By Mr Bankruptcy
22nd September 2020
At a time when many people are feeling financial pressure it can be tempting to go for a quick fix to a short-term cash flow problem, but are payday loans the best option?
Why would you consider a payday loan?
Payday loans are known for being expensive in the long term but in an emergency when only a short-term loan is needed to tide you over, they can be very useful:
What about the potential pitfalls?
Much of the bad press that has surrounded payday loans has centred around how costs can spiral if payments are missed, putting financially vulnerable people in an even worse position. Therefore, before considering a payday loan it’s important to do the following:
The Money Advice Services states that for payday loans, over a year, the average annual percentage interest rate of charge (APR) could be up to 1,500% compared to 22.8% APR for a typical credit card*. This highlights the challenge for some payday loan customers. If you have any concerns that you may not be able make the agreed repayments you should consider cheaper options.
If you find yourself regularly relying on short-term loans to manage cash shortfalls, it is time to reassess your budget and potentially seek advice to help address your debts to prevent them from increasing further.
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