Minimum and maximum loan periods vary between 1 months and 10 years. Comparison interest rates vary between 6.55% and 60% p.a. Total interest repayments vary between R685.05 and R844.12 over the life of the loan. *Comparison rate is based on an unsecured loan of R20,000 for a term of 3 years. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. These rates can change without further notice. All rates quoted are per annum. For more information regarding fees click on "View fees & additional info +" for each product or contact the provider.
Get Absa Vehicle Finance and drive your dream car
Absa vehicle and asset finance crystallises your dream of becoming a car owner into solid reality. These days a car is no longer viewed as a luxury. Instead, a car is a necessity that takes you to places of convenience and saves you time, which is money.
But why should you apply for an Absa car loan? This article gives you the best details to decide if Absa vehicle finance in South Africa might be a good option for you.
Absa private vehicle finance – Overview
Minimum loan amount: R10 000
Maximum loan amount: R250 000
Loan term: 24 months to 72 months
Interest rate: 12.50%
Different types of Absa motor vehicle finance
Absa Car loan – Instalment Sale Agreement
This loan allows you to take the car home as your own. You will then finish paying it off via monthly instalments.
Absa Car loan – Islamic Vehicle Finance
This loan uses an Islamic principle known as “Ijaarah,” which is based on shared prosperity. The bank buys and owns the car, but they lease it to you for a fixed term.
Absa’s approach to this lease-based agreement is Shari’ah compliant according to the Muslim religion. At the end of this car lease, you can choose to own the car, purchase the car, or continue using it at a lower payment or zero rental fees. This loan comes with financing and tax benefits.
Absa Car loan – Lease Agreement
You don’t own the car, but you’re allowed full use for a fixed period. You’re allowed to upgrade and get a new car every 2 to 4 years. At the end of the lease, you can buy the car or have someone buy it. You can also continue using the car at a lower payment or zero rental fees.
Absa Car loan – Rental Agreement
You get full use of the car without owning or buying it. You pay for the cost of using the car, and you can reduce the monthly payments on your car loan by opting for a balloon payment at the end of the rental agreement.
What are my options when buying a car with Absa vehicle finance?
If you’re still looking for a car, Absa offers the following options:
- Buying a repossessed vehicle
- Purchasing the car at a trade centre (auction)
- Buying at a dealer approved by Absa
- Buying at an Absa private-to-private car dealership
What you need to apply for an Absa car finance loan
If you’re an Absa client, you only need the following:
- South African ID;
- proof of address. This is usually a utility bill not older than three months; and
- latest payslip.
The requirements are a little different if you don’t have an account with Absa or are a foreign national:
- valid work permit;
- valid passport;
- payslip or letter of appointment from your employer;
- international driver’s license; and
- last three months’ bank statements.
How to apply for vehicle finance – Absa
You can make a secure and safe online application by clicking the “Go to Site” button on the Absa vehicle finance option you want. Then click on apply now. Next, follow the simple, step-by-step instructions provided.
Once your online application for Absa motor vehicle finance is completed, you can track it to see its status. Use this online tracking tool by entering your application and ID number. Alternatively, to apply for vehicle finance with Absa, you can call, email, or visit their nearest branch.
What you should know about Absa vehicle finance
- Absa car finance allows you to pay a lump sum upfront (deposit) or after the finance period (balloon payment). This lowers your overall monthly payment as well as your interest.
- You can finish repayments at an earlier date with no penalties as long as your loan amount is R250 000 and below.
- All Absa car loans are secured car loans. This means failure to pay back the loan results in the car getting repossessed.
- Absa carries out a risk assessment before approving a loan. They want to make sure you can pay back the loan. You may be asked to pay an upfront deposit to lower the risk Absa is taking.
- Absa offers fixed or variable interest rates depending on the type of loan. Fixed rates remain the same throughout the finance period. Variable rates may go up and down since they’re affected by the prime market rate.
- An initiation fee and a monthly fee is charged on all Absa car loans. Other charges may apply.
- You can get a credit protection plan from Absa to cover for your payments in the event of death, disability, or retrenchment.
- Absa can also help you get comprehensive car insurance at affordable rates. Insurance is required before the car loan can be approved.
Absa car finance calculator
Use our easy-to-use Absa car loan calculator to get a good idea of your monthly repayment for each car loan. Just input the loan amount and the loan term and click calculate repayment. Play around with the numbers to figure out which monthly instalment is in line with your budget.
Frequently asked questions
Should I buy a new or used car?
Used cars are easily affordable, but they may require more maintenance. Getting a new car can cost you more, but at the same time, you get to enjoy the latest features and technology.
Is Absa vehicle finance restructuring available?
You can always consult and discuss with representatives from Absa to see how you can restructure your loan if you’re struggling with the monthly payments.
Can I get access to Absa motor vehicle finance with bad credit?
This may be very difficult or impossible, as a good credit record is one of the requirements before your car loan is approved. Having no credit record can also stop you from getting approved.
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