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No Fax Payday Loans: The Whens, Whys and Hows That You Need to Know

[Jun 4, 2009.]


Rough waters of an unpredictable economy are stirring up action in the realm of payday loans. The demographics of its borrowers are shifting--from the working class to the middle and upper-middle classes, most notably. The reasons consumers borrow are changing, as well--from medical and auto repair bills to household expenses. Even the access means of loans is transitioning--from face-to-face meetings to over Internet lines. Here’s a quick rundown of the whens, whys and hows of no fax payday loans.

The Whens: Just Get Me Through Until Payday
The My Finance blog offers some keen insight into the prevalence of no fax payday loans in a turbulent economy. It reveals that although the number of payday loans has begun to tail off, lenders are still accessing them at a rate of almost three times the amount in 2007. Most consumers just need that little extra boost until paychecks clear at the end of the month.

The Bottom Line: The borrowing graph for the last 12 months shows a steep increase, but the last six months have seen a leveling that is encouraging to the financial sector.

The Whys: Household Expenses Get the Nod
Although the initial intention of payday loans was to cover unexpected and emergency expenses, such as medical bills and car repairs, recent data shows consumers using them for more liberal reasons. According to the Payday Loan Times, household expenses, such as utility bills and repairs, have surged ahead of other expenses lined up for loan money.

The Bottom Line: Payday loans can be used in a variety of ways to prevent consumers with very little savings cushion from putting off much needed home improvements.

The Hows: Some Payday Lenders Do It Right
As with any financial transaction, the passing of time and the gathering of experience is creating a safer borrowing environment for the consumer. For example, the early days of borrowing, brokers would take an application and send it off to several potential lenders in hopes of finding a match. What resulted was private consumer information strode all over the country. EIN News reports a revolution in applying for no fax payday loans. Brokers today will spend more time qualifying potential lenders and send an application to the one that offers the best opportunities for success.

The Bottom Line: Payday loans aren’t only getting easier to apply for, they’re also becoming safer for the consumer.


About Author:

Kelly Richardson is a freelance writer, marcomm consultant and digital entrepreneur. He’s written content for Fortune 500s Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Wells Fargo. Find out more about him at kellyrichardsoncopywriting.com.

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