If you have any questions about the online loan industry and the processes behind obtaining a short term loan or an online personal loan, you may be able to find the answer to your question here. This is a list of the questions that Extralend.com is asked most frequently about the process of obtaining loans and the industry in general. If you cannot find the answer to your question here for any reason, you can contact us via any of the methods listed on our Contact Us page. Please, keep in mind that we do not have any access to the information about specific loans or offers, so these questions should be directed toward your lender individually. We are working hard to respond to any inquiry within 48 hours.
What Are Short Term Loans?
Short term loans are generally small sums of cash—between $100 and $1,000—that are made available to consumers in the event of financial emergencies. This cash is generally available to consumers on the business day following their request, if positive.
What Are Online Personal Loans?
Online personal loans are medium term loans that are paid off in monthly installments in most cases. The terms of online personal loans provided by our lenders are usually limited to 24 months. The lenders you may be connected with via this website limit the amount of online loans to $5,000.
What Are the Qualifications?
You may get an online personal loan even if you have been turned down by banks and credit card companies in the past. We may successfully connect the users who provide their information via our online form and request to be connected with one of our lenders. General qualification requirements are the following:
• You must be at least 18 years of age, have a regular source of income and live in the United States. Those receiving benefits also qualify;
• You must have a working telephone number and email address, and you must have a bank account in your name;
• You must be employed for at least 90 consecutive days with the same employer or receive benefits (i.e. have a regular source of income) and meet minimum income guidelines.
What Is the Maximum Amount for a Short Term Loan and Online Personal Loan?
The total amount of money that you will be permitted to borrow depends on several factors which include the terms provided by lenders, the state in which you live and your unique financial situation. The maximum amount of short term loan is limited by $1,000. The maximum amount of online personal loan is limited by $5,000.
How Will I Get My Money?
In most cases, your lender will deposit the funds into your bank account on the business day following your loan request positive outcome and the receipt of your electronically signed loan agreement.
What If I Have Bad Credit?
It's possible that the lenders in our network will need to perform a credit check as a part of the qualification process. In many cases your bad credit or your lack thereof will not be the major factor to influence the final decision upon your loan request. As long as you can meet the basic guidelines, there is a very good chance that you will get a short term loan or an online personal loan.
How Long Will It Take?
From start to finish, the entire process can take as little as one business day. First, you will fill out our short two-minute online form. Once you have submitted it, it will be forwarded throughout our network of lenders that provide short term and online personal loans. Then, you will be connected with a lender from our network who may offer you a loan according to your requirements. Soon after you will be forwarded with loan details for your revision to let you make your final decision about the offer. If you decide to provide your electronic signature, your lender may be able to deposit the funds into your bank account as soon as the following business day in most cases.
Do I Need to Fax Information?
If this is the first time you are offered a short term loan or an online personal loan by a particular lender, there is a chance that you may be asked to fax some information for verification such as your bank statements or paycheck stubs. If this is the case and you do not have a fax machine, you can visit your local public library or UPS store. They will fax this information for you for a small per-page fee.
How Much Does It Cost?
The connecting service provided by the website is always free of charge. You can fill out the online form on the website as many times as you need. You can also terminate registration on the site at any point of time before you finish filling out the form and submitting it for processing.
The overall costs associated with obtaining a short term loan or an online personal loan are ultimately determined by the lender in accordance with the regulations in your state of living. We will never charge you for the service provided by Extralend.com. Please, take the time to review the loan offer you receive very carefully for the rates and fees associated with your loan as well as any late fees or interest that may be charged if you fail to repay your loan on time. Lenders are required to provide this information in detail.
The APRs associated with short term loans are higher than those associated with other forms of credit. Since these loans are intended to be repaid quickly, they are highly competitive with the rates associated with other forms of credit, overdraft fees and bounced checks as long as they are repaid on time.
The APRs associated with online personal loans may be lower than those associated with short term loans. However, online personal loans are repaid over a longer period of time and may incur additional fees, for example origination and documentation fees.
Can I Have More than One Short Term or Online Personal Loan at Once?
If your state regulations allow it, you may have more than one short term or online personal loan outstanding at any given point in time. However, when requesting a consecutive loan, you must disclose information about all other loans upon the request. It’s also possible that your lender will perform a credit check to obtain all the information on other loans you may have. You should check your loan agreement for details or contact your lender directly for more information.
How and When Will My Short Term Loan Be Repaid?
The terms for repaying your loan will be listed in your loan agreement. The terms for short term loans vary based on your lender and your individual situation. To make things simple for you, if you opt for a direct withdrawal option while closing the loan deal, your lender will simply withdraw the amount of your loan plus any applicable fees and interest from your bank account on the repayment date. You will not have to visit a retail location or mail a check or money order. This paperless process also helps to negate the possibility that your payment will be received late. If you need an extension, you should contact your lender. Please keep in mind that extensions on your loan will be associated with additional fees, charges and possible penalties.
How and When Will My Online Personal Loan Be Repaid?
Online personal loans are repaid in a series of equal monthly installments. The term and schedule of loan repayment depend on a particular loan agreement you close with your lender. Regulations in different states may apply. We have no information concerning your agreement or loan deal with the lender we've connected you with. You should contact your lender to get the details of your online personal loan terms and repayment schedule.
What If My Payment Is Late?
You should always contact your lender as soon as you are aware that your payment will be late in order to try to avoid penalties and additional charges. States regulate the maximum amounts that lenders can charge in the form of late fees differently. Make sure to compare these maximums with any late payment fees or other penalties you are quoted by your lender.
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What If I Cannot Repay My Short Term Loan?
Lenders can use any method that is legally available to them to collect your debt if you fail to repay your loan. While they may turn you into collection agencies, most stick to in-house collection methods. If you are unable to repay your loan, you should inform your lender as soon as possible to minimize damage and avoid overwhelming fees.
What If I Cannot Make a Timely Payment on My Online Personal Loan?
You should contact your lender directly if you find out that you are about to or have missed a regular payment on your online personal loan. Late payment fees and other penalties may apply. In case of troubles with loan payoff, you may be offered an Extended Payment Plan that will allow you to prolong your loan term to help you pay it off. Not all lenders may provide this option.
How Many Extensions on My Short Term Loan Can I Have?
Most of the lenders in our network will offer you an extension on your loan if you are unable to repay it according to the original agreement. The number of extensions that are available to you is determined by the state in which you live as well as your lender individually. Please, keep in mind that loan extensions are associated with higher fees and interest, as well.
Any questions that are directly related to a short term or online personal loan or an offer provided by the lender you may be connected with should be discussed with the lender who provided the loan or offer. You will be provided with the lender's contact information while communicating on your loan terms and have all the details in your loan agreement if you decide to close the deal.