Representative Example: On an assumed loan amount of £750 over 12 months. Rate of interest 191.2% (fixed). Total repayment amount £1726.68 and total interest is £976.68. 12 monthly payments of £143.89. My Financial Broker is a broker, not a lender*.
* As a broker, we are unable to ascertain exactly how many customers take out a loan or the lender’s rate of interest particular to that customer, therefore our calculation is based on the mean APR of our panel of lenders.
Even if you’ve received a County Court Judgement, it is still possible to take out a loan.
Can I Get a Loan With A CCJ?
Yes, although having a CCJ (County Court Judgement) can make it harder to get a loan, it is still possible to borrow money if you have one. A CCJ loan is specifically for people who have had a CCJ and are looking to borrow money.
While many people in the UK have bad credit, there are several lenders that can offer loans to people with a CCJ, and for many you don’t need a guarantor. You may even have more than one CCJ, and believe that taking out credit is impossible, but this is not the case.
You should be able to get a loan with a CCJ if you meet the following criteria:
- Be aged 18 or above
- Are a UK resident
- Are employed full time or part time, earning a regular income
- Have no recent defaults
- Have made recent credit payments on time
- Have satisfied your CCJ payment
What Are CCJ Loans?
More commonly known as a bad credit loan, CCJ loans are intended for people with a low credit score due to past missed payments on bills and credit repayments.
Although having a CCJ can make it harder to borrow money, My Financial Broker works with a number of direct lenders in the UK who will still consider lending to those with CCJs and bad credit histories.
Types of Loans You Can Get With a CCJ
While it is possible to take out more traditional loans with a CCJ, it may be useful to know the types of loan that are more likely to be approved for people with a CCJ. Guarantor loans, secured loans and payday loans are often available for those with bad credit ratings. Taking out such loans and making the repayments on time or early can also help improve your credit score, allowing you to have more borrowing options moving forward.
A guarantor loan allows you to add an extra person you know to your loan agreement, who agrees to make the repayments if you find you are unable to. If your guarantor has a good credit rating, you can borrow up to £2,000 even if you have a CCJ, as having a guarantor means that there is less risk involved for the lender. Your guarantor will also need to be in full time employment, and it can be helpful if they are a homeowner.
With a secured loan, you would secure the value of the loan against certain collateral – this could include your vehicle (car, bike or van), property (home or flat) or anything valuable such as jewellery, watches or art. As with guarantor loans, secured loans offer less risk for the lender, so you’re more likely to be approved for such a loan, even with a CCJ. It is important to keep in mind though, that you risk losing your assets if you cannot keep up with repayments.
Payday loans tend to be for smaller amounts, and can be borrowed over a short period of time, generally repaid within around 30 days – usually your payday. They are often subject to credit and affordability checks, and most direct payday lenders are looking for a minimum credit score and income before approving an application. So if you have a recent County Court Judgement, this could make it slightly more difficult to get a payday loan, depending on the lender. Some payday loan lenders will still consider your application though, even with a CCJ, particularly if you have been keeping up with the repayments.
What Is A CCJ?
A County Court Judgement (CCJ) is awarded by a court in England, Wales and Northern Ireland when someone has taken court action against you and they prove their case. For example a CCJ can be awarded if the court determines that you owe money to a lender.
If you have an outstanding payment for a loan, credit card or bill and have not settled it, the lender can choose to take you to court. The court can then issue a County Court Judgement if they believe that you owe money to the loan provider.
How Can My Financial Broker Help If I Have A CCJ?
My Financial Broker helps people find loans every day and this includes people with adverse credit histories and CCJs. We have over 25 years of combined experience working in the loans and financial industry, and have developed a strong relationship with some of the most reputable lenders who can assist with all kinds of credit histories.
To apply, you’ll simply need to let us know a few personal details, your employment information, your income and expenditure, as well as the bank details you wish the funds to be paid into. The application should only take a few minutes to complete, and you’ll get an instant decision on screen.Apply Now