Another option for some patients may be to set up an in-house payment plan with your dentist/care provider. These can either be financed by the practice itself or financed through a third party, and often charge low — or even 0% — interest rates (though this can depend on the nature of the lender). While some payment plans will not require a credit check to obtain, this may vary by the individual care provider.
In addition to meeting credit score requirements, borrowers also need a base annual income of at least $12,000. Loans can be obtained in amounts as high as $50,000, though applicants with scores near the minimum cutoff will be unlikely to obtain the largest amount. Some borrowers may be charged an origination loan of up to 8% at the time the loan is issued.
Get a personal loan for the down payment. If a down payment makes the difference between getting a car and not getting a car, a personal loan may help. Be extra cautious with this, however. Be sure that you can make both payments: what you’ll owe on the personal loan and your car payment. If you can’t, your car could be repossessed and your credit could get even worse. It may be much better to wait, save up your money and improve your credit score.
If you're experiencing financial hardship and would like to speak to someone for free financial counselling, you can call the Financial Counsellors hotline on 1800 007 007. It is open from 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. When comparing short term loans, ensure you take into consideration any fees, charges and rates you may be charged. It's important to weigh up all your options before applying for any form of credit.