The payday lending industry argues that conventional interest rates for lower dollar amounts and shorter terms would not be profitable. For example, a $100 one-week loan, at a 20% APR (compounded weekly) would generate only 38 cents of interest, which would fail to match loan processing costs. Research shows that, on average, payday loan prices moved upward, and that such moves were "consistent with implicit collusion facilitated by price focal points".
If we receive, process, and approve your application before 5:45 p.m. ET, we typically fund it on the next business day. Banking holidays and processing times with your individual bank may cause delays. Errors in your banking and account information will delay your funding. If we are unable to verify your application information, we may ask you to provide certain documents. The maximum loan amount for your initial loan is $1,000. Refer to Loan Cost & Terms for additional details. We provide complete disclosures of APR, fees and payment terms in the Loan Agreement.
When you make a purchase with your credit card, you usually have about a month to pay back the money without paying any interest. This grace period allows responsible borrowers to take advantage of credit cards’ convenience and build their credit score without sliding into shaky financial territory. But when you get a cash advance, you have no grace period. You’ll start paying that high interest rate immediately.
The term signature loan is often interchanged with personal loan. Some people also call it loan of good faith as lender banks on your good faith to pay the loan and nothing more. Regardless, a signature loan is an unsecured loan that typically has so few qualification requirements that all you need to qualify is your signature and the promise that you’ll repay the loan. A signature loan allows you to borrow a larger amount of money than a payday loan and you can pay it back over a longer loan term. You can then use the loan for any purpose such as celebrating your anniversary, going on vacation, funding education or consolidating your debt.
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.
You don't have to worry about any embarrassing phone calls to your employer; LendUp does not call them. Take the five minutes to put in an application online or using a mobile device and you could have money in as few as within one business day. LendUp can't guarantee receipt of your funds within a certain timeframe, though, because although we initiate a transfer of money to you, your bank controls when you'll have access to it.