FINANCE YOUR VEHICLE

Finding a simple and affordable method to finance your vehicle can be a daunting task. Whether you’re a company working with a large fleet of Contract Hire vehicles, or an individual looking to get the best Personal Contract Plan offer, at Hilton Suzuki we have a dedicated team on hand to help you find the best deal.

We have an abundance of flexible, affordable finance solutions that can be adjusted to suit your budget and requirements, so funding your new car has never been easier.

FINANCE DEALS

With a Suzuki finance plan you can choose your repayment period between one and five years, tell us your anticipated annual mileage and we’ll talk you through your monthly repayments and advised deposit. This can be as low as one monthly payment in advance and may even be covered if you part-exchange your current vehicle. Upon completion of your contract you will be left with several options: you can exchange your vehicle for a new Suzuki, pay a pre-agreed final payment and take ownership of your vehicle or simply return it and walk away with nothing left to pay.

PERSONAL CONTRACT PLAN, HIRE PURCHASE & LEASE PURCHASE OFFERS

Whether you’re looking for a Personal Contract Plan, Hire Purchase or Lease Purchase solution, our team are on hand to provide you with all the important details. We can help you find the right term and appropriate deposit to ensure suitable monthly repayments. We offer a made-to-measure finance service – you tell us your deposit and monthly payment requirements, and we’ll find the most suitable offer for you so you can drive away your brand new Suzuki today. Don’t hesitate, get in touch with our friendly team today to discuss all your motoring options and finance queries.

What is PCP?

What is Personal Contract Purchase (PCP)?

Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) is a finance product that allows you the opportunity to buy a new or a used car.

It is similar to a Hire Purchase agreement as you will usually pay an initial deposit, followed by monthly instalments over a term typically between 18 to 48 months.

What makes PCP different to Hire Purchase (HP) is that your monthly instalments are paying off the depreciation of the car, and not its entire value, over the course of the term. Then, when you get to the end of your agreement, there is a final, balloon payment that must be made if you want to keep the car. The balloon payment is often referred to also as the Guaranteed Future Value (GFV).

How does PCP actually work?​

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When you have chosen your vehicle, you will then agree your annual mileage and decide on the agreement term with one of our Business Managers.

We will then determine the Guaranteed Minimum Future Value (GMFV) of the vehicle at the end of the agreement and work out a deposit and monthly amount that works for you.

At the end of your agreement you will then have three options:

Return – Simply return the car the back to us 
Retain – Keep the car by paying the optional final payment
Renew – Trade it in for another car

For a quotation, help, or advice contact us and ask to speak to one of our Business Managers.

What are the advantages of PCP?

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  • Monthly payments on a car financed by PCP are usually lower than if your car is financed by a Hire Purchase agreement.
  • If you decide not to buy the car, you can simply walk away when you've made all the payments.
  • Similar to PCH, you can drive away a new or used car every few years (dependent on the chosen term) without worrying about selling it on.
  • If your car is worth more than the Guaranteed Future Value then you can use that equity towards a deposit on a new car.

What should you consider when option for a PCP?

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  • If you want to buy the car you will need to pay your final balloon payment (the Guaranteed Future Value).
  • Similar to PCH, you will need to agree on a mileage allowance at the beginning of your contract and there may be excess mileage charges if you exceed this.
  • You won’t be able to sell the car without settling the finance.
  • You won’t own the car until you have made all of your repayments.
  • You’ll need to keep the car properly insured, maintained and in your possession until the full value is paid off.

Can I settle my PCP agreement early?

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You can normally settle your agreement early by asking the finance company to provide you with a settlement figure. However, the finance company will require you to pay off the difference between what your car is worth, and what you still owe and there may be a difference which is known as negative equity. On the other hand, you may find that at the end of your term your car is worth more than the Guaranteed Future Value, which means you will have some positive equity to contribute towards your next car.

Commission Disclosure

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We are a credit broker and not a lender. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders and their finance products which may have different interest rates and charges. We are not an independent financial advisor. We may advise you on the products, subject to your personal circumstances, though you are not obliged to take our advice or recommendation. We do not charge you a fee for our services. Whichever lender we introduce you to, we may receive a payment from them (either a fixed fee or a fixed percentage of the amount you borrow). The lenders we work with could pay commission at different rates. However, the amount of commission that we receive from a lender does not have an effect on the amount that you pay to that lender under your credit agreement.

What is HP?

What is Hire Purchase (HP)?

Hire Purchase is a way to finance buying a new or used car. You will normally pay an initial deposit and will pay off the entire value of the car in monthly instalments. When all the payments are made, the Hire Purchase agreement ends, and you own the car outright.

What are the advantages of HP?

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  • You’ll be able to drive away a car that you may not have managed to buy outright.
  • Unlike a PCP or PCH contract, you won't need to estimate your mileage at the start of your Hire Purchase agreement, so you'll avoid excess mileage charges.
  • Once you’ve made your final monthly payment, including the option to purchase fee, you'll have full ownership of the car.

What should you consider when opting for HP?

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  • Monthly payments may be higher than some other finance options, such as PCP, as you're paying off the full value of the car.
  • You won’t be able to sell the car without settling the finance.
  • You won’t own the car until you have made all of your repayments.
  • You’ll need to keep the car properly insured, maintained and in your possession until the full value is paid off.

Can I settle my HP agreement early?

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The short answer is yes, you can end your finance early. There are different provisions within each finance agreement that allows you to do just that. If you have got through two-thirds of the way through your finance agreement, the options to end the finance agreement early open up.

For a Hire Purchase agreement, there is an option of paying it off early through a settlement fee. A settlement fee covers the cost of any remaining unpaid instalments and interest payments remaining on the agreement. Once the settlement fee is paid, you take full ownership of the car early.

Under a Personal Contract Purchase agreement, you can also pay a settlement fee for bringing the agreement to an end early. After that, you can choose to hand the car back or you have a second option. Through a PCP agreement, you can take full ownership of the car by paying off the remaining Guaranteed Minimum Future Value also known as a balloon payment.

Commission Disclosure

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We are a credit broker and not a lender. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders and their finance products which may have different interest rates and charges. We are not an independent financial advisor. We may advise you on the products, subject to your personal circumstances, though you are not obliged to take our advice or recommendation. We do not charge you a fee for our services. Whichever lender we introduce you to, we may receive a payment from them (either a fixed fee or a fixed percentage of the amount you borrow). The lenders we work with could pay commission at different rates. However, the amount of commission that we receive from a lender does not have an effect on the amount that you pay to that lender under your credit agreement.

What is Contract Hire (CH)?

Contract Hire (CH) is a fixed cost rental agreement which is available for a period of 2-5 years on new vehicles only. This is also available with an added optional maintenance package which can help with keeping your vehicle in good condition. When your agreement comes to an end you must return the vehicle to us as there is no ownership option. This can be for personal use or business use. It can otherwise be known as Personal Contract Hire (PCH) which includes VAT or Business Contact Hire (BCH) which is excluding VAT for businesses.

How does it work?

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​Select a new vehicle which is available on Contract Hire. Decide your annual mileage limit which must be a minimum of 5,000. The maximum limits vary by vehicle. If your circumstances change during your agreement you may be able to amend your contracted mileage. Optional maintenance packages are available within your agreement at an additional cost.  

Initial Payment: Pay an initial rental of between 1 to 12 monthly rentals. The higher the initial rental, the lower the  monthly rentals will be.

Fixed Monthly Rentals: Pay regular monthly rentals over the agreed term of between 2-5 years.

End of Agreement :At the end of your agreement you must return the vehicle to us as there is no ownership option. If you have not exceeded your contracted mileage and have kept your vehicle in good condition in line with the ‘BVRLA Fair Wear & Tear’ guidelines you will have nothing further to pay​

What else you need to know?

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Right to Cancel: You may have the right to cancel within 15 days of the date the agreement is signed by you and us. If you do cancel, we will reimburse any payments received from you. For any period that you had use of the vehicle, you’ll need to pay a proportion of the agreed monthly rentals.

Early Termination: You can terminate the agreement early providing you pay 50% of the remaining monthly rental plus any other charges, such as pro-rata excess mileage or damages.

Satisfactory Quality Rights: If the vehicle that you purchase under the agreement is not of satisfactory quality you have rights against the owner who will work with the Dealership to resolve your concerns.

Insurance: You must have fully comprehensive insurance which you’ll need to arrange  yourself.

Road Tax: Is included with  your monthly  rentals.

Eligibility Criteria

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Age/Location: You must be at least 18 years old and a permanent UK resident.

Driving Licence: You must have the relevant driving licence for the vehicle.

Important things to consider:

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Relevant Financial Institutions : Suzuki Finance is a trading style of Suzuki Finance Ltd which is part of Lloyds Banking Group’s ring fenced bank. This means we cannot enter into agreements with certain types of financial institutions, for example, banks or businesses that deal in certain investments. If you are a financial institution and you think that you cannot enter into agreements with a retail ring-fenced bank, you must tell us so that we can determine your status.

Commission: Dealers typically receive commission or other benefits for introducing you to us. If you request, they must tell you in good time before you enter into the credit agreement, the amount of any commission payable.

Maintenance: You must keep your vehicle to the standards of the Manufacturer handbook. Optional maintenance packages are available within your agreement at an additional cost.

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