Same Day Personal Loans

Find out which lenders can fund your same-day loan today.

People associate same-day personal loans with shady cash lenders or pawn shops, but there are plenty of reputable lenders to choose from – including some of the Big Four banks. Find out which lenders are most likely to approve applications for same-day loans and what you need to consider before you apply.

Different ways to apply for a same-day personal loan

Different lenders offer various types of same-day loans. Understanding the differences between the assorted same-day personal loans available will help you to choose the best lender to suit your circumstances – and give you the best chance of a successful application.

  • Same-day funding for new and existing customers.
    Some lenders will process loan applications quickly for all applicants, regardless of whether or not they are existing customers.
    Suitable for: People who do not have a relationship or history with a particular lender.
    Lenders offering this type of loan include: Commonwealth Bank and Westpac.
  • Same-day loans for existing customers.
    Some lenders will only offer same-day personal loans to their existing customers, and will not consider applications from new customers. Banks and other lenders use the data that they already hold on their existing customers to make a decision about their suitability for a same-day loan.
    Suitable for: People who have a good history with a participating lender.
    Lenders that offer this type of loan include: Bankwest and NAB. Short-term lenders such as Nimble, Wallet Wizard and MoneyMe also have "Member's areas" that can guide existing customers through a quicker application process.
  • Short-term lenders.
    Lenders that offer small, short-term loans can usually have funds to you on the same day. Loan amounts are usually between $100 and $2,000, although some lenders offer up to $5,000. Loan terms are usually between 16 days and one year but typically are around three months.
    Suitable for: People who do not have a relationship with a lender and who would prefer not to apply through a major bank. People who are looking to borrow less than $2,000 with a loan term of less than a year.
    Lenders that offer this type of loan include: Nimble, MoneyMe, Sunshine Loans and Ferratum. Compare them in the table below.
  • Line of credit or overdraft
    A personal overdraft or line of credit is a small funding option that banks usually offer to their existing customers. Overdraft is attached to your transaction account and allow you to overdraw up to a limit, which you repay at a variable rate. A line of credit works in the same way but sits in a separate account.
    Your bank can usually organise a line of credit within the hour.
    Suitable for: People with a good relationship with a participating bank.
    Lenders that offer this type of loan include: Westpac, which offers a Flexi Loan that allows you to access your credit 24/7. Interest is paid on the outstanding balance and is charged at a variable rate.
  • In-branch applications
    Some lenders offer automatic approval and provide same-day funding to customers who apply in a branch. You will generally need to provide a form of identification, bank statements and details of your finances including your income, assets, credit accounts and debts. The bank can then verify your documents in person.
    Suitable for: People who are willing and able to appear in-person at a branch and bring hard-copy financial and identification documents.
    Lenders that offer this type of loan include: MyState offers instant decisions and same-day loan facilities for people who drop into a MyState branch. This includes secured personal loans, unsecured personal loans and overdrafts.
  • A secured same-day personal loan
    This is quite a unique type of personal loan, with lenders allowing you to use a valuable asset as security. Types of assets can include jewellery, gold, watches, antiques, luxury boats, luxury cars and fine wine collections. The lender usually requires a valuation of the product and then offers a loan sum based on the asset value.
    These types of loans usually have a quick turnaround time, with some lenders offering the loan amount on the same day.
    Suitable for: Someone with a valuable asset they are willing to use as security against a same-day loan.
    Lenders that offer this type of loan include: Assetline specialises in these types of loans and offers same-day funding following an ID check and the appraisal of your valuable asset. Assetline offers loans of varying amounts with loan terms of up to three months.

Which banks offer same-day personal loans?

Lender How much you can borrow Conditions Available to new customers? Find out more
CommBank $4,000 to $50,000 Apply before 12pm Mon-Fri, not available for secured loans. yes Compare
Bankwest $5,000 to $100,000 Apply and be approved before 4pm WST and have at least 3 months salary deposited in a Bankwest account. No Compare
Westpac $4,000 to $50,000 - yes Review

Same-day short term loans comparison

If you have weighed up your options and are considering a same-day personal loan, but lack perfect credit history, a short term loan might be an option. Compare loans below.

Rates last updated September 26th, 2018
Name Product Max. Loan Amount Term of Loan Turnaround Time Costs Fortnightly Repayment $1,500 Product Description
Sunshine Short Term Loans
9-15 weeks
30 minutes - conditions apply
20% of loan amount + 4% of loan amount each month
A small loan up to $2,000 that you repay over 9-15 weeks. Loans approved and funded in as little as 30 minutes. Centrelink must not be your primary income
Wallet Wizard Smart Loan (Up to 2K)
Up to 2 years
3 hours - conditions apply
Apply for up to $2,000 and be able to access your approved loan as a convenient line of credit.
Nimble Short Term Loan
62 days to 1 year
1 hour - conditions apply
20% of loan amount + 4% of loan amount each month
A loan up to $2,000 with terms up to 62 days to 1 year. Centrelink cannot be your primary source of income.
Credit24 Short Term Loan
6-12 months
Same day - conditions apply
20% of loan amount establishment fee + 4% of loan amount monthly.
Credit24 offers this loan up to $2,000 and gives you 12 months to repay.
Fair Go Finance Small Loan
3-12 months
1 business day
Establishment fee from 10% of loan amount + monthly fee from 2%
A small loan between $500 and $2,000 that can be funded in 24 hours.
Capfin Short Term Loan
6 to 12 months
20% of loan amount + 4% of loan amount each month
A short-term loan from $500 that you can have up to 12 months to repay. All credit histories considered.

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Alternative types of same-day loans to consider

Rates last updated September 26th, 2018
Name Product Interest Rate (p.a.) Comparison Rate (p.a.) Min Loan Amount Loan Term Monthly Service Fee Application Fee Product Description Monthly Repayment
Bank of Melbourne Unsecured Variable Rate Personal Loan
From 12.99% (variable)
1 to 7 years
You'll receive a variable rate between 12.99% p.a. and 19.99% p.a.
A flexible loan with a low minimum borrowing amount and a variable interest rate.
Westpac Unsecured Personal Loan
12.99% (fixed)
1 to 7 years
You'll receive a fixed rate of 12.99% p.a.
Benefit from the security of a fixed rate with the flexibility of additional repayments. Existing Westpac customers may qualify for discounts.
St.George Unsecured Personal Loan - Fixed Rate
From 12.99% (fixed)
1 to 5 years
You'll receive a fixed rate between 12.99% p.a. and 19.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
A low minimum borrowing amount of $2,000 to fund a range of purposes.

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What should you consider before applying for a same-day personal loan?

While same-day personal loans can seem like a quick and convenient option to access money, their fast turnaround time does not mean that you should give these loans any different consideration than you would other loans.

Consider the following before applying for a same-day personal loan:

  • Your personal financial situation. Do you know what the loan repayments are likely to be? Can you afford to make the repayments?
  • Fees and costs. Are all fees and costs transparent? Do you know exactly how much the loan is going to cost you overall? Government regulations state that lenders offering loans of less than $2,000 can charge a maximum of 20% as an establish fee and 4% per month for the life of the loan. Lenders are not permitted to charge direct debits fees for new loans taken out after 1 February 2017.
  • Interest rates vs fee-based. Some lenders change interest on short term personal loans, which others – such as Moneyspot – are entirely fee-based. These differences can make it more difficult to compare loans from different lenders.
  • Information required to apply. Even lenders who are solely based online and who offer instant approval will generally require you to upload financial information during the application process. Understand the information and paperwork you’ll need beforehand, as ordering bank statements or finding payslips could increase the amount of time taken to submit your application.
  • The loan’s purpose. Same-day loans have a sense of urgency about them. Once the loan funds have been spent and the repayments fall due, will you regret taking out the loan? Consider the difference between using same-day loans for emergency medical expenses or to fund a weekend away.
  • The loan’s features. Does the loan have a fixed or variable rate? How does the interest rate compare to other similar lenders? Are there incentives or penalties for early repayments?
  • Alternative forms of credit. Would it be cheaper to put this expense on a credit card or to take out a personal loan?

What documents will you need in order to apply for a same-day personal loan?

Australian law requires lenders to satisfy themselves about your financial circumstances before giving you a loan.

You may be asked to provide the following documents:

  • Bank statements for the past 90 days
  • Payslips and/or Centrelink statements, or your last tax return to verify your income
  • Mortgage or rental property statements
  • Utility bills or statements
  • 100 points of identification if you are a new customer

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How to apply for a same-day loan

To apply for any of the same-day personal loans offered on this page, simply click "Go to Site" to apply. The eligibility conditions will differ between lenders, but generally you will need to be over the age of 18, an Australian citizen or permanent resident and have a good credit rating.

Related reading: Credit Cards vs Personal loans

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HSBC Personal Loan

You'll receive a fixed rate between 9.5% p.a. and 15.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
An unsecured personal loan with a tailored, fixed rate where you can make additional and early repayments without penalty.

SocietyOne Unsecured Personal Loan

You'll receive a fixed rate between 7.5% p.a. and 19.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
A loan from $5,000 to use for a range of purposes. Benefit from no ongoing fees and no early repayment fee.

Latitude Personal Loan (Unsecured)

You'll receive a fixed rate between 13.99% p.a. and 29.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
Apply for what you need from $3,000 and use it for a range of purposes. Flexible repayments options.

Citi Personal Loan Plus

You'll receive a variable rate between 8.99% p.a. and 17.99% p.a. based on your risk profile
A credit limit up to $75,000 that you can continue to draw down over terms up to 5 years.

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    SamuelJuly 18, 2017

    I need a 10,000 dollar loan to pay off debt collectors For a bank loan can I get any help?

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      LiezlJuly 18, 2017

      Hi Samuel,

      Thanks for reaching out. Just to confirm, though, you have reached finder, not actually a lender.

      You may be eligible to apply for a loan if you meet the eligibility requirements set by the lenders. Generally, you will need to be over the age of 18, a permanent resident and have a good credit rating. Please click the “More” or “Go to Site” button get more information about the loan and the eligibility criteria. Moreover, lenders listed on this page also offer a loan of up to $10,000 whether you have a good or bad credit rating.

      Just a reminder, please make sure you confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria before you submit your application, as rejected credit applications can have a negative impact on your credit score.


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    DebraJanuary 3, 2017

    Need to speak to someone about refinancing

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      MayJanuary 3, 2017Staff

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      If you would like to discuss your eligibility or options for a refinancing personal loan, I suggest that you get in touch with a lender feature on this page. You can click on the ‘Go to site’ button if you wish to apply, but make sure you review the criteria and eligibility requirements before doing so.

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    DollyJuly 7, 2016

    Can i get a loan of rs.10000/- on my account on the same day when i apply

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      ElizabethJuly 7, 2016Staff

      Hi ammulu,

      Unfortunately the lenders on this page can only lend in Australian dollars and you’ll only be eligible if you’re currently residing in Australia.

      Sorry I couldn’t be of more assistance,


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      DollyJuly 7, 2016

      that’s ok … and thanks…

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    bennoOctober 12, 2015

    Hello Iis there any other I’d I can use I haven’t got any of them

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      ElizabethOctober 13, 2015Staff

      Hi Benno,

      Thanks for your question.

      You can find a full list of payday providers that you can compare on this page. If you’re looking to apply with any of them you can submit an application on your chosen lender’s website.

      I hope this has helped.



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    AnthonyAugust 28, 2015

    Can i get a loan im on centerlink currently bankrupt family friend willing to go garontor owns his house currently employed

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      ElizabethAugust 28, 2015Staff

      Hi Anthony,

      Thanks for your question.

      There are some lenders who may be able to approve you for a loan. You can find out more about borrowing on Centrelink and compare your options on this page.

      I hope this has helped.



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    AndrewJanuary 31, 2015

    I would like to consolidate my loans into one personal loan and my problem is I have too many enquiries on my Credit file.
    I don’t have any default but instead of making $1000 a week payment I would like to stretch it for min 2 years. My problem is no one wants to help as I am making heavy payments but the creditors are looking from different angle.
    I earn $2500 a week and I would like to have a peace of mind instead of worrying about making payment every week. Is there anyone who can help me please let me know.

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      ShirleyFebruary 2, 2015Staff

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please note that is an online comparison service and is not in a position to recommend specific products, providers and services.

      You can compare a range of debt consolidation loans on this page, though you may want to wait 3-6 months before you apply again. Lenders see borrowers who have too many inquiries on their credit file as risky.

      You may want consider free financial counselling, if you would like this option you can call the Financial Counsellors hotline on 1800 007 007. It is open from 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.


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