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Frequently Asked Questions – Auto Loans

Frequently Asked Questions – Auto Loans

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What do I need to qualify for an auto loan?

What are your auto loan qualifications?

  • It is required that you have at least $1,500 of gross monthly income for credit scores less than 625.
  • All Bankruptcies must be discharged.
  • Have no repossessions in the last year unless included in your bankruptcy.
  • The loans are for automobile purchases from our authorized licensed car dealership partners.
  • All US residents must be at least eighteen years of age.

Can you do auto loans for people with poor or bad credit?

Yes. We work we work with all credit scores.

Can you do auto loans for people with a recent bankruptcy?

Yes. Bankruptcies must be discharged or a letter from your trustee is required.

Can you do auto loans when purchasing through a private seller?

No. All car purchases must be made through an authorized dealership in our network. We have the largest dealership network in the nation.

Do I have to go through a certain dealership?

Yes. All applications must be submitted through approved dealerships.

Where are your dealerships located?

We have approved dealerships located in all 50 states, Mexico and Canada. Finding a dealership is never an issue.

What states do you do auto loans in?

We do loans in all 50 States, Mexico and Canada.

Can I use a cosigner for an auto loan?

Yes. After you complete your application a representative with contact you to go over your application, to determine what is needed to get you approved.

Can you do loans for motorcycles, ATV’s or mobile homes?

No. We only do new and used cars and trucks.

What are your interest rates, loan fees, terms and conditions?

It all starts with our online application. After we verify your information, you will be presented with the best available loan offer for your unique situation. Once you receive your loan offer, you will be able to review all of the rates, fees, terms and conditions prior to accepting the loan offer. If you are not interested, just opt out and we delete your information.

How much down payment do I need to put down for an auto loan?

That will be determined by your loan consultant after you complete the application.

What credit score do I need to qualify for an auto loan?

The only requirement we have is if your credit score is lower than 625, you will need at least $1500 per month in income.

How does your auto loan application work?

After you complete the application a representative will contact you within 24 to 48 hours.  They will discuss with you if they need any additional information to approve your loan.

How do I know that First Financial is a real company?

First Financial has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. We have been in business for over 20 years.

How do I check status on my auto loan application?

Already applied? Click here to check the status of your application. Phone: (866) 902-4403 Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm EST

Is it guaranteed that I will get approved for an auto loan?

We can’t guarantee that every case will be approved, however we do recommend meeting as many of the following requirements to insure the best possible opportunity for you becoming financed.

What if First Financial is unable to do the auto loan?

If First Financial is not able to do the loan for you, our dealership partner will place the loan with one of our 90 other lenders in the network. This insures the highest approval rate in the nation.

Can you do auto loan refinancing?

No. First Financial only provides loans for new and used cars and trucks.

Can you do auto title loans?

No. We do not do title loans.

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