Take It Away - 0% Financing!
Saltaire: +44 (0) 1274 288 100
London: +44 (0) 20 7632 3960


0% Financing Up To £5000!

Take it away offers interest-free loans for the purchase of musical instruments to people aged 18-25 or people aged over 18 buying instruments for children under the age of 18.

What is Take it away?

Take it away aims to make musical instruments more accessible to children and young people by providing interest-free loans of up to £5,000.

Interest-free loans are available over:

·         9 months on goods of £100 - £2,000

·         18 months on goods of £800 - £5,000.

So whether you're a parent who needs to buy an entry-level instrument for a complete beginner, or you're an 18-25 year old more experienced musician wanting to upgrade to a better model, Take it away could make it easier for you.

It's also possible to buy more than one musical instrument at the same time.

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

Take it away is an Arts Council England initiative operated by Creative Sector Services CIC, designed to help more children and young people get involved in learning and playing music. Take it away is operated by Creative Sector Services Community Interest Company, in partnership with Moneyway, our credit provider.

N.B. Loans are subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.

How do I Take it away?

It’s simple to use Take it away to spread the cost of buying a musical instrument at the Early Music Shop. Follow the steps below.

1. Check if you’re eligible

To be eligible to apply for a Take it away loan you must be:

  • EITHER an individual over 18 buying an instrument for a child under the age of 18
  • OR an individual aged 18-25 using the scheme in your own right

All applicants must also be:

  • A permanent UK resident
  • Working at least 16 hours per week
  • Hold a bank or building society account capable of handling direct debit payments

2. Choose your instrument

You can pick from our whole range of musical instruments including recorders and harps. You can include additional items like an instrument case, sheet music or spare strings onto your purchase too.

3. Complete the application form

Inform us that you'd like to use Take it away to buy your chosen instrument and we’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.

If you're 18-25 and using the scheme in your own right, you will need to complete a short customer survey, answering a few quick questions about you and your purchase.

If you're over 18 and using the scheme to buy an instrument for a child under 18, you will need to complete a customer declaration, providing details about the instrument recipient and confirming that the instrument is for an 'under 18'.

If you're using the scheme in a store and paying the 10% deposit by credit or debit card, you won't need additional ID. However, if you are paying the 10% deposit by cash or cheque, then you will need to provide two forms of ID. Acceptable proofs of ID are: Current UK driving licence (both card and counterfoil for new style licences); Valid Passport; Utility bill, credit card or bank statement dated within the last 3 months will be accepted as a second proof with one of the above. (NB - Mobile phone bills are not acceptable.)

4. 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 over 9 monthly instalments (on goods of £100 - £2,000) or 18 months (on goods of £800 - £5,000).

5. Take-it-away!

Additional information for Take it away by mail order

You will need to provide the details over the phone as you would do if you were in-store. If you are approved, we will post you the relevant documents to sign and return, and explain the procedure to you. You must also complete the customer survey or customer declaration. You will need to pay your 10% deposit by credit or debit card.

To use the scheme via mail order, you must provide one form of ID from the following list: Current UK driving licence (both card and counterfoil for new style licences); Valid Passport. Or, two forms of ID from the following list: Pension statement for the current tax year; Inland Revenue Notification/Notice of Tax Coding; Benefits Letter for the current tax year; Utility bill, credit card or bank statement dated within the last 3 months will be accepted as a second proof with one of the above. NB - Mobile phone bills are not acceptable.

How much will it cost?

There will be an initial 10% deposit then you will pay 10% each month (for loans over 9 months) or 5% each month (for loans over 18 months).

 

Example of Take it away over 9 months

Example of Take it away over 18 months

Moeck Rottenburgh Alto in Grenadilla

Camac Hermine 34-string Harp (with case)

10% deposit = 59.95

10% desopsit = £204

9 monthly payments = £59.95

18 monthly payments = £102

£1,795.00
Harp
By Camac
Hermine harp 34 carbon strings in walnut. Camac are one of the world's leading Celtic harp specialis...
£562.50
Alto (Treble) Recorder
By Moeck
4307 Rottenburgh alto, ebony. Immensely popular range of recorders originally designed by Friederich...

Further information

For further information please contact us or visit the Take it away website.

Early Music Shop – Saltaire

Early Music Shop - London

Salts Mill, Victoria Road,

11 Denmark Street

Saltaire, West Yorkshire

London

BD18 3LA

WC2H 8TD

01287 288100

0207 632 3960

sales@earlymusicshop.com

london@earlymusicshop.com