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If you haven’t used Cigno before, you might be wondering how a payday loan can help get you out of that financial quicksand. But before we go any further, it is important to remember that a payday loan should only be used as needed, when you know you can afford the repayments.

Our loans at Cigno have helped Australians far and wide with financial assistance.

At the end of the day, we are only here to help in times you need it most. The following blog post will outline how this type of loan works and whether or not it is the right product for you.

Below you will find some commonly asked questions about instant payday loans. And if there is still something you would like answered, you can always refer to our FAQs page, or, feel free to call our friendly customer service team.

What is an instant payday loan?

This type of loan has been called every name under the sun. From instant payday loans, to small, short-term and same-day loans, it doesn’t matter what they are called. What matters, is how and why they can help you.

They get their name (whichever one you choose) based on lots of things. Firstly, let’s talk speed. Instant, fast, or same-day loans, yep, you guessed it, generally appear in your chosen bank account within hours of approval. Why?

Because when you are in a financial emergency, you need cash fast.

The term ‘payday’ is perhaps the most commonly used. That’s because this type of loan was designed as an interim solution until you are paid by your respective employer. It is a small amount of money, deposited into your account to tide you over until payday.

What are the associated fees?

The legislation in our industry continuously changes. But the industry standard for a loan of this type includes the following:

  • A one-off establishment fee which is 20% of the amount loaned
  • A monthly fee which is 4% of the principal loan amount
  • Any applicable government fees or charges
  • Fees or charges if you default on the loan

Cigno, through Gold-Silver Standard Finance, charges a flat fee of 5% of the amount that you borrow, which is charged the day your loan is approved and accepted, and is then repayable as part of you repayment schedule.

The real difference is in comparison to other types of loans, including home loans and credit cards. These charge interest annually whereas instant payday loans charge monthly, which is important to be aware of.

When can I get an instant payday loan?

The answer is in the question! Well, actually it’s not instant. Cigno generally pays into your account within hours, however, if approved late in the afternoon, you should receive the cash by 11:00am the very next day.

Learn more in this article on Finder: Payday Loan FAQs

What if I have bad credit? Am I still eligible for an instant payday loan?

As mentioned above, because they are ‘payday’ loans, they are ideally repaid when your next payday arrives. This is why the criteria of eligibility is more flexible than big-ticket loans for mortgages etc. Often credit history isn’t the major concern, it is the ability to repay. This is why we require identification and a bank statement in the assessment of your eligibility for an instant payday loan.

Borrowing responsibly

We advocate responsible borrowing as much as we practice responsible lending. Although we endeavour to help you in time of financial crisis by considering all applications, we will not loan money we believe can’t be repaid. All applications submitted to Cigno are assessed on the ability to repay the loan, and this is why we don’t approve amounts that can’t. Where possible, instead of disapproval, we will try and reach a conclusion that can still assist your financial need while being repayable.

Remember: borrow what you need.

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Got any questions?

Not only do we have a FAQ page with a bunch of helpful questions and answers, but we also have a Member Portal. For registered members, this service allows you to log in get to know your loan. The Portal allows you to view repayment amounts and even postpone if necessary. If you have any further questions, you can always call, SMS or email.

No Catches. No Hidden Fees. No Worries.

Learn everything there is to know about the costs associated with a Cigno instant payday loan here and here.

Cigno is a reputable payday lender. We have always been transparent about our products and services. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

You can continue your loan education in our previous blog post: Understanding Different Types of Small Loans

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Cigno Loans’ articles do not replace advice from an accountant or financial advisor. All information provided is intended to be used as a guide only, as it does not take into account your personal financial situation or needs. If you require assistance, it is recommended that you consult a licensed financial or tax advisor.