Spirit – Tenil http://www.tenil.net/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 07:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://www.tenil.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tenil-icon-150x150.png Spirit – Tenil http://www.tenil.net/ 32 32 Four million payday and home loan customers from Provident, Greenwood and Satsuma must request repayments NOW https://www.tenil.net/four-million-payday-and-home-loan-customers-from-provident-greenwood-and-satsuma-must-request-repayments-now/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://www.tenil.net/four-million-payday-and-home-loan-customers-from-provident-greenwood-and-satsuma-must-request-repayments-now/

MORE than four million payday and home loan customers are being asked to request any repayments that may be owed to them.

If you were mis-sold a loan by Provident, Greenwood, or Satsuma, you might be in line for compensation, even if you’ve already paid it back.

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Provident, Greenwood and Satsuma customers receive small payments as compensation

Some home loans from Provident and Greenwood, payday loans from Satsuma, and collateral loans from Glo were mis-sold to cash-strapped borrowers who couldn’t afford them.

Thousands of borrowers had their repayments written off late last year after Provident shut down its home loan business.

Now, lenders are offering payments under a borrower repayment program – even if they paid off their debts years ago.

Customers who mis-sold loans at unaffordable rates have just weeks left to claim a share of a £50million compensation pot.

The claims window closes at the end of February and it is best to apply as soon as possible.

Here’s what you need to know:

What compensation can I get?

You’re unlikely to get back as much as the company owes you, but it could still be hundreds.

And you may also have bad marks on your credit report.

Debt Camel Blogger Sara Williams told The Sun: “The provident loans were only meant to be used for short-term borrowing – that’s why the interest rate was so high.

“But Provident did not do proper checks on borrowers. Hundreds of thousands of people have borrowed continuously from Provident for years.

“They have a good chance of having their ‘unaffordable loan’ application confirmed – even if they made all the repayments on time.

“If you win, you’ll get some of the interest you paid back – it’s worth applying.”

If you took out a loan from Provident, Satsuma, Greenwood or Glo between April 6, 2007 and December 17, 2020, you may be eligible for a refund.

How much you get back will depend on how much you borrowed and for how long, as well as how many other people are asking for repayment.

The money will be distributed after the redemption program closes at 5 p.m. on February 28, 2022.

Payment will not be immediate, however, as each claim will be assessed individually.

Where can I request my refund?

If you think you have received an unaffordable loan from Provident, Satsuma, Greenwood or Glo, visit schema.providentpersonalcredit.com.

You can submit a complaint online or by calling 08000 568 936 – or you can download a form to submit.

Filing a complaint is free.

But beware of claims companies that say they’ll do this on your behalf, as they’ll take some of the money you recover – and it’s easy to do it yourself anyway.

You will need a Program ID to submit your application, which should have been emailed or mailed to you.

Call the number above if you don’t have it.

You won’t need your loan details to make the claim, Sara says, but you may need to show proof of defaults or county court judgments.

These will be on your credit report if it’s within the last six years.

It’s best to make a claim as soon as possible – just in case there is a problem submitting information close to the deadline.

What else should I keep in mind?

Sara also advises you to file a claim again if you have already been refused for a refund or accepted a small amount.

This is because lenders have dismissed too many complaints before.

Her Complaints Guide also points out that you can make a claim if you paid the loan on time, in default, or if the loan was sold to a debt collector.

None of the four companies are currently lending to new customers.

If you are a former customer of The Money Shop, Payday UK or Payday Express, you could be compensated today (January 14) or Monday.

And if you think one of the still-operating lenders may have wrongfully sold you an unaffordable loan, here’s how to file an affordability complaint.

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“CashPlease”: a small bank launches an alternative to payday loans https://www.tenil.net/cashplease-a-small-bank-launches-an-alternative-to-payday-loans/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 18:15:00 +0000 https://www.tenil.net/cashplease-a-small-bank-launches-an-alternative-to-payday-loans/

This week, Wells Fargo joined the list of big banks introducing short-term credit products — and the much smaller OneUnited Bank in Boston unveiled its own version, designed as an alternative to payday loans.

OneUnited’s loan, called CashPlease, is designed to help customers of the black-owned bank with $635 million in assets manage their cash without the hurdles and higher costs that some other lenders might impose. Instead of conducting credit checks, it reviews applicants’ current account activity and other aspects of their relationship with the bank. Funds arrive within four hours of loan approval.

The rollout of CashPlease by OneUnited comes after the introduction of similar low-value loans by several major banks. In October 2020, for example, Bank of America launched Balance Assist, which offers loans of up to $500 for a fixed amount of $5 and a repayment period of three monthly installments.

Wells Fargo expects offer your loan by the end of 2022. It will provide amounts of up to $500 for a lump sum yet to be determined and will be repayable in three equal monthly installments.

In June, the $174 billion asset of Huntington Bancshares in Columbus, Ohio rolled out its Reserve fund program, a digital-only line of credit from $100 to $1,000. If borrowers agree to repay it in three monthly installments drawn automatically from their accounts, the Huntington loan is free. Otherwise, it carries an annual percentage rate of 12%.

OneUnited doesn’t have the deep pockets of a Wells, BofA or Huntington, but it recognized a need for low-cost, short-term credit in its communities, according to Teri Williams, president and chief operating officer of OneUnited.

“The reason the payday loan industry is so prevalent is that there is such a need for small dollar loans. From the customer’s perspective, we want to provide a responsible and responsive lending measure, where you are not trapped in debt,” said Teri Williams, president and chief operating officer of OneUnited Bank in Boston.

The CashPlease loan value ranges from $200 to $1,000. It carries an APR of 47% – significantly lower than the cost of a payday loan – and is also payable in three monthly installments deducted from borrowers’ checking accounts.

“We won’t lose money [but] we haven’t implemented that for revenue,” Williams said. “We’ve been trying to identify ways that… won’t cost us money but will allow our clients to avoid practices that put them in the red in a way they can’t get back.”

Another community bank, Southern Bancorp in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, with $2 billion in assets, said it plans to develop an app to provide customers with a short-term loan, the CEO said Tuesday. Darrin Williams.

Southern, which is certified as a community development financial institution, offers its employees an emergency loan of up to $1,000, paid into their checking accounts almost immediately and payable over 12 months. The goal now is to develop something similar for its customers.

“What we hope we can do is use customer data to establish underwriting criteria and determine how we might extend a small amount of credit to people over time, which will enable us to provide this lending alternative. payday to people,” Williams said. .

In disadvantaged communities, where residents’ banking options are limited, access to affordable, low-cost credit is critically important, Williams added. Often payday lenders are the only choice. Indeed, a to study published in the Emory Law Journal in April found that payday lender advertising disproportionately targeted African-American and Latino customers.

“The reason the payday loan industry is so prevalent is that there’s such a need for small dollar loans,” Williams said. “From a client’s perspective, we want to provide a responsible and responsive lending measure, where you are not trapped in debt.”

Like OneUnited, Huntington does not expect to generate significant revenue from Standby Cash. Chairman and CEO Steven Steinour said in a recent interview that the company may actually suffer a small loss in the short term. Over time, however, it should generate brand loyalty, according to Steinour, who said the Standby Cash leaderboards were one of the most successful product launches in the bank’s history.

“It’s not something you say, ‘OK, I’ll get [a return on investment] to [this] in a year or two,” Steinour said of Standby Cash. “Over time it will be a brand splitter. … This will distinguish our set of products. If you look at who has the best pound-for-pound checking account and put that product on, no one else has it.

Although Huntington did not disclose Standby Cash statistics, “enrollment and product usage continue to exceed our initial expectations,” a company spokeswoman said Wednesday.

OneUnited expects to see a similar response for its CashPlease product, based on early indications from its customer base. OneUnited soft-launched CashPlease on the bank’s mobile app last month, weeks ahead of Tuesday’s official release. Even without any further marketing, a number of customers have taken out loans, Williams said, adding that she expects more banks to create competing low-cost loan products over the next few years.

“We see our experience as being — I hate to use that term — a bit like a canary in a coal mine,” Williams said. “We believe that as an industry, banks should lead the way in this area. There are so many… solutions that are not healthy.

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Advocates Again Call for Legislation Capping Payday Loan Rates https://www.tenil.net/advocates-again-call-for-legislation-capping-payday-loan-rates/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 22:56:27 +0000 https://www.tenil.net/advocates-again-call-for-legislation-capping-payday-loan-rates/

Angela Espada, executive director of the Indiana Catholic Conference, shares her group's reasons for supporting legislation that would cap payday loan interest rates.  - Samantha Horton / IPB News

Angela Espada, executive director of the Indiana Catholic Conference, shares her group’s reasons for supporting legislation that would cap payday loan interest rates.

Samantha Horton / IPB News

Advocates are once again pushing lawmakers to pass legislation that would cap annual percentage rates for small loans. Hoosiers for Responsible Lending wants rate caps in place to help protect thousands of people in the state from predatory lending.

The coalition is made up of veterans’ organizations, religious communities, consumer groups and social service providers. The group supports legislation by Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) and Representative Carey Hamilton (D-Indianapolis) that would cap payday loans at an interest rate of 36%.

“For the past four years I have listened to the predatory lending industry trying to defend itself and justify why it should exist in our state. And I wasn’t convinced, frankly I find their arguments defenseless, ”said Hamilton, author of Bill 1159. “We have an obligation to protect vulnerable users of this industry. It’s an industry that harms every user it meets. And that only benefits the owners, mostly out of state, of those facilities that lend in our communities. “

Indiana is one of 25 states with no high rate cap on payday loans. This means that lenders can have annual percentage rates as high as 391 percent.

Angela Espada, executive director of the Indiana Catholic Conference, said the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops had been trying for years to get state and federal lawmakers to limit interest rates and protect vulnerable populations.

“You can hear people say that are associated with payday loans, ‘Well that’s because these are high risk people,’ Espada said. “Well, when you can withdraw money in some states straight from a paycheck, it’s not really a high risk. It’s about as safe as it gets.

Marie Morse is the General Manager of HomesteadCS located in Lafayette. The association works with families and individuals by offering alternative loans to predatory loans. Morse said his organization would like all Hoosier families to have access to affordable interest rates.

“Since our program started in 2016, we’ve loaned over $ 2 million and saved our families over $ 3 million in interest,” Morse said. “And that’s money they desperately need to save for their housing.”

A survey conducted in 2018 for the Indiana Institute for Working Families and Prosperity Indiana found that 88% of Hoosiers approve a 36% rate cap on payday loans.

Both HB 1159 and Senate Bill 253, drafted by Alting, have been assigned to committees, but have not yet been heard. Similar bills introduced in previous sessions were not adopted.

Contact reporter Samantha at shorton@wfyi.org or follow her on Twitter at @ SamHorton5.

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Creditspring Review 2020: Emergency Loans With No-Interest https://www.tenil.net/creditspring-review-2020-emergency-loans-with-no-interest/ https://www.tenil.net/creditspring-review-2020-emergency-loans-with-no-interest/#respond Tue, 28 Sep 2021 06:26:19 +0000 https://www.tenil.net/?p=2250

If you have recently encountered an unexpected life event that requires emergency funding, then you might be thinking about obtaining a payday loan. As you might well know, these typically come with extortionate interest rates that can often exceed 1,000% APR.

Moreover, a missed payment can lead to further fees and charges – all of which come with super-high interest rates too. With that being said, there could well be a new option on the table for you in the form of a Creditspring membership.

In a nutshell, the UK lender claims that in return for a monthly membership fee, they offer emergency loans that come with no interest. That’s right, not only do you stand the chance of avoiding the four-figure APR rates charged by Payday loan lenders, but you can avoid paying interest in its entirety.

Sound too good to be true? That’s exactly what we intended to find out in our Creditspring review.

If you’re keen to find out how the Creditspring emergency loan process works – such as how much you need to pay, how much you can borrow, and whether or not the 0% interest rate is credible, be sure to read on.

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Please Note: Creditspring is for People in the UK

What is Creditspring?

Creditspring is a UK alternative emergency loan provider that was launched as recently as late 2018. The founders wanted to find a real solution to the ever-growing threats of Payday loan sharks.

By this, we mean charging desperate UK consumers extortionate and unethical fees, charges, and interest rates on short-term financing. The overarching concept of the Creditspring platform is that by paying a monthly membership fee, you will be accustomed to emergency loans at 0% interest.

However, and as we will cover in more detail further down, you will be limited to the amount that you can borrow, as well as the frequency as which you can request emergency funding. In a nutshell, this covers a maximum loan of £500 – twice a year.

Unlike a conventional Payday loan company – which typically targets consumers on low incomes, Creditspring has much higher standards in who it is prepared to lend money to.

For example, you will need to have an annual income of at least £20,000 to join the membership program, and pass a number of credit checks prior to being approved. This is to ensure that the lender engages in sensible and ethical lending.

There are two account types available at Creditspring, with each account dictating how much you can borrow when required, and how long you have to repay the money.

The Creditsping platform is actually owned by Inclusive Finance Limited, which is regulated and authorized by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This ensures that the team at Creditspring operates within the laws of the UK lending system, and compiles with all respect regulations surrounding ethical lending and anti-money laundering controls.

So now that you know who Creditspring is and what they do, in the next section of our review we are going to explore how you become a member.

Becoming a Member at Creditspring: Am I Eligible?

In order to benefit from the 0% interest emergency funding rate at Creditspring, you will be required to join the platform as a fully-fledged member. As the platform has a set of minimum eligibility requirements, you will first need to make an application. You can do this with ease via the Creditsping website.

When you go through the application process, you will initially need to provide some information about your personal identity. This will include your full name, date of birth, home address, and contact details. Moreover – and much like in the case of a traditional loan application, you will need to provide some information about your financial standing.

This includes details pertaining to your income – such as much much you earn, where you work, and how frequently you get paid. Once you have provided the required data, Creditspring will then run a soft credit check on you – meaning that the initial application stage will not have an impact on your credit score.

Take note, the minimum expectations demanded by the team at Creditspring are as follows:

  • You are aged at least 18 years old
  • You are a UK resident
  • You have an annual income of at least £20,000
  • You are not self-employed
  • You must not have any CCJs against your name
  • Your credit report must not flag an IVA or bankruptcy order

If you are pre-approved, the platform will then proceed with a hard credit check – which will appear on your report. Nevertheless, once you have been fully approved by Creditspring, you will then need to choose which account type you want to opt for. We’ve covered the two account options in the next section.

Creditspring Membership: How Does it Work?

The two membership schemes offered by Creditspring are that of its ‘Core’ and ‘Plus’ accounts.

Creditspring Core Account: £6 per month

The Core membership is the cheapest option available at Creditspring, coming in at £6 per month or £72 per year. The Core membership will entitle you to borrow a maximum of £250 per loan, twice a year. As per the platform’s offering of 0% interest, you won’t pay any fees or charges on the amount that you borrow.

Core Membership

If you do decide to borrow funds from Creditspring via its Core membership, you will be required to pay this back over four months. As a result – and based on the maximum loan size of £250, you will make four equal payments of £62.50.

Take note, you will also need to pay your membership fee of £6 per month alongside your loan repayments. Finally, the Core membership also comes with a regularly updated Financial Stability score, with Creditspring providing tips on how you can improve it.

Creditspring Plus Account: £8 per month

The slightly more expensive membership plan available at Creditspring is that of its Plus plan. In a nutshell, the plan will cost you £8 per month or £96 per year, and affords you a higher amount of emergency financing. While the Core membership allows you to borrow up to £250 twice a year, the Plus plan increases this amount to £500.

Plus Membership

Furthermore, you will also get longer to repay the money that you borrow. The Plus plan allows you to make 6 equal payments, meaning that a £500 loan would yield 6 monthly payments of £83.33. As is the case with the Core plan, you will still be required to pay your monthly membership fee as you make your repayments.

You will also receive updated Financial Stability reports throughout your Plus membership at Creditspring, alongside handy tips on how to improve it.

Which level is right for you?

When we look at Creditspring’s two membership types, we need to consider a few factors before making a decision. First, we should think about what kind of unexpected bills we have received in the past. If you find yourself falling behind just a little bit at a time, the 250 pound core tier just may be enough. On the other hand, if you’d like a little more flexibility and padding from financial risk, the plus membership may just be the ticket for you.

Next, we need to consider the cost of each membership level. The core membership has a lower monthly fee. But in exchange the amount that can be borrowed is half of the next tier up. Members in the core tier will end up repaying 572 pounds per year for their two 250 pound loans. This, Creditspring claims, gives you a representative APR of 87.4%.

On the other hand, the plus membership clocks in at 8 pounds per month, just two more than core membership, and results in a representative APR of just 38.6%. With that in mind, it’s clear to see the difference between the two. Core has a lower monthly fee but a higher APR. The opposite is true of plus which has a higher monthly fee but a lower APR. Even if your borrowing requirements are lower than what the plus membership offers, it might make sense to get a plus membership. Even if it’s just to benefit from the lower representative interest rate.

Is Creditspring Really Free?

On the one hand, Creditspring is true to its word, insofar that you will never pay any interest on the funds that you borrow. However, it is crucial that you also make considerations for the monthly membership fee, as this is effectively built in to your funding costs.

For example, let’s say that you utilize the Plus membership in its entirety, by borrowing the maximum amount of £500 twice a year. With each loan being paid off over a 6 month period, you are effectively borrowing £1,000 over the course of the year – albeit at 0% interest.

When you then factor in the £8 monthly membership fee, your 0% interest loan now comes at an annual cost of £96 per year. Breaking this example down further, this means that your 12 monthly payments of £8, plus your 12 monthly repayments of £83.33, amounts to a total cost of £1,096 – even though you only received £1,000.

As a result, you are effectively paying an APR rate of 38.6% on the borrowed funds. The theoretical APR rate would increase even further if you were to borrow less than the maximum entitlement, as the membership fee remains constant.

Ultimately, you need to ask yourself how likely you are to drawdown the emergency loan funds, and how much you think you will take. This is because other options might be more financially conducive, such as a 0% interest credit card that comes with a long introductory period.

If you have a good or excellent credit profile anyway, you shouldn’t have any issues being approved for the best 0% interest credit cards in the market. On the other hand, if you require cold-hard cash as opposed to a credit card limit, you might be better off going with Creditspring.

14-day Cooling-Off Period at Creditspring

It is also important to note that Creditsping utilizes a 14-day cooling-off period when you are first approved for a membership. This means that you won’t be able to obtain an emergency loan until the two-week period has passed. This is somewhat problematic, as some consumers are likely to apply with Creditspring because they need funding in the here and now.

This further highlights the point that Creditspring is best suited as a financial safety net. In other words, if you do require an emergency loan with immediate funding, you might need to consider other options.

Unexpected bills are becoming commonplace for millions of people in the UK and around the world. That’s why instant credit services like payday loans have become increasingly in demand. It seems more people are relying on them each year.

Unfortunately, quick and easy credit comes with a steep cost. Typically, that cost comes in the form of high interest rates and steep fees. Worse than the oft reviled payday loan are unplanned overdraft fees.

Overdraft fees are a punishment that banks will charge you if your account has insufficient funds. Luckily, a startup company called Creditspring has created an alternative that might just be a better fit for when times are tough. Or for when a surprise bill shows up in your inbox. Join us as we take a look at Creditspring and whether or not it’s a good value.

Boosting your credit score

The kind of service offered by Creditspring is designed in part to appeal to individuals that are looking to build, rebuild, or repair their credit scores.

According to Creditspring, all activity their customers have with them is reported to the relevant credit bureaus. This means that as long as all your payments are made on time, your score should see steady improvement and growth. If you are a young person who is new to credit, this could prove as a starting point towards building a more secure financial future through having a better score.

Creditspring themselves admit that they are not the cheapest option. Specifically, they aren’t the best for borrowing 500 pounds twice a year with a 6-month repayment schedule.

They note in a graph that having a near-prime credit card will yield a somewhat lower interest rate. However, understandably not everyone is able to get such a credit card for any number of reasons. It is conceivable, however, that by using a service like Creditspring, a lower interest rate credit card or loan could eventually become something that is within your reach as one’s score and history continue to develop and improve.

Credit Score

Approved in advance

Another major difference with the Creditspring business model is that each time a member takes a loan, they never need to worry about whether or not they will be approved. Instead the company works by approving you once when you begin your membership.

Subsequently, loans will be automatically approved and disbursed on request. That means you will never need to worry about whether or not or loan request will be approved.

It is important to note, however, that if a member fails to make their repayments on time or has a change of employment (such as job loss) it could affect their standing. According to Finder.com, losing ones job and not informing Creditspring could cost you your membership and loan access.

It isn’t for everyone

Unlike payday loans which are given out without much ceremony, there are a few requirements to join Creditspring.

First, members must be willing to wait 14 days before they are able to request their first loan. This is because the company does not want to appear as though they are a payday lender. This requirement for 14 days also contributes to their ability to report to credit agencies as though they are a high Street loan (which is better for credit scores) as opposed to an on-the-spot payday loan.

Unfortunately, if you need cash right now, Creditspring is not going to be a good choice unless you are already a member.

Second, members need to meet a few income requirements such as they must be employed full-time and be earning a salary of at least 20,000 pounds per year. This means part-time workers such as university students are likely not able to take part in Creditspring’s offerings.

Finally, the company requires that all prospective applications have no CCJs, IVAs, or bankruptcies on their recent record. Even having accounts past due could lead to membership being declined.

The company doesn’t specify exactly what this means, but it is safe to say that any major hiccups on your record with in the last year or two will likely prevent you from joining. But if the events happened long enough ago, you should still be able to join up.

Considering the alternatives

Creditspring is fundamentally different from other quick lenders. Some examples include their membership model and 14-day waiting period requirement for first loan disbursement. But now that we know how much it costs to borrow with them, how does it compare to payday loans?

According to Creditspring, borrowing 500 pounds twice a year with a payday lender would cost about 600 pounds in interest and fees. They came to this number by calculating a daily interest rate of 0.8%. That means each repayment takes six months (which is how plus membership repayments work).

However, paying 600 pounds in interest and fees on a 500 pound loan is definitely not cheap. The cost of one year of Creditspring membership in the plus tier clocks in at 96 pounds, effectively less than 1/6th the cost of a payday loan with similar terms.

If you are able to get a mainstream credit card with an interest rate of around 23% APR, the cost of putting 500 pounds on that card for six months will be noticeably less.

We calculated that putting 500 pounds on a credit card with 23% interest would cost around 60-70 pounds over the course of six months. In contrast, Creditspring would cost 96 pounds per year. However, it comes with the limitation of only being able to borrow twice.

As long as you foresee needing to borrow no more than two times any year and for no more than a total of 500 or 1000 pounds per year, Creditspring could save you quite a bit of money while providing you with a fair amount of peace of mind in the event that an unexpected bill or charge shows up.

Better than a credit card?

Another thing we need to consider when comparing Creditspring to a main stream credit card is the utility of the two options. Some bills need to be paid in cash, not credit. For example, often times rent and home loans cannot be paid with a credit card. Instead, these loans can only be paid with a direct bank transfer. That means if you don’t have the cash in your account, you are out of luck.

While a credit card may be cheaper in some cases, a Creditspring loan will be the superior choice when a card cannot be used.

It is also very conceivable to imagine that your typical Creditspring user is also a credit card holder. If the bill that is causing one problems in the first place a credit card bill, then another credit card would be useless. Creditspring again would once again end up the top option for this type of repayment situation.

Types of Credit Cards

Interest in Advance

Another downside that needs to be factored in is how interest is handled with Creditspring versus a traditional credit card. With a credit card, we won’t need to pay any interest as long as we either don’t use the card, or pay off the balance within the grace period – typically one billing cycle.

With Creditspring, on the other hand, the customer will always need to pay the maximum amount of interest (in the form of the monthly fees). This is true whether or not they actually take out a loan from the service. That means if you have a relatively stable year financially, you could end up paying what is essentially interest on a loan you never actually took out.

In other words, before you join up with Creditspring make sure that you will need to take out at least one of the two allotted loans per year. Otherwise you could end up on the losing end of the deal.

This potential cost can be somewhat mitigated, however. Specifically, Creditspring memberships can be cancelled at any time. So if your financial situation improves greatly, you can step away from the service at any time. You will still be out any fees that you paid to the company up until that point, whether or not you actually took out a loan before.

Final thoughts

For people that periodically struggle with financial stability, Creditspring could be a very attractive alternative to more expensive options like payday loans or overdrafts. However, it is definitely not for everyone. The employment and income requirements may keep some individuals out of the program.

The limit of only being able to borrow twice per year may also be a constraint that needs to be considered before joining. Additionally, those who are already facing financial difficulties may find themselves left out in the cold.

However, as long as your credit needs fall roughly in line with Creditspring’s offerings, they could be a way to improve one’s credit score while providing some stability in times of need.

Lastly, Creditspring is certainly not the cheapest means of getting a loan. Instead, it is one of the cheaper options for individuals that may have difficulty finding loans through more traditional routes.

If you are able to get loans through traditional routes such as big banks or through a credit card, you will likely spend a little less (or a lot less) money.

But if you had difficulty interacting with traditional bank and credit card issuers, Creditspring could be an attractive alternative.

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Creditspring

Pros

  • 0% Loans
  • Better than Pay Day Lenders
  • Easy to Apply
  • Good Customer Service

Cons

  • Only Borrow Twice Per Year
  • Monthly Fee
  • No recent CCJ, IVAs or bankruptcies
  • Must be a member for 14 days before first loan

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Arizona Fair Lending Act Would Ban High Interest Car Title Loans https://www.tenil.net/arizona-fair-lending-act-would-ban-high-interest-car-title-loans/ https://www.tenil.net/arizona-fair-lending-act-would-ban-high-interest-car-title-loans/#respond Tue, 09 Mar 2021 11:35:04 +0000 https://www.tenil.net/arizona-fair-lending-act-would-ban-high-interest-car-title-loans/

Signature collectors are starting to roll out across Arizona in an attempt to curb one type of high interest loan in the state.

About 20 community groups on Tuesday launched a campaign to label a measure that would cut car loans with high interest rates and, critics say, trap borrowers in a cycle of debt.

The year-long drive for the Arizona Fair Lending Act aims to bring together more than 237,000 signatures to register the measure in the November 2020 ballot. This comes 11 years after the Arizonans defeated Proposition 200, which reportedly extended payday loans indefinitely. An enabling statute expired two years later, ending payday loans here.

“We thought we took over (the predatory loans) in 2008,” said State Senator Lela Alston, a Democrat from Phoenix who spoke at the launch rally in front of a store. LoanMax securities lending located on 15th Avenue and McDowell Road in its neighborhood.

“But these weasels have found a loophole in auto title lending,” she said.