02 September 2011

Do You Need a Payday Loan?

We all have months where our paycheques just don’t stretch far enough. If you get caught out by an unexpected bill, dental cost or car repair, there are loans out there that are specifically designed to help you out of a tight financial situation. Payday loans are tailored to lend you relatively small amounts of money for short periods of time.

You can typically borrow anything up to £1000, usually for a period of a couple of weeks to a month. The application process is quick and easy, with online forms that can be completed in minutes. Credit checks are rarely carried out, making it easy to get your hands on the money you need.

The criteria for being approved for a payday loan is pretty straight forward. You have to be over 18 years old, be a UK citizen, have proof of employment (although this is not always needed) and have a bank account. The money can be in your account within 24 hours.

The loans are short-term, meaning that the interest rates on borrowing can be high. The more money you borrow, the more interest you will have to pay so be careful that you fully understand how much you will be expected to pay back. This factor of the loans also can get people into spirals of debt; once they have paid back the first loan, they need another one to tide them over until the next payday and so the cycle continues. If you are sensible with your budget and make the repayments, payday loans could really get you out of sticky financial situation.

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