When you apply for car finance you’ll be asked to provide documents to support your application, so lenders can determine whether you’re a suitable person to borrow a loan. This may include (but isn’t limited to) your driving licence, proof of...read more
What makes a good film even better? A feature from an awesome car!
We’ve sifted through the most iconic cars that have appeared in some of our favourite movies and have put together our top ten. And so, in no particular order, we present to you the most iconic movie cars, ever!
The rise in bus lane fines in recent years has been significant and since the introduction of the Traffic Management Act in 2004, councils outside of London have begun enforcing penalty charge notices. Before that the police took care of it which meant it was harder to catch people out and less notices were issued.
Cities such as Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds and our own city Newcastle have been hit the hardest with many blaming poorly located signs or confusing road layouts. If you’ve been caught out by a bus lane we’ve got some tips and advice on how you can appeal.read more
The world of super cars and hyper cars is one that many of us can only dream of being a part of, with these elite cars costing in excess of £500,000 and more. A super car is a term used by automakers to distinguish unusual, high end cars from standard models and is usually applicable to cars that are a limited production specialist models from elite automakers, standard looking cars that have been modified to enhance their power and performance or one of a kind show case vehicles that were created as part of a project. Whichever category they fall into, all super cars are very fast, very expensive and very powerful.read more
Last year it was announced that there would be changes made to regulations on child car seats. After being delayed for some time, these changes are now expected to be enforced from 1st March 2017.read more
The UK boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe and many of these can be admired by simply getting in your car and going for a drive. We’ve picked our favourite driving routes that we think you should do at least once in your life time! These driving routes have been chosen as we think they offer either a great day out, a long weekend away or offer some thrilling routes for the more adventurous drivers.read more
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is a road tax that is enforced onto most types of vehicles that are being used on roads in the UK. Tax rates are based on engine size or fuel type and the amount of CO2 that is produced from your vehicle. The government have introduced new changes to road tax that are coming into force in April 2017.read more
Last year saw a whopping 2.7 million total cars registered in the UK, with especially huge growth throughout the year for British car manufacturing. In our previous blog post we looked at the best selling cars halfway through the year; now we’ve got a final round-up of the best sellers in 2016. Read on to find out what has moved, what’s dropped out of the race completely and if the Ford Fiesta kept its crown!read more
We can’t quite believe it’s 2017 already here at RCF headquarters. Like many others, we have some resolutions lined up for this year, one of which is to be kinder to our cars. They’re our faithful companions and they can be for many years, provided we look after them right. We’ve put together some tips on how to keep your car in tip top condition this year.read more
There’s nothing like singing a good ol’ Christmas song in the car on your drive home. We’ve put together what we think is the ultimate Christmas driving playlist. Merry Christmas!read more
It’s that time of year again – dark nights, icy roads and the official countdown to Christmas (10 days!) Around this time of year a lot of people will go to visit loved ones which can mean long car journeys. We’ve got a quick refresh on tips for driving during these months, as well as some tips on looking after your car!read more
The Christmas season is well and truly upon us, so it’s time to think about what to buy our loved ones. If you have a car lover amongst your friends or family then fear not, as Refused Car Finance have the ultimate Christmas gift guide for car lovers!read more
Following up from our blog on improving your credit score, we wanted to clear up what is and what isn’t recorded on your credit report. It can be hard to know what exactly is reported on your credit record so we have the low down on everything you need to know.read more
It can be hard to face up to the fact that your credit score is less than perfect but with a bit of time, patience and good advice it is something you can fix. There are many factors that affect your credit rating and it is well known that having a poor score can restrict you from getting financial products and the best interest rates. A credit score of over 700 is generally considered a good score although it is important to remember that there is no universal credit score in the UK.read more
One of the longest running debates that still circulates in the motor world is whether to buy a petrol or diesel powered engine. This is one of the first things you will have to think about when buying a new car and we have an overview of both – so you can choose the one that suits your needs most.read more
Taking your driving test can be extremely daunting and many of us want to pass the first time. Data published by the Driver Vehicle and Standards Agency reveals that 47.5% of people in the UK passed their test on their first time during part of 2016.
With more than half of us not passing first time around, we have put together a small guide on what to expect, how to prepare and how to cope with nerves on the big day.read more
There are over a whopping 30 million drivers on the road in the UK which could be a recipe for disaster if the rules of the road aren’t obeyed. We’ve got a run-down of the the worst driving habits and what the potential penalties may be if you’re caught.read more
If you have a less than perfect credit score you may have found it more difficult to get finance for your new car. However taking steps to understand what requirements you will have to meet and what will affect your credit score can help when you looking for car finance.read more