Short term loans
Have you had an emergency and need a short term loan? Maybe your car has broken down and needs repairing or you've received a massive bill out of the blue? Short term loans can be a fast answer to cover this kind of unexpected expense. Short term loans can be expensive though and failing to repay a short term loan can have a detrimental effect on your financial health. So make sure you get to know your options and choose wisely.
What is a short term loan?
Short term loans are pretty much what they say on the tin. Small loans that allow you to borrow money repaying it over a short period of time. This period is usually two or three months and always less than a year.
Because, of their short term nature, short term lenders charge relatively high interest rates - cheaper than reaching your overdraft limit but typically more expensive than a larger, long term loan. Therefore, it is important that you look at all the options available to you before taking out a short term loan. If you're clever though, you can hustle yourself a reasonable deal on a short term loan as the quicker you pay back the loan, the less interest you'll pay.
How to choose a short term loan wisely
Use our Smart Search, specify how much you're looking for and how long you want the loan for and you'll get a comparison table of short term loans in order of price. Choose Wisely's Smart Search is completely free and won’t leave a footprint on your credit file. Need more info? Check out our short term loan product library which is packed with in depth information and reviews for each lender.
Beware, high cost short term loans are not suitable to support long term or sustained borrowing.