Let's face it. If you have bad credit most lenders will not touch with you with a 99 feet pole. So where do you go if you need cash fast? Well, maybe you should consider bad credit cash loans.
Just what are bad credit cash loans?
They are small loans offered to anyone with pulse, to be used in emergency situations or when caught between paychecks. They go by, among other terms, payday loans, payday advances, and paycheck advances.
And contrary to the vitriol going around about these loans, they are not all evil. Used the right way, for emergencies for example, they can offer relief from life's hardships and unpleasant surprises. Just what constitutes an emergency?
An emergency can be anything from a broken car to a medical prescription. It can also mean offering your family that turkey and other things that go with it on Thanksgiving Day. It can also mean a birthday gift and/or party for a beloved child (hopefully toddler not an adult).
Bad credit cash loans can be costly. You should bear this in mind when thinking of using them. After all, they are considered high-risk. They are also considered a convenience, as approval is easy and fast. You don't expect the same prices for commodities at a convenience store as you would at a large department store, do you?
What do you need in order to qualify for a bad credit cash loan?
The requirements for getting these loans are not hard to meet. Basically what you need is as follows:
1. Be at least 18 years old.
2. A citizen or resident of the US.
3. A social security number (some lenders accept ITIN numbers).
4. Have valid ID.
5. Have an active checking account (some lenders do accept savings accounts).
6. Have a reliable source of income (employment or pension, for example).
If you meet the above criteria, you can easily qualify for a bad credit cash loan. The intricacies do differ from lender to lender, so you should still shop around and compare offers. Unfortunately the interest rates are more or less uniform, though you should lookout for companies that take advantage of a desperate borrower.
You should be extremely cautious about some companies out there. Some companies are outright scam: they are after your personal information which they will then sell to the highest bidder. Others charge interest rates that are higher than the already high industry standards.