Car finance can help to make the purchase of a vehicle more affordable. That said, you may still find yourself wondering, “but how much do you have to earn to get car finance?”

How much does car finance cost? Am I earning enough to cover the expenses?” If these questions are on your mind, My Car Credit is here to help! In this article, we’ll clarify the factors that may impact the car finance terms you’ll face. Read on to learn more…

So, how much do you have to earn to get car finance?

There’s no one straight answer when it comes to how much income you need to secure car finance. It depends on a number of factors. However, it’s essential to ensure you have a sense of what you can afford to borrow before signing any car finance deal.

The factors that can impact the car finance you may be eligible for include your credit score, borrowing history, the loan type, the amount required, as well as the vehicle itself.

Any car finance provider will ask for proof of income when you apply – but you don’t necessarily have to be in full-time employment to be eligible. It really depends on a mix of the above factors. My Car Credit can also work with individuals with poor credit ratings, too. Again, it’s all about a combination of factors and personal circumstances.

Don’t forget that you need to factor other costs into the overall expense of a vehicle. Cars need regular servicing and maintenance, and you also have to pay everything from car tax to fuel and insurance.

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If you have questions about car finance, give our friendly team a call on 01246 458 810 or email us today at We’ll guide your car finance journey, putting you in the driving seat.

Rates from 9.9% APR. Representative APR 12.4%

Evolution Funding Ltd T/A My Car Credit

My Credit Rating


  • You are a home owner
  • You have been on the electoral role for a long period of time
  • You have current credit arrangements and mortgage with no defaults
  • You have no CCJs, credit arrears or missed payments
  • You rarely apply for credit
  • You are employed or self-employed


  • You are on the electoral role
  • You are a home owner or long standing tenant
  • You have a stable employment history
  • You have current credit arrangements with occasional missed payments
  • You have no CCJs


  • You are or have recently been on the electoral role
  • You may have recently changed address
  • You may have occasional missed payments
  • You may have an old CCJ
  • You may have regularly applied for credit


  • You may have had frequent changes in address
  • You may not be traceable on the voters roll
  • You may have exceeded credit card limits
  • You may have missed payments on current agreements
  • You may have had a CCJ in the past


  • You may not be traceable on the voters roll
  • Your credit cards are over their limits
  • You have recent CCJs
  • You may have been refused credit elsewhere
  • You may be in a debt management plan

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Typical rate

Loan amount

Total payable




*for illustration purposes only

No impact on your credit score*

Representative Example

Borrowing £7,500 at a representative APR of 12.4%, annual interest rate (fixed) 12.36%, 47 monthly payments of £196.44 followed by 1 payment of £206.44 (incl. estimated £10 option to purchase fee), a deposit of £0.00, total cost of credit is £1,939.12, total amount payable is £9,439.12.

Evolution Funding Limited, trading as My Car Credit, is a credit broker and not a lender.

Please ensure you can afford the repayments for the duration of the loan before entering into a credit agreement.

*Initial application is a soft search. Should you progress, some lenders may perform a hard search on your credit file.

Require more help?

Got a question you can’t find the answer to, or need some advice and guidance around taking out car finance? Our Car Credit Specialists are friendly, experienced, and here to help so get in touch today!