Why did my car loan increase by $3,300 following something called a "principal disbursement"?

I just noticed on my statement that my car loan principal increased by $3,300, and all it says is "principal disbursement" next to the figure. What does this mean?

Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on May 05, 2021
“A loan disbursement is an amount of money given to you when you finance the car.
If you received an additional “”principal disbursement,”” that usually means you refinanced the vehicle and took out some extra equity on top.
Sometimes, if you switch your car insurance to something less than full coverage or if you let your coverage lapse, the lender may add force-placed insurance to your loan and add the cost of the policy to the principal.
If you didn’t do either of these, you’ll need to call your lender to find out what the story is.”

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