In addition to not having savings in place to avoid taking out a payday loan, maybe you do not have a credit card or line of credit because of a bad credit score or no credit history. Many people also struggle with achieving and maintaining good credit. You can start building your credit history and getting a good credit score with a few actions. There are things you can do right now to improve your credit and things you can do over time with your existing debt and new credit. Having good credit can also help you to avoid the need for payday loans because you can get approved for a credit card with lower interest rates, making this a more feasible option when you need fast cash.
If you’re approved, funding is usually quick, depending on your bank account. Where available, we can deposit approved loans within one business day. In some cases, if you have a compatible bank account and associated debit card, you can receive your funds in as few as 15 minutes (an additional fee will apply). LendUp can't guarantee receipt of your funds within a certain timeframe, though, because although we initiate a transfer of money to you, your bank controls when you’ll have access to it.
We adhere to the principles of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Because we may report your payment history to one or more credit bureaus, late or non-payment of your loan may negatively impact your credit rating. If you fail to repay your loan in accordance with its terms, we may place your loan with or sell your loan to a third-party collection agency or other company that acquires and/or collects delinquent consumer debt.