What Are Payday Loans?

A payday loan is a type of emergency cash loan where you borrow a small sum of money over a short period of time. These payday loans are unsecured, meaning none of your belongings will be tied into the agreement, and they are designed for those emergency moments where we need quick cash to tide us over until we have been paid.

The representative APR % on a payday loan can be high, but because it’s calculated over a year rather than the 1 month you take the loan out for, it doesn’t always make sense. Wikipedia has a thorough understanding of what a payday loan is, where it started, when and why.

The maximum loan amount and interest you’ll ever pay back on a £100 loan is £200!  So choose a Payday Loan carefully and make sure it is to cover an unexpected bill rather than a normal monthly occurrence, which could be to cover an unexpected car repair bill or to ensure you pay your rent on time and don’t end up in trouble with the landlord!

Why are LoanPig Payday Loans better?

The fixed APR on a payday loan from LoanPig* can be as low as 199% for a new customer (subject to status) and as low as 149% for our existing loan customers.

We’ve pulled together a comparison for you to show you how much you could save if you took a loan out with us directly. (please note : if we cannot lend to you then the APR rates will be set by the lenders on our panel which may be up to 292%)

LoanPig 149% loans


Frequently Asked Questions

Is LoanPig Regulated as a Direct Lender?

You can have complete peace of mind when you take out a loan with us because we are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our registration number is 736632. The FCA has very strict guidelines in place, which we fully adhere to.

Can anyone get a Payday Loan?

Payday Loans are available to anyone, the criteria varies from lender to lender but generally anyone who needs a loan quickly, whether they have bad credit, are on benefits, a student or are self employed.

How quickly is the money made available to me?

If you are accepted by us or one of our lenders for a Payday Loan, then you should receive the money into your bank account within a couple of hours (on average).

LoanPig Payday-Loans Online

LoanPig’s payday loan application process is 100% online

You can borrow up to £1500 from the comfort of……. well anywhere really, using your mobile, tablet, computer, tv, games console, etc. Our quick online application form takes a few minutes to complete and you’ll get an instant decision (in most cases). As LoanPig is a direct payday loan lender and a broker, you are in the best place to get that loan you need, even if you have bad credit.

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LoanPig is a Direct Lender of Payday Loans

LoanPig is fully authorised by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) as a payday loans direct lender and a broker, in the UK.

There are many rules that, as an FCA authorised direct lender, must be followed when offering short term and payday loans, here are 3 of those rules;

LoanPig charges a maximum interest of 0.8% per day

LoanPig can only charge a one-time late penalty fee of £15

LoanPig ensures that customer will never pay more than double the amount they borrowed

When choosing your Payday Lender ensure that they are authorised and regulated by the FCA. LoanPig’s FCA registration number is 736632

How Much Would You Like?

Representative example: Borrow £300 over 3 months @ 292% pa (fixed) Total repayment: £457.95 in 3 monthly payments of £152.65. Representative 1261% APR.

Payday Loan Direct Lenders

LoanPig are an FCA Regulated direct loan lender and broker, giving you much more chance of getting the loan you need because if we cannot lend to you ourselves, one of our many lenders should be able to.

LoanPig is one of the few remaining true Payday lenders in the market, we are a direct lender and a broker, which means we have a much bigger selection of financial products for you to choose from.

If we cannot lend to you ourselves, we will present your details to our panel of lenders and 3rd  party financial services which will give you a better chance of finding the credit/funds you are looking for.


FCA price cap for HCSTC loans

Payday Loans if you have Bad Credit

LoanPig offers access to affordable credit for everyone in emergencies

One of the main reasons you might be looking at taking out a payday loan is because you have bad credit and no conventional high street route is open to you.

This means that your Credit Score is lower than average or lower than the high street lenders are prepared to lend against.

You may have missed a payment in the past or defaulted on a loan entirely all of which makes up your credit score. The only reason you should take out a payday loan is for emergency funds.

Have you found yourself in a sticky financial situation? Perhaps you cannot pay your electricity bill this month? Maybe your computer has broken, and you need a new one for work purposes?

No matter your reason for wanting emergency cash, if you have a bad credit score and need an instant decision short term loan, a payday loan could be the perfect solution for you and here at LoanPig. We offer responsible lending, credit checking and an easy application form to guide you through your loan application. Apply now for an affordable loan with LoanPig, a trusted direct lender of online payday loans. Here are some more details on our Loans for bad credit


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Payday Loans in the UK

An increasing number of people in the UK are taking out payday loans nowadays, but when is a payday loan advised? These loans have been designed to help those that find themselves in a short-term monetary emergency that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible – you cannot wait until your next payday.

Although not all payday loans are payable by the next payday, you do only have a short period of time to repay the loan, i.e., six months to a year at the very most. You should never take out a payday loan if you have a long-term financial problem.

This will only make the situation worse. Instead, payday loans are ideal for the likes of unexpected bills, dealing with imminent overdraft charges, paying for a broken down car, and such like.

If you know you have the cash coming in at a later date, payday loans can stop you from incurring excessive charges in the immediate future or a late payment flagging on your credit file.


Apply for a Payday Loan Online with LoanPig

We know that if you have found yourself in an emergency financial position, you will want the problem rectified as quickly as possible! This is why we have committed ourselves to make sure that the process of applying for a loan is quick and easy.

In order to make an application for payday loans online, we will require the following information from you. You must:

  • be a UK resident
  • be 18-years-old
  • have an active bank account and bank card
  • either be in permanent employment or through receiving some form of disability/living allowance or a pension

Once we have proof of the above, we will process your application as quickly as possible so that you have complete peace of mind. Our application process includes a financial credit check in which we will review your personal information, financial information and credit score, we take your bank details within your personal details to ensure we look for any money problems you may be encountering, but review your application based on your ability to pay without financial detriment.


How Do Payday Loans Differ To Other Loan Types?

This type of loan differs from other loans because they are designed for short-term, financial emergencies. These loans enable you to borrow up to £1,500, with the longest repayment period being 12 months.

You don’t need to go through the lengthy and long-winded process of applying for a bank loan, and you don’t need to be tied into a repayment scheme for years on end. Instead, a payday loan will give you access to fast cash so you can deal with any immediate financial troubles, paying back the loan from your upcoming wages.


Is a Payday Loan Right for Me?

FCA regulated Payday loans companies are there to help you out in an emergency situation. They provide essential funding for situations that arise unexpectedly and can be a theoretical lifesaver for some who use them properly. Ones of the first thing you should do, before you consider applying for a loan, is think about whether or not you actually need a payday loan.

If you are out shopping and a bargain presents itself, but is only a bargain today, then a quick cash injection which will be paid back at payday will be fine. As long as the money you are saving on that bargain is more than the interest you’ll pay on the loan, and you can afford it, then why not!

Those who need to pay for an unexpected car repair, fridge repair or something else that is considered time-sensitive could benefit greatly from taking one out.


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FCA Register – type in 736632 for the reference number

FCA – High Cost short term credit details and FCA price cap for HCSTC loans

Payday Loan meaning by Wikipedia