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Hire Purchase (HP)

What is Hire Purchase?


Leading the way in asset finance. Hire Purchase is the most popular way to finance a vehicle purchase. Hire Purchase or as it is often referred to "HP" is a fixed method of financing a vehicle.


The initial payment and monthly payments are clearly set out at the start of the contract so it's easy to understand the payments as it's all set out at the start of the contract.


You will be quoted an APR (Annual Percentage Rate) which is there to show the costs involved in taking out the finance to buy the asset. The contract term is most commonly two, three or four years with an initial payment of around ten percent of the asset cost plus the vat element.


At the end of the contract the customer will pay a fee of around a hundred and fifty pounds and the finance company will transfer title of the asset across the purchaser. This is to cover the finance company's administration costs when transferring the title of ownership over to the customer. The customer then becomes the legal owner and so has "Title" to the asset.


If the customer wishes to pay off the contract early then an "Early Settlement Figure" will have to be paid to the finance company. Depending on how far into the agreement and how many payments have been paid will depend on how much it will cost to pay off the agreement.


The customer will have to pay the balance of the outstanding capital, the option to purchase figure and any charges levied by the finance company for settling the contract early. If you ask the finance company they will send you a copy of their Hire Purchase "Terms and Conditions" that will set out the liabilities when taking out a Hire Purchase Agreement.

Charter Hall Asset Finance

T: 0121 452 1977

BVRLA Reg Number: 1463 | Financial Services Register Number: 680691 | Company Reg: 3247145

Registered Office: 5 The Croft, Buntsford Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 4JE


Charter Hall Asset Finance is a trading style of National Fleet Services Limited.

Charter Hall Asset Finance are a credit broker and not a lender, we are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered No : 680691