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Car finance on someone else’s behalf

Everything you need to know about car finance for someone else...
car finance on someone else's behalf
There might be an occasion where you want to lease, or finance, a car for somebody else. Whether it be your child, your partner or someone else close to you, you could be wondering whether you can get car finance on someone else’s behalf.Is it possible?In this article, we look at whether you can get car finance on someone else’s behalf and alternative options.

What happens when I return my lease car?

We look at what happens when your lease contract comes to an end...
what happens when I return my lease car
All good things must come to an end, and at some point you will have to return your lease car. But, what actually happens when your lease car is due to go back?You might currently be approaching the end of your lease contract or you may just be curious as to what happens when the time comes to return your lease car, either way, it’s important to know the process so you can be fully informed for when the time comes.So, in this article we’re going to cover what happens at the end of your lease contract including the inspection and whether you can extend your lease contract.

Getting a new lease vehicle after an accident

Had an accident? Here's what happens when you get your new vehicle...
what should I do if I get into a car accident?
Accidents happen. And sometimes, accidents happen in a lease car. What do you do?Obviously when you have an accident there are different severities. You could be involved in a small accident where your car is bumped or dented slightly, or you could end up writing the vehicle off. Regardless of how big or small your accident is, there is a process that you have to follow and it’s important that you know exactly what to do should your lease car be in an accident. We at OSV don’t tend to deal with this directly. We aren’t the owners of the vehicle and once your car is delivered and the agreement activated, there is little we can do. However, we are there for you throughout the whole leasing journey including the duration of the agreement so we do advise our customers on what to do in this situation. Which is why in this article we are going to talk about what happens if your lease car is in an accident, and what to do should you need a new lease vehicle.

What is the best car for a new driver?

Looking for your first car? Here are our top choices...
Renault Clio
You’ve passed your test! All that hard work has finally paid off and now you’re looking at a brand new set of wheels. But, which car do you choose? There are so many different cars around these days, and there are loads that could make a great first car, but which ones are the best? In this article, we take a look at the best cars for a new driver and our top tips for choosing the best car for you.

Why can’t I get car finance?

Can't get car finance? We go over the reasons why you might not qualify...
Why can’t I get car finance-
When you apply for car finance, there could be a chance that you could be denied. This could be for a number of different reasons and it’s important that you are aware of these reasons so you fully understand why you might be rejected for car finance.In this article, we’re going to look at why you might not be able to get car finance and potential solutions or alternatives to car finance. Whether you have recently been denied car finance or simply curious as to why you might be rejected for car finance, hopefully, this article will answer all your questions.

Can I lease a car without a driving licence?

Ever wondered if you could lease a car without a driving licence? Well wonder no longer...
New First Car vs. Used First Car
There may be a time when you need or want to lease a car. However, you don’t have a licence. Are you able to lease a car without a driving licence? It’s not something that happens often, but it has happened in the past. So, in this article, I’m going to talk about whether you can lease a car without a driving licence, and what your options are if you cannot. No, is the short answer. The likelihood is that you will struggle to find a finance house, dealership or broker that will allow you to lease a car without a driving licence. There may be some out there, but these will most likely be specialist vehicle broker and you should be extra careful that they are reputable.

Can I add a private plate to my new lease car?

Want to add your private plate to your lease car? Here's what you have to do...
Can I add a private plate to my new lease car
We answer a lot of questions about leasing at OSV ranging from the start of your leasing journey to the very end. One of the questions we get asked quite a bit is in regards to private registration plates. When you lease a car you might want to add your own, personalised registration plate. In this article, we take a look at whether this is possible and how to go about it.

Can a Lease Car be Insured in Someone Else’s Name?

Can you insure a lease car on someone else's name? We take a look at whether you can...
Can a Lease Car be Insured in Someone Else’s Name
There might be a scenario in which you want to lease a car for somebody else. This isn’t a problem and is something that quite a few people end up doing, be it for their partner or their child or even their friend. The only problem is the issue of insurance. Can a lease car be insured in someone else’s name other than yours? In this article, we look at whether insurance is included in a lease contract, whether you can lease a car and insure it in someone else’s name, and whether you need a certain type of insurance on a lease car.

Can I Use My Lease Car as a Taxi?

It's not a common question, but it's one we have been asked. So, can you?
can I use my lease car as a taxi
It’s a question we don’t get often, but it does get asked. You may be a taxi driver, or just starting out as one and you’ve seen how cheap car leasing can be. So, can you take advantage of this and use a contract hire car as a taxi? Well, yes and no. In this article, we’ll look at whether you can use your lease car as a taxi. In some circumstances yes.The chances are, you will not be able to get a lease car through your average vehicle broker. There are companies that specialise in leasing cars for taxis. In my time at OSV (almost three years) I have only come across one manufacturer that has sent through deals specifically for private hire cars.However, that’s not to say you can’t. You just have to go through a company that specialises in leasing for taxis.

How Does Van Leasing Work?

Everything you need to know about leasing a van...
Best Electric Vans
When we talk about leasing we tend to think of cars, either company or personal. And while cars are the most commonly leased vehicle, vans are often overlooked. You can lease vans as well, and leasing a van is a very viable option for many.The premise is the same as leasing a car but there are some key differences, particularly when it comes to business leasing.In this article, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about van leasing, from the different contracts to the benefits.
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