If you need a rent deposit then you may need to be prepared to gather together a significant chunk of money. If you do not have any savings or enough savings and you have found the property that you really want, then you will need to think about how you will be able to get together enough money in order to pay for the deposit. There are many possible options for finding money. One of these is a payday loan. If you are considering this it is worth making sure that it is the right decision for you.
Will it be enough?
The first thing to check with a payday lender is whether you will be bale to borrow enough money. Obviously how much you need will depend on how much the deposit needs to be and how much you already have. Payday lenders vary in the amount that they are prepared to lend you. They will often be prepared to lend you higher amounts if you have borrowed from them before and repaid it successfully. They will normally only lend up to £1000 anyway. You may be tempted to get loans from more than one lender so that it can all add up to the amount that you need. It could be a good solution but make sure that you will be able to repay it if you do it this way.
Can I repay it?
A payday loan will need to be repaid in full on your next payday. This means that you will need to make sure that you have the money available to be able to do this. This is something that you should contemplate seriously. It is easy to just think that it will all be fine and that you will manage but this should be calculated. Think about how much you earn and spend in a typical month and whether you will be left with enough to pay for the loan. Consider whether once you have paid the loan, whether you will still have enough money left to be able to afford the other things that you will need for the month. If you are not sure of the figures then look them up. You will be able to find out exactly how much you will need to repay to the lender by using the calculator on their website. This will enable you to enter how much you intend to borrow and how long for and it will let you know how much you will need to repay in total on your payday. Then you will need to look at whether you will have the available money to be able to afford the loan repayment. Look at your bank statements and you will be able to see how much money you normally have available and consider whether this will be enough to cover the cost of the loan. You might find that if it is not enough that there will be ways that you can make sure that you do have enough money. It could be that you can spend less on other things or it could be that you could earn more money. If this is the case then you need to make sure that you have a plan as to how you are going to manage and make sure that you stick to it. It can be worth writing down a plan on what you are planning on doing so that you do not forget and are more likely to stick to it. Make sure that you are confident that you will be able to stick to the plan. If you do not, you will end up not being able to afford to repay the loan and therefore having extra charges to pay.
Do I qualify?
You may wonder whether you qualify for this type of loan. You may feel that because you have a poor credit record you will not be able to borrow money. However, a payday loan has no credit checks and so it will not matter if you have a poor credit record. You will also find that they will not mind if you do have a good credit record as they will not check, so the loans are not just for those with a poor credit record. You will be able to take advantage of the fact that they can be arranged quickly and so you will be able to get the money fast. There are a few restrictions but they are very simple, you just need to be over 18, a UK resident, have a regular income and a UK bank account. This means that most people who need money for a house deposit are likely to qualify for a loan like this, so you will not need to worry.