Bank Repossessed Cars

If you’re curious or already considering buying repossessed cars, look no further. In this post, you’ll learn about what it’s all about, tips on buying, and the actual steps in buying repossessed cars.

What are Repossessed Cars

Repossessed cars are pre-owned vehicles seized or re-acquired by banks when the owner is no longer capable of paying his car loan debt. Lenders usually repossess cars if no payments were made in the last 60-90 days.

It’s similar to foreclosed properties when banks seize the real estate property when the borrower fails to pay his housing loan obligation.

These cars are considered “bad debts” from a bank’s perspective. That means they’re part of the bank’s losses. They want to get rid of these units and convert them to cash at the soonest possible. To make that happen, banks offer competitive prices that’s really attractive for car buyers.

Why You Should Consider Buying Repossessed Cars

Repossessed cars are significantly cheaper than brand new cars. It’s attractive for car buyers since you can save around 20-30%, depending on the year model and mileage.

If you’re considering buying a car but don’t have a budget for a brand new vehicle, repossessed cars could be your option.

Some investors also consider repossessed cars as they could repair, remodel and sell them for a profit.

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Tips When Buying Repossessed Cars

There are a few things to consider when buying repossessed cars.

Tip #1 Research the market value of the vehicle

Repossessed cars are sold thru bidding. It has its minimum selling price, and whoever bids the highest will take home the vehicle. It’s wise to thoroughly research the car before you make a bid, as this could make or break the deal. You don’t want to overpay a car on its current value.

Tip #2 Bring a mechanic during the actual inspection

Remember that repossessed cars will be sold on “as is where is” basis. It means you’re buying a car in its current condition, whatever that condition happens to be. The bank does not guarantee the condition of the units.

Also, some banks may not let you open or test drive the unit so bringing a trusted mechanic with you is your best bet. Seasoned mechanics can easily spot problems thru visual inspection that regular people couldn’t normally see.

Tip #3 Check the car’s LTO/LTFRB/PNP/HPG records

Go the extra mile of checking the LTO records of the car for outstanding notices or alarms. Also, check with LTFRB if there’s an outstanding franchise(s) attached to the unit. Finally, check with PNP or HPG if there are camp notices/bulletins on the unit and if the body numbers match with the records.

You don’t want any of these unwanted surprises later on.

Tip #4 Ask if car financing is available

Instead of paying the repossessed car in cash, some banks offer financing options so you can pay it via installment. This is way better than paying in full amount, so ask the account officer or sales specialist.

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How to Buy Repossessed Cars From Banks

Buying repossessed cars is simple with these few steps. The detail could vary from bank to bank, but the general process is similar.

Step 1: Select bank

Check out the updated list of banks’ repossessed cars below.

Step 2: Choose your car

Visit the bank’s repossessed cars page. Browse and select the car of your choice. You can find the year model, mileage, color, fuel type, minimum bid price and warehouse location for each car

Step 3: Inspect the car in person

Once you find the car of your choice, you can visit the bank’s warehouse/showroom to see and inspect the car in person. You don’t want to buy a car by just looking at a picture

Step 4: Make an offer

Bid on your car of choice by submitting an offer

Step 5: Make a payment

If your bid is accepted, you are given 2 days to pay the amount in cash. If an auto loan is available, you must pay the reservation deposit and submit the requirements within 2 days.

Step 6: Drive your car

Now you have your wheels ready!

BDO Repossessed Cars

BDO Repossessed Cars

In terms of assets, BDO is the biggest bank in the Philippines. So there’s no surprise why they have a huge portfolio of repossessed cars.

Visit BDO’s repossessed cars page here

BPI Repossessed Cars

BPI Repossessed Cars

BPI repossessed cars are handled by buenamano.ph. I couldn’t find updated list though and I only found June 2021 repossessed cars list. However, if you want to be updated on their auto offerings, you can subscribe to Buena Mano through this form.

EastWest Bank Repossessed Cars

EastWest Bank Repossessed Cars

EastWest bank has two promotions going on right now. You can visit their Pre-owned properties for sale page here. Or you can check out their list of repossessed cars on Auction Sale and the list of pre-owned vehicles on Price Tag Sale.

Contact details:

MayBank Repossessed Cars

Maybank Repossessed Cars

View Maybank’s list of properties for sale here. Pre-owned cars for sale are organized for every city so you can easily browse your preferred location.

Metrobank Repossessed Cars

Metrobank Repossessed Cars

Visit Metrobank’s assets for sale page here. In this page they’re selling all their foreclosed assets, just filter the vehicles to view the repossessed cars only.

PSBank Repossessed Cars

PSBank Repossessed Cars

You can visit PSBank’s repossessed cars page. Download their Bid Form and Auto Loan Application Form once you’re ready to make an offer.

Contact details:

  • Customer Experience hotline: (632) 8845-8888
  • PSBank Live Chat: https://www.psbank.com.ph/contact-us
  • PSBank Pre-owned Auto Mart: 220 Mañalac Avenue, East Service Road, Bagong Tanyag, Taguig. Telephone number: (632) 8815-9709, Mobile number: +63 961 2752320
  • Visit any PSBank branch

RCBC Repossessed Cars

RCBC Repossessed Cars

Visit RCBC’s complete list of repossessed cars. Currently they have a post-auction car sale until May 12, 2022 where no bidding is no longer necessary. Bidding only applies when there’s more than 1 person making an offer on the same unit.

Security Bank Repossessed Cars

Security Bank Repossessed Cars

Visit Security Bank’s page for repossessed cars or you can also download the complete list here. Scroll down to see the instructions and the location of their showrooms.

Sterling Bank of Asia Repossessed Cars

Sterling Bank Repossessed Cars

Download Sterling Bank of Asia’s list of repossessed cars here.

UCPB Repossessed Cars

UCPB Repossessed Cars

Download UCPB’s repossessed cars list here. Note: This is as of Nov 2021, I couldn’t find their updated list as of May 2022.

UnionBank Repossessed Cars

Unionbank Repossessed Cars

Visit Unionbank’s foreclosed vehicles page here.

Conclusion

In buying a car, it doesn’t need to be a brand new car. In fact, if I were to buy my first car I would seriously consider a pre-owned car. I could certainly ask a few friends to refer a trusted mechanic. As long as I’m confident about the condition of the car, I could save a huge amount of money.

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