Car loan myths
- You need an income of at least $30,000 to qualify for a car loan in Canada. False. This number is often tossed about by some car dealerships and banks, but Canadians can get approved for an auto loan with far lower annual incomes.
- Self-employed workers won't qualify for a car loan. False. As long as you can demonstrate an annual income, you can get approval for an auto loan through our service.
- Applicants without credit need a big down payment to be approved for a car loan. False. Many of our applicants get approved for car loans with no money down and no credit history at all.
- Applicants without a FICO score can't be approved for a car loan. False. No FICO, no worries. If you're new to the country or haven't had time to build your credit score, you can still be approved for a car loan.
- Low credit auto loans are only available in major provinces like Alberta and Ontario. False. Our auto loan network operates in every province, so no matter where you live, you can get a loan.
- Non-bank car loans come with sky-high interest rates and weird, hard-to-understand term structures. False. Reputable non-bank vehicle financing is widely available in Canada, with reasonable interest rates and a loan process that's clear for borrowers.