Common reasons why people use payday loans

Common reasons why people use payday loans

Since payday loans are not specific like a mortgage or a car loan would be, you can essentially use it to purchase or pay back anything you want. Therefore, there are numerous common reasons why people use payday loans. The attraction of payday loans is when you find yourself in a particular situation, you can gain access to money quickly at a relatively low-interest rate (dependant on your credit score). In this guide, we are going to be looking at some of the most common reasons why people chose to take out and/or reply on payday loans. Bad Credit You […]

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How do payday loans affect your credit score?

How do payday loans affect your credit score?

A common question posed is whether simply taking out a payday loan can have an effect on your credit score, either positively or negatively. If you have worked hard to maintain a good credit score by building up your finances and paying off your credit card bill in full each monthly statement, it makes sense that you would want to protect your credit score. After all, having a poor credit score can seriously damage your chances of getting financial help in the future. This could include taking out a mortgage, buying a car with a loan or even getting an […]

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How many payday loans can you have at one time?

How many payday loans can you have at one time?

According to a rule of thumb, payday lenders should not be providing anyone with more than one payday loan at any given time. This would not only not be in the spirit of the industry, but it would also not be in the interests of the borrower. It goes against the very design of the payday loan, which is a short-term loan to boost finances rather than a deep financial need. If you cannot get enough cash for your needs in a single payday loan, then you should really be considering other kinds of credit to help you. However, there have […]

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What did the FCA change for the payday loans industry?

A lot has changed about the Payday Loans industry in recent years, despite the bad and unfair press. The reason why so many things have changed and various improvements have been made to the payday loans industry is because of the takeover of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA took over from the FSA in 2014. Before the takeover, the payday loans industry was under a considerable amount of scrutiny from not only the media but also debt charities and the government. It was the case that many borrowers found themselves in spiralling g debt with little way of […]

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How to Budget Well

Many people are under the impression that budgeting doesn’t not and cannot work well. That is because some people are simply not taking everything into consideration when drawing them up. Yes, you have thought out your monthly expenses as standard, but what about things like your daily coffee or a weekend away? A budget should be very unique to you and your incomings and out-goings. In this guide, we are going to look at blanket rules about how to best budget your monthly expenses to help you control your cash flow. Why should you budget? Let’s start at the very […]

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Are payday loans safe?

Payday loans can help people in a number of different circumstances, particularly if you are experiencing unexpected expenses as a result of an emergency, meaning you need to find cash quickly to help cover costs. However, there are unfortunately certain myths that surround payday loans which can end up putting people off getting one, even when it may help them in their situation. One of these myths that surrounds payday loans regards how safe they are. However, it is completely false that they are not safe. In this article, we will explain how. Payday loans are regulated by the FCA […]

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The payday loans industry is worth £228 million in the UK

The payday loans industry is worth an estimated £220 million in the UK, down from around £2 billion quoted in 2013. The industry valuation is based on 760,000 loans funded in 2017 according to the BBC and an average loan value of £300, equalling to £228 million. This same calculation of valuing an industry based on the money lent out is used for other industries including guarantor loans (£400 million), equity release (£3 billion), peer to peer loans (£4 billion), bridging loans (£7 billion) and lending to family and friends (£21 billion) per year. The industry has downsized significantly over the […]

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New ways to make money from your home

New ways to make money from your home

In recent years, it has become increasingly common for homes to be viewed not just as an appreciating asset, but also a way to make money whilst still remaining in the property. Whilst sometimes all you need is the property to look stunning, or simply being in the right location, in other cases you may need additional guest rooms or outhouses in order to maximise income potential. Nevertheless, there are a number of new innovative ways that you can make money from your home, Payday Bad Credit takes a look at some of the most popular ways to make cash. […]

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How smart technology can help you save money on care homes

How smart technology can help you save money on care homes

We are all living longer than ever before, (reflected in the rise of the age one receives a state pension in the UK, for example) as a result of a number of factors, including medical advances and overall lifestyle changes, such as better diets and more physical exercise. With people living longer, this means that there is much greater attention on life into the retirement years, and especially when it comes to living independently in our homes into our later years. Many of us would prefer to continue living at home rather than go into a care home or at least […]

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Digital alternatives to high street banks

Digital alternatives to high street banks

More and more people across the UK are turning away from the traditional high street banks (for a number of reasons such as a lack of innovation, poor savings rates and customer service, for example) and decided to look at the different types of new payday loans and alternatives that are available on the market: digital banks. Digital banks have been particularly popular with younger people, who are used to frequently relying on apps and websites to buy products as opposed to relying on high street stores. Furthermore, these digital banks tend to offer a whole host of features that […]

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