In the past, asking for cash loans was something that was often awkward or embarrassing.
It might have been possible to ask friends or family but that can sometimes be difficult for a whole host of personal reasons.
It might also have been possible to request salary advances from employers though that may have required involving colleagues in your financial affairs to an extent that some may have found unacceptable. As an approach, it is also one that is being increasingly discouraged by some employers.
Then there were the banks. Some banks were ill equipped to deal with requests for short term loans and may have refused. To make matters worse, if you run up an unauthorised overdraft in your bank, you may be on the receiving end of punitive charges.
Many other lenders may have seen short term loans for small amounts of money to be simply not ‘their market’.
That is why the cash loans available from payday loan providers may be such a pleasant change.
These providers have recognised that, from time to time, people may have need of loans for smaller amounts of money (perhaps $100-5000) for just the few weeks until they next get paid.
That is why and how the payday loan was born.
You can apply online and be assured of a very fast decision. Often very little paperwork is required, so no faxing payday loans can be very efficient and environmentally friendly. If the decision is positive, the money will be sent equally quickly, directly to your bank account where it may arrive within a few hours or perhaps the following working day.
When you next get paid, the loan provider will simply recover their previously agreed charges plus the loan capital, by placing a debit on your bank debit card.
One of the big advantages of this type of loan is that you do not have to involve colleagues, friends or family in your financial affairs. Given the smaller sums involved, the typical payday loan provider will not even be interested in asking you to justify why you need the money. That is simply your business.
Of course, all loans should be used responsibly.
Cash loans are really aimed at short term occasional needs. They are not suitable as debt consolidation loans and you should be cautious about using them in a situation where your income is regularly unable to meet your normal monthly outgoings.