Typically, the repayment time for an online payday loan is 2 weeks (14 days). Every lender sets their own criteria for repayment terms, rates, and fees and these can vary among lenders. Some lenders may extend the repayment terms if your next payday is 3 or 4 weeks out. Generally, an extended repayment period will normally result in higher fees and interest. Be sure to review and understand all the conditions and terms as set forth in your loan agreement before committing to your loan.
If you are approved for a payday loan, take the time to once again fully review your loan agreement and ask questions about anything you don't understand. You are under no obligation to accept a loan offer, even after approval. If you are not satisfied with the terms and conditions in your loan agreement, you may decline the loan offer and re-apply with another lender.
Failure to Pay
As with most other types of credit, if you fail to repay your loan according to the terms of your contract, the lender may begin collection proceedings against you. You should seriously consider this fact when deciding whether a cash advance loan is appropriate for you and your situation.
Defaulting on your loan obligations and late or missed payments could be reported to major credit bureaus which could have a negative impact on your credit.
Be cautious when making decisions for these types of loans. If you have any doubts you might not be able to pay, you must look for other borrowing options. Certified credit counselors will be able to provide advice to help get your finances back on track.
Renewals and Extensions
If you are unable to repay your loan by the due date, contact your lender immediately and explain your financial situation.
If you wish to renew your loan until your next paycheck, be prepared to pay an "extension fee" that may be assessed by the lender. Lenders have their own loan extension policies and options may vary since some states have a ban.
For more information, view our Rates, Fees and Extensions page.