Hire purchase with a balloon offers lower monthly payments than normal hire purchase. Instead, at the end of the agreement, you can make a final lump sum payment (or 'balloon') to own your car.
It's fixed rate finance - but with a lower fixed monthly outlay since you defer repayment of some of the borrowing. At the end of the agreement options include car purchase, refinance, part exchange or resale.
The deposit you pay is flexible - typically between 0-50% of the vehicle cost. The deferred balloon element is calculated on the estimated future resale value of the car.
The difference, plus fixed interest, is repaid in equal instalments over an agreed period (maximum period of 48 months), plus a final balloon payment.