Can Short Term Loans Provide me with Enough Money?
There are lots of questions that you might have when you are looking into whether you should get a short term loan. One of these might be whether the loan will be able to provide you with enough money. It is a good idea to investigate this quite thoroughly as you will need to think about whether the loan is going to work for you. There are a series of steps you could take as part of this investigation.
How much do I need to borrow?
It is really important to make sure that you really carefully calculate how much money you need to borrow. It can be surprisingly easy to do this wring. If you have a bill, for example, that you need to pay, you may just think that you need to borrow that amount and perhaps a little extra just in case, However, you should look into things more carefully.
Firstly, do some simple calculations. Work out how much the item is that you need to pay for. That should be easy. But then you need to work out whether you can afford to pay something towards it and this is trickier. You need to look at how much money you have and what you need to spend it on. Look through you bank statement and perhaps previous ones as well to predict what you will ned to buy for the rest of the month. It might be that you will be able to manage without spending anything or that you will need to buy a few things. Try to be as accurate as possible and you will be able to see whether you will be able to use some or all of the money that you have at the moment. This should give you an accurate amount that you will need to borrow.
It can very often be tempting to borrow a little bit extra just in case or to treat yourself. If you do your calculations properly, you should not need to borrow anything extra just in case. However, treating yourself is a trickier idea. You might feel that you deserve to have a little bit extra and therefore you want to treat yourself. You need to try not to do this though. It is important to remember that you will have to pay for any money that you have borrowed. This means that you could end up spending a lot of money for just a little thing. Think about what you are using the money for and how much extra it will cost you because of the cost of the loan and then decide whether you still think that it is a good idea to borrow a bit extra.
How much will the lender give?
You also need to do some research to fid out how much you will be able to borrow. A short-term lender will tend to lend a lot less than a high street bank. If you only need a small amount then this could be fine, but it obvious depends on how much you need. You will also find that the lenders will differ in how much they will lend. There are many that will lend between £100 and £1000 but not all of them will, so you will need to find out. If you need more than £1000 you may still find that there are a few lenders that will let you have this but you will need to do some research to find out.
How much will the lender give to me?
It is also worth noting that just because a lender will lend up to a certain amount of money, it does not mean that they will lend that much to you. This is because they will be cautious. They do not formal credit check and do not use anything as collateral which means that they have no guarantee that they will get their money back. This means that they need another way to build up trust with you. They might decide that for first time borrowers, they will only lend them a small amount of money. Then if they can pay it back in full and on time, they will be prepared to lend more. Therefore, if you need a larger amount of money it may be difficult to get it. These rules will vary between lenders though and the amount of money that they are prepared to lend to first time borrowers will vary as well so you will need to investigate different lenders and compare them to fid out for sure.
So, until you do some investigations you will not really know whether a short-term lender will be able to lend you enough money. There are quite a few factors that could determine the answer, so you will need to do some research to find out.