Those of you who delight in the daily ritual of the 9 to 5 job may have already had first hand experience of running out of money before the end of the month and the payday check hitting the bank. Believe it or not, it happens more often than you would probably imagine. Unforeseen situations can arise out of the blue which use up cash reserves leaving you short for the rest of the month. It could be a broken down car that needs repairing, as you rely on that to get to work each day. Or it could be some other emergency that needs to be paid for. Whatever unplanned event it is, when it happens and clears you out of any funds remaining in your bank account, what do you do?
Well, you could ignore the situation and carry on as though everything was OK, but that will inevitably result in going overdrawn at the bank which can rack up huge charges in daily fees and letters.
One solution may well be a payday loan. These have grown in popularity over the last few years and now more and more financial institutions are offering them to borrowers. Many lenders are offering payday loans online, and provided you qualify for the loan, you could get the money you wish to borrow in your account within 24 hours. Payday loans are short term loans designed to get you through to the next pay day, hence their name, the idea being that the loan is repaid once you get paid at the end of the month. This is normally achieved through a direct debit which is set up during the loan application process.
So what do you need in order to qualify for payday loan? Below are the factors that you need to satisfy:
1) You need to be over 18 years of age
2) You need to be in full time employment, receiving your wages either on a weekly or monthly basis.
3) You need to have a account at a bank, into which your wages are paid.
And that is about it. Provided you can meet those requirements and the amount you wish to borrow is less than your monthly salary, you should have little trouble in getting yourself a payday loan to tide you over until the end of the month. The whole application process only takes a few hours and, depending on the time of day that you apply, you could have the money in your bank that very same day.
Payday loans are unsecured loans, so you don't need to put up any security for the loan. You can even get a payday loan with a bad credit history as your credit record is of no interest to the lender.
So that's about it. However, it must be stressed again that this type of loan is designed for short term borrowing only i.e 15 - 30 days max. If you fall into the trap of not repaying the loan at the end of the month and rolling it over, it could cost you dearly. If you need to borrow money for a longer period, do not use a payday loan, resort to more traditional lending.