Hello, im looking to see if I would qualify for an auto loan. All feedback is appreciated. Im looking to apply through NFCU.
Credit Score: 612 Equifax score 8 ( I plan on paying down some credit card balances and Myfico simulator states i'll be at 639)
length of Employment: 2 years
Previous Loan Experience: N/A
Debt-to-Income (DTI): Have no bills besides utilities
Year of Car: 2013
Requested loan term : 60 - 72 months
Down payment amount: $1000
10 credit accounts all being paid and never late.
1 charge off account unpaid - $6k One Main - Nov 2015 was the first missed payment
1 collections unpaid- 6k for One Main - date assigned Jan 2017
1 charge off paid - Bank overdraft $355
Any suggetions that will help me will be much appreciated.
I don't see it in your initial post but what is the cost of the car you are looking to finance?
Need to know your debt to income ratio. Do you have rent or mortgage? DTI is not just credit, but also your rent or mortgage paymnent in relation to your income.
I would work with a credit union. That One Main account is going to be your biggest barrier, if you could negotiate that debts with the collectors you would be better off. Open collections like that are pretty big red flags. A dealer will likely get you a loan but the interest will be high so trying a credit union first is going to be worth the effort.
I think you would get approved at higher interest rate...probably around 21% with $1k down for a $12k car... do you currently have previous auto loans? If not then it will be a bit tough but doable with a higher interest rate.
Auto loan lenders wnat to see how well you pay your car payments, not much more emphasis is placed on other loans. With no other auto loans on your reports then they feel that they are taking a bigger risk. Refinance after about year once you got some auto credit under your belt.
Example, my friend who works for one of the largest BMW dealers in the nation sees guys who come in with a score in the high 500s and get Tier II approval because they do pay their car payments on time and not much else..