How do I take it away?
Photo credit: Jo Metson Scott
It's simple to use Take it away to spread the cost of buying a musical instrument and/or equipment in one of our 250+ music shops. Follow the steps below.
1 - Check if you're eligible
All applicants must be:
- Over 18 years old
- A permanent UK resident
- Have a regular income of over £5,000 a year
- Hold a bank or building society account capable of handling direct debit payments
2 - Find a participating store
You will need to visit one of our registered music shops to make your Take it away purchase or apply via mail order. Contact the shop directly for details on how to arrange this. We've got over 150 to choose from across England and Northern Ireland with a range of specialisations. Search our list of shops.
3 – Choose what you want to buy
You can buy anything sold by our member retailers, including all musical instruments and equipment. The staff in the music shop will advise you on the right instrument and accessories for your needs, or for your child's needs if you are buying an instrument for them.
The staff in the music shop will advise you on the right instrument for your needs, or for your child's needs if you are buying an instrument for them.
4 - Complete the application form and customer survey/declaration
Inform the staff in the music shop that you'd like to use Take it away to buy your chosen instrument and they'll go through the loan application process with you in-store or via mail order. This involves a credit check being carried out on you.
5 - Pay your deposit
If your application is approved, you'll need to pay a 10% deposit of the instrument cost there and then. The remaining cost will be the value of your Take it away loan which you will repay in monthly payments over the agreed term.
6 - Take it away!
If your application has been approved and you've paid your 10% deposit, there's only one more thing to do - Take your instrument away and get playing!
Loans are subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.