A payday loan is a cash advance on your paycheck for usually up to 50% of what you will earn. There are many lending agencies that offer this service and more are springing up online as well. Between the Internet and the telephone system, you can have money directly deposited into your account in no time at all without stepping foot in a loan office!
Whether you have good credit history, bad credit history, or no credit history at all, there is a very good chance that you may qualify for a payday loan. Part of the reason is because pay day loan companies are like brokers who find lending agencies for their customers.
Occasionally, but not always, the customer will be asked to fax some information to the lending agency in order to allow them to make a decision on whether or not they will lend money to you and how much they will be willing to lend. However, there are lending agencies out there who do not require you to fax any information in order for them to process a loan, since they can verify some of your information online very quickly.
For this service, lending agencies will charge a fee or may charge a higher interest rate than other types of loans. Typically, you will be expected to repay the loan plus the fee or interest on your next pay date. If however, you cannot pay at that time, you may be able to get an extension.
Payday Loans are a great way to get a little money upfront if you cannot wait until payday comes. Perhaps you have an emergency or a great opportunity that you would otherwise not be able to enjoy if you waited until you got paid.
You need to be careful, though. Payday loans can be good, but they can be a dangerous habit to get into if you find yourself strapped for cash in the days leading up to every paycheck. Perhaps then you would be better off analyzing your budget and determining whether or not your spending habits or income is in line with your expectations.