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Although you may not want to borrow money, certain circumstances cannot be avoided, and borrowing money may be your only option. It might be difficult to obtain with a weak or inadequate credit score. Fortunately, this option is still open to you.

What is a Payday Loan?

A payday loan is a short-term lending tool developed for individuals who want immediate money. This is an unsecured loan since borrowers are not required to provide collateral. Some payday loan providers do not verify their borrowers’ credit ratings, making it an appealing option for those with poor credit.

Payday loans are often repaid in one single sum on the borrower’s following payday. Repayment might take up to 45 days, depending on the lender. To repay loans, some lenders demand borrowers to have a post-dated check with the loan amount, interest, and additional costs.

What is the Maximum Amount One Can Borrow on a Payday Loan?

The lendable sum of payday loans is determined by state legislation. It can range from $50 to $1,000. In certain states, payday loans are limited to 25% of the borrower’s monthly salary.

How Do You Get a Payday Loan?

To obtain a payday loan, you must meet all of the lender’s standards. The following are some examples:

  • Being of legal age (at least 18 years old) 
  • Being a United States permanent resident 
  • Having a regular source of revenue or a pension of at least $1,500
  • Possessing a current government-issued identity card 
  • Having a savings or checking account (few lenders may not require this) 

Aside from the standards listed above, certain lenders may have extra requirements. 

If you meet all of the conditions for payday loans, follow the steps below to acquire a payday loan:

Compare Payday Loans Companies

You should evaluate and comprehend the lender’s terms and conditions before picking where to register your loan application.

Fill Out the Online Application Form

Make careful to provide accurate information to avoid future difficulties. Make sure there are no errors when filling out the form.

Sign the Credit Agreement and present the required documents

Every lender will require its borrowers to produce wage stubs and bank details in order to complete the payment.

Funds Will be Deposited by the Lenders

The money will be transferred into your account after your application is accepted. Some loans are funded instantly, but the norm is 24-48 hours.

How to Pay Payday Loans?

Borrowers are often given two weeks to one month to repay their loans. This will suffice till the next payment. Here are some options for repaying the loan:

  • Post-dated Check. Some lenders allow applicants to write a post-dated cheque when applying for a loan. The lender will cash the cheque on the loan’s due date. 
  • Debit Card. Borrowers have the option of repaying via auto-debit. Borrowers will authorize lenders to take repayments from their debit cards.


Payday loans are a quick and easy option to cover unexpected expenses. However, keep in mind that getting a loan entails some responsibilities. You must pay back the loan by the due date.

Joyce Marter

Joyce Marter is a licensed psychotherapist with 25 years of experience and entrepreneur who founded and successfully sold Urban Balance, a national outpatient mental health company in the U.S. Marter is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, international speaker, blogger for Psychology Today and mental health thought-leader specializing in the psychology of money.

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