Fund your car through Fred Coupe.

Fred Coupe’s flexible financing helps make it easy to own or lease a top-quality car or van. Please read on to learn how our PCP packages, Hire Purchase, and Personal Contract Hire options can help you secure your ideal vehicle.

Personal Contract Plan

A Personal Contract Purchase (PCP), is our most popular financing option. It allows you to choose the deposit amount, which then enables us to calculate your fixed monthly payments while taking into account the maximum annual mileage you require.

The final instalment will be your Optional Final Payment (OFP – sometimes referred to as a ‘balloon payment’).

When the agreement comes to a close, you’ll be provided with three choices:

  • Keep your car – pay the OFP and the car is yours
  • Return your car– as long as the car is in good condition and within the agreed mileage limits, you need pay no more
  • Choose a new car – if the vehicle’s value exceeds the OFP, you’ll have the option to part-exchange it for a new vehicle.

How does PCP actually work?


When you have chosen your vehicle, you will then agree your annual mileage and decide on the agreement term with one of our Business Managers.

We will then determine the Guaranteed Minimum Future Value (GMFV) of the vehicle at the end of the agreement and work out a deposit and monthly amount that works for you.

At the end of your agreement you will then have three options:

Return – Simply return the car the back to us 

Retain – Keep the car by paying the optional final payment

Renew – Trade it in for another car

For a quotation, help, or advice contact us and ask to speak to one of our Business Managers.

What are the advantages of PCP?

  • Monthly payments on a car financed by PCP are usually lower than if your car is financed by a Hire Purchase agreement.
  • If you decide not to buy the car, you can simply walk away when you've made all the payments.
  • Similar to PCH, you can drive away a new or used car every few years (dependent on the chosen term) without worrying about selling it on.
  • If your car is worth more than the Guaranteed Future Value then you can use that equity towards a deposit on a new car. 

What should you consider when opting for a PCP?

  • If you want to buy the car you will need to pay your final balloon payment (the Guaranteed Future Value).
  • Similar to PCH, you will need to agree on a mileage allowance at the beginning of your contract and there may be excess mileage charges if you exceed this.
  • You won’t be able to sell the car without settling the finance.
  • You won’t own the car until you have made all of your repayments.
  • You’ll need to keep the car properly insured, maintained and in your possession until the full value is paid off.

Can I settle my PCP agreement early?


You can normally settle your agreement early by asking the finance company to provide you with a settlement figure. However, the finance company will require you to pay off the difference between what your car is worth, and what you still owe and there may be a difference which is known as negative equity. On the other hand, you may find that at the end of your term your car is worth more than the Guaranteed Future Value, which means you will have some positive equity to contribute towards your next car.

Hire Purchase

Hire Purchase (HP) is one of the oldest forms of financing. Like PCP, It allows you to determine the deposit amount. Based on this, we’ll calculate your monthly payments, taking into account interest, which is inflation-proof. Unlike NP, HP comes with no mileage limitations.

Once the agreement has ended and all payments have been made (including an Option to Purchase fee), the vehicle is yours..

What are the advantages of HP?

  • You’ll be able to drive away a car that you may not have managed to buy outright.
  • Unlike a PCP or PCH contract, you won't need to estimate your mileage at the start of your Hire Purchase agreement, so you'll avoid excess mileage charges.
  • Once you’ve made your final monthly payment, including the option to purchase fee, you'll have full ownership of the car.

What should you consider when opting for HP?

  • Monthly payments may be higher than some other finance options, such as PCP, as you're paying off the full value of the car.
  • You won’t be able to sell the car without settling the finance.
  • You won’t own the car until you have made all of your repayments.
  • You’ll need to keep the car properly insured, maintained and in your possession until the full value is paid off.

Can I settle my HP agreement early?


The short answer is yes, you can end your finance early. There are different provisions within each finance agreement that allows you to do just that. If you have got through two-thirds of the way through your finance agreement, the options to end the finance agreement early open up.

For a Hire Purchase agreement, there is an option of paying it off early through a settlement fee. A settlement fee covers the cost of any remaining unpaid instalments and interest payments remaining on the agreement. Once the settlement fee is paid, you take full ownership of the car early.

Under a Personal Contract Purchase agreement, you can also pay a settlement fee for bringing the agreement to an end early. After that, you can choose to hand the car back or you have a second option. Through a PCP agreement, you can take full ownership of the car by paying off the remaining Guaranteed Minimum Future Value also known as a balloon payment.

Personal Contract Hire

Personal Contract Hire (PCH) is the best option if you simply wish to lease a new car. Popular with businesses, it provides companies with full access to cars or vans for a set period of time, without needing to worry about the cost of ownership (which includes servicing and disposal). All you need to do is make the agreed fixed monthly payments.


  • Fixed cost allowing easy budget management
  • Low initial outlay (usually 3 rentals in advance)
  • Supplier arranges delivery and collection of the vehicle
  • Ability to change for a brand new vehicle on a regular basis
  • No depreciation risk
  • No responsibility for vehicle disposal if returning the vehicle
  • Finance company carries the Residual Value Risk

Find and finance your next vehicle through PCH

Leasing for businesses

We offer a range of finance packages tailored to the business owner, whether its for a single vehicle or larger fleets. We offer lease, Lease purchases and business contract hire.

If you have any questions about our flexible financing, please get in touch with our Preston, Lancashire showroom today.

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