Online loans generally work in a similar way to loans from traditional brick-and-mortar banks. There is an application, and online lenders look into your credit score and other factors to determine your creditworthiness and ability to pay back the loan. If approved, you get the payment in a lump sum. But there are some differences. Let’s take a look at how online loans are different.
Though payday loans can be used for a wide range of purposes, they’re generally designed to cover unexpected expenses. Common uses for payday loans include forgotten bills, car repairs, medical expenses or any other sudden event. You shouldn’t use payday loans to fix long-term issues in affording your credit, for day-to-day expenses or for a big-ticket item like a car or house.
Quick approval: online lenders can tell you more or less instantly whether or not you’re approved, how much you can borrow, and what your payments will look like. Most traditional banks are different: you can probably fill out an application online, but it might take a while to get an answer (somebody might need to review the application, and you might even need to visit a branch in-person).
*Annual Percentage Rates, terms of loan and monthly payments presented are estimated based upon analysis of information you entered, your credit profile and/or available rate information from lenders. While efforts have been made to maintain accurate information, the loan information is presented without warranty and the estimated APR or other terms presented do not bind any lender. Lenders generally have a range of available APRs (for example, a lender's range might be 5% to 36%) and only borrowers with excellent credit will qualify for the lowest rate available. Your actual APR will depend upon factors evaluated at the time of application, which may include credit score, loan amount, loan term, credit usage and history. All loans are subject to credit review and approval. When evaluating offers, please review the lender's Terms and Conditions for additional details.
Some payday loan companies gather your personal information and then shop around for a lender. That means your information could go out to third parties as part of the lending process. Other companies will even sell contact information, leaving you dealing with sales calls and spam emails. LendUp protects customer information and will never sell it.