Buy Now Pay Later No Credit Check Loans

We all find ourselves, from time to time, at a point where we need quick access to additional funds. Perhaps the a utility bill was unexpectedly high this month, or we need to replace the refrigerator that just died on us, or maybe it’s just that we really, really, need to go on that vacation to Hawaii. Whatever the reason, the monetary need (as we see it) is real, and we need the money now to satisfy that need. Unfortunately, as many people quickly learn, getting a small personal loan from your neighborhood bank or credit union is not easy. Traditional lenders want to see an established payment record that reflects a pattern of on-time payments – otherwise they are simply not willing to lend you the money. If you have a poor credit record, or a limited credit history, the options for borrowing money (especially personal loans) are few.

The good news is that there is another option available to people with either a lack of credit or a poor credit history: the buy now pay later no credit check loan. This loan product offers quick and easy access to funds for anyone who receives a steady paycheck. Consumers beware, however, as there can be significant drawbacks in terms of cost that you must weigh in your decision on whether to take out this type of loan.

What are buy now pay later no credit check loans?
Buy now pay later no credit check loans, also referred to as Payday loans, are short-term and relatively small advances on your paycheck. Usually in amounts ranging from $100 to $1,500, this type of loan is available to anyone who has a steady job and regular paycheck, but does not possess the credit or time to obtain a credit card or other type of loan. Since the lender is basing repayment of the loan solely on a future paycheck, no credit background check is required. The result is fast, easy access to short-term loans that allow consumers to buy (or make a purchase) now, and re-pay the loan at a later date, without having to worry about passing a credit check.

The ease and convenience of a buy now pay later loan does come with a high cost, however. For example: to borrow money for a 14 day period, expect to be charged 10-30% of the loan as a loan fee. The standard 15% charge for a one-week buy now pay later loan equates to about an 800% annual interest rate. In the U.S., some municipalities have set limits on the loan amount or maximum interest that can be charged. Some locales have even abolished this type of loan product in an effort to protect consumers from paying exorbitant interest fees.

Lending institutions that make buy now pay later no credit check loans normally require security in the form of a post-dated check. In such a case, the check would cover the amount of the loan plus interest and postdated for the day when you expect to receive your next paycheck.

Who uses buy now pay later no credit check loans?
These types of loans are often thought of as a last resort lending product. Yet, while commonly used to pay unexpected expenses like medical bills or car repairs, they are also often utilized to fund normal everyday expenses until the next paycheck arrives. Financial experts categorize buy now pay later loans as “emergency loans”, cautioning that it’s wise to only use this type of loan in a financial crisis.

Though these loans come with a high cost, they can also serve as a valuable resource for people who do not have a credit card or access to other types of lending. Those with poor credit or no credit history at all can easily qualify for a buy now pay later no credit check loan if they show proof of employment, prove they have the income to pay back the loan, and have a checking account in order to write a postdated check as security.

The downside of buy now pay later no credit check loans
As already mentioned, these loans are indeed an expensive way to borrow money. Interest rates on the loans, when compared to conventional personal loan products, are typically much, much higher. Some states have enacted laws that limit the loan amount of a buy now pay later loan, in a bid to protect consumers’ and minimize their exposure to the high cost products. Not surprisingly, people who are experiencing credit problems and also in need of a short-term loan tend to be those that are most adversely affected by the products high cost.

Clearly, a buy now pay later loan can get help out in a tight financial spot if you do not have any other ways to borrow money. Consumers, when deciding whether to borrow should always weigh the high loan cost vs. the monetary need. Unless it”s a true financial emergency, most financial experts would agree that these types of loans should be avoided.

What Types of Loan Are Available

In the current economic climate where loans are not so readily available as they used to be it is useful to know what your options are before applying for a loan.

Secured Loans

A secured loan is a loan that is secured on your property, and is available to people that have a mortgage on their property who also have enough equity left in their property. The maximum LTV (loan to value) allowable if you have a good credit history is currently 85% i.e. the total of your loan and mortgage debt must be less than 85% of the value of your property. One of the main benefits of a secured loan is that the lender is more likely to lend you money because they put a second charge on your property (behind the charge that your mortgage lender has in place) which makes the loan a safer bet for them if you default on your repayments. You can also borrow larger loan amounts for longer terms than you can with an unsecured loan.

Unsecured Loans

An unsecured loan is a loan that is underwritten based on your personal circumstances, i.e. the lender will look at your income and your outgoings and they will also look at your credit record. Although the loan is unsecured the lenders are more likley to lend to homeowners than they are to tenants, for the simple reason that should you default on your repayments the lender will look to put a charge on your property in order to recover their money. Unsecured loans are generally available for smaller amounts usually up to £15,000 and for shorter terms they are also only available to people that have a good credit record with no CCJ’s defaults or any other type of bad credit problem.

Guarantor Loans

A guarantor loan is a loan that is offered to people that can provide a suitable guarantor (co-signee), the applicant does not need to have a good credit record as the loan is underwritten on the guarantor’s credit record. To be suitable the guarantor must be an employed homeowner with a good credit record. If the applicant defaults on the loan in any way the lender will go to the guarantor to reclaim their money, which is why the lenders are not too worried about the applicants credit record. The main benefit of this type of loan is that it is available to people who have bad credit, CCJ’s default’s etc, and can be used to help towards improving your credit record by maintaining your repayments. The main problem with this type of loan is the interest rate that is charged is usally higher than any other type of loan.

Payday Loans

A payday loan is a short term loan for a small amount of money usually up to £1,000 that is repaid in full on your next payday. To qualify you will need to be in full time employment and be paid directly into your bank account, you will also need to be aged 18 or over and have a debit card. They should only be used as a stop gap loan to get over any short term difficulty that needs to be dealt with before your next pay cheque. The interest charged is usually quite high, in most cases the lender will charge £25 for every £100 that you borrow. The biggest draw back is that you must repay the loan in full on your next payday, which is why you must have a debit card associated with your bank account, because the lender will automatically deduct the full amount from your bank on your next payday.

Logbook Loans

A logbook loan is a loan that is secured on your car log book. Loans are available up to £25,000 and to qualify your car must be free of finance and you must be aged 18 or over and the legal owner of the car. This type of loan is available no matter what your credit history but the interest rate that is charged is usually quite high (you should always check how much the loan will cost you before you sign the agreement).

Personal Loans

A personal loan is another name for an unsecured loan and as such is only available to people with a good credit history and for amounts up to £15,000 and for terms up to a maximum of 10Years in most cases the lenders will only lend for up to 5 year terms.

Debt Consolidation Loans

A debt consolidation loan is a loan that is taken out in order to consolidate any loans, credit or store card debts into just one loan in order to reduce your monthly commitments and can be secured or unsecured. When used wisely a debt consolidation loan can help to reduce your monthly commitments and get your finances back on track. However if you take out a consolidation loan it is always advisable to destroy your credit and store cards to ensure that you do not start accumulating your debts again. Failing to do so can often leave you in a worse situation than you were in the first place.