<>In summary, taking a cash advance on your credit card means taking on a very expensive short-term loan. This is almost never a good idea, so consider all other options before using a cash advance. It’s also important to take the fact that you’re thinking about using a cash advance as a sign that your finances need some fine-tuning. You don’t want to end up in this situation again!
<>There are so many misconceptions about payday cash advances. There really is nothing to be afraid of. They are fast, simple, and they get the job done. The most important thing to realize is that you will have to pay back the loan sooner rather than later, and you will have to do it either in a lump sum, or in some cases in just a few installments. This means you must find a way to cover the loan and still cover regular expenses. Their very nature makes them a temporary solution, but a solution when no other may be available none the less. As long as you remember the ABCs of a cash advance, this can be a very power financial tool.
<>Spending less than you earn is key to staying afloat financially, yet many of us rely on credit cards to fund our lifestyles. With more than $16,000 in credit card debt per household in America, many of us struggle to understand what we can and cannot afford. Successful savers are very clear on that point and often live a frugal lifestyle despite having an income that can afford some luxuries. Warren Buffett, for example, still resides in the home he purchased for just $31,500 nearly 60 years ago, despite being one of the wealthiest people on the planet. Take it from Buffett: Maintaining a frugal lifestyle while your income continues to grow will help you reach your financial goals sooner.
<>Opt+: This card is issued by Axiom Bank or Metropolitan Commercial Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa USA Inc. All trademarks and service marks are property of their respective owners. ATM: Free withdrawals at any Speedy Cash or Rapid Cash location. Transaction fees will apply for all other ATMs. No charge loads/unloads at Speedy Cash and Rapid Cash locations only.
<>Subject to state regulations, eligibility, credit check, underwriting and approval. Rates, terms and conditions apply. Installment title loans subject to minimum auto value requirements. See associate for details. Lending decisions and funding times subject to system limitations. Some applications may require additional verification, which can delay the lending decision. Same day funding only available for Opt+ cardholders and in-store pickup. Minimum age to apply in Alabama is 19.
<>In Store Loans: Approval depends on meeting legal, regulatory and underwriting requirements. Cash advances are typically for two-to-four week terms. Some borrowers, however, use cash advances for several months. Cash advances should not be used as a long-term financial solution, and extended use may be expensive. Borrowers with credit difficulties should seek credit counseling. All product and service options subject to change without notice. Cash advances subject to applicable lender's terms and conditions. Licensed by the California Department of Business Oversight pursuant to the California Deferred Deposit Transaction Law. California loans other than deferred deposit loans are issued pursuant to the California Finance Lenders Law. Principal address 7755 Montgomery Road, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45236.
<>If you feel you have been the victim of a loan scam please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357) or online at www.ftc.gov; or contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (855) 411-CFPB (2372) or online at www.consumerfinance.gov. Because the scammers have access to bank account information and social security numbers, victims should consider themselves victims of identity theft and take appropriate precautions. The Federal Trade Commission has information for victims of identity theft available online at www.ftc.gov.
<>While a cash advance lender may only charge $15 for every $100 you borrow, that’s only for two weeks. If you don’t pay back the loan as well as interest and fees, you roll over the loan and then you’re responsible for paying the interest again. An interest rate of 15 percent for a two-week loan becomes an interest rate of 30 percent when you roll it over for a month. And if you extend the loan for a year and do the math, you end up with an annual percentage rate of almost 400 percent!
<>Washington State residents only: If you are a victim of a collection scam or if you suspect illegal or fraudulent activity involving a financial product or service, please contact the Department of Financial Institutions at 1-877-RING-DFI (746-4334), or online at www.dfi.wa.gov. You may also wish to contact the state of Washington Office of the Attorney General at www.atg.wa.gov.
<>I contacted the FBI in my state closest to me and informed them.   I also contacted the Federal Trade Commision and filed a report with them.     If they keep calling you everyday, then you need to contact these agencies and also another thing I do is since I do not have a home phone anymore, I create a contact call "do not answer" and when I get one of these calls, I add the number to that contact. 
<>When used wisely, the loan will save you from a financial crisis when cash is scarce. Be it paying for utility bills or a sudden car repair, it can save your credit score from getting worse. And if you act responsibly, you’ll save some money by paying on time and taking a loan only when you sincerely need it. If possible, pay the amount as soon as possible and you’ll be a happy intelligent borrower.
<>I have been contacted by phone recording saying I am approved for a loan up to 1500 dollars. First of all I have never heard of this company and I have not given anyone my social security number or personal information so I wanted to check the phone number they called me from and I found this site with all the people that have been scammed. So sorry to hear of your loss. Just remember a legitimate business dealing with money will never randomly approve you for a loan when you have never contacted them.
<>I kept getting text messages, no legit phone calls, just texts. Now today they're threatening to take me to court, tell my employer etc for a $300 loan. Told them they can tell whoever, garnish my wages (I'm retired) etc., This was in an email they sent today 9/13/17. Now my loan is close to $1K due to interest etc. I just laughed. I don't take LOANS out for $300. I either write a check or use credit card. They want me to settle today for the $300. I'll never settle. Told them I'll have my lawyers ready also. I dont know who Cash Advance USA is anyway, let alone loan from them. Then I googled all this - it's a SCAM!! Must be bunch of out of work "lawyers" that are trying to scam people & scare them. I told them to bring it on, I'm ready! Ridiculous - get a real job!
<>LendUp doesn't limit how your cash advance is used. Once you are approved for a cash advance loan amount and you receive those funds, the money is yours. LendUp does encourage responsible use of financial resources, which is why we offer financial education and the LendUp Ladder in eligible states. We want you to succeed financially, so our goal is to help eligible individuals build credit over time. Because of that commitment, we hope that individuals who take cash advances from LendUp use them responsibly.
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