Need finance for your new Uber partnership? Check this


I’ve recently received a few enquiries from new Uber partners who are looking for ways to secure a vehicle for their Uber businesses. So I decided to create a list of finncing options for geristered Uber drivers interested in ourchasing their vehicles for this venture.

Most platforms require drivers to already be registered and cleared for Uber, so if you haven’t registered yet, you can do so here.

LSETF (Lagos State Employment Trust Fund)

The LSETF fund is a fund created to invest N25b in growing and scaling Lagos based entrepreneurs and SMEs. Luckily, an Uber partnership is one of the ventures they will consider.

To qualify for this, Lagos entrepreneurs will be required to have been operating on the Uber platform with a rating of 4.5 or higher.

The finance offering is at 5% per annum for a fixed period of 36 months for anything up to N3m. To be honest, I would look out for a hybrid car like the Toyota Prius, because that instantly means that your pertrol consumption is down by 50%, increasing your chances of paying back the loan.  In addition to being fully registered on the Uber platform, you will need to have the following:

  • a registered company with CAC
  • personal tax registration
  • reside in Lagos
  • have a LASRRA ID
  • have a Federal Government issued ID card
  • 2 people to guarantee your loan.

If you fulfill this criteria, you can apply via LSETF Loan

Sterling Bank Uber offer

Sterling Bank provides a special auto financing facility to existing and profiled drivers on the Uber platform to purchase vehicles at an interest rate of 24% per annum. They require 0% down payment, 0% fees and a maximum tenor of 36 months.

If you are approved for this, you will also be required to set aside N25,000 minimum on a monthly basis into a Sterling Recurring Deposit Account (SRDA). This is your saved money, and also something for Sterling bank to fall back on should you fail to make payments

Accepted Vehicles

The approved brand of vehicles has to be a brand new Hyundai i10 vehicle or a fairly used imported Toyota / Honda vehicle 10 years old or less with a maximum cost of N2, 500,000.00.  Apart from the supply of the vehicles, the vendors should also provide mechanical after sales support.

Qualifying Criteria

  • Earnings greater than N1,200,000 in preceding 3 months
  • Rating higher than 4.50
  • Current Account with Sterling Bank
  • Proforma Invoice from approved vendor
  • Executed Loan application form
  • Irrevocable letter of undertaking to domicile daily proceeds with Sterling Bank
  • Valid means of ID of customer

You can apply here


Car4U is offering an opportunity for drivers and partners to access finance for  brand new vehicles over 36 to 48 months.

The car finance deal offers drivers full maintenance and comprehensive insurance, and also offers a choice between the Hyundai Elantra, Kia Cerato, VW Polo, Nissan Almera, and Nissan Sentra (depending on availability). At the end of the loan term, drivers will take full ownership of the vehicle.

Interested drivers can apply by simply completing the sign up form on this page. You will need to reference the same contact details linked to your Uber profile to ensure we can validate your eligibility.


Drivers with a rating higher than 4.5 and have completed more than 500 trips will be eligible.

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  • Thank you Mr Pepe but pls can u help me with an idea where I can get a loan to purchase a car, so I can partner with a driver and do the HP plan? Thanks

    fejiro May 26, 2017 3:25 pm
  • Hi,my names are MBA Ayo,I,m an uber driver and I,ve done 1,673 trips on the platform.pls,I,m so interested in owning my own car, kindly oblige my request on how to go about it.Thanks

    MBA Ayo June 5, 2017 7:25 am
  • Hi, my names are MBA Ayo,I,m an uber driver and I,be done 1,673 trips on the platform.pls,I so interested in owning my own car,kindly oblige my request for assistance, Thanks.

    MBA Ayo June 5, 2017 7:29 am
  • My name is Vincent Please I want to know how I can get a loan to buy my own car. I am an Uber driver thanks

    Vincent Ezenwugo June 23, 2017 10:29 am
  • I like the deill with uber, I need a load to, to buy my own car with uber.

    Chinedu September 5, 2017 9:50 am
  • Am olatunji a active UBER driver, how can I process the car loan

    Olatunji September 27, 2017 9:06 am
  • The criteria re well state but how about the company registration with CAC, what kind of company will that be for an uber driver to register.

    Modupe October 4, 2017 8:49 am
  • Dear sir,

    Am interested in the Lagos LSETF (Lagos State Employment Trust Fund)

    I have the criteria.

    How can I obtain the form and what are your own charges base on this offer.

    With kind regards
    Akibu idowu

    Akibu November 22, 2017 1:02 pm
    • I don’t charge for information. Just follow the steps cited and let me know if you get stuck. My aim with this blog is to help people get the help that they need to stand on their own financially.

      Ethan November 26, 2017 1:57 pm
  • Am on uber platform over 6 months and have the criteria listed. Kindly link me up to access my own car. Thanks in advance.

    John November 23, 2017 11:45 am
  • My name is Giwa Toyin, i just register with uber but never start work, pls can i apply for car loan of my own to start uber work? Thanks

    Giwa Toyin September 2, 2018 9:49 am
  • Am on uber platform over 2 months and have the criteria listed. Kindly link me up to access my own car. Thanks in advance. Prince Jerry

    Prince Jerry October 24, 2018 2:20 pm
  • Hello sir,my name is ayodele Alabi and I stay at satellite town. I am an uber and taxify driver but I don’t have a car and my wife is not taking it easy with as I’m not doing anything. please help me in the name is God….

    ayodele Alabi. October 29, 2019 2:27 am

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