Car loans

Car loans

Whether you choose a new or used car, our loan can help spread the cost.

3.9%APR* representative for loans between £7,500 and £25,000 for 1-5 years.

  • fixed rate to suit your budget
  • Get a personalised quote with no impact on your credit rating
  • You can get the money in your account today**
  • Flexible - 2 repayment holidays per year
  • Buy well with our car buyers hints and tips
  • Option to make lump sum repayments
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*The representative APR is the Annual Percentage Rate of charge. You can use it to compare the overall cost of credit between different lenders.  
**The money will be in your account the same day if you have held a TSB current account for more than 3 months and your application is approved before 8pm. Branch and online applications only

Representative Example:

I need to borrow:

£ 1,000 £ 25,000
You can only borrow between £ 1,000 - £ 25,000

And pay it back over:

Borrowers must be UK residents and aged 18 or over. Lending is subject to status and actual rate offered will depend on our assessment of your personal circumstances.

The maximum APR we might offer is 30.0%, but we will tell you your personalised rate before you apply.

  • Check the MOT 

If you have the car's registration and MOT test numbers you can view its MOT history free at

  • Check the service history 

Find out what maintenance has been done and check the car's mileage by asking to see a full service history. 

  • Take a test drive 

Give the car a test drive and look over to spot anything unusual and make sure it's what you're expecting. 

  • Ask an engineer 

You can pay for a professional to inspect the car before you buy. It's especially important to check repairs if the car has been written off in the past. 

  • What's the right price? 

Use online car valuation checks or simply do a little market research to make sure you're paying a fair price for the make and age of the car. 

  • Know the finance history 

You can pay finance companies to check the car doesn't have an outstanding credit agreement against it. If you buy from a dealer they're expected to do this for you. 

  • Make sure the car's not stolen 

Go to to check the V5C registration document matches DVLA records. You'll need the registration number and make to do this. 

  • Understand write offs 

Written off cars get a Vehicle Identity Check (VIC) marker. If they can be allowed back on the road, they'll need a DVLA VIC test. Find out more at

  • Has the car been recalled? 

At you can check for free if the car has been recalled by the manufacturer for safety reasons. 

  • What about your old car? 

If you're upgrading your old car, shop around to see how much you could get for trade in, or whether you'll make more selling it privately.

How to apply

To be eligible for our personal loan, you must:
  • be 18 or over
  • be a resident of the UK with no history of adverse credit
  • have had a TSB bank account for more than 3 months
  • make repayments by Direct Debit
  • be a permanent paid employee, self-employed or retired with a pension
  • Satisfy us that you can afford to pay back the loan

Thanks for choosing TSB for your Personal Loan. We will soon be moving on to a new state of the art IT system to allow us to bring you a better service in the future. This means we can’t accept or progress any new applications online until we complete these changes but you can apply in one of our branches.

You need to have held a TSB current account for more than 3 months.

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