Cobra Payday Loans Guides

What are the main differences between lenders and brokers

Short-term loan lenders: the difference between direct lenders and brokers

Payday loans and other short term loans are becoming more and more popular, and there are an increasing number of lenders popping up. They make sense, most people only want to borrow a little bit of money over a short period of time to help them through a spot of financial hardship – they don’t […]

How to get the loan you need quickly

How to apply for a loan quickly

Applying for a loan seems like a scary process, especially if you’ve never applied before. Your mind may be swimming with questions: what type of loan do you go for? How much should you borrow? How long will it take to repay the loan? All of these are important and valid questions, but they’re easily […]

If someone dies what happens to their debts

What happens to someone’s debt after they die?

Dealing with the estate and finances of a deceased person can always be difficult, especially when the issue is compounded by the grief felt at the person’s death. This problem can become even worse, however, when there are still outstanding debts that need repaying. Knowing who has to deal with that debt, and how they […]

No credit check loans, is there such a thing

Do no credit check payday loans really exist?

If you’ve been wondering whether no credit check loans exist, the answer to your question is yes – in theory. In practice, they should not be offered by lenders in the UK, and with good reason. It may even be against the law for a payday lender to offer you a loan without a credit […]

What exactly is an IVA

What is an IVA? Individual Voluntary Agreements explained

What is an IVA? An IVA, or Individual Voluntary Agreement, is a financial arrangement intended to manage significant debts. Individual Voluntary Arrangements are usually made between a consumer and the organisations to whom money is owed. An IVA can be helpful in the case of an individual owing money to a number of different companies […]

How is it best to avoid having a bad credit score

How to avoid having a bad credit score

Understanding your credit score might seem complicated. A quick search on Google will bring up plenty of pages detailing what credit scores mean, and suggestions on how to boost yours – but does it all actually make a difference? With conflicting pieces of advice out there, it can be hard to know how to put […]

Are payday loans safe

Are payday loans safe? A guide to using payday loans safely

Payday loans are incredibly easy to apply for and access. According to the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Payday Loans Survey, 98% of borrowers stated that they found payday loans easy to use. However, ease of access to money makes this source of financing potentially dangerous. It is the model of payday loan companies to make […]

Not sure you want a bad credit loan

What are the alternatives to bad credit loans?

If you have bad credit it can be difficult to know where to turn if you need a loan. Sometimes there’s no way around it, you simply need to borrow money to get you out of a financial pinch – but where can you turn? Fortunately, if you have bad credit you’re not alone, it’s […]

Will a payday loan affect your credit score

Do payday loans affect your credit score?

A payday loan will not usually impact upon your credit score providing you use it responsibly and repay in full and on time. Some people worry that taking out a payday loan will have a negative impact on their credit score. Emergency expenses are a part of life and often cannot be avoided. A payday […]

What is bankruptcy

Bankruptcy in the UK explained – what you need to know

Bankruptcy is a bit of a dirty word in the UK, and can conjure up all kinds of unpleasant associations such as assets being seized, businesses failing and homes being repossessed. But while bankruptcy is a serious move that has lasting consequences, and shouldn’t be taken lightly, it’s far from the horror story that some […]