What is a Signature Overnight Loan?

By: Mike Johnson

You have probably heard of cash advance loans, payday loans, overnight loans, and other fast cash lenders. These companies will lend you small amounts of money, anywhere from $100 to $1500, for a fee.

They will take a post dated check for the total amount borrowed plus the fee for borrowing and they will cash it the day your next paycheck arrives. Most borrowers can't afford to pay back the money that soon and they end up using the roll over method.

This way they can borrow the money for another few weeks and pay an additional fee. If the money cannot be returned after the designated amount of time, interest will be charged, and these interest rates are higher than any other loan.

You might think that your credit card interest rate of 25% is outrageous until you find out that payday loan companies have been known to charge over 800% annual interest.

If you find yourself in debt from a payday loan, you won't be getting out of debt soon. This is why it is encouraged to avoid payday loans if you can. You should consider other options before borrowing from a company like this.

You might consider a cash advance from your credit card. Depending on your credit allowance you should probably be able to borrow around $300 or more through your credit card for a much better interest rate.

There are more options out there than you might think are available. If you need a larger amount of money, you might consider applying for a personal loan from your local bank or credit union. They loan for great interest rates, even compared to your credit card interest rate. This type of loan is dependent on your good credit.

You can also talk to your bank about overdraft protection. This way you won't pay fees for bounced checks and can avoid getting into trouble with your checking account.

If you find yourself in need of cash you don't have often, you should start a savings account. Learn to pay yourself first, and before long you can build up an emergency fund to pay for unexpected bills or expenses.

Using a budget is another great way to get your finances in line. Look at how much you are spending each month and where you spend it. By cutting back in areas that aren't pertinent, you can use that money to pay off debt or even save it.

All consumers find themselves borrowing money to pay for something or other throughout their lives. Borrowing is a must for those wishing to own their own homes and you should consider borrowing money for only those things that increase in value over time.

As you build up your savings account you can borrow from yourself without paying interest at all. You should also always be working on increasing your credit score, as those with the best credit scores and history get the best interest rates when they do have to borrow through loans.

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