Better rates: it always pays to shop around, and online lenders often charge less than you’ll pay elsewhere. You should see lower interest rates and smaller service fees (if any). Online-only lenders don’t have the same overhead as banks and credit unions with physical branches, and they don’t face the same regulatory costs. Ultimately, that means you can pay less.
If you carry only credit cards for day-to-day spending, you could find yourself in a pinch when confronted with a cash-only situation, such as buying lunch from a street vendor, veggies at a farmers market or a sandwich at a mom-and-pop deli. In that case, a cash advance might be tempting. Some people also turn to credit card cash advances when they need paper money but don’t have enough in their bank account.
Merchant cash advances refer to loans received by companies or merchants from banks or alternative lenders. Typically, businesses with less-than-perfect credit use cash advances to finance their activities, and in some cases these advances are paid for with future credit card receipts or with a portion of the funds the business receives from sales in its online account. Rather than using a business’ credit score, alternative lenders often survey its creditworthiness by looking at multiple data points, including how much money the merchant receives through online accounts such as PayPal.
Short grace periods. Being charged $15 for a $100 payday loan doesn't sound bad, but you'll have less time (two weeks) to pay the money back than you would with a credit card (a month), and the real problems come if you decide you need to borrow more than $100 from a payday lender. For instance, if you borrow $400, you're probably paying back your lender $460 – in two weeks. And if your next paycheck is, say, $1,000, half of that paycheck will go back to the lender, and you'll have to try and make do until the next paycheck.
A minority of mainstream banks and TxtLoan companies lending short-term credit over mobile phone text messaging offer virtual credit advances for customers whose paychecks or other funds are deposited electronically into their accounts. The terms are similar to those of a payday loan; a customer receives a predetermined cash credit available for immediate withdrawal. The amount is deducted, along with a fee, usually about 10 percent of the amount borrowed, when the next direct deposit is posted to the customer's account. After the programs attracted regulatory attention, Wells Fargo called its fee "voluntary" and offered to waive it for any reason. It later scaled back the program in several states. Wells Fargo currently offers its version of a payday loan, called "Direct Deposit Advance," which charges 120% APR. Similarly, the BBC reported in 2010 that controversial TxtLoan charges 10% for 7-days advance which is available for approved customers instantly over a text message.
In the UK Sarah-Jayne Clifton of the Jubilee Debt Campaign said, “austerity, low wages, and insecure work are driving people to take on high cost debt from rip-off lenders just to put food on the table. We need the government to take urgent action, not only to rein in rip-off lenders, but also to tackle the cost of living crisis and cuts to social protection that are driving people towards the loan sharks in the first place.”
A: When approving an applicant for a loan, several factors are considered. During the application process, Speedy Cash considers your current income and the type of loan you are applying for, among several other factors. Once we process your application we will give you a lending decision, typically within just a few minutes, and if approved, let you know how much you're approved to borrow.
We are also proud members of the Community Financial Services Association (CFSA), following their guideline of best practices. The CFSA is the national payday loan trade association in the United States that aims to work with lenders and consumers to protect the rights and access to short-term credit. As members of this organization, we promise to uphold these guidelines.
IN ORDER TO REQUEST A SHORT TERM LOAN THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, YOU SHOULD FIRST FILL OUT OUR SHORT, EASY AND SECURE ONLINE FORM. ONCE YOU CLICK TO SUBMIT IT, THIS INFORMATION WILL BE FORWARDED THROUGHOUT OUR NETWORK OF LENDERS WHO WILL REVIEW YOUR DETAILS AND DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY CAN OFFER YOU A CREDIT. SINCE EACH LENDER IS DIFFERENT AND WE HAVE NO SAY IN THE RATES AND FEES YOU ARE CHARGED FOR A LOAN, WE URGE YOU TO TAKE THE TIME TO REVIEW THE DETAILS OF EACH OFFER YOU RECEIVE VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU ACCEPT OR DECLINE IT. ONCE YOU HAVE FOUND A LOAN OFFER THAT WORKS FOR YOU, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PROVIDE YOUR ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE; THIS BINDS YOU INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE LENDER WHICH MEANS THAT YOU ARE LEGALLY OBLIGATED TO ADHERE TO THE TERMS IN THE LOAN AGREEMENT. YOU ARE NEVER UNDER ANY OBLIGATION TO ACCEPT AN OFFER FROM ANY LENDER AND YOU MAY CANCEL THE PROCESS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PENALTY. WE WILL NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY CHARGES OR TERMS PRESENTED TO YOU BY ANY LENDER AND WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY BUSINESS AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND ANY LENDER.
A: Cash advance loans are a safe and convenient way to allow you to cover unplanned expenses or cover everyday bills when you're tight on cash. Typically, these are short term loans - such as payday loans - that provide quick cash. Whether your budget comes up short, or you need help with unexpected bills, a cash advance might provide the cash you need.
A. Yes. LendUp.com is an online lender, so you're welcome to apply for a payday advance through our website 24/7. If you're approved for a loan before 5 p.m., money could be deposited in your account in as little as one business day. If you're approved for a loan after 5 p.m., or on weekends or holidays, it can take a little longer to receive your funds.