Documents required for Car Loan
- Proof of age
- Identification proof
- Application form
- Passport size photograph
- Proof of residence
- Income proof
- Bank statement
- Signature verification proof
- Pro-forma Invoice or Rate List
The most common method of buying a car in the United States is borrowing the money and then paying it off in installments. Over 85% of new cars and half of used cars are financed (as opposed to being paid for in a lump sum with cash).Roughly 30% of new vehicles during the same time period were leased.
There are two primary methods of borrowing money to buy a car: direct and indirect. A direct loan is one that the borrower arranges with a lender directly. Indirect financing is arranged by the car dealership where the car is purchased. Legally, an indirect “loan” is not technically a loan; when a car buyer obtains financing facilitated by a dealership, the buyer and dealer sign a Retail Installment Sales Contract rather than a loan agreement. The dealer then typically sells or assigns that contract to a bank, credit union, or other financial institution. Usually, the dealer knows in advance which financial institution will buy the contract. The borrower then pays off the financial institution the same as for a direct loan. Typically, the indirect auto lender will set an interest rate, known as the “buy rate”. The auto dealer then adds a markup to that rate, and presents the result to the customer as the “contract rate”.These markups have been the focus of some regulatory scrutiny because they can cause variations in interest rates that are not correlated with credit risk.