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03 Jun 2019   /   0 comments

What Happens When I Use My Car as Collateral?


Have you ever asked the question “what happens when I use my car as collateral for a loan?” You may have asked this question because you need emergency funding. These days it can be nearly impossible to find funding when you need it unless you have a perfect credit score. If you don’t have a great credit score, it can be an endless cycle of fear that you won’t be able to pay the bills on time. Here, at TFC Title Loans, we have a solution for you! We can get you the emergency funding that you so desperately need without checking your credit score. We are able to do this by lending you a secured loan which uses your car as collateral.

What happens when I use my car as collateral?

Ever since we opened our doors in 1994, we have worked very hard to help those who are turned away by traditional lending institutions. Additionally, we make it a priority to help you understand how the car title loan process works so that you can always make informed decisions that lead to a brighter financial future for both you and your family! We care deeply about customer service and consumer education which is why we have been expanding our website to include numerous resource pages that answer all your questions about car title loans.


For 25 years now, we have striven to create a company culture of open communication between us and our customers so they always feel comfortable coming to us with their struggles. With our second-to-none customer service, we have drawn thousands upon thousands of people to obtain title loans through our lending company over all others. In this informational article, we lay out exactly what happens when you use your car as collateral for a loan. So, if you wish to understand the process better, then please continue reading. However, if you already feel ready to get started in the application process, then fill out our online application or give us a call today!


A Secured Loan

The more traditional lending institutions don’t lend to those with less-than-perfect credit scores because those individuals are labeled as high-risk borrowers. These lenders only give borrowers unsecured loans (loans without collateral) because of their credit score vouchers for their ability to pay back the loan. TFC Title Loans can lend you money without the “security” of a high credit score by using the collateral of your vehicle title instead. We sign onto your vehicle title as the lienholder which gives us legal rights to your vehicle even though the title is still under your name. However, you get to keep your car throughout the life of the loan; we only keep the title.


To TFC Title Loans you are much more than a number, you are a human being that deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. This is the reason why we help “high-risk borrowers” because, to us, you are not high-risk but rather highly in need. Using your car title as collateral, allows us to lend a substantial sum of money to you without taking your credit score into account. We do check your credit report but only to confirm that you are not in active bankruptcy or undergoing credit counseling.


Referring back to the question at hand of “what happens” when you get a car title loan, we can explain the whole process to you since it is incredibly simple:


Documents Needed

You will only need to provide a few documents to us so we can approve you as quickly as the next business day. These include:

  • The original vehicle title showing sole ownership
  • A government-issued identification matching the name on the title
  • Some proof of residency matching the name on the title
  • Your current vehicle registration
  • Proof of vehicle insurance
  • Some proof of income or ability to repay the loan
  • Names and phone numbers of four references
  • Six pictures of the vehicle from all four sides as well as the VIN plate and the odometer


Paying Off Your Loan

You will get funding from us in a quick and orderly fashion with flexible loan terms that are made to perfectly fit your unique circumstances. You will have scheduled monthly payments to make; however, since there are no prepayment penalties, you can pay down the loan as fast as you like and by doing so avoid some accruement of interest. If you have any struggles along the way, we encourage you to contact us at any point during the life of the loan to express your worries. We can help you through the process. We want to see you succeed.


Get Your Title Back

After you have fully repaid the loan, we will sign your title in order to signify that we have officially released the lien we originally placed on the title. We will mail the title back to you or you can pick it up in person if you wish. After receiving your returned title, everything will be back as it was before except you are, hopefully, better off financially than you were before.


After learning everything you need to know, are you interested in using your car as collateral for a loan? If yes, we are glad to hear it. We have loan agents waiting by the phones with extended business hours who would be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you have decided that you would like to apply for an auto title loan with TFC Title loans then get started with our online application or apply over the phone today!

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