What are payday loans used for?
They are commonly used for emergency purposes and to cover your short term expenses when you are low on funds. This type of credit should always be used as a last resort but they do offer convenience when you need access to cash fast. You always have the option to repay early if you have the means to do so and this could result in a less interest charged.
The criteria to apply includes:
- Over 18 years
- UK resident
- Valid debit card
- Valid email address and mobile number
- No recent bankruptcy, CCJ or IVAs
- Employed and able to afford monthly repayments
How can I be accepted for a Payday Loan?
allthelenders offer a unique Eligibility Test which has been designed to help you find a lender that not only meets your exact borrowing needs but is more likely to accept your application based on your personal circumstances. There is no credit check involved, simply answer a few questions and we’ll tell you the lenders that you would have the best chance of receiving a loan from.
What alternatives are available?
Payday Loans are not suitable for everybody and there are many, cheaper, alternatives available. Visit the Money Advice Service website for sensible advice and tips on how to avoid using this type of credit. In addition to payday loans, some of the lenders we feature offer more flexible instalment products over 3 to 24 months. This type of credit can be attractive to some people however, mainly because of:
- No upfront fees
- Same day funds available
- No guarantor required
- Bad credit considered
- Instant decision
Compare Payday Loans and save money
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Our goal is to ensure you have a safe and trustworthy place to go to compare the cost of short term credit. By simply shopping, customers have been able to save up to £100 per loan and they and avoid being exposed to rogue or unlicensed lenders.
Will Payday Loans affect my credit score?
The use of these type of loans should be considered as serious a financial commitment as any other source of credit, including personal (bank) loans and credit cards. Direct Payday Lenders will search the records of various credit reference agencies and record their search as part of the application process. There is no such loan as a ‘no credit check payday loan’.
Multiple applications to lenders will be recorded on your credit file and may impact negatively to other prospective lenders (payday or otherwise) in the future. When managing your loan, your borrowing history and how you handled the account (payments made against the loan etc) will be reported to the credit reference agencies and non-payment of a loan will impact negatively on your credit score and may result in you finding it difficult to obtain any further credit in the future.
You can find more information about your credit score, view your credit report and find out how you can improve this for all for free on the Money Saving Expert website.
What to consider before applying for a loan
You should consider whether a payday or short term loan is right for you before making an application to a lender. This type of credit is not suitable for those that may already be experiencing financial difficulty and should only be considered in financial emergencies.
There are many alternatives to payday loans which can be found on the Money Advice Service website which we recommend that you read before making an application. This type of credit is expensive if used incorrectly or over long periods of time and if you do not meet repayments can have severe consequences on your credit score.
For independent money advice and a list of alternatives, please visit the Money Advice Service. If you are worried about debt or are struggling to meet repayments with your creditors, please visit a debt charity such as Stepchange for free support.
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