Small Cash Loans
- Borrow up to £20001
- Trusted lenders only
- Payouts within 24 hours
- Responsible lending policy
- Alternatives available
Cash loans are a means to boost your spending power quickly and usually require the borrower to repay the money with interest on one or more set dates. There are various types of cash loans and we have access to a number of types of short-term cash loans.
You can use our Find Loan tool to help identify the loan options that might be the best fit for your needs and personal circumstances - you can then find more about those options elsewhere on our website.
Things to consider:
Our Find Loan tool can help you narrow down your options, or you can use the links below.
When considering the type of cash loan to use keep in mind not only the amount you need to borrow but also the way in which the lender requires you to repay the money. You need to balance affordability with repayment flexibility and overall cost. In general don't be tempted to borrow more than you really need, and always try to repay your loan as quickly as you can to reduce interest charges. These are the main options open to you:
The correct answer to this depends on many things. We provide information that will help you choose. The reason you need to make the decision yourself is because only you know your specific needs and your personal circumstances. But we can give you a checklist of things to consider that may help:
This is a tricky question to answer. We'll exclude payday advances from this comparison. In the case of the other 3 types of cash loan lets work to a shared scenario - you want to borrow £500 for 6 months. Which could be the most cost effective solution? [these are approximate costs only]
As you can see, in this example, the instalment loan and small guarantor loan options looks a slightly more expensive way of borrowing a small sum for a moderate time period. When you are deciding on which loan type to use you need to do the same analysis for your loan size and preferred repayment period (that keeps things affordable).
All loan providers are implementing changes to their application processes and technology to shorten the time it takes to get a loan. In reality non of these loan options is slow to get you your cash. However, getting a doorstep loan may take you a little longer (a few days) as you will need to be visited by an agent from the lender. The other types of cash loan can all get you the money the same day (and may be within a few hours) direct to your bank account, subject to your application being accepted by mid/late afternoon.
All lenders, regardless of their type of loan, have to operate responsible lending policies. There are no guarantees that a lender will lend to you if you have credit problems. However, all small cash loan lenders will take enquiries from people with bad credit and assess them on their merits. This will include affordability checks.
The most "understanding" lenders are those who offer guarantor loans. These have been designed with bad credit in mind. We have plenty of information about them on our website.
If you are tight for cash much of the time then you need to think twice about borrowing money. How would you afford to repay it? You do not want to worsen a tight financial position by taking a cash loan you cannot afford to repay.
We would suggest that before you take on any debt that you look at your personal expenditure and your budget and see if there are any components you can reduce. This is much better way of releasing the cash you need - you aren't faced with interest costs and repayment deadlines.
Take a look at our guide to managing debt. After this the first thing you should do is list how much (per week or month) you spend on different things (e.g. rent, phone, food, energy, socialising, etc). When you examine this list against your income you'll immediately see what the gap is and where you might be able to save money.
Do this and then hopefully you won't need a small cash loan at all!
1 Subject to application being approved by the lender. Not all lenders are able to provide up to £1000.
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