vehicle. Unfortunately, this frequently happens because this style of loan has high interest rates and short payback durations. Borrowers typically have an average of 30 days or less to pay it back.
Because of this, title loans are illegal in many states and considered predatory by most people.
If possible, try talking to your bank and credit union about short-term loans instead of seeking out a title loan. These institutions’ lending products are often much safer options.
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Lauren Smith
Answered on Nov 25, 2021
Lauren has written for World Nomads, the Matador Network, Korvia Consulting, and once upon a time Three Fates Games. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a BFA in Creative Writing. After graduating, she moved overseas and lived in South Korea where she spent her free time traveling and going on road trips with friends. She misses the rest stop potatoes and is trying to figure out how to recreate them at home. She's now based outside of Chicago and when she's not writing she spends her free time reading, playing video games, and exploring whenever she can.

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