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Offer extended: six-month payment holidays on new Ford vans

  • Make no payments for the first six months of ownership on a 0% APR deal
  • Cashback to help cover three monthly payments or a reduction of the same value on the amount borrowed
  • Available on almost every Ford van and many Ranger pickups

Written by Murray Scullion Published: 6 July 2020 Updated: 6 July 2020

Ford van payment holiday
Ford van payment holiday

Ford is now offering new van buyers up to six months of payment holidays in a bid to keep customers buying new vans during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Ford ‘Peace of Mind’ programme was originally for April and May 2020 but was then extended until the end of June and now runs until the end of September 2020. It allows customers to defer the first three monthly payments of their new finance plan. Then the following three payments will be covered by Ford via a single payment, capped at between £750-£1,600, depending on the van.

More incredible still, buyers of Ford vans that are available with 0% APR – which is most of them, including the bestselling Transit Custom and full-size Transit – can opt out of paying anything for the first six months of the agreement.

The offer applies to vans on Hire Purchase (HP) style deals, referred to as Ford Acquire by Ford.

Ford Peace of Mind van quick details

>> 0% APR deals available on finance terms up to four years.
Minimum 20% deposit of the basic RRP, plus VAT.
Ranger 0% APR deals only available on three-year deals.
 Order by 30 September 2020, for delivery by 31 December 2020.

Ford vans not available with 0% APR

Basic versions of the Fiesta Van, the Ranger XL, the Ranger XLT and the Ranger Raptor are excluded from 0% APR deals.

While this doesn’t prevent you from deferring payments, you will still end up paying interest on the deferred period.

What this means for you 

Ford continues to be forward thinking when it comes to payment holidays in these uncertain times.

If you do need a new van, and aren’t certain of your income for the short term, these deals could potentially work very well for you.

Ford of Britain MD, Andy Barratt, said: ‘Ford wants to reassure customers that unprecedented times should not prevent them opting for a replacement new car or van. Customers are putting a new-found priority on reliable motoring from a trusted brand and our innovative ‘Peace of Mind’ programme helps achieve that.’

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What to do if you need a payment holiday on your van or pickup