Are you a motor enthusiast or do you just love a good day out? This summer the North East has got some of the biggest and best car shows happening – we’ve picked five that we think you’ll love!read more
Newcastle based car finance broker Refused Car Finance are delighted to have been nominated in this year’s Consumer Credit Awards, in the category for Best Car Finance Provider.read more
Buying a new car is a big investment and finding the perfect motor is important, especially if you’re looking for something that’s for you and your family. If you’re in the market for a new family car, we’ve got a run-down of our top ten picks of...read more
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency recently announced they were making changes to the practical driving test, with the biggest shake up since the written theory test was introduced in 1996. The changes are due to be implemented in December 2017, so if you’re planning on taking lessons later this year, find out what you need to know.read more
Young drivers in Britain are faced with some of the highest insurance costs due to the fact that they tend to be riskier drivers on the roads. Insurance for your house, your belongings or even your pet are all optional, but unfortunately if you want to drive on the roads, you have to insure your car. We’ve put together the top ten cars that are the cheapest for drivers under 25 to insure.read more
Negative equity is a term that you may have heard quite a lot when talking about car finance, but many people aren’t entirely sure what it means and what the consequences of having negative equity are when it comes to car finance. Find out more on our blog.read more
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 address and proof of your income. Lenders need to determine how you will be repaying your loan so your employment status and type of job is a factor that will affect your chances of approval.
Read on to find out about applying for car finance and how your employment status and type of job can affect your chances of approval.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