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What is a Logbook Loan?

Guide to Secured V5 Loans

Logbook loans are simply a form of secured lending, using your car, motorbike or other vehicle as security against a loan. They can be a quick and convenient way for people who, for whatever reason, don’t want to go through the traditional lending route, or for people who have an adverse credit rating, to get the cash they need.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland this is done through a ‘Bill of sale’, which is a legal certificate of transfer of personal property. The bill of sale will be registered by the lender, who then takes temporary ownership of the vehicle.

It is important to note that while the logbook loan lender takes ownership, the borrower still physically keeps and continues to drive the vehicle, as long as the loan repayments are made.

The borrower also hands over their logbook (V5 registration document) to the lender. No changes are made to the logbook and it is stored safely for the loan period – hence the name 'logbook loan'.

Once the loan is repaid, the lender transfers full ownership of the vehicle back to the borrower, together with their logbook. 

For logbook loans in Scotland, a bill of sale is not used, instead a lender will loan money through a hire purchase agreement. The borrower also keeps the use of their vehicle while making the loan repayments.

Why Us?

Our logbook loans focus on you, the customer, getting the money you need as fast as you need it, no endless paperwork and no hassle.

At we give you the customer service, low rates and flexibility you want in a loan, from weekly or monthly payments, our unique pay as you go interest, and your choice of settling the loan early with no penalties.


Our logbook loan benefits:

 Fast application

 Same day cash

 All credit types accepted

 No credit checks

 No admin or early redemption fees

At eLogbookLoan, we don’t just look at your vehicle, we also consider you, the customer. We want you to have the best experience when choosing us for a logbook loan.

For a free no obligation quote, simply call us or fill out our quick quote form and we will let you know how much you can borrow today! 


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Representative example;
Amount of loan £1000. Duration of loan 3 years. Total credit charge £2880. Weekly installments £24.87. Interest rate 96% PA fixed.
Representative 230.7% APR

Warning: Late payment can cause you serious money problems. For help go to
This type of loan is secured on your vehicle. Missed or late payments may incur fees and/or the repossession of your vehicle.
elogbookloan lenders are members of the CCTA and are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.