Articles for Payday Loans
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New Payday Loan Finder and Application Service
We spent the last month redesigning and adding two new services to The Payday Hound:
Payday Loan Search Tool
The Payday Loan Search tool filters through our database of lenders based on price, reputation, ranking, and geography. Payday Lending is regulated by each state so our filters help you get to a lender
Payday Loan Requirements
We receive many calls asking about payday loan requirements or eligibility. Payday loan requirements are surprisingly easy. In general payday lenders require the following:
Some lenders have income requirements of $1,000 to $1,200 a month. A direct deposit is required so payday lenders can deposit cash into your account and withdraw loan payments.
No Credit Check
NOTE: Wells Fargo stopped offering this product in May of 2014 based on pressure from media, advocacy groups, and regulators. We feel this is an unfortunate outcome as it decreases options for consumers. The Wells Fargo product was one of the best with the lowers fares and highly regulated collections.
Wells Fargo recently entered the payday lending space with
There are two types of short term loans in the market that are underwritten based on your pay check: payday loans and installment loans.
Payday versus Installment Loans
Payday loans are a single advance on your paycheck. Once approved, money is deposited into your checking account the next business day. Then on the next payday, the loan amount plus fees
Figuring out how to choose a payday loan can be complicated. In general, The Payday Hound choice is to find the lowest priced, state licensed lender. There are situations where going with a different approach makes sense. For example, there may be a lower priced non-licensed lender or there may be no state-licensed lenders in your state. In general, if