Cash advances also don’t qualify for the interest fee grace period that applies to most new purchases, meaning each cash advance transaction will start accruing interest as soon as it posts to your account. On the plus side, as long as you make at least the minimum required payment (though more is better), you can pay off your cash advance at your pace.
Proponents of payday loans marketed as loans with no credit checks also cite car rentals as an example. If you calculate the fees charged to rent a car for a few days you would end up with similarly high annual interest rates, but there is no controversy with the car rental industry. Consider taking out a payday loan as you would when renting a car- you’re just renting the money for a couple weeks. That can be tricky when you get cash in your hand, however. You could also argue that not paying back these loans is a personal problem and that you shouldn’t take on any more debt than you can afford to pay off. It’s not always that simple. Having the financial know how to prevent yourself from entering into a cycle of debt is as simple as not taking out loans for amounts you know you don’t have, but for many underprivileged Americans on minimum wage, that’s not an option.
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Payday loans sometimes described as personal loans with no credit check, are typically due after 14 days, and as such are designed to be a life raft for those in need of quick cash, to pay doctors bills, pet bills, etc. Rather than charging interest, however, payday lenders charge a fee for every $100 borrowed; usually around $10-20 depending on the city or state. Some states put a limit on the number of fees that can be charged for a Payday loan, but some have no restrictions at all. Now, a 15% interest rate for a longer term loan wouldn’t be ludicrous, but the catch is that payday loans marketed as no credit check loans have to be paid back in a week or two. Payday lenders offering no credit check personal loans often know their clientele won’t be able to pay it back in the very short time frame for repayment and will need to take out another loan just to pay the first one, and another one to pay off that one, and so on and so forth- thereby creating a vicious cycle of entrapment that can last for months or even years. Compounding the issue, most payday loans charge higher fees each time a payment is not made, so rates get higher and higher as time goes on, making the original loan that much more difficult to pay off. In fact, according to a 2013 study from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, some 75% of the payday lending industry’s fees come from borrowers who have taken out more than ten payday loans in a year. That’s not to say the industry is funded by a small number of borrowers in large debt, in fact, the average payday loan borrower ends up spending two-thirds of the year, or around 200 days in debt. According to the same 2014 study by the St. Louis Federal Reserve, 56% of these borrowers made between $10,000 and $30,000 a year. Regardless of the math, there’s something nefarious about a $40 billion industry funded by the economically disadvantaged, and increasingly it seems as though legislative bodies agree.
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