Unsecured car loans made simple

Low rate unsecured car loans from 5.75% p.a. (comparison rate 7.44% p.a.)* with no ongoing fees. Now that’s simple.

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Enjoy a low rate unsecured car loan that is 100% made for you

  • We reward your good credit history with even better rates ensuring the loan you end up with has been tailored for you in every way.
  • Flexible loan terms from 6 months to 5 years for loans between $2,001 and $45,000. Use funds to consolidate debt, renovate, travel and more.
  • No monthly or early repayment fees help you save more and pay off your loan faster. Because nobody has ever said ‘yes please’ to fees.
Low Rate Personal Loans

Getting an unsecured car loan is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

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Discover your personalised interest rate and repayments in 1 minute (without impacting your credit score) with our quick and easy online quote.

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Finalise your application in 5 minutes, then complete our simple online identity verification and bank statement upload process.

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After receiving your approval, complete our simple online settlement process to receive your loan funds.

You’ve got questions we’ve got answers.

What is an unsecured car loan?

Are you planning to purchase a new or used car? An unsecured car loan offers you the flexibility to do that in a way that takes into account your goals and financial circumstances. As the name suggests, an unsecured loan doesn’t require you to provide an asset as a guarantee. This can result in slightly higher interest rates, but also gives you more flexibility in terms of how you use your loan.

Why consider an unsecured car loan

With an unsecured car loan, the lender finances the purchase of your vehicle and you, in return, commit to repaying the debt, with interest, at regular intervals over the lifetime of the loan. Because an unsecured car loan doesn’t have a fixed purpose, you can use it to purchase the vehicle and also pay for associated costs such as insurance and registration. Using affordable finance to buy a car couldn’t be easier.

How does an unsecured car loan work?

An unsecured car loan works just like a standard personal loan. That is, you borrow a specific amount of money and then pay it back with interest over an agreed term. To qualify for a personal loan, you must submit an application and agree to a credit check that takes into account your borrowing history, employment status, credit score, and other factors.

Note that, if you apply successfully for an unsecured car loan, you’ll need to take certain additional steps, such as:

  • Informing the loan provider of your new vehicle’s chassis number, vehicle identification number (VIN), registration number, make, model, year, and colour
  • Providing the lender with a copy of the vehicle registration papers
  • Adding the lender to your vehicle insurance policy as an interested party

What are the benefits of an unsecured car loan?

Personal loans, including used unsecured car loans, allow you to enjoy a lower interest rate than you would receive with a credit card. They also offer a consistent repayment schedule, which makes it easier to budget in advance and avoid fees or penalties for late payments.

What can I use an unsecured car loan for?

You can use an unsecured car loan for a number of different purposes, including:

We’ll pay funds into your nominated bank account on the next business day following your loan acceptance. This gives you the flexibility to manage and pay for your car costs any way you like.

How much does an unsecured ute loan cost?

If you’re considering an unsecured car loan, you may be unsure of how much it will cost. Fortunately, our unsecured car loans are priced in a relatively straightforward way. The total cost of an unsecured car loan comprises three main factors:

  • the interest rate (this may be fixed or variable)
  • a one-time establishment fee
  • ongoing fees (such as account maintenance fees, late payment fees, and other charges)

These costs are often combined to create a comparison rate that represents the total price of a loan. This allows you to compare different unsecured car loans to find the one that best suits your needs. 

For an overview of fees and charges (including interest rates) associated with RateSetter’s unsecured car loans, see the table below:

Personal Loan Rates, Fees & Charges
Term1 Year2 Year3 YearYear 4Year 5
Loan TypeVariable Variable Variable Fixed Fixed
Interest Ratefrom
5.75% p.a.
5.75% p.a.
5.50% p.a.
10.12% p.a.
10.21% p.a.
Comparison Rate*from
7.44% p.a.
7.72% p.a.
7.44% p.a.
10.93% p.a.
7.44% p.a.
Credit Assistance Feefrom
Monthly Fees$0$0$0$0$0
Early Repayment Fees$0$0$0$0$0

Comparison rates for 1, 2 and 3 year loans are based on an unsecured personal loan of $10,000 over a 36 month term. Comparison rates for 4 and 5 year loans are based on an unsecured personal loan of $30,000 over a 60 month term. Comparison rates shown assume a customer with an excellent credit history. Rates current as at 8pm, 17 October 2019. Warning: This comparison rate applies only to the example or examples given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs such as redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan.

Am I eligible for an unsecured car loan?

RateSetter provides secured and unsecured loans to Australian-resident individuals and businesses. If you are an individual, you can borrow for any worthwhile purpose, including a new car, home improvementsconsolidating debt, a major event or holiday.

Save time before applying by making sure: 

  • You are aged 21 or over
  • You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • You have a regular source of income that you can demonstrate
  • You have a good credit history

To see if you may qualify for a RateSetter unsecured car loan, you can get a RateEstimate – it only takes 1 minute, and won’t affect your credit score. If you request a RateEstimate, we will ask you a few questions so we can calculate an initial estimate of your borrowing potential, and the rates, fees and charges that may apply to your loan.

In making a final decision, we consider a number of factors, including your credit file as provided to us by Equifax and/or Illion, our credit