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Cashfloat is an FCA authorised direct lender
Cashfloat incorporates an extensive range of responsible lending practices. Responsible lending is at the core of our business, not just a regulatory obligation.
Our main objective is to offer our customers the finest and most convenient borrowing experience. We maintain a high level of transparency regarding our costs, fees, and repayment plans. All our interest rates and fees adhere to the limits set by the regulator, and we provide everyone with a cooling-off period and the option to make early payments and save on interest.
But most of all, our team takes pride in delivering exceptional service!
Can I apply for a payday loan with you?
To apply for a loan with Cashfloat, you need to:
- Live in the UK
- Have a UK bank account
- Be 18+ years old
- Have a regular salary
We may not be able to approve you if: You are unemployed, you work only part-time, your sole income is from benefits, or you are a pensioner. Otherwise, if you meet all our criteria, click below to apply:APPLY NOW
Reasons to choose Cashfloat
Our payday loans are simple, straightforward and convenient. Here are some reasons why a Cashfloat loan will work for you.
- We are the only UK lender that offers cashback on your loan
- We are a direct lender and you will get the money from us directly
- We have flexible and affordable repayment plans
- We offer same day funding guaranteed on approved applications
- Our customer service agents are all UK based
- We have live support available at any time on your loan journey
- You can repay early anytime and save on interest
- You can borrow our loans for up to 9 months
When should you borrow payday loans?
You should use payday loans online for urgent but temporary cash-flow problems, such as if you:
- Receive a one-off reduced salary,
- Need to pay an urgent bill or an overdue debt
- Need extra income during holiday seasons,
- Must cover an emergency medical bill.
When should you avoid borrowing pay day loans?
You should never use payday loans from Cashfloat to pay recurring bills (like utilities or your rent/mortgage), for luxury items or non-essential expenses. Other common reasons people apply for our short term loans when they shouldn’t are:
- To pay off other debts. It rarely makes sense to pay off other debt with an online payday loan as the interest rate is so high. Instead, look into a debt consolidation loan.
- To pay your overdraft. Once in a while, it can be OK to cover your overdraft with a Cashfloat loan. Still, if this happens constantly, you should cancel your overdraft to make it impossible to go overdrawn.
Are payday loans bad?
Are payday loans safe?
In 2015, the Financial Conduct Authority introduced an interest cap on payday loans that forever changed the UK payday loan market. Now, when you borrow a loan online, the interest can’t exceed 0.8% per day, and you can’t be charged more than double the amount borrowed.
Default fees were also capped to £15 per loan, although if a lender takes legal action against you, legal fees will be added to your balance. We’re not saying payday loans are good for you – but there is much more regulation these days. We started Cashfloat after these regulations came into effect, so our loans have been regulated by the FCA from the beginning.
How do I know if a payday lender is legit?
It’s also essential to check whether the site is authorised to act as a broker or a direct lender. Brokers can only refer your application to someone else, whereas a direct lender like Cashfloat can lend to you directly.
Cashfloat is both a direct lender and broker. If we can’t fund you a loan, you can activate our free brokerage service, and we will try to find you an alternative lender.
Payday loans are expensive! If an alternative is available, please check if it is more affordable before borrowing payday loans. Please remember that late repayment can make your loan more expensive. Always ensure you can afford the loan repayments of any loan you apply for.Check out alternatives
Who is Cashfloat?
Cashfloat is the flagship brand of the Western Circle Group. Our company was founded in 2014 to help hard-working people overcome short-term financial emergencies. Most of our customers are declined by their own banks and other mainstream lenders due to bad credit history.
We specialise in fast online credit for all bad, fair or good credit scores. Cashfloat’s developers have built a custom decision engine that considers many factors, not just your credit score, to increase your chances of approval.
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Cashfloat’s Cashback Program
Did you know? In December 2022, we introduced our new cashback program! Customers qualify for 5% of their loan interest in cashback on their payday loan if they meet the following requirements:
- The loan has accumulated a minimum of £50 interest.
- No payments have been missed for the lifetime of the loan
- A survey is completed which is sent to you a week after the loan has been repaid.
You can check if you qualify for cashback in your personal login area.Read more about cashback
Will my payday loan application be accepted?
Cashfloat can never guarantee approval for a payday loan, as they are subject to credit and affordability assessments. To increase your chances of approval, make sure:
- You are registered to vote at the address that you are applying with
- You’ve provided complete information in your application form, including work details (we will not use these to contact you during the application process)
- You’re not applying with numerous other lenders – this will decrease your chances of acceptance.
- All supporting documents are clear and easy to read.
One of the most important things we’ll be checking is your affordability. If you’re unsure whether you’ll be able to afford the loan, try our free affordability assessment tool.Check my affordability
How our Online Loans Work
Cashfloat is a consumer favourite for direct payday loans in the UK.
We’ve worked hard to create a high standard for fair borrowing from the beginning. We understand how frustrating it can be when lenders repeatedly decline your loan application. We are committed to full transparency and fair and flexible loan repayments. We are a direct lender who puts our customers’ needs and requirements before ours. Always.
What is a payday loan?
A payday loan is a small unsecured loan (usually between £300 and £1,500) borrowed over a short term (usually less than nine months) at a high interest rate. They’re called payday loans because the repayments are debited on the borrower’s salary day. They used to be obtained in payday loan shops, but these days they’re more commonly borrowed online from direct lenders like Cashfloat.
Are payday loans and short term loans the same?
Payday loans fall under short-term loans as they’re typically borrowed over a few months only. When payday loans were introduced back in the early 2010s, lenders typically offered them for just one month until the customer’s next payday. Still, almost all payday loans today are synonymous with short term loans in that they’re repaid over several instalments instead of one lump sum. For example, Cashfloat’s loans are payable over up to 9 months.
How long does the process take with Cashfloat?
Cashfloat’s application form only takes 3-5 minutes to complete. Once the application has been submitted, you’ll receive an instant initial decision. If your loan has been pre-approved, we may need additional documentation to reach a decision. You’ll be prompted to upload the documents online, but if you’re struggling, you can always send them by email instead to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can always speed up the process by calling 0203 757 1933 (option 1) and talking directly to a loan adviser.
What happens if I can’t pay back my loan?
If you’re struggling to pay back your Cashfloat loan, you’ll need to contact us immediately. A dedicated account manager will discuss your situation and help you set up a suitable arrangement. We recommend that you contact us before the repayment due date to minimise the impact that non-payment can have on your credit file.
Will borrowing from payday loan lenders affect my credit score?
Simply applying for a loan will not affect your credit score, as most lenders today only perform a soft credit check to assess your application. Once you borrow a payday loan, the credit check will show up on your credit file, which can affect your credit in various ways. Repaying your loan on time will increase your chances of being approved for future credit (especially other payday loans). However, it may decrease your chances of being approved for more significant, long-term finance (such as a mortgage). This is because it could indicate that you have trouble managing your finances.
Do I need to provide payslips when I apply?
We can usually verify your income without any payslips. If we are unable to confirm your income automatically, we may ask you to upload payslips during the application process.
Do you fund over the weekend?
We don’t fund on Saturdays, but we fund from 9am to 5.30pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. If you want to speed up your decision, you can call one of our underwriters on 020 3757 1933 and press option 1.
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We hope we’ve been able to answer most of your questions about payday loans. If you’d like to learn more about different types of loans, check out these pages:
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