Fair Go Finance Small Loan

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An unsecured small loan from $500 to $2,000 to help you overcome the unexpected.

Fair Go Finance offers small loan amounts ranging from $500 up to $2,000. Customers can also pay off the loan early without penalty. Find out if this loan is right for you by reading the details below.


Maximum loan amount

1 business day

Turnaround time


Fortnightly repayment
for $1,500 loan

3-12 months

Term of loan

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Product NameFair Go Finance Small Loan
Minimum loan amount$500
Maximum loan amount$2,000
Arrears Fee$35
Loan term3-12 months
Turnaround time1 business day
CostsEstablishment fee 20% of loan amount + monthly fee 4%
Available to Centrelink Borrowers?No

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It can be expensive to borrow small amounts of money and borrowing may not solve your money problems.

Check your options before you borrow:

  • For information about other options for managing bills and debts, ring 1800 007 007 from anywhere in Australia to talk to a free and independent financial counsellor
  • Talk to your electricity, gas, phone or water provider to see if you can work out a payment plan
  • If you are on government benefits, ask if you can receive an advance from Centrelink: Phone: 13 17 94

The Government's MoneySmart website shows you how small amount loans work and suggests other options that may help you.

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Main points to consider about the Fair Go Finance Small Loan

The Fair Go Finance Small Loan offers borrowing amounts between $500 and $2,000. No assets are required as security for the loan and no interest is charged on the amount borrowed. However, this loan charges an establishment fee and a monthly fee. The Fair Go Finance Small Loan offers fixed repayments in accordance with the frequency of your income.

Features of the Fair Go Finance Small Loan

  • Loans from $500 to $2,000. Customers can apply for loan amounts up to $2,000.
  • No security required. This is an unsecured personal loan, which means that borrowers are not required to offer any assets as collateral for the loan.
  • Terms from 3 months to 12 months. The Fair Go Finance Small Loan is available with repayment terms ranging from 3-12 months.
  • Fixed repayments. The Fair Go Finance Small Loan offers a fixed repayment schedule based on the frequency of the borrower's income. So if you're paid fortnightly, you'll be required to make the payment every two weeks.
  • Early repayment allowed. Borrowers won't be charged any additional fees if they pay off their loan early.
  • Bad-credit borrowers accepted. As long as they meet the other eligibility requirements and can demonstrate their ability to repay, Fair Go Finance considers personal loan applications from people with bad credit.

Fees and charges

  • The establishment fee. An establishment fee from 20% of loan amount applies when you first get the loan.
  • An ongoing monthly fee. Borrowers will be charged from 4% each month.

The amount you will be charged for these fees varies depending on the amount you borrow. For example, borrowing $2,000 for a 6-month term means you will have an establishment fee of $200 and a monthly fee of $40. Meanwhile, borrowing $500 for the same period results in a $50 establishment fee and a monthly fee of $10. This is an expensive way to borrow money and there will be additional fees if you are unable to make a repayment on time. Before you take a Fair Go Finance Small Loan, always make sure that you will be able to afford each of the repayments.

The cost of your loan will be outlined in your loan contract when you apply, so read this closely to determine whether this loan is affordable for you.

How to apply for a Fair Go Finance Small Loan

If you’ve compared your finance options and decided that the Fair Go Finance Small Loan is your preferred option, you can apply online. Before you get started, check if you meet the eligibility criteria and have the necessary information to complete the application:

Eligibility requirements

You may only apply if you meet the following personal loan eligibility criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A permanent Australian resident
  • In regular paid employment (not including Centrelink)

Details and documents to provide

Applicants must provide the following information:

  • Proof of ID, for example, your driver’s licence
  • Three months’ worth of bank statements
  • A recent payslip

Applicants can track their application through the customer portal. If your application is approved, the funds can be transferred to you within 30 minutes.

A Fair Go Finance Small Loan might help if you need funds to overcome a short-term financial problem. However, make sure you carefully consider your borrowing needs and compare personal loan options before deciding whether it’s right for you.

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    February 17, 2019

    Hi, I am an international student studying in Sydney with stable casual job and income. Am i eligible for small loan of 2000$ from fair go finance? if not is there any other company?


      Avatarfinder Customer Care
      February 18, 2019

      Hi Jamal,

      Thank you for reaching out to finder.

      Though you would not be able to take out a loan with Fair Go Finance since they require you to be a permanent resident. You may check on this page to see loans available for temporary residents that you could apply for. Kindly review and compare your options on the table displaying the available providers. Once you have chosen a particular provider, you may then click on the “Go to site” button and you will be redirected to the provider’s website where you can proceed with the application or get in touch with their representatives for further inquiries you may have.

      Before applying, please ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria and read through the details of the needed requirements as well as the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions when comparing your options before making a decision on whether it is right for you. Hope this helps!


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    October 4, 2018

    If I if I was to borrow $700 and could
    Pay it back within a week will there be any additional fees other than the establishment fee?

      Avatarfinder Customer Care
      October 5, 2018

      Hi Daniel,

      Thanks for reaching out to finder.

      There is no specific information about the fees a borrower will have to pay if he is able to repay the loan amount in 1 week; whether or not he still needs to pay the monthly fee on top of the admin fee. It’s mentioned on their website though, that Go Finance small loan has a minimum payment term of 3 months and they don’t charge early repayment fee.

      You need to contact Fair Go Finance directly to get full information on their loan terms and conditions.

      I hope this helps.


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    August 16, 2018

    I have terrible credit history and am only on centerlink eoll anyone lend to me

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      August 16, 2018

      Hi Rachael,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      You need to be in regular paid employment to be eligible for Fair Go Finance. You still may be eligible for a loan if you receive Centrelink payments as part or even all of your income. These include loans from short-term lenders, banks and credit unions. Government and community financial assistance schemes are also available. To compare, please click HERE.

      If you’re experiencing financial hardship and would like to speak to someone for free financial counselling, you can call the Financial Counsellors hotline on 1800 007 007. It is open from 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. When comparing short term loans, ensure you take into consideration any fees, charges and rates you may be charged. It’s important to weigh up all your options before applying for any form of credit.


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    March 28, 2018

    Is a credit check preformed ?

      Avatarfinder Customer Care
      March 28, 2018

      Hi Jay,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      With Fair Go Finance, yes, a credit check will be performed when you apply. They also do not accept applicants who have entered into bankruptcy (including Part IX) within the last 12 months. The brands with no credit check outlined on this guide.


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    February 16, 2018

    Good day, I am inquiring as to whether your company does small personal loans for people on Newstart as I am finding that pretty much no one will given the income is considered short term. If a person gets a job and is no longer on Newstart I don’t see the problem but that is my question.

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      March 1, 2018

      Hi Helen,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      With Fair Go Finance, you can get approved for a personal loan as long as your income does not come solely from Centrelink and you are currently employed (not self employed). Please also note that Fair Go Finance can not approve you if you entered into bankruptcy in the last 12 months.

      If you are looking to compare loans for people on Newstart and Centrelink, you can check this out so you can weigh your options. If you need anything else, please send us a message anytime.


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