Sunday, August 15, 2010

Best Places for Payday Loans

By Marshall Walker

You can spend many hours looking at every website after doing a simple internet search for 'payday loans' and still not be able to decide which loan is the right one for you. Taking a step by step approach will make this less of a problem. The first thing you should do is decide which type of short term loan suits your requirements. Short term loans include personal loans, bank overdrafts, credit cards or payday loans.

The loan you eventually pick will depend on just how much money you need, how long you are going to need the money for and your current credit rating. Let's just say you need a small amount of cash for a very short period of time and don't want to go through the process of applying for a loan with a bank. This type of loan is called a fast cash, payday or a quick quid loan. Payday lenders will often extend a short term loan to you with a period of less than 30 days or for the time up until when you receive your next salary payment. Arrangement fees are pretty substantial but are worth it because of the convenience of getting cash into your bank account on the same day.

There are a few ways to search for your ideal short term loan such as a quick quid loan - you can use one of the many price comparison websites on the market or search yourself by using Google or Yahoo. You've probably already decided on which type of loan will best you and your circumstances so you know need to make sure you understand the terms and conditions. In this list you need to include the interest rate and arrangement fee and what additional costs you'll be liable for if you don't pay the money back in time. Of course, price comparison websites have the advantage over search engines because it's far easier to compare different fast cash loans in one place.

A comparison website will lay out the different loan providers including the relevant measures such as the cost of the loan. An additional benefit with some comparison sites is that of a customer rating score. Customer rating scores link to customer reviews where you can find out what the experiences of others have been. Loans listed on a comparison website is also likely to be offers from more established companies, however some comparison websites will promote their own loans or those of partners so do look out for that.

On the other hand, a search engine will give you an unbiased list of providers of payday loans. You'll have far more choice in picking a payday loan as long as you're willing to spend time comparing and taking notes. A benefit of search engines is that the search results will usually show the most popular payday loan right at the top although a high profile may be a result of negative rather than positive publicity so do check! Also remember that the highlighted results are those that companies pay for, so they're not necessarily the most popular or the best option.

Whether you use a comparison site or search engine, always remember to determine whether the quick quid loan is from a reputable company and make sure that you fully understand the terms of the agreement you're entering into.

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