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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

Updated December 16th, 2018
Name Product Price Per Week (from) Insurance Included? Membership Fee Excess Distance Cost
$249
Yes
$275
$0.1 per km
Get access to fuel discounts, referral bonuses and member only benefits when you rent a rideshare car with Splend. Rent-to-Drive and Rent-to-Buy options available.
$165
Yes
$100
$0.2 per km
Get insurance, maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance in the all-inclusive price. Discounts available for longer rental periods.
$185
No
$0
$0.25 per km
Benefit from 24/7 roadside assistance, a wide range of vehicles and no signup fee to start driving with Uber. A minimum four-week rental period applies.

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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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Rates last updated December 16th, 2018
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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
IMB New Car Loan
5.89% (fixed)
6.24%
$2,000
1 to 7 years
$0
$250
You'll receive a fixed rate of 5.89% p.a.
A low minimum borrowing amount of $2,000 that you can use to purchase a new car or one up to two years old.
Latitude New and Used Car Loan
From 6.99% (fixed)
8.1%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
$10
$295
You'll receive a fixed rate between 6.99% p.a. and 14.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Apply for a loan from $5,000 to finance a new or used car. Flexible repayments and options to finance a classic car.
Stratton Finance New Car Loan
From 5.14% (fixed)
5.8%
$18,000
1 to 7 years
$8.90
$457 (for private seller vehicles this fee is $608)
You'll receive a fixed or variable rate depending on the lender you are approved with
Apply for up to $100,000 and use cash or trade in a vehicle to use as a deposit. Optional balloon payment available.
Beyond Bank Low Rate Car Loan
From 5.69% (fixed)
5.97%
$25,000
1 to 7 years
$0
$175
You'll receive a fixed rate of 5.69% p.a.
Take advantage of a competitive rate, pre-approval and no early repayment fees when you finance a car under two years old.
RACV New Car Loans
From 5.99% (fixed)
6.55%
$15,000
1 to 7 years
$0
$399
You'll receive a fixed rate of 5.99% p.a.
A larger loan of $15,000 or more to help you buy a new or used car. 5-hour pre approval available and no ongoing fees. Note: Product only available to residents of Victoria.
Broli Finance Consumer Car Loan
From 4.8% (fixed)
5.7%
$5,000
1 to 7 years
$5
$375
Get a fixed rate from 4.8% p.a.
You can choose a secured or unsecured loan to finance a new or used vehicle with flexible loan amounts.
Australian Military Bank Car Loan
From 5.71% (fixed)
6.57%
$1,000
1 to 7 years
$10
from $100 to $500
You'll receive a fixed rate between 5.71% p.a. and 8.66% p.a. based on your personal credit history
A flexible loan to help you finance a car, motorbike or boat up to five years old.
Loans.com.au - New Car Loan
5.44% (fixed)
5.99%
$5,000
3 to 5 years
$0
$400
You'll receive a fixed rate of 5.44% p.a.
Finance a new car and benefit from features such as fast approval, no ongoing fees and an optional balloon payment.
Westpac Car Loan
From 8.49% (fixed)
9.67%
$10,000
1 to 7 years
$12
$250
You'll receive a fixed rate of 8.49% p.a.
Finance a new or used car and benefit from convenient features for car buyers including a car search tool and the option to borrow extra for on-road costs.
St.George Secured Personal Loan - Fixed Rate
From 8.49% (fixed)
9.6%
$3,000
1 to 5 years
$12
$195
You'll receive a fixed rate from 8.49% p.a. based on the value of your car
Get a competitive rate and apply for a larger loan up to $80,000 when you attach a new or used car as security to the loan.
MyState Bank Secured Personal Loan
From 7.99% (variable)
8.96%
$10,000
1 to 10 years
$10
$200
You'll receive a variable rate of 7.99% p.a.
Apply for up to $75,000 and benefit from features such as fast approval, free online redraws and no penalties for early repayment.
People's Choice CU Car Loan
From 5.64% (fixed)
5.99%
$20,000
1 to 10 years
$0
$250
You'll receive a fixed rate of 5.64% p.a.
A lower interest rate when you're borrowing over $20,000. Benefit from pre-approval and no monthly fees.
IMB Secured Personal Loan
6.89% (fixed)
7.24%
$2,000
1 to 5 years
$0
$250
You'll receive a fixed rate of 6.89% p.a.
Benefit from this competitive rate by securing the loan with a vehicle up to 6 years old. Use this flexible loan for any purpose.
Latitude Personal Loan (Secured)
From 12.99% (fixed)
14.2%
$3,000
2 to 7 years
$13
$250 (Loans under $4000 - $140)
You'll receive a fixed rate between 12.99% p.a. and 28.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Lock in a competitive variable rate when you offer security. Loan can be used for any purpose and repayments are flexible.

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Elizabeth Barry

Elizabeth is the Fintech Editor for finder and writes about innovations in financial products and services – think banking products that are easier to access, faster, cheaper and personalised. She started writing about personal finance five years ago and found it was her passion (which was a surprise to no one more so than herself).

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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 .

    • finder Customer Care
      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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