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How Uber car loans can help you get on the road

Want Uber to help you buy your car? We take you through the financing options available.

If you’re thinking about being an Uber driver, you may have heard about some of the financing options it has on offer. In the guide below we’ll take you through everything you need to know about Uber car loans, plus some alternatives offered by banks and lenders that you may want to consider.

Who is eligible for an Uber car loan?

You can only get a loan from the Uber finance marketplace if you are:

  • A current Uber partner. This means you have already completed the sign-up process and are currently an Uber driver, or;
  • Looking to sign up as a Uber partner driver. You need to be over the age of 21 and have held an unrestricted licence for at least 12 months. Other eligibility criteria also apply.
  • Residing in a city where Uber is available. You need to be living in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, the Gold Coast or Perth.

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What Uber car loans are available?

There are a few different financing options available:

  • Rental. If you need an eligible car to get you on the road with Uber but aren’t ready for a car loan, you can consider renting through one of its partners.
  • Car loan. Standard car loans are also available with one of Uber’s company partners.
  • Rent with the option to buy at term’s end. These loans function in a similar way to a car hire purchase, where you are essentially hiring the car, and at the end of the term you have the option of owning the vehicle. Another one of Uber’s partners gives you the option to own, upgrade or hand back the vehicle at the end of the term.

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What lenders are available?

At the time of writing, Uber has partnered with the following lenders to offer financing options:

Keep in mind that not all of these partners will be available in every city.

Compare your Uber vehicle options below

Rates last updated December 16th, 2017
Name Product From Price Per Week Insurance included Membership Fee Excess km cost Product Description
Splend Car Rentals
$269
Yes
$275
$0.10
Rent an Uber-ready vehicle from Splend and get access to fuel discounts, referral bonuses and member only benefits. Rent-to-Drive and Rent-to-Buy options available.
DriveMyCar Uber Rentals
$179
Yes
$100
$0.20
A peer-to-peer ride-share platform that includes insurance, maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance. You'll get access to discounts if you rent longer than six months.
DriverLend
$77
No
$0
$0
Driverlend is a finance broker. You can lease or buy a car with Driverlend and you could get up to 20% discount on dealership prices for a new vehicle.
Europcar Uber Rental
$185
No
$0
$0.25
Kickstart your Uber career with a Europcar rental car. You get 24/7 roadside assistance, a wide range of vehicles and no sign up fee. A minimum four-week rental period applies.
Hertz Uber Rental
$217
Yes
$0
$0
You can Rent a car from Hertz get access to 24/7 roadside assistance, no lock-in contracts and no joining fees. Limited areas.

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How can I compare Uber car loans?

Uber’s loan partners each offer varying features with their loans. You can use these features to compare and find the right loan for you:

  • Structure of the loan. The finance might be a rental, car loan or “lease to buy” scheme, so decide which one will work best for your needs and situation.
  • Type of car the loan is suited to. Some of the partners have restrictions as to what kind of car you can finance with the loan. For instance, you may only be able to select particular new makes and models.
  • Interest rate and fees. How competitive is the loan? Compare the loan with other offers available with Uber’s partners. You should also compare them with loans from banks and other car loans lenders to make sure you’re getting a good deal.
  • Loan terms. If you’re renting the car, how long can you hold onto it for? If you’re renting to own, how long are the terms? You also need to check the terms on offer for standard car loans. Will the terms make for manageable ongoing repayments?
  • Additional features. Some loans come with additional features, such as complimentary comprehensive insurance or refundable deposits. Check to see what’s available.

What are the alternative loans to those offered by Uber?

Selecting a loan offered by Uber isn’t the only way to finance a car to drive with Uber. You can also consider loans offered by banks, credit unions and standalone car loan lenders. Here are some of your options:

  • Secured car loans. If you find an eligible vehicle you can use it to guarantee the loan. These loans come with very competitive rates and you can choose from fixed or variable rate loans, depending on what works best for you.
  • Unsecured personal loans. Are you planning on buying a used car? You might want to consider an unsecured personal loan. You can select fixed or variable rate loans from a range of lenders and have between one and seven years to repay.

Becoming an Uber driver is a great option to consider, with flexible hours and a $30 per hour guarantee in the first month. If you’ve decided to be a driver, Uber car loans could be the icing on top of an enticing cake, helping you get into an eligible vehicle to get you onto the road as an Uber partner.

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  • Application fee: $380
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Compare alternatives to Uber car loans

Rates last updated December 16th, 2017
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Name Product Interest Rate (p.a.) Comparison Rate (p.a.) Min Loan Amount Loan Term Monthly Service Fee Application Fee Product Description Monthly Repayment
RACV New Car Loans
From 6.49% (fixed)
7.03%
$15,000
1 to 7 years
$0
$380
Enjoy this fixed rate new car loan offer from RACV. No ongoing fees.
Stratton Finance New Car Loan
From 5.49% (fixed)
6.62%
$18,000
1 to 7 years
$7
$499
Benefit from a car broker with over 25 years experience
Beyond Bank Low Rate Car Loan
From 5.69% (fixed)
5.97%
$25,000
1 to 7 years
$0
$175
A great rate for cars under 2 years old.
IMB New Car Loan
From 5.99% (fixed)
6.34%
$2,000
1 to 7 years
$0
$250
Borrow up to $75,000 for a new car up to two years old. Competitive 5.99% p.a. rate available to all approved applicants.
Bank Australia Car Loan
6.45% (fixed)
6.66%
$1,000
1 to 7 years
$0
$150
A competitive rate and the ability to offset your car’s carbon emissions for the loan term.
bcu Car Loan
From 5.9% (variable)
6.82%
$5,000
1 to 5 years
$8
$250
Borrow up to $65,000 for a car up to 5 years old. The New Car Loan from bcu allows you to make extra repayments and access a redraw feature
Latitude Personal Loan (Secured)
From 12.99% (fixed)
14.2%
$3,000
2 to 7 years
$13
$250 (Loans under $4000 - $140)
Can be used for whatever purpose: renovating, buying a car, booking a holiday. Funds can be in your account in as little as 24 hours.
Freedom Finance Car Loan
From 5.1% (fixed)
5.94%
$35,000
1 to 5 years
$0
$380
If you meet all the requirements you could get access to a range of lenders to finance a new or used car up to 4 years.
NRMA New Car Loan
From 5.99% (fixed)
6.53%
$15,000
1 to 7 years
$0
$380
Purchase a new car with an NRMA Car Loan with a fixed rate term and no monthly fees. Pre-approval available within 5 business hours.
AutoCarLoans
From 5.16% (fixed)
6.64%
$15,000
1 to 7 years
$5
$381.80
AutoCarLoans can match you with a lender from its panel with rates starting from 5.16% p.a. Suitable for vehicles up to 2 years old.
IMB Secured Personal Loan
From 7.39% (fixed)
7.74%
$2,000
1 to 5 years
$0
$250
All approved applicants can access this competitive rate and use the loan to finance a range of purposes. Loan amounts up to $60,000 available.
RACV Personal Loan
From 7.49% (fixed)
8.04%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
$0
$380
You could use this personal loan offer from RACV to help finance a renovation, holiday or project.
bcu Secured Freedom Loan
From 9.08% (variable)
9.99%
$4,000
1 to 5 years
$8
$250
A competitive, secured personal loan that you can use for a variety of purposes.
St.George Secured Personal Loan - Fixed Rate
8.49% (fixed)
9.6%
$3,000
1 to 5 years
$12
$195
Get behind the wheel of your perfect car with a competitive interest rate from St.George. Get an application response within 60 seconds.
Bank of Melbourne Secured Personal Loan
From 8.49% (fixed)
9.6%
$3,000
1 to 5 years
$12
$195
A low rate personal loan from Bank of Melbourne with your choice of a fixed or variable rate.
Latitude Car Loan
From 6.99% (fixed)
8.1%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
$10
$295
A secured loan with a competitive rate that can help you finance new or used vehicles.
Westpac Car Loan
From 8.49% (fixed)
9.67%
$10,000
1 to 7 years
$12
$0 (On new loan applications before 31st January 2018.)
Apply for a Westpac car loan and enjoy a great interest rate when you purchase a new or used vehicle.

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Elizabeth Barry

Elizabeth is an editor for finder.com.au specialising in personal finance and fintech. She enjoys reading PDSs so you don’t have to.

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    LalaSeptember 25, 2016

    Good morning,

    My name is lala looking for van for uber and i am a uber client just need car pls help or to see if i can lease or rent or just options to take for uber driver .

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      ElizabethSeptember 26, 2016Staff

      Hi Lala,

      You can find out about your car financing options on this page. There is also a vehicle leasing service you can read about here.

      Hope this helps,

      Elizabeth

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