Payday Loans. In consumer lending, the phrase "cash advance" can also refer to payday loans. Issued by special payday lenders, they can range anywhere from 50 to 1,000, but they come with fees (around 15 per 100 borrowed) and interest rates exceeding 100. Rather than taking into account the borrower's credit score, the lender determines the amount of the loan based on local state regulations and the size of the applicant's paycheck.
If the loan is approved, the lender hands the borrower cash; if the transaction takes place online, the lender makes an electronic deposit to the borrower's checking or savings account. The loans are extremely short-term required to be paid back on the borrower's next payday, unless he or she wishes to extend the loan, and in that case additional interest is charged.
Unfortunately, many do: 80 of all payday loans are rolled over within 30 days of the previous loan, according to a study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
The process can be quick, if more complex, than securing a credit card cash advance. To get a payday loan, you write a postdated check made out to the payday lender for the amount you plan to borrow, including the fees. The lender in turn immediately issues the borrowed amount, but waits to cash your check until the payday comes.
In some cases, you may be given the option of obtaining a loan from a tribal lender. Tribal lenders are subject to tribal and certain federal laws while being immune from state law including usury caps. If you are connected to a tribal lender, please understand that the tribal lenders rates and fees may be higher than state-licensed lenders. Additionally, tribal lenders may require you to agree to resolve any disputes in a tribal jurisdiction.
You are urged to read and understand the terms of any loan offered by any lender, whether tribal or state-licensed, and to reject any particular loan offer that you cannot afford to repay or that includes terms that are not acceptable to you. The purpose of shorter duration loans is to provide the borrower temporary financial relief. Such loans are not a long-term financial solution. Persons facing serious financial difficulties should consider other alternatives or should seek out professional financial advice.
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Resident. Depending on the state you live in, you may be able to obtain an installment loan or a line of credit. Snappy Payday Loans specializes in arranging payday loans online. However we also understand your need for more flexible payment terms than a traditional online payday advance. That's why we also arrange for installment loans and lines of credit with trusted lenders.
You can borrow more and get more flexible payment terms too. See our cash advance page for more details.