5 ways to get a car lease as an Expat in the UK

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Expat Car Lease
  1. If you’ve got a gap in your UK address history, don’t apply for lots of finance. This can seriously go against you and be wary of dealers who say they have a panel of finance firms, one car quote could lead to 3–5 credit checks. Use a specialist.
  2. Search online for Expat Car Leasing or Expat Car Lease — You will then bring a list of search results of specialists who can help you, they will advise the best approach.
  3. Try something on a short term basis. Short Term Car Leases are usually underwritten on more favourable terms. Guarantees, deposits or higher initial payments may be required, but it gets your foot on the ladder.
  4. Car Subscriptions from the likes of Expat Cars, Subscribe & Drive or Flexigo Cars are a great start for Expats, it also gives you the ability to pause, upgrade or downgrade easily. Think of it as Netflix for motoring.
  5. Speak to your own UK bank, many of these offer their own leasing programs now and so long as you’ve looked after your UK bank account, then there should be no reason why they can’t help you.
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I live in a beautiful town called Belper on the edge of the Peak District with my wife Rebecca. I enjoy writing, photography and gadgets.

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