How do quick loans work?
Quite a few different lenders offer quick loans, also sometimes referred to as instant loans or fast loans, with some offering a decision within just 10-15 minutes. A lender’s website will start out by asking how much cash you want to borrow and how many instalments your wish to repay your loan back in.
It’s important to make sure you know what your options are. Each lender is different and will offer a variety of APR, terms, length of loan and customer service which is why it’s so important to make sure you go with a lender that you feel best serves your needs.
Getting instant cash into your bank account isn’t always the best idea; some lenders offer high interest loans which means you could end up paying back a lot more than you anticipated. Before applying for and accepting a quick loan, it’s vitally important to take your time to research and shop around for the best loan deal that suits you.
How does a credit card work as an alternative to a quick loan?
A credit card can work as an alternative to a loan if it fits your needs and is affordable for you. With a credit card, you can spread the repayment periods for longer if you require, but this will incur more interest, so bear this in mind.
Dependent on your credit limit, you can choose to use it as and how you need, so it can become a continuous line of credit if used responsibly. If you’re just making the minimum required monthly repayments then, as we explained above, interest will be added to the balance.
However, if you’re searching for a quick loan in the hope of accessing finance instantly, then unfortunately the 118 118 Money Simple Interest Rate Credit Card may not be the best option. If you’re approved for our credit card, it can take up to 10 days to receive this and the PIN number (separately) in the post.
We are also responsible lenders, and we want to ensure our credit options aren’t likely to get you into financial trouble. Therefore, as well as the checks we undertake to ensure the products we offer are affordable to you, we suggest you do your research prior to applying for any credit.
Quick loans for bad credit
If you think or know you have bad credit, it may feel like payday loans or high interest short term loans are the only options available to you. However, this is not necessarily the case.
It is true, if you’ve had issues managing credit in the past, then you may be turned down for credit from your typical high street lender. They may deem you a riskier customer, so they aren’t as willing to lend to you.
But other options are available from certain lenders who consider applications from those with a less than perfect credit past.
At 118 118 Money we like to think our Simple Interest Rate Credit Card may be an alternative to payday or small, short term loans. Although we don’t guarantee approval, we do still consider applications from those with an adverse credit history. So a quick or payday loan isn’t the only option if you have credit problems.
Do 118 118 Money offer personal loans?
Yes, we do offer personal loans too, however we aren’t short term or payday lenders. Our loans range from £1,000 to £5,000, repaid over 12 to 36 months.
Our loans are fixed rate, this means the monthly repayments won’t change over the loan term. You can use our eligibility check to find out if you’ll be accepted, this doesn’t impact your credit score unless you choose to complete a full application.
However, the representative 34% APR on the 118 118 Money Simple Interest Rate Credit Card is lower than on our personal loans.
How do I know if I’m eligible for a 118 118 Money Simple Interest Rate Credit Card?
If you’re searching for ‘quick online loans’ but don’t think these are right for your needs, you could consider the 118 118 Money Simple Interest Rate Credit Card. If you think this credit card might be a better option, you can check your eligibility before you apply. Our simple tool will let you know if you’re likely to be approved as well as the credit limit we can offer. This will not impact on your credit rating.
To apply for the 118 118 Money Simple Interest Rate Credit Card you’ll need to:
- Be a UK resident
- Be aged between 18 and 70
- Earn at least £8,400 a year
- Not be in arrears with another lender
- Have had no default payments in the past six months
Whilst using our eligibility checker, you’ll also need you to provide us with some basic information, such as:
- Email address
- Date of birth
- Current employment and residential status
- Net monthly income
- Home address