Finance – Take It Away

Take it away provides interest free loans for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment.

Offering suitable credit options to assist you getting involved in making music.

How much can I borrow?

In England, you can get a Take it away interest free loan of between £100 and £5,000.

The core scheme, which all our shops in England offer, is available to UK residents, who have a regular income that exceeds £5,000 per year and are either 18-25 years old, or over 18 and buying an instrument for a child under 18.

Some participating stores also offer interest free credit up to the value of £25,000 to eligible customers over the age of 18. Speak to your local shop for further details

In England, if the cost of the instrument/s you want to buy exceed the £5,000 loan limit, you can use Take it away as a part-payment towards the instrument/s. You would then need to pay the remaining balance by an alternative method. It is not possible to split the cost of an instrument/s over more than one loan application.

In Northern Ireland, you can get a Take it away interest free loan of up to £2,000. The scheme is open to all, regardless of age, as long as you are a resident of Northern Ireland.

Some participating stores also offer interest free credit up to the value of £25,000 to eligible customers over the age of 18. Speak to your local shop for further details

What can I buy?

You can use Take it away to help spread the cost of buying any musical instrument, equipment and tech, whether new or reconditioned, from one of our participating music shops. Everything in store is available to purchase using a Take it away loan – even music tuition, if the store offers it.

From traditional orchestral instruments, such as brass and strings, to digital equipment and tech, we can help you purchase anything available in-store or online.