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Expat Car Leasing in the UK

Expat Car Leasing in the UK

We know how difficult it is to get finance or a credit line as an Expat, we deal with Expats on a daily basis. Sometimes the Expats are coming home for 3-6 months of the year, maybe you have a temporary job in the UK or maybe your company is not UK based and you are struggling to get a lease car.

Then speak to the experts at Short Term Car Leasing, we provide cars (and vans) to a number of Expats and will even meet you at any UK airport to handover your new wheels.

Our pricing is extremely competitive too!

Moving to the UK?

Expats coming to the UK, may do for various reasons. It could be for family, education or even a new job. It can be hard to get the same financial support that you get at home, so by providing our Expat Lease service, we take one thing off your mind. We can even put you in touch with professional relocation experts.

You can either organise the Expat Car Lease before you move to the UK or when you’ve arrived, we make the job easy.

Our experienced underwriters will credit check you in your home country and request documents to support your application, these include bank statements, employment details in the UK and residency.


Working in the UK

Maybe you’ve got that job you have always wanted but have a few hurdles to face first as an Expat. Then our Short Term Car Leasing should take some of the weight off your mind. Our short term car solutions are great for those without a strong credit score.

Looking at bringing your own car to the UK?

Not always the best move, this is where we always advise to use our Short Term Leasing service. For expats, they can take their car to the UK on a temporary visit up to 6 months in a 12 month period. But don’t forget, you car needs to be insured, registered and taxed in your own country and as soon as you become a resident in the UK, the car must be registered and taxed correctly in the UK.

What car lease can I have as an Expat?

Depending on your circumstances, our Flexible and Long Term Car Hire options will be for you. We can run contracts for up to 12 months. Our underwriters are extremely experienced when it comes to Expats and need to see stability and affordability.

If its a new job that brings you to the UK then we need to see proof of employment, if its a long vacation we need to see financial backing or if you are over here on business we may need to credit check either yourself of your abroad based business.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a UK bank account, we can accept Direct Debit payments from over 22 Eurozone countries including Sweden. If you are in the USA or Canada, we can take payment via Visa, Mastercard or American Express using Credit Card Authority forms.

Have you had experience with Expats?

Yes we have, and believe it or not these have ranged from Military Figures to Footballers to TV/Movie Stars, all of whom have had similar issues in getting a car lease as an expat and of course, references are available on request.

The majority of our Expat Client base are foreign professionals and are well educated, they mainly earn a substantial salary yet fail to pass the standard credit checks of the UK. Our credit checking system can do overseas clearance to help our underwriters choose the right car.

Types of Expat Car Leases

Here is an example, currently showing on our website of the types of vehicles available. Whilst 65% of Expats do get accepted on standard terms, our underwriters may change the terms slightly due to risk and affordability. However please speak to us.

Frequently Asked Questions for Expat Car Leasing

How do I apply for an Expat Car Lease?

Its really easy to apply and you can do this online at Apply Online – Just complete as much as you can and make sure you select that you are an Expat or Overseas Visitor and it will be passed to the relevant underwriters.

What information will I need to provide for an Expat Car Lease?

Our experienced underwriters will ask for ID such as Driving Licence and Passport. They will also need to see proof of residency in the UK and also your employment details.

How quickly would I receive a decision on my application?

Depending on the complexity of the application and how quickly you can send the information and documents across, our underwriters will usually come back with terms within 1-2 working days.

Will I need to pay a security deposit?

In most cases yes, our underwriters will let you know what this is including a monthly credit limit. You do not have to accept these terms.

How quickly can I get a car?

Depending on the supplier for your Expat car lease, we can deliver most GL and LG reference cars within 2-3 working days of receiving the signed paperwork and payment.

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