When you’re having money issues, the best thing to do is seek help as early as possible. Feeling overwhelmed with the cost of living? This page is a great place to start.
From rounding up the best services for financial help to guides on how to save money, we’re here to support you – it’s just what we do!
How we can support you
Browse our financial support guidesChat with our financial agentsWe can steer you in the right direction
Want to learn a few tips and tricks to help with your financial planning? We’ve put together some useful money guides – have a read if you wish! PS. The information provided is only a guide, be sure to talk to the experts if you’re in difficulty.
Are you struggling to afford your lease payments? Speak to our Financial Assistance team, they can talk through the options available to you. You can reach them on 0113 537 3860 (Mon-Fri, between 8:45am and 5:30pm). Or drop them an email at [email protected].
We know finding the right financial help can be complicated and confusing – let us get you to the right place. We’ve rounded up the best financial support services for free advice and general support. Don’t struggle alone when you can pick up the phone.
If in doubt, reach out
We’re car experts first, so it’s always best to speak to the professionals when you’re dealing with money issues. There are several organisations which provide free, non-judgmental financial advice. Here are just a few…
The government-approved advice service makes your money choices clearer. From support with debt to planning for big purchases, MoneyHelper is here to help with living costs. MoneyHelper offers free guidance online, over the phone and face-to-face. Learn more about the ways you can reach out on their site.
Citizens Advice offer one-to-one money assistance along with a whole page full of useful money guides. The network of independent charities helps people move forward and deal with the unexpected. Find the best way to get talking over on their Contact Us page.
With over 25 years’ experience helping people deal with their problems, StepChange is a fantastic, free resource. The debt experts help you work out your budget, find and set up a debt solution and are there for you, for as long as needed. Reach out via their Contact Us page for financial support.
If your money struggles are taking a toll on your wellbeing, please don’t suffer in silence. Look after yourself and get help. Mind – one the UK’s largest mental health charities – offer a whole load of services like counselling, befriending and crisis helplines. Find your local Mind today.
Financial support guides
Financial assistance FAQs
Talk to us. We’re genuinely here to help. You can contact us on 0113 537 3860 or drop us an email [email protected]. We’ll discuss your circumstances with you. To understand your budget, we may talk through your income and expenditure. We’ll work to offer suitable payment options dependent on your circumstances – each situation is unique.
No, no, no. And another big no. Just talking to us will never impact your credit record.
However, missing your payments could negatively impact your credit record. So, before it gets to this stage, please reach out and speak to us. We’re here to help.
So, what actually is a credit record? An FAQ within an FAQ – crazy times.
Your credit record, also known as your credit history, should show accurate information about you, the credit you've taken out, how you've managed repayments and court action taken against you. Credit records are put together by credit reference agencies from information shared by lenders, along with other relevant public information.
Get in touch as soon as you can so that we can do everything we can to minimise any wider financial impacts to you wherever possible (overdraft charges etc). You can contact us on 0113 537 0044 or [email protected].
No. Your current lease price will not change during your contract. If you need to extend your lease after the original end date, the monthly price may change so please get in touch with us when you get your renewal notice or around 6 months before the end of your lease to find out what it will cost (as well any other options open to you).
Whatever you want it to be, in £250 increments. The higher this is, the lower your monthly payments will be.
You do. There’s a £99 processing fee for new cars and for used cars it’s £199. You won’t have to pay this until you’ve passed our finance checks and signed your agreement.
You can. Give our Care Squad a call or email [email protected] and they’ll be able sort it for you.
One month after your car is delivered.
Your processing fee (£99 for new cars and £199 for used cars) will need to be paid using a debit card.
To save you the trouble, we’ll automatically take your initial payment from your bank account when your car is being prepped for delivery – we’ll give you 10 working days notice before the payment is taken.
We’ll take the payment for your processing fee when you place your order, after you’ve signed the lease agreement (digitally of course). Then when your car is ready to be delivered, we’ll take your initial payment. You can use different debit cards for each of these payments if you like.
Not during the ordering process, but you might have to after this if you do more miles than you told us you would or if you damage the car beyond just fair wear and tear for example. You can find more information about our charges here.
If you want to change to a personalised plate there will be an admin charge of £40 + any DVLA charges.
No, we’re not into haggling. We put a lot of work into making sure our prices are competitive so we just can’t make them any cheaper.
Nothing, it’s completely free.
If you aren’t at home when we’ve arranged delivery, there could be a charge though.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties and are unable to make your payments, it is important to contact us as early as possible on 0113 537 0044 and our team can assist in finding a solution for you. You can get free, impartial advice from Money Advice Service, Stepchange, The National Debt Line and Citizens Advice Bureau.
If there is anything we should know about that will help us to better meet your circumstances, please call us on 0113 537 3860 or let us know by emailing [email protected] This could be any personal circumstance or life event that may impact how you access our services or make use of our cars, eg any learning disabilities, hearing impairment, mental health issues, financial distress.
We adopt a ‘tell us once’ approach. Therefore, we will update our systems for future reference and will only use this data for this. This information will not be shared with any third parties and will only be accessible by our team. We appreciate that some needs may be temporary and can therefore remove this information at any time, just let us know when things change. Please see our data and privacy notice for further information on how we process your data.
Depending on your circumstances, external specialist support is available and may be able to assist you:
- Samaritans (Crisis support) - www.samaritans.org or call them on 116 123
- Mind (mental health support) www.mind.org.uk or call them on 0300 123 3393
- GamCare (Gambling Support) - www.gamcare.org.uk or call them on 0808 8020 133
- We are with You (drug and alcohol addiction support) - www.wearewithyou.org.uk