6 Ways to Pay off Your Ume Loans Car Loan Faster

6 Ways to Pay off Your Ume Loans Car Loan Faster

Written by Dan Fox, Managing Director of Ume Loans Pty Ltd

If you are reading this article, it is likely you have a Ume Loans car loan and are interested to know about ways you can pay it off faster. Let’s face it, if you can save some interest there are many ways you can spend it, right? Just imagine, saving $2000 off a loan that you had planned to pay back. What would you do with that? In this article I’m going to explain 6 ways you can pay off your Ume Loans car loan faster and put this money back in your pocket.

Ume Loans specialises in giving good people a financial Second Chance. Often these good people have some bad credit from a relationship breakup, a health issue or from being out of work in the past. Because of this, we do take more risk and lend to people that the major banks just simply won’t help. Because of this, our cost to do business is proportionately higher and we therefore need to charge higher interest rates to cover these costs and to make a modest profit so our company can keep helping customers with the financial Second Chance they need. But don’t despair, there are 6 ways you can save interest and pay your car loan off faster.

1. Pay more often

Instead of paying once a month or fortnightly, simply pay weekly if you can. Because interest is calculated daily, paying weekly will help save you a small amount of interest every single month. Not only that, take a minute to understand this; let’s say your repayments are $400 a month, instead, why not pay $100 a week. Rather than paying $400 a month over 12 months which equals $4800 you have paid in a year, you can simply pay $100 a week over 12 months which equals $5200 paid in a year. What a great way to get ahead!

2. Pay a little extra every Week

This is a really simple way to pay any loan off faster. Whatever your repayment, check your budget and if you can pay a little extra, then, as Nike would say, Just Do It! The extra you pay each week comes off the principle of the loan and over the term of your loan will end up saving you interest.

3. Don’t Skip any Payments

In today’s world of Covid19 and snap lockdowns it’s easy to call up your creditors and ask to skip a payment or two. In fact, we allow customers to do that once every twelve months, If they need to. But here is the key phrase “if you need to”. Because, if there is a way you can continue your payments it is far better for you and your credit rating to maintain your payment history.

4. Pay one large extra Payment every year

Normally each year we all receive some additional money other than our working income. It might be a tax return, the sale of your camper trailer, motorbike or jet ski. Either way, when you get that extra money, consider paying some of it on your Ume Loans car loan. Larger lump sum payments are a great way to save interest and pay your loan off faster. It’s really easy, you can either call the office on 07 5443 3863 (then press 1) and ask one of our account managers to take the extra funds as a one-off extra payment or we can give you our bank details and your reference number to credit the funds direct to our bank account.

5. Pay on time and get an Interest Rate reduction

Did you know that we love to reward our good customers with a lower interest rate after 12 months of perfect payment history? That’s right, just pay perfectly for a 12-month period and when we review your account, as a reward for your perfect payments of 12 months, we will lower your interest rate, it’s that easy!

6. With no payout fees, Refinance when you qualify

Whilst we would love you to remain a customer of Ume Loans for all your life, we understand that we are there for you when you don’t qualify for a traditional bank loan and we will help you position yourself and your credit rating to get back to being able to borrow with a lower interest rate loan. Often, just 12 months of good payment history with Ume Loans is enough to qualify for a lower interest rate refinance loan and with no early payout fees with Ume Loans, you are good to go as soon as you qualify for that lower interest rate loan.

Many of our customers originally came to us from a finance broker so a conversation with your finance broker is a good starting point as they will be able to find you the next best loan for your specific situation.

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The choice of car is totally up to you. We will finance cars purchased from Car Dealers or Private Sale. Ume Loans also offers a complimentary vehicle finding service with one of our independent vehicle broking services. You can simply let them know what type of vehicle you would like to purchase, and their role is to find you the best vehicle that suits your needs. They will even negotiate the best deal on your behalf to ensure that you don’t pay too much.


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Yes. If you are buying a car, we would always recommend an appropriate car insurance policy to protect you in the case of an accident or theft of your car. As an authorised agent for Suncorp Car Insurance, we can assist with this and include the insurance in the loan. Alternatively, you can choose any Insurance company, just provide us with a copy of the insurance policy noting Ume Loans as the financier.


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Ume loans finance all types of vehicles, from new and used motor vehicles to leisure vehicles like caravans, boats and jetski's. Below are just some of the product types we finance.

Most of our customers are simply unable to obtain a low interest rate loan due to something unfortunate in their individual circumstances meaning they can’t meet the terms and conditions required for a traditional loan. It could be bad credit from a business or marriage failure, it could be loss of employment or a health issue that caused a financial problem in the past. At Ume Loans we take the time to assess your current circumstances and just because you don’t qualify for a low interest rate bank loan doesn’t mean you can’t get a loan with us. But, please understand that giving people a financial second chance means we take more customer risk and therefore need to charge higher interest rates. This disclaimer explains this to you.

As you are contemplating entering into a loan contract with Ume Loans, we ask that you read the following very carefully. Should you sign a credit contract with Ume Loans after reading this Statement, Ume Loans will presume that you have read every word, understand the meaning and accept the following:

  1. Ume Loans was established as a lender to help good people who find it challenging to obtain loans from traditional banks and finance companies because of their unique circumstances and as such Ume Loans charges higher interest rates due to this higher customer risk.
  2. Ume Loans operates in a very competitive environment, where numerous lenders offer various loans that are different in their approval criteria, terms and conditions, including interest rates charged.
  3. It is possible that some, but not all, of these various loans may be available to you.
  4. For that reason, Ume Loans encourages you to compare what our competitors are prepared to offer you, with our loan terms and conditions.
  5. You are encouraged to take your time making these comparisons and Ume Loans will never pressure you to rush into signing a loan contract with the company.
  6. While we would like your business and make every reasonable effort to offer terms and conditions that are competitive, including interest rates, we may not offer some terms and conditions that at least some of our competitors offer, or the lowest interest rate in the market at the time.
  7. Our terms and conditions, including interest rates charged, are determined according to company policy, company costs, company customer service levels, turnover, consumer risk analysis and what is legally required by law.
  8. We will always attempt to be competitive, we will always attempt to offer fair terms and conditions, but we may not be offering the cheapest interest rate available at any particular time.
  9. Finally, please be aware that a competitor may offer a different term or condition more advantageous to you, or a lower interest rate, but before you attempt the comparison, enquire whether or not that competitor would accept you as a borrower of that particular loan. Your unique circumstances may prevent you from being able to qualify for these other competitor loans. Interest rates are often, at least in part, calculated according to the assessed risk of lending to a particular consumer or class of consumers, and often only certain consumers will be considered by the competitor as suitable for that particular loan. You personally may not meet their lending criteria, or not be considered in that class of consumer to which they are prepared to lend.

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