Step 2: Applying for the Car Loan

Step 2: Applying for the Car Loan

When it comes to car loan application, there are certain criteria that the lender implements in order to ensure that the borrower will be able to pay the proposed monthly amortization. Several legal documents pertaining to your identity and financial capabilities will need to be submitted.

Keep in mind that the borrower will only be qualified if he/she is a Filipino aged between 21 to 65 years old. His/her household income must be at least P30,000 a month. Foreign nationals are also allowed to apply provided that they are married to a Filipino. Other eligible applicants are partnerships and business owners. 

Proof of identity

The most basic pre-processing requirement is presenting legal identification documents. The lender will establish any issues in your application and will make sure that the borrower is qualified. They will also use the documents submitted to conduct a background check on the lendee.

Initially, the application form that will be filled out will send the basic information such as name, location, email address, and contact numbers to the lender. If married, the spouse should be able to sign on the form as well. In case a co-borrower or a co-maker is needed, a separate application form should be accomplished.

The lender will take 2 to 3 business days to review the application form. After assessing it, they will then ask for documents to prove the validity of the information that was submitted to them.

Requirements that will prove identity:

  • 2 government-issued IDs
  • TIN
  • Proof of billing

Proof of income

It is mandatory for the borrower to submit legal financial documents such as Income Tax Return (ITR), 2 to 3 months of pay slips, and bank statement. The lender will cross-check these documents to guarantee the financial capability of the lendee.

For locally employed residents, here are the documents to prove the declared amount of monthly income:

  • Certificate of Employment (COE) indicating salary, position, and length of service
  • Latest Income Tax Return (ITR)

For doctors:

  • Clinic address/es and schedule
  • Income Tax Return with audited financial statements for the last 2 years

If income is from rental of properties:

  • Rental/lease contract indicating name of tenants and rental amounts with complete addresses of properties being rented
  • Photocopy of Title (TCT/CCT)

For self-employed and business owners:

  • Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws with SEC Registration Certificate
  • G.I.S. (General Information Sheet)
  • Audited Financial Statements for the last 2 years
  • DTI Registration
  • Income Tax Return w/ audited financial statements for the last 2 yrs
  • List of Trade References (at least 3 names with telephone nos. of major suppliers/customers)
  • Bank Statements for the past 6 months

Remember, following the guide above does not guarantee the approval of the loan. There are other factors that the lender might or might not consider when they review the application such as unpaid debts and poor credit history.