Welcome to WWW.Ozloans300.com board of frequently asked questions. Please, go through the main issues about short-term loans and the peculiarities of our service. If you will not find the answers to your questions regarding the use of the service or short-term loan industry in general, please, contact us to ask directly. Our expert team is happy to help you get along with short-term loans and understand how to make the best of this credit option and use it safely.
What is a short-term loan?
This is a relatively small personal credit (up to $1,000) for 1-4 weeks (the terms vary depending on the regulations in different states). This credit option is associated with high acceptance rate, because the lenders secure it with borrower’s income. For this reason, many applicants may be approved despite their imperfect credit reputation and get access to this option in a relatively short time.
What does one need to be approved?
Qualification for short-term loans is simple. Lenders need only basic information about applicants to decide if it is secure to provide credit or not.
- one needs to be a legal USA resident of 18 years old or more;
- one needs to provide valid contact details;
- one needs to be legally employed and have steady income;
- one needs to have an active bank account for direct deposit.
It is possible that lenders will enquire more information about applicants (for example, to send pay stubs to prove income) individually. In this case, the procedures can take more time and involve additional procedures and paperwork (faxing or scanning).
Are the procedures safe?
How much time does it take?
This financial product is considered relatively fast, because most processing can be performed completely online, and this online search and match service works 24/7. It takes just minutes to fill out the form and request a loan, less than an hour to process request and connect a customer with a lender. As soon as the lender is able to make final decision to approve the borrower’s application, the lender provides loan agreement. All one needs to do is to familiarize with the offer and make credit decision. If one opts for rejecting the loan offer, one can simply ignore further procedures and repeat loan request if necessary. If accepted, the loan agreement should be e-signed. Usually, it takes just one business day to have money sent to the borrower’s account (in case direct deposit option is available). In most cases, borrowers can get their money in as soon as one business day.
Can a bad credit applicant be approved?
Some lenders in our network need to perform credit verifications with traditional credit bureaus, the others may just check if an applicant is not a bankrupt or has no outstanding debts with other lenders. In many cases bad credit or lack of credit will not impede applicants from being approved, because short-term loans are secured by the borrower’s income. Nevertheless, low credit score and insufficient credit information may influence the amount and terms of loan offers, provided by lenders.
Why does one need to contact lender directly?
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Why does one need to renew a loan?
Sometimes borrowers find it hard to repay their loans on time due to unforeseeable circumstances. In these cases, most lenders allow borrowers to renew their loans for additional interest added to the total. This option can be expensive, so we recommend contacting lenders before these circumstances take place to avoid additional payments and penalties. In addition, not all the states allow renewals. One should first check the status of short-term loans and applicable laws, which regulate short-term lending in one’s state. Use the information on Rates and Fees page to find out more.
What happens when one can’t pay off on time or at all?
The cases of defaulted payment terms are explained in every loan agreement together with applicable penalties, additional fees, collection practices and other actions associated with delinquency. One should check these terms before signing agreement in the first place. All the lenders in our network adhere to the best practices in the industry, follow federal and state laws and promote responsible lending practices. All the lenders in our network operate within the stated limits. We encourage borrowers who anticipate delinquency or default payments contact corresponding lender as soon as possible.
How many loans can one take at a time?
The number of credit products taken simultaneously as well as the “cooling time” terms are determined by the laws of each state (if applicable). Additionally, every lender reserves the right to determine the maximum of simultaneous and/or consequent credit agreements within the limits of applicable laws. It’s recommended to inform a lender about current credit standing and the facts of defaulted loans before any agreement is signed.
Short-term loans are emergency credit products of relatively small amounts designed for short-term financial issues only and can become an expensive product if used for long-term purposes.
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APR (Annual Percentage Rate) is the loan rate calculated for the annual term. Since WWW.Ozloans300.com is not a lender and has no information regarding the terms and other details of short-term loan products offered by lenders individually, WWW.Ozloans300.com cannot provide the exact APR charged for any loan product offered by the lenders. The APRs greatly vary from lender to lender, state to state and depend on numerous factors, including but not limited to the credit standing of an applicant. Additional charges associated with the loan offer, including but not limited to origination fees, late payment, non-payment charges and penalties, as well as non-financial actions, such as late payment reporting and debt collection actions, may be applied by the lenders. These financial and non-financial actions have nothing to do with WWW.Ozloans300.com, and WWW.Ozloans300.com has no information regaining whatsoever actions may be taken by the lenders. All the financial and non-financial charges and actions are to be disclosed in any particular loan agreement in a clear and transparent manner. The APR is calculated as the annual charge and is not a financial charge for a short-term product.
Late Payment Implications
It is highly recommended to contact the lender if late payment is expected or considered possible. In this case, late payment fees and charges may be implied. Federal and state regulations are determined for the cases of late payment and may vary from case to case. All the details concerning the procedures and costs associated with late payment are disclosed in loan agreement and should be reviewed prior to signing any related document.
Financial and non-financial penalties may be implied in cases of non-payment or missed payment. Fees and other financial charges for late payment are to be disclosed in loan agreement. Additional actions related to non-payment, such as renewals, may be implied upon given consent. The terms of renewal are to be disclosed in each loan agreement individually. Additional charges and fees associated with renewal may be applied.
Debt collection practices and other related procedures may be performed. All the actions related to these practices are adjusted to Fair Debt Collection Practices Act regulations and other applicable federal and state laws in order to protect consumers from unfair lending and negative borrowing experience. The majority of lenders do not refer to outside collection agencies and attempt to collect the debt via in-house means.
Non-payment and late payment may have negative impact on the borrowers’ credit standing and downgrade their credit scores, as the lenders may report delinquency to credit bureaus, including but not limited to Equifax, Transunion, and Experian. In this case the results of non-payment and late payment may be recorded and remain in credit reports for the determined amount of time.