Traditional financial institutions are cautious about lending money after the problems of the recession. Many found themselves with toxic debt and had to make provisions in their accounts for it to be written off. They are very wary of a repeat and hence look very closely at every application of money. Someone who is unemployed no matter how good his or her intentions cannot realistically expect to be able to borrow money from such an institution. Fortunately there is a new breed of online lender that understands, even sympathizes that people of all kinds have financial needs. The challenge has been to design a financial product that fits those with a poor credit score, others who are unemployed and even those with no bank account and perhaps not even a credit score at all.
The US Economy has improved over recent years with the recession a thing of the past. In this more positive financial environment the online financial sector has recognised that while there are still people in financial trouble the prospects for everyone have improved. Just because a person’s current status looks shaky that does not mean that will always be the case. People are looking to help themselves and if there is a financial product that can benefit them then it has a place in the market.
Limit the Risks While Borrowing
Lenders are in business to make profit so none of them wants to take major risks. Interest rates on loans for people that have some gaps in their applications which would result in a refusal by traditional lenders are likely to be more expensive than the norm but if both applicant and lender are happy what is the problem? Obviously every application needs to be realistic and cash loans for unemployed no bank account provided will only be for a fairly small amount, perhaps a maximum of something like $1,500. The unemployed will be receiving some benefits and that will be taken into account when the application is being assessed.
Carefully Observe Term and Amount
In terms of the repayment period if the loan comes under the ‘’payday’’ category it is usually repayable when the next benefits are coming in, in other words very short term. In some circumstances the term may be as long as 90 days though that will be more costly. Different online lenders apply different terms and conditions as well as having their own limits of time and amount. Agreements can be signed online and applicants should always read the detail thoroughly before signing anything.
Obviously lenders need to have an idea of income to gauge whether applicants can fulfil their side of the ‘’bargain.’’ The law requires that applicants are American citizens at least 18 years of age but after that cash loans are available whatever the status of the applicant.
Avoid the Cycle & Pay On Time
It is important not to get into the cycle of requiring a cash loan every month to get through the last few days before benefits come in again. That is easier said than done. Everyone that is unemployed is likely to find difficulty in improving their circumstances without looking at whether there are economies that they can make in their spending. They certainly need to do that if possible because they are paying interest on cash loans. They should regard these loans as a service that is part of a financial strategy to repair their lives.
Critics point to the interest rate applied to cash loans to those who range from worried to desperate. The important point to remember is that such cash loans provide a service to people in need and the rate charged matters less than what the actual repayment amount is. Those in trouble are clearly happy to look at borrowing a dollar and paying back two if the loan solves an immediate problem. The problem only comes if applicants find themselves needing to apply every month.
Few will forget the recession and the misery it caused. Some of the damage remains today a few years on but that does not mean that some of the more vulnerable in society are not willing and able to improve themselves and their finances. Cash loans are a way to do that and their availability is good news.