DollarsDirect Short Term Personal Loan

Information verified correct on October 22nd, 2016

A loan with a difference: Have access to a credit limit up to $2,025 with DollarsDirect.

If you’re after a small, short-term personal loan, you might want to consider the flexibility on offer from DollarsDirect. If approved you’ll have access to a credit limit up to $2,025. You can use this money for anything you need and you have the flexibility to continue drawing on the loan up to the middle of the loan period.

How does the DollarsDirect Short Term Personal Loan work?

This loan is a line of credit, giving you access to up to $2,025 until midway through the loan term. Most customers will have access to less than the full amount at the beginning of the loan term, and as you make repayments you will be able to access more money throughout the redraw period. The redraw period lasts until midway through your full loan term. You are only able to redraw up to $2,025 in total during the course of your entire loan term.

What are the features being offered?

The DollarsDirect Short Term Loan comes with several features and benefits, including:

  • Generous loan term. Standard practise for payday lenders is to offer terms extending up to 30 or 45 days, but DollarsDirect offers loan terms of between and days.
  • Refinancing available. If you want to extend your loan, you can apply for refinancing to be approved for another credit limit of $2,025. Just keep in mind you will need to repay the establishment fee, and the amount you owe on your first loan will be subtracted from your new loan.
  • Easy online application. The whole application can be completed online within minutes.DollarsDirect is legally required to review three months of your bank account transactions. This can be done automatically through Yodlee, a secure platform that gives DollarsDirect a read-only view of your statements.
  • Apply with bad credit. You will be considered for a loan even if you have bad credit, as long as you prove you will be able to afford your repayments.

I’m considering applying. What will I be charged?

Before submitting your application the following costs should be considered:

  • Establishment fee: $300
  • Interest rate: 4% of principal amount per month.

You may also incur certain fees for late payments or for direct debits that are dishonoured. More information on these charges will be outlined in your credit contract. If you sign up to your loan and decide that you want to cancel, you can do so within 24 hours.

How do I apply for the DollarsDirect Loan?

Start your application online by clicking ‘Go to Site’. Keep in mind that eligibility criteria need to be met before you apply, including that you:

  • Have been employed for at least a month
  • Have an active bank account with direct deposit
  • Are a current resident of Australia
  • Are at least 18 years of age

You’ll also need certain personal and financial details to complete your application. If you apply for the loan by 2:30pm and you bank with ANZ, CommBank, St.George or Westpac you can expect the loan in your account on the same business day. Customers with other banks and credit unions can expect their approved loans by the next business day.

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6 Responses to DollarsDirect Short Term Personal Loan

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    Sumari | October 9, 2015

    If i were to get a $2000 loan from here and pay it back before the year is up does that mean I do not pay the 48% pa fee or is it still included?

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      Elizabeth | October 12, 2015

      Hi Sumari,

      Thanks for your question.

      When you take out a loan you will be charged a $400 establishment fee (that you pay off as part of the loan) and an interest rate that is $48 p.a. As the rate is representative of a yearly rate, if you pay it off before a 12-month term you will not pay the full rate.

      I hope this has helped.



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    Simeon | September 19, 2015

    I want to apply for a loan of $2000.00 I have a contract job for 5 years. I am confused as to do I get the full amount initially or is paid in instalment.

    • Staff
      Elizabeth | September 21, 2015

      Hi Simeon,

      Thanks for your question.

      You will be given access to a credit limit up to $2,025 that you’ll have full access to the amount you’re approved for, so no, it’s not available in installments. If you don’t withdraw the full amount available to you, you can request additional money later on during the ‘open draw’ period.

      I hope this has helped.



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    alison | September 9, 2015

    Can i please apply for a 800 loan i have 2 jobs get paid weekly on both and also receive centerlink

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      Elizabeth | September 9, 2015

      Hi Alison,

      Thanks for your question.

      The minimum criteria for the DollarsDirect loan is that you:
      - Have been employed for at least a month
      - Have an active bank account with direct deposit
      - Are a current resident of Australia
      - Are at least 18 years of age

      If you meet this criteria then you can click ‘Go to Site’ to submit your application.

      I hope this has helped.



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