Payday loans for cash pay

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Compare short term loans

If you get paid in cash you will need to show your bank statements for the last 90 days. You will also need to provide 2-3 recent payslips to prove your income to lenders. You may be able to take out a short term loan between $2,000 to $5,000.

Name Product Maximum loan amount Term of Loan Turnaround time Arrears Fee Costs Fortnightly Repayment (for $1500 Loan)
Sunshine Short Term Loans
$2,000
9-14 weeks
30 minutes - conditions apply
$35
20% of loan amount + 4% of loan amount each month
$396
A small loan up to $2,000 that you repay over 9-14 weeks. Loans approved and funded in as little as 30 minutes.
Credit24 Short Term Loan
$2,000
6-12 months
Same day - conditions apply
$10
20% of loan amount establishment fee + 4% of loan amount monthly.
$396
Credit24 offers this loan up to $2,000 and gives you 12 months to repay. Centrelink borrowers are considered as long as Centrelink payments are not more than 50% of income.
Nimble Short Term Loan
$2,000
62 days to 9 months
1 hour - conditions apply
$15
20% of loan amount + 4% of loan amount each month
$372
A loan up to $2,000 with terms up to 62 days to 9 months. Centrelink cannot be your primary source of income.
Safe Financial Small Loan
$5,000
22 - 52 weeks
Same day - conditions apply
$35
Up to $2,000 - 20% establishment fee + 4% monthly.

Above $2,000 - $400 + loan management fee of up to $399 + from 8.7% to 48% APR
$396
Borrow from $1,000 to $5,000 with same-day funding and no early repayment fees.
Fair Go Finance Small Loan
$2,000
3-12 months
24 to 48 hours
$35
0% Establishment Fee + monthly fee 4%
$354
A small loan between $500 and $2,000 that can be funded in 24 hours. Note: Save up to $400 when you apply for a small loan from $500 to $2,000 and are approved for a 0% establishment fee. T&Cs apply.
Ferratum Cash Loans
$1,900
3 to 12 months
Same day - conditions apply
$55
20% of borrowed amount + 4% of borrowed amount each month
$396
Borrow what you need with loans starting from $500 and approval in minutes.
Jacaranda Finance Personal Loan
$10,000
9-24 months
Under 1 hour - conditions apply
$35
$0 - $1,000 depending on credit
Borrow up to $10,000 and get access to your funds in as little as 1 hour.
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What's needed to apply for a loan?

Legally, lenders need to see bank account statements for the last 90 days. If the applicants receive pay into two accounts, they will need to provide statements for both accounts.

Many payday lenders will ask for Internet banking login details to access a read-only copy of bank statements. This is standard practice for short term lenders and is one of the reasons why they can provide such a quick application process. You can find more about how this works here. If you're uncomfortable handing over your login details, you may be able to instead provide copies of your bank statements.

Lenders may also ask for payslips or Centrelink statements, copies of bills, other account statements or rental statements.

What are the risks of payday loans?

  • Unreputable lenders. Check the lender has a credit licence and is not charging you more than ASIC allows. The lender should be easily contactable.
  • Unaffordable repayments. Consider the size of the regular repayments and ensure the loan is able to be repaid during the loan term. If not, extra fees apply to extend it. Be careful, since repayment periods for these kinds of loans tend to be shorter than regular loans.
  • Multiple applications. Every loan application shows up on credit reports. While lenders might not consider credit history, several applications within a short period can have a negative impact on your credit score moving forward.
  • Check rates and fees. Establishment and monthly fees are capped, so be wary of lenders quoting prices beyond the legal maximum amounts. Be crystal clear on what will be charged for late payments or a default on the loan. The total cost of the loan matters here - lenders can charge interest rates on top of everything else.
  • Long-term repercussions and legal issues. Once the loan agreement is signed, the customer is bound to its conditions until the loan and any associated rates and fees have been paid. Typically these loans are unsecured, which means that the lender can initiate legal proceedings against the customer if they can't repay.

What if the pay isn’t deposited into a bank account?

Some lenders will only approve a loan if the applicant's pay is automatically deposited into a bank account. These lenders usually process loans based on bank account data, so they won't accept other information, such as payslips, when considering the application.

If you receive your pay in cash, you'll need to be able to prove your income by supplying two or three recent payslips. The lender may also verify your income by calling your payroll officer. The lender won't disclose you're applying for a payday loan when it makes this call, but will just confirm you're employed there and you're earning the income listed on your application.

Which lenders provide this service?

  • OK Money. Applicants can provide payslips to support the application, along with bank statements. If pay isn't deposited into a bank account, another option is repaying the loan via a "payroll deduction". OK Money will get in contact with the payroll officer to set up the deductions.
  • Cash Converters. Applicants need to provide their last 90 days of bank statements. Recent payslips can be used to support the application at a Cash Converters store.
  • Cash Stop. As long as there is provided proof of income along with bank statements, applications can be made online or in-store.

Have more questions?

I don’t have payslips from my employer. Can I still apply?
You may be able to approach your employer for some kind of proof of income. Explain you're trying to apply for a loan and you need proof of your income. You could also start depositing your pay regularly into your bank account. This step will start building a good relationship with your bank and add to your banking history.

I receive cash-in-hand pay and pay from Centrelink. Are both considered?
As long as you can prove your cash pay, both incomes will be considered. You can compare a range of Centrelink loan options on this page.

Can I get a loan without 90 days of banking history?
Unfortunately not. From 1 March 2013, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) requires all payday lenders to check 90 days' worth of banking history for everyone applying for a payday loan. This means you'll need to wait until you have this history to apply for a loan.

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      AnaNovember 13, 2018

      Hi
      I’m from India Goa I’m looking for a personal loan I get payed cash in my had my salary and I have salary slips how to get a loan

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        JoelNovember 13, 2018

        Hi Ana,

        Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

        The lenders featured on finder only caters to residents in Australia, US, UK, Canada and New Zealand. You will have to check with your local lenders for now. Thanks for the feedback and we might consider lenders from other countries in the future.

        Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

        Cheers,
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      jabulisiweSeptember 19, 2018

      woud i get the loan today can you repliy via sms on my phone

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        JohnSeptember 19, 2018Staff

        Hi Jabulisiwe,

        Thank you for leaving a question.

        If you are looking to take out a payday loan, you can use our comparison table for a list of short-term loans. 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!

        Cheers,
        Reggie

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      ursulaSeptember 12, 2017

      Good day! I want to make a small loan and I’m getting paid monthly in cash and don’t have a bank account or statement. It is because I never made a loan before in my life but I am a loyal person and will pay my loan instantly full amount back. What can I do?

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        JonathanSeptember 12, 2017

        Hello Ursula,

        Thank you for your inquiry.

        I’m afraid you cannot get a loan without a bank account. The simple reason is that a bank account is required in order to deposit funds into your account. You may consider opening a bank account first before you apply for a small personal loan.

        The links above provide a list of bank accounts and lenders you may compare. You can use our comparison table to help narrow down your options. Once you have chosen a particular account and lender, you may then click on the “Go to site” button and you will be redirected to their website where you can proceed with your application or get in touch with their representatives for further assistance.

        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. You can also contact the provider if you have specific questions.

        Hope this helps.

        Cheers,
        Jonathan

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