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Your caravan adventures may be closer than you think – even if you have poor credit history. Talk to our loan experts to reviewt the options that are right for you. We offer:
Bad credit caravan loans are specialised financial products designed for individuals with poor credit history who wish to purchase a caravan, campervan or motorhome. Unlike conventional loans, these are tailored for those who might not qualify for standard financing options due to their low credit scores or sources of income.
Poor credit history covers a range of financial situations, such as a history of credit card defaults or judgements, previous bankruptcy, repossessions, self-employment, Part IX Debt Agreement (current or history).
These loans are typically available from lenders who focus on providing loans to those with financial problems in the past, offering them an opportunity to finance a caravan despite their adverse credit history. However, it's important to note that these loans often come with higher interest rates but more flexible terms compared to regular loans, reflecting the increased risk to the lender.
If you’re worried your dream caravan, campervan or motorhome is beyond your financial reach, you’ve come to the right place. The team of Rapid Finance experts understand that, sometimes, life happens – and when it does, it can disrupt finances. We’re here to tailor a loan solution to your unique needs and caravan goals. We’re passionate about helping clients with poor credit history, which might include:
Rapid Finance is here to help you achieve your caravan finance, campervan finance or motorhome finance goals. Start now and let the adventure begin!
Please note: This is an estimate provided for illustrative purposes only, and is based on the accuracy of information provided. It does not constitute a quote. Additional fees and charges may apply dependent on your individual circumstances. Fees such as early repayment costs and establishment fees are not accounted for in the examples of weekly repayments. Interest rates may be subject to change throughout the term of the loan.
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We can finance all sorts of vehicles with our caravan loans option.
Some common vehicles include caravans, campervans, RVs or recreational vehicles, motorhomes, camper trailers, pop up campers and more. We can help you if you need a loan for leisure purposes. Even if your vehicle doesn't fit into a category, we might still be able to assist you.
We can also look at new caravans from a dealership or private sale, depending on what you can afford - it's up to you!
Yes, it is possible with Rapid Finance. We specialise in helping people with bad credit secure loans, including caravan loans. We understand that everyone's financial situation varies. Having a poor credit score should not stop you from owning a caravan, campervan, or motorhome. Our team of finance professionals works with a large panel of specialist lenders who are willing to consider applications from individuals with bad credit.
Improving your chances of approval for a bad credit caravan loan involves a few key steps. First, ensure all your financial documents, including identification, proof of income, and bank statements, are up-to-date and ready for submission. If you receive any benefits like Family Tax Benefits or a Disability Pension, include these as they may count towards your income.
Secondly, try to minimise any outstanding debts where possible. Lastly, take advantage of our free credit check report service, which can help identify and address any issues in your credit profile.
Fixing these issues could improve your credit score and improve your chances of success. Our team at Rapid Finance can guide you through these steps.
Yes, it is possible that you can finance a used caravan with a bad credit loan through Rapid Finance. We know that buying a used caravan can be cheaper, so we offer flexible loans to help with this. Just like with new caravan financing, we will review your application for caravan financing and find a loan that suits your financial situation. The loan will have affordable repayments that fit your budget and are easy for you to manage.
Also see our used car finance with bad credit page
Caravan loans for people with bad credit have repayment terms that range from 2 to 7 years. The length of the repayment period depends on the loan amount and your ability to make payments. At Rapid Finance, we tailor our loans to suit your needs. We ensure that the repayment plan aligns with your financial ability and loan requirements.
Rapid Finance helps self-employed people, including those with bad credit, get loans. They have 20+ years of experience with this. We know self-employed people have different challenges. We provide customized solutions that match your income and business requirements.
Also see our self-employed car loans page.
To begin your application for a bad credit caravan loan, simply provide us with some personal details. We want to know about you, your current financial position, and what your ultimate finance goal is.
Supplying this information is easy and takes just minutes. Simply contact the team on 1300 467 274, email us at email@example.com or complete a Free Finance Assessment via the form on this page. Our experts are on hand to answer any queries.
Once you’ve completed your application online or over the phone, a Rapid Finance expert will contact you directly. They will assess your situation, consider all avenues, and find the caravan loan that best aligns with your goals and circumstances.
As a team of finance specialists, we have access to a vast range of caravan loans, so we tailor solutions to your unique situation – even if that situation includes ‘bad credit history’. This catchall term can cover anything from a missed utility bill long ago to a previous bankruptcy.
Some clients believe they cannot get a caravan loan because traditional lenders have rejected them. We find that most of the time this is not the case at all. The client just needs a more nuanced approach from the right company, which is where Rapid Finance comes in.
Rapid Finance offers a free credit report service, where you can review what lenders see, when they assess your credit history.
Poor credit history covers a range of circumstances. A client may have overlooked a bill, or have experienced bankruptcy in the past, to name a couple. We know life gets in the way, whether it’s a clerical miscommunication or a marriage breakdown that has thrown a spanner in the works for your credit situation. Comprehensive credit reporting has advanced over the past few years, with banks reporting 24 months of payment history on any credit facility you have back to credit reporting agencies. Whatever the reason for poor credit history, it can make it hard to secure finance.
Most people are aware if they have bad credit history, but if you’re unsure, contact the Australian Credit Reporting Agencies for a copy of your credit history. There are 3 Credit Reporting Agencies in Australia:
Of these, Equifax is the most prominent; however, Illion has grown in recent years. Prospective lenders are likely to check at least one, if not all three of these agencies, depending on which agency they subscribe to. As someone looking for a loan, it’s very tricky to find out which agency your prospective lender works with.
Avoid the hassle and let the Rapid Finance team handle these questions for you. You can also learn more about bad credit loans here.
Yes. Getting a caravan loan approval hinges on your income and ability to repay your loan. Many Centrelink payments, like the age pension and veteran’s pension among others, can constitute income. If you supplement your Centrelink income with just one other income source, you’re closer to a caravan loan than you think! If in doubt, speak to our team of Rapid Finance experts for a clear evaluation of your options.
Also see our car loans on Centrelink page
Yes. We can provide loans for people with bad credit and no deposit, even if they have a bad credit history.
It comes down to your application and overall profile. Note that if you have a really bad credit history, a deposit will strengthen your application to prospective lenders. You might have other choices, such as trading in your vehicle or getting extra security for another asset.
If you want a caravan loan with bad credit and no deposit, you must show that you can make payments. A finance expert could help you get a loan for a caravan, even if you have bad credit.
They will review your financial circumstances and negotiate with lenders on your behalf. Their goal is to help you obtain financing for a caravan, even if your credit history is not favourable. Talk to the Rapid Finance specialists for more information.
Also see our no deposit car loans page.
Yes. We have helped many clients secure same-day caravan loans in the past – even when they had bad credit. We understand that clients sometimes need a quick turnaround to take advantage of a special deal or limited time offer. The most time-consuming part of the whole application process tends to be when clients gather the appropriate documents for our review. Once those documents are provided, we can progress the application with speed!
While we offer a speedy service, the advantage of Rapid Finance is that we work hard to get the very best outcomes for our clients – so you know you’re not being ripped off. We take pride in achieving best-possible rates with the lowest-possible fees within the parameters of your overall profile. We compare a vast range of finance products on the market to find you the best fit, and put it all together swiftly for fastest-possible approval.
There is no universal interest rate on bad credit caravan loans. The interest rate available to you will depend on your past employment, residential and credit history, the amount requested, your credit score, and the caravan you hope to purchase. Generally speaking, bad credit loans have interest rates of more than 10% P.A.
The good news: we offer ‘interest-reducing loans’. That is, we calculate interest at the end of each month based on outstanding balance at the time. You can also make extra payments as you go without penalty or choose to repay your loan on a weekly or fortnightly basis, instead of monthly, also without penalty. Generally, you can also pay off the entire balance early without penalty, but that depends on the lender. Any penalties for early payout tend to be small, if any $100–$750 with interest calculated only until the date you repay the loan in full.
A Rapid Finance expert can investigate other ways to reduce this rate, as well as other details in your credit history that might actually strengthen your financial position.
Yes. You can secure a bad credit caravan loan for a used caravan. The details of the loan will of course change depending on your unique financial profile. Generally, caravans 12 years old and newer are fairly easy to work with; however, there is a range of variables to consider. Our Rapid Finance experts are here to guide you through the process.
Don’t apply for credit if you’re still researching and haven’t yet landed on your dream caravan. Any application for finance is recorded on your credit history and making multiple applications across lenders can raise red flags.
At Rapid Finance, the biggest mistake we see is when clients apply for the same loan with multiple lenders in a short timeframe. Doing so tells lenders that the person seeking finance is desperate and uninformed, which makes you an unattractive candidate for a loan. It also has a negative effect on credit score, which can earn you an instant decline. Let the Rapid Finance team explore the options out there for you – without jeopardising your standing in lenders’ eyes! With 19 years’ experience, we know how to protect our customers.
It’s generally impossible to secure a bad credit caravan loan without a credit check. Under the National Consumer Protection Act, credit providers must ensure applications for finance are suitable. Due diligence necessitates reviews of all financial information, including credit history.
As a broker, we can view your credit file without leaving a 'hard' mark on your credit file. This means that we can get a very accurate picture of your financial situation, before submitting an application with a lender. We can assess your options prior to application, so in most cases we can help you get your loan pre-approved with only one direct application to a lender.
However, even if you have poor credit history, it might be possible to secure finance. A credit check actually helps us get a sense of the whole picture, strengthen your application and find you the best-possible outcome. For instance, a previous loan paid on time makes you a more attractive loan candidate to lenders – even if you have defaults!
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