The Main Features Of A Payday Loan

By: Tim Staines

Payday loans are offered by various banks and financial institutions to its customers for short term financial needs only. A payday loan is financial instrument for the customers which is used to cover the unforeseen expenses or avoid late payment penalties and long term high interest of rates.

Many individuals prefer this financial tool as alternate to a temporary loss of a small portion of income over late payment penalties, overdue fee etc. Payday loans and cash advances are designed as a short term cash flow solutions for emergency purposes only.

The procedure for obtaining a payday loan is not lengthy and tiring job, the lenders just after completing small formalities and the approved loan is direct deposited into the customer account on the same day. In most of the cases lender does not fax any paperwork to the customer, some of them like a short run and economical confirmation using the advantages of growing information technology era. For example they may send a message over cell phones or land line numbers or e-mail to the customers.

A payday loan is also called a cash advance. According to the lenders opinion, payday loans and cash advances are the only option available to the customers who can not go on the lengthy process to get a bank loan, to approve a credit card, or other lower interest option to cope the short term liabilities.

It is an option for the customers to meet the unexpected payments through loans until the customer get next pay. The procedure of obtaining a payday loan from various financial institutions across the world is very short and simple.

1. Filling a payday loan application form, or these request may a recorded phone line electronically saved with the banks/firms data base after verification.
2. If necessary the lender may confirm the customers about the approval of payday loan via message on cell phone, e-mail or visit of their field representative.
3. Once payday loan approved, it is transferred in the customers account directly on the same day depending upon the bank location.

A payday loan or cash advance is secured by personal check or paid by electronic transfer is an expensive one. Suppose a brower needs a short term finance of $100. To obtain a payday loan he needs to write a $115 check of future date, 15 days after the date he is obtaining loan. The lender will hold this check until the loan is due usually the borrower's next payday. On the due day the lender will either deposit the check for clearance of $115, ($100 Principal amount and $15 for his financing charges of payday loan), or the borrowers may extend the date of the clearance of payday loan at a further penalty of $15 to extend the financing period.

While in the electronic transfer, the software automatically add a penalty charges as the due date of payday loan expires. Usually the financing period of the payday loan is 2 weeks and but may varies from lender to lender, however, it may be from 1 week to 4 weeks maximum.

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