Responsible Lending Practices
We are not a loan providing service, nor do we represent or endorse any lender. But we are working hard to provide you with access to reliable lenders and match you with the lenders who can offer you loan products according to the information you submit in our online form.
We put maximum efforts to ensure that all the lenders in our network are legitimate loan providers adhering to federal, state and local laws, fair and responsible lending practices and the best practices in the industry.
We understand that short-term loan industry can be puzzling, as it is regulated in many states heavily and differently. For this reason, we provide you with the necessary information and educational material on the industry to answer your questions regarding short-term loans in the USA. In this section we’ll provide the basic information regarding the major laws and acts that secure and protect consumers from unfair practices. We encourage you go through this information and read the basics on How It Works, FAQ and Rates and Fees pages to understand your credit options better and make only smart and reasonable credit decisions.
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
We strictly insist that our lenders follow the guidelines put in place by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. We are not a lender, so we will never make any attempt to collect a debt from you. However, our lenders have the right to use all lawful means available to them to collect your debt if your loan is unpaid. They must follow the guidelines of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act when doing so. These are some of major actions deemed as violations of the Act:
- Using any harmful, oppressive, foul or harassing language or tactics in order to collect debt;
- Attempting to contact debtors before 9 a.m. or after 8 p.m. in their local time zones;
- Using deception, falsifying information or misrepresenting a company in order to collect a debt;
- Threaten criminal charges or any legal action when such legal action is not warranted.
Any lender within our network found to be in violation of these guidelines will be immediately removed from our network and reported to law enforcement.
Fair Lending Act
The purpose of the Fair Lending Act is to ensure that all consumers have equal access to credit despite their age, race, creed, gender, religion or other non-financial factor. The Act ensures that consumers are not discriminated against and that they have access to the loan and other forms of consumer credit as long as these consumers can meet the legal and financial guidelines associated with obtaining such credit. If you feel that you are a victim of discrimination, please contact the Equal Opportunity and Fair Lending Office of your local Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Truth in Lending Act
The Truth in Lending Act was established to ensure that consumers have all of the information about an offer of credit available to them in writing before they take any responsibility and e-sign any contract or decide to extend any credit. Lenders are required to disclose information about the rates, fees, interest and terms associated with loans before they provide any credit to any consumer. Each state has its individual regulations regarding short term lending, and lenders are required to ensure that all offers are in accordance with these regulations.
Many states have implemented their own regulations for the short term lending industry in an effort to protect consumers. Some of the things individual states regulate include the maximum loan amounts, fees and interest, the number of rollovers that are available and more. The general information about the regulations in specific states can be found in our Rates and Fees section of this website. You can find the links to the governmental websites with detailed explanation on short term loan regulations and up-to-date rate limits in different states.
DISCLAIMER: THIS SERVICE IS NOT A LENDER AND THEREFORE CANNOT DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE ULTIMATELY APPROVED FOR A SHORT TERM LOAN, NOR CAN WE DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF CREDIT YOU MAY BE OFFERED. INSTEAD, WE FACILITATE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CONSUMERS LIKE YOU AND THE LENDERS IN OUR NETWORK. OUR PURPOSE AND GOAL IS TO MATCH YOU WITH ONE OR MORE LENDERS FROM WITHIN OUR NETWORK WHO CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH THE CASH YOU NEED IN AN EMERGENCY. WE WILL NEVER ACT AS AN AGENT OR REPRESENTATIVE FOR ANY OF OUR LENDERS, SO YOU CAN REST COMFORTABLY IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE FAIR AND COMPETITIVE OFFERS.
IN ORDER TO REQUEST A SHORT TERM LOAN THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, YOU SHOULD FIRST FILL OUT OUR SHORT, EASY AND SECURE ONLINE FORM. ONCE YOU CLICK TO SUBMIT IT, THIS INFORMATION WILL BE FORWARDED THROUGHOUT OUR NETWORK OF LENDERS WHO WILL REVIEW YOUR DETAILS AND DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY CAN OFFER YOU A CREDIT. SINCE EACH LENDER IS DIFFERENT AND WE HAVE NO SAY IN THE RATES AND FEES YOU ARE CHARGED FOR A LOAN, WE URGE YOU TO TAKE THE TIME TO REVIEW THE DETAILS OF EACH OFFER YOU RECEIVE VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU ACCEPT OR DECLINE IT. ONCE YOU HAVE FOUND A LOAN OFFER THAT WORKS FOR YOU, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PROVIDE YOUR ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE; THIS BINDS YOU INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE LENDER WHICH MEANS THAT YOU ARE LEGALLY OBLIGATED TO ADHERE TO THE TERMS IN THE LOAN AGREEMENT. YOU ARE NEVER UNDER ANY OBLIGATION TO ACCEPT AN OFFER FROM ANY LENDER AND YOU MAY CANCEL THE PROCESS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PENALTY. WE WILL NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY CHARGES OR TERMS PRESENTED TO YOU BY ANY LENDER AND WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY BUSINESS AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND ANY LENDER.
WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE THAT COMPLETING AN ONLINE FORM WILL RESULT IN YOUR BEING MATCHED WITH A LENDER, BEING OFFERED A LOAN PRODUCT WITH SATISFACTORY RATES OR TERMS, OR A LOAN PRODUCT OF THE REQUESTED SUM OR ON THE DESIRABLE TERMS, OR RECEIVING ANY APPROVAL FROM A LENDER IN THE FIRST PLACE. PARTICIPATING LENDERS MAY VERIFY YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, DRIVER LICENSE NUMBER, NATIONAL ID, OR ANY OTHER STATE OR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATIONS AND REVIEW YOUR INFORMATION AGAINST NATIONAL DATABASES TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO EQUIFAX, TRANSUNION, AND EXPERIAN TO DETERMINE CREDIT WORTHINESS, CREDIT STANDING AND/OR CREDIT CAPACITY. BY SUBMITTING YOUR INFORMATION VIA OUR ONLINE FORM ON THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO ALLOW ANY AND ALL PARTICIPATING LENDERS TO VERIFY YOUR INFORMATION AND CHECK YOUR CREDIT. CASH TRANSFER TIMES AND TERMS MAY VARY FROM LENDER TO LENDER. NOT ALL THE LENDERS IN OUR NETWORK CAN PROVIDE UP TO $1,000. THE LIMITS AND REGULATIONS VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. WE REMIND THAT SHORT-TERM LOANS ARE NOT A LONG TERM FINANCIAL SOLUTION.
TO HELP GOVERNMENT FIGHT IDENTITY THEFT, THE FUNDING OF TERRORISM AND MONEY LAUNDERING ACTIVITIES, AND TO HELP ATTEMPT TO VERIFY A CUSTOMER’S IDENTITY, LENDERS MAY OBTAIN, VERIFY, AND RECORD INFORMATION THAT IDENTIFIES THE CUSTOMER.
• Nonsufficient Funds with Bounced Check Fee: $45 total charge, 1173.21% APR
• Overdraft Fee: $40 charge, 782.14% APR
• Late Fee: $20 charge, 521.43% APR
• Short Term Loan: $10 charge, 260.71% APR
If you are unable to repay your loan on time for any reason, please contact your lender as soon as possible. Late payment fees are set by your lender in accordance with the regulations in your state, and lenders also determine their own policies in regard to how they handle late payments. There are several courses of action that your lender may take, so you should check your loan agreement for specific information that pertains to your lender.
Financial Implications – The cost associated with short term loans of up to $500 can range from 15% to 40%, and these costs may climb even higher for loans that are greater than $500 in value. Before you sign your agreement, you should check these fees carefully. Similarly, there may also be charges applied for nonsufficient funds. As an example, if your $100 loan is 15 days past due, you may be assessed a charge that is equal to 10% of the principle balance as well as a $25 nonsufficient funds fee.
Many of the lenders in our network stick with in-house debt collection practices rather than selling your debt to an outside collection agency, and they will never sue you or threaten criminal charges against you. Your lender may attempt to collect your debt via email, postal mail, telephone, or text message, and they may offer you a settlement so that you can repay your debt over time. All of our lenders are required to adhere to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act which protects you from harassment. You can contact your lender for more information about its specific policies.
Lenders are within their rights to file reports with the three major credit bureaus—Experian, Equifax and Transunion—if you fail to repay your loan. This negative remark will lower your credit score and may make it impossible for you to obtain short term loans or other forms of credit in the future. However, once you have repaid your debt to your lender in full, this will be reported to the credit agencies and the negative remark will be removed from your credit history.
Some of the lenders in our network participate in what is known as automatic loan renewal. Simply put, if your loan is beyond a specific amount of time past due, your lender will rollover your loan. This may be offered to you in addition to options like repaying your loan in full at a later date or repaying your debt in installments over time. The minimum term for an automatic renewal is 15 days and you will likely be required to pay renewal fees and additional interest charges.