CarDealer: Car finance lending trio may have to pay out nearly £1bn after class action claiming overcharging is launched

  • Landmark action is brought against three leading car finance lenders
  • It’s claimed inflated interest rates were charged on deals over six years
  • In return, car dealers and credit brokers are said to have got more commission
  • Dealers were being incentivised without customers knowing about it, it is said

Three top car finance lenders could be forced to pay out almost £1bn over claims drivers were overcharged for their used car loans.

A landmark class action has been launched against Lloyds Banking Group-owned Black Horse, Santander and MotoNovo Finance, which are accused of slapping excessive interest on a million arrangements to the tune of nearly £1bn.

It’s alleged there was an anti-competitive network agreement between car dealers and finance providers that resulted in customers being charged higher interest rates without knowing about it.