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Short Term Loans from £100 - £2,000

Terms from 3 – 12 Months. Apply for a Short Term Loan

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  • Flexible Repayment Terms
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  • No Upfront Broker Fees

How Can Loanable find me Short Term Loan?

  • We have a single, straight-forward application process that takes only minutes to complete
  • Our specialised technology provides real time access to the most appropriate short-term lenders
  • We only work with responsible lenders who are regulated and complete full affordability checks

Why use Loanable?

  • Real time access to many short-term lenders
  • Receive same day funds *
  • Bad and Poor Credit Considered
  • Borrow from £100 - £2000
  • Repayment periods between 3-12 months

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What is a Short Term Loan?

What is a
Short Term Loan?

A short-term loan is a loan that is taken over a short period of time,
typically between 3–12 months.

People often use short term loans as a form of credit when unforeseen circumstances arise,
such as a car breakdown or emergency home repairs. Short term loans are sometimes compared to payday loans.

Short term loans differ in that they are paid back in instalments over a number of months with the interest on the loan spread out evenly across the repayment term.

Payday loans, however, are typically paid back in a lump sum within a month.

Short term loans are almost always unsecured which means that the borrower does not provide any assets as security.
Because they are unsecured, short term loans have a high APR and are expensive. It is advisable to explore and consider all options before taking out any form of short-term credit.

FAQs about Short Term Loans

A short-term loan is a loan that is taken over a short period - typically between 3–12 months - and paid back in equal amounts in a set amount of instalments.

You can borrow between £100 - £2000

To be eligible you must be a UK resident between the ages of 18 – 75, have a regular income and a valid bank account in the UK with an associated debit card. You will also need to have a mobile number or email address we can reach you on.

No, it doesn’t. Lenders will consider several, varying factors beyond the basic criteria so there is no way of knowing if you will be approved. The most important thing is that you can prove to a lender that you can afford the loan.

The lender will look to see proof that after all your monthly outgoings, including creditor commitments, you have enough disposable income to service the loan. This will markedly increase your chances of being approved but will still not guarantee it.

No. Short-term loans are unsecured, meaning that you do not have offer the lender any assets or security to get the funds.

As they are totally unsecured and often provided to people with a poor credit file, lenders can experience high default rates. To compensate for this and allow the lenders to keep providing loans, they charge a high APR.

Even if you have a history of credit problems you can still apply for a short-term loan. Lenders understand that many of their applicants have less than perfect credit files and will still consider your application. One of the most important factors for lenders is whether the loan is affordable to you based on your circumstances which means they will consider how much money you have spare each month after your compulsory outgoings.

Credit rating agencies do use loan applications - and the frequency of applications - as a factor when determining an individual’s credit score. This is only one of many factors used to determine a credit score, though.

In addition, some lending companies will only do a ‘soft search’ on an applicant which won’t leave any footprint on your credit file. There is, however, an ultimate risk which is beyond an applicant’s control that your credit file could be adversely effected when applying for a short - term loan

If for whatever reason you cannot payback your loan, you should inform the lender as soon as possible that you are experiencing financial difficulty. It’s better that you are open and honest about your financial problems as lenders will try and work with you. If you ignore your problems, then the situation will escalate and lenders can pursue you for the debt. This can adversely affect your credit file and cause financial hardship. It can also lead to third parties pursuing the debt, to escalating fees and to CCJ’S against you. Therefore, it is always very important to think carefully before taking on any kind of short-term debt.

No. We do not charge any application fees, search fees or other fees.

At loanable we would only encourage seeking a loan for sensible expenditure, but lenders are unlikely to place any restrictions on how the money is spent.

No. When people think of short-term loans they do often think they’re the same as payday loans. However, it’s important to understand that regulatory pressure has effectively brought to a close the payday loan industry in the UK. Consequently, we don’t pass on your application to any payday lenders.

Payday loans were usually taken for a very short period time, typically around 30 days, and then repaid in full as a lump sum. A short term loan enables you to repay the amount owed in instalments over a minimum period of 3 months.

APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate. This basically tells you the cost of a loan over the course of an entire year and it is applied on top of the capital amount of the loan. APR is useful tool in choosing between different loans as it helps you compare the annual cost of a loan.

Continuous Payment Authority(CPA) means that upon signing a loan agreement, you consent to the lender automatically being authorised to debit the agreed amount from your account each month(or in some instances fortnightly or less, depending on your agreement) The lender will only be entitled to debit from your account the pre - agreed amount at the pre - agreed frequency.

Loanable is a broker which means we don’t directly release loans, but use our market - leading technology to pair you with the best fits from our extensive panel of lenders. A lender can provide loans but they solely represent themselves. This means approaching them on an individual basis can be a hugely time - consuming and labour - intensive process. Loanable brings the marketplace together all at once so we can have a number of lenders pitching you loans which can save you a huge amount of time and disappointment.

You’ll be notified of a decision by phone or by text by the appropriate lender.

This will vary depending on the lenders we match you with, but you may need to provide additional, historical bank statements along with proof of address. You must also meet the standard short - term loan criteria of being a UK resident aged between 18 – 75 who has a valid bank account in the UK with an associated debit card. You may also need to have a mobile number or email address we can reach you on.

We have lenders on our panel who provide short term loans to people on benefits. While there are no guarantees, you will need to prove you are a UK resident, have a UK bank account with an associated debit card and be between the ages of 18 - 75. You can also expect to have to provide a recent benefit statement.

Yes, we can help match pensioners with lenders. In addition to the standard criteria set out above, prospective lenders will require a copy / picture of your pension statement.

Yes, we can. But in addition to meeting the standard set of criteria set out above, you may need to provide a payslip / picture of a payslip. As always, the lender may reserve the right to request additional information.

These could include proof of address, a valid passport, a photo driving licence or proof you are on the electoral register. Depending on the Lender, they may accept or expect other forms of information as well.

A high percentage of our panel of lenders will always run credit checks on our customers to help with fraud prevention and to help assess the affordability of the loan for the customer. This can leave a footprint on your credit file, so it is better to assume your credit rating will be checked.

This varies from lender to lender and obviously varies depending on how much you borrow and for how long. It’s extremely advisable to compare the APR on different loans which is basically the interest you will have to pay back on top of the sum you are borrowing.

Depending on the lender, and how responsive you are with them, you can have your money in a matter within 24 hours. However, it’s worth being realistic and accepting it could be a matter of days.

Since we may well be working with different lenders on our panel, then applying through us is definitely something you should consider. However, you should feel confident you’ll be able to meet re - payments and you should be aware that additional applications can leave footprints on your credit file.

While it is possible for us to source you an additional loan, we would urge you to consider its affordability - and the cost and credit rating implications of defaulting on loan repayments. You ought to be extremely confident, therefore, that the additional repayments are manageable.

At Loanable, we don’t work with pay day loan companies who would typically provide loans at such times. There are still Lenders who provide loans over such periods but a lot will depend on the payment arrangement system of the lender and of your nominated bank.

Your lender will typically require the monthly repayment of a set amount on a corresponding date of each month.

It’s best if you think of it as a cheque the Lender presents to your bank to repay the required amount on a specific date of each month. Providing you have sufficient funds, the re - payment amount will be released without requiring any involvement from you.

Many of our panel of Lenders will enable you to do this. However, we at Loanable cannot guarantee it, so you will need to be in contact with the lender directly.

Firstly, Loanable strongly advise you never to seek us to match you to a lender if you’re not confident you can meet repayments. If you do default on a payment, the lender may seek to process the due amount multiple times. You may incur bank and interest charges, adversely affect your credit rating and the loan may be passed on to a 3rd party collection agent who may pursue you for the full amount. This may lead to a CCJ against you which is why it is imperative to borrow responsibly.

If you feel you won’t be able to make a payment, you should contact your lender as soon as possible. It’s possible they may be able to arrange a deferral, although this may incur a fee. It’s also important to remember that missing payments can make it more difficult and/or expensive to obtain credit in future. It can also adversely affect your credit rating and it’s possible legal proceedings can be issued against the recipient of the loan by the lender in pursuit of outstanding monies and additional fees.

In theory, yes. Although we would strongly advise against this as it won’t mean the outstanding amount simply disappears. Your lender and their partners can still pursue you for the outstanding amount and you could face CCJ’S as well as additional costs. If you’re facing difficulties, the most important thing to do is be upfront and honest with the Lender as you may be able to work toward a solution together.

There are various national debt specialists who can provide advice such as:

National Debt Advice - 0800 802 1435

National Debtline - 0808 808 4000

You would have to ultimately contact your Lender about this. There are some lenders who will allow you to do so, although there are no hard and fast rules. The Lender will look to factors such as how much of your existing loan you have paid off and how timely you have been in making repayments. The lender may also consider your historical loan track record - with themselves and other lenders - as well as referring to other aspects of your credit file.

In most cases, lenders will allow you to pay back your loan early.

Many lenders will allow you to repay your loan early without processing fees or early settlement fees. However, it is important to remember that this is not invariably the case.

At loanable, we advise our customers against a “rolling cycle” of short term loans. However, once the final payment of an existing loan has cleared, we can help match you with Lenders

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