Payday loans sometimes described as personal loans with no credit check, are typically due after 14 days, and as such are designed to be a life raft for those in need of quick cash, to pay doctors bills, pet bills, etc. Rather than charging interest, however, payday lenders charge a fee for every $100 borrowed; usually around $10-20 depending on the city or state. Some states put a limit on the number of fees that can be charged for a Payday loan, but some have no restrictions at all. Now, a 15% interest rate for a longer term loan wouldn’t be ludicrous, but the catch is that payday loans marketed as no credit check loans have to be paid back in a week or two. Payday lenders offering no credit check personal loans often know their clientele won’t be able to pay it back in the very short time frame for repayment and will need to take out another loan just to pay the first one, and another one to pay off that one, and so on and so forth- thereby creating a vicious cycle of entrapment that can last for months or even years. Compounding the issue, most payday loans charge higher fees each time a payment is not made, so rates get higher and higher as time goes on, making the original loan that much more difficult to pay off. In fact, according to a 2013 study from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, some 75% of the payday lending industry’s fees come from borrowers who have taken out more than ten payday loans in a year. That’s not to say the industry is funded by a small number of borrowers in large debt, in fact, the average payday loan borrower ends up spending two-thirds of the year, or around 200 days in debt. According to the same 2014 study by the St. Louis Federal Reserve, 56% of these borrowers made between $10,000 and $30,000 a year. Regardless of the math, there’s something nefarious about a $40 billion industry funded by the economically disadvantaged, and increasingly it seems as though legislative bodies agree.
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We’d like to add two more pieces of advice to those who are shopping around for a loan; 1) If a lender offers you more than you can afford to borrow, you can ask them to lower it. Take advantage of that opportunity as it will ease repayment, and 2) Avoid the temptation of paying to extend your loan duration (often called a “roll over”). Instead of paying a fee to postpone your repayment date, ask your lender for a payment plan.
It is important to remember not to take a loan unless you really need it as interest rates are high. Taking a loan to cover up weekends partying or other unnecessary activities, is never smart decision. Fast loans should be taken only to help you get out of a bad situation. So, if it can help you pay for car repairs, urgent bills it´s justified to take it. Be sure to think twice before taking payday loans, so you won´t regret the decision later.
There are many terms for this kind of credit — payday loans, cash advance loans, check advance loans, deferred deposit loans or post-dated check loans — which you can get from a variety of sources. Whether you walk into a payday lender’s store or apply online, the process is basically the same: You provide some personal and financial information, request a loan for a certain dollar amount (secured by check or bank account debit authorization), pay a fee for the loan and receive the cash or deposit into your bank account.