We all have times when we need to borrow a small amount of money for a short time. But what happens if you don’t have a good credit record? After all, lenders use credit records to decide whether or not to lend money to customers that apply for a loan. So is there such thing as small loans with no credit check?
Small Loans Without a Credit Check
At Cobra Payday loans, we offer small loans that even people with bad credit can apply for. A soft credit check is used to establish identity and get a quick overview of your financial situation. This type of credit check will not leave a footprint on your credit file, so anyone searching your file in the future will not be able to see it. Lenders can then use this check to decide on whether to lend to you or not.
Only once you decide to accept an offer of a loan with a particular lender will a full check be performed, minimising the number of credit checks that show on your credit report.
Why Do Lenders Have to Do a Credit Check?
All good lenders operate according to a responsible lending code, recognising that credit access should help people improve their financial situation – not make it worse. This is the reason why at least a soft check needs to be carried out in the UK. If you see a website offering genuine ‘small loans no credit check’ products, then be wary of them, as the FCA will not authorise them. The law states that every lender must carry out a credit check to ensure that customers can afford the repayments on the loan. This credit check provides a quick snapshot of your borrowing history. It will go back by six years and flag up any defaults, CCJs or late payments.
The good news is that, even with a bad credit history, you can get a small loan with Cobra Payday loans. Our lenders offer loans to people with all types of credit history. And if you repay on time and in full, you will be able to start rebuilding your credit history again and improve it. Of course, there will be a basic credit check as required by law. However, the important feature of these loans is that you don’t need a good credit rating to get one!
Who Are Cobra Payday Loans?
We are an independent broker of payday loans, including small loans. We work with a large panel of trusted, FCA authorised lenders with a great track record. This means that we do all the legwork for you when you need to borrow a small loan. First, you tell us how much you want to borrow, between £100 and £5,000 – and provide some basic information. We send this information immediately to our lending panel, and with the magic of technology, we will do our best to match you to a lender.