Sometimes, despite our very best efforts, we can find ourselves in a sudden financial emergency. It is something that can happen to anyone at any time.
Traditional loans are not always the best option either. They involve a lengthy and time consuming application process and sometimes time is of the essence. Also, traditional loans from banks or other financial institutions are not always easy to get for some people. A less than perfect credit history can make accessing emergency cash extremely difficult.
Plus, traditional loans are often for very large amounts and involve borrowing over an extremely long period of time. When people just need a small amount of money for a very short period of time, a short term loan, paid back on their next wages day can often provide the answer. This can be especially when the alternative is an embarrassing phone call to a relative or friend.
There are many options available to those who are considering a short term cash advance. One simple search on the internet will reveal so many options it would be easy to become overwhelmed by the choice of lenders and the pages and pages of advice.
When considering a short term cash advance it is best to consider your options carefully and answer the following questions:
Is the lender reputable? – Searching the internet will give you many results of short term lenders but how do you tell who is trustworthy? Look for reviews and feedback about the loan company you are interested in. You are looking for a lender who clearly has good feedback and enjoys a good reputation amongst many people.
How much will a cash advance cost me? – Make sure you are aware of the APRs associate to your cash advance and if there are any fees involved. Be careful to check there are no hidden fees and only commit to a cash advance if you are sure you know exactly what you will need to pay back at the end of your loan term. Always read the small print/
What are the terms and conditions of my cash advance? – Again, read the small print. Make sure you are fully aware of what you are signing up for. Reputable lenders will provide all the information you require and send you all the documentation you need. Many short term lenders have customer service advisors on stand-by 24/7 to answer questions and deal with customers queries. Making sure you have read and understand the terms and