Reputations matter with lenders too. So check out what other people are saying on Facebook, LendingTree and Google+. If borrowers are complaining about poor service, misleading terms and aggressive collections, then that lender is one to avoid. On the other hand, if people are rating a lender very highly, then maybe that’s one you should check out. (Oh, and in case you were wondering, OppLoans was rated as LendingTree’s #1 Customer-Rated Personal Lender for Q2 2016.)
While a cash advance lender may only charge $15 for every $100 you borrow, that’s only for two weeks. If you don’t pay back the loan as well as interest and fees, you roll over the loan and then you’re responsible for paying the interest again. An interest rate of 15 percent for a two-week loan becomes an interest rate of 30 percent when you roll it over for a month. And if you extend the loan for a year and do the math, you end up with an annual percentage rate of almost 400 percent!
Revolving credit isn't available to everyone. It takes time and resources to develop good credit, but for those without, getting approved for a credit card often depends on your ability to secure the credit line with a cash deposit. If you had the cash, would you need the credit? Probably not, so secured credit cards do not offer any emergency relief. When you live paycheck to paycheck, an unexpected illness, layoff or any other paycheck interruption could leave you looking at eviction notices, saying goodbye to your car or facing other financial disasters. When you need a loan, you need it quickly and without a lot of paperwork. That's where fast cash loans come in.