More part time workers are applying for payday loans to help pay for unexpected bills. Find out how many part time workers apply and why this might be!
Working irregular and part-time hours is common, especially if you’re a parent, a student at university or in a position where your hours fluctuate every week. Unfortunately, most lenders may see part-time workers as more of a risk because they don’t have consistent work or because of their lower income and are therefore less confident that you will manage to make the loan repayments.
Who is considered a part-time worker?
There’s no real definition of a part-time employee. But generally speaking, a part-time worker is someone who works less than 35 hours a week. This could refer to someone who works either 10 hours per week or even 34 hours a week and still be considered a part-time employee.
Part-time employees typically work on contracts and bill their employers by the hour. They also might not be able to take advantage of benefits that full-time employees enjoy — such as private health insurance.
Why do part-time workers struggle to borrow money?
The issue with part-time workers borrowing money online is mainly to do with generating enough income to afford the loan repayments. So obviously, the more hours you work a week, the more favourably a payday lender will view your application.
How to get approved for a payday loan as a part-time worker
Many people wonder, “Can i get a loan if i work part-time?”. The answer is yes! But you must meet the eligibility criteria below before applying for a loan.
- Be 18 years +
- Be living in the UK
- Have a steady source of income (this may include benefits and pension)
- Hold a valid UK bank account
Cashfloat payday loans for part-time workers
Apart from meeting our eligibility criteria above, you must be able to afford the loan repayments. You can check this by using our loan assessments affordability calculator. It considers your net salary and monthly expenses against the number of dependents you have. The disposable income you have leftover is then used to measure whether you can afford the monthly repayments on loan.
As a responsible lender, Cashfloat will only approve applicants who can afford the loan. Borrowing money that you can’t afford can cause you serious money problems and have an adverse effect on your credit score.