Car loans

Car loans

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

Our lowest rate: 2.9%APR* representative for loans between £7,500 and £25,000** for 1-5 years.

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We now offer loans up to £50,000.** Apply online today for a personalised quote without impacting your credit score. Alternatively, visit a branch or call us on 0345 835 3861. Calls are charged at local rate.

*The representative APR is the Annual Percentage Rate of charge. You can use it to compare the overall cost of credit between different lenders.  
**To apply for a loan between £25,000 - £50,000 you need to hold a TSB current account and meet our eligibility criteria.
If you apply before 6pm and have held a TSB current account for more than 3 months, the money should be in your account the same day. If you apply after 6pm, the money should be in your account the next working day (excludes Sundays and bank holidays).

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 only 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
Already a TSB customer?

If you're an existing customer with us, it's easy to apply for a loan online.

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New to TSB?

Before you start your application, please make sure you choose how much you want to borrow and how long you want to borrow it for in the calculator above.

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Apply over the phone

Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am-6pm and Saturdays 9am-2pm. Calls are charged at a local rate. Calls are charged at a local rate.

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