On the search for a motorcycle loan? We’ve highlighted a number of helpful tips and hints to make sure your loan is approved first go.

Demonstrate you’re not a risk

Showing that you are a good risk improves your credit rating, saving you time and money. Here are some things to remember before approaching a credit provider:

Think carefully about the amount of money you wish to borrow. Choose a figure that is realistic and suits your means.

Anthony Salatino, National Manager of Aussie Bike Loans, explains new or near-new bikes are considered a safer prospect by credit providers and can be used as security to support the motorcycle loan. “It is harder to secure a loan for an older bike because of its low resale value”.

Credit providers prefer borrowers in stable employment. You will stand a better chance of obtaining approval if you can demonstrate uninterrupted employment over a long period of time.

Check your credit record

Aussie Bike Loans will want to see your credit history before negotiating a loan. Check your credit rating file and credit ratings with previous credit providers and if there are errors ensure they are corrected before the current credit provider does its own check. Your bank account and income should demonstrate the capacity to meet repayments. And If you can show a savings track record, it greatly improves your position.

Shop for the best deal

Ask potential credit providers to improve their rates. Bargaining for a better deal is not a sin. Just like the new business and used-car markets, finance is a competitive industry. Credit providers should fight for your business.

Many banks and financiers offer a low rate but fail to mention ongoing fees and charges. This is often misleading, ultimately making your repayments equate to a much higher interest rate.

Aussie Bike Loans has no ongoing or account keeping fees and we’re confident we have the most competitive finance packages in Australia.