Payday loans are an interesting topic. I recently had a commercial banking class where my professor (he was also a banking executive) talked about the advantages of it. Before this class, I never knew much about it, just the basics. If you need money fast, and know you can pay it off (maybe you have a short-term cash flow dilemma), then payday loans can help you until your next paycheck.
I found a lot of interesting information about payday loans on Wikipedia as well since I don't know a lot about it. There are pluses and minuses of it, but a payday loan might have a better interest rate than other short-term loans (or possibly bouncing a check, getting kicked out of your apartment for being late, and etc).
A payday loan is usually a low amount, short-term loan which is used against a person's next very paycheck. The person usually has to have good employment history in order to be approved for this type of loan, as the company is usually taking on a lot of risk (due to borrower default) with each payday loan that they approve.
With this type of loan, the borrower who needs the money will go either online or to the physical story in order to get the loan. After the person receives their next paycheck, they are then expected to pay the loan back to the company. This is where it gets tricky, a person needs to make sure that they pay this loan back immediately, or that's what everything starts to build up. As long as you know that you can pay and you honestly need the money, a payday loan is not always a bad choice.
In the end, make sure you analyze all choices and seek the best that is for you and your financial decision.
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