Who holds the car title with a title loan?

I’m thinking about applying for a title loan, but I don’t understand how they actually work. Who holds the title with a title loan?

Answer
Title loans can be a bit confusing and often misleading. Typically, the lender will hold your title until you’ve paid the loan off. As title loans use your car as collateral, the lender holds onto the title should you default on the loan.
If you’re looking into title loans for a quick way to get cash, you should know that title loans are often not worth the money you’ll borrow, with interest rates of an average of 300%. For this reason, title loans are illegal in 34 states.
A less predatory option for a loan is going through your bank or credit union. Many banks offer short-term loans, similar to title loans, without the high interest rates.
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Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Nov 10, 2021
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