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What are same day loans?

Same day loans are pretty much what they say on the tin. We’re talking about loans that are paid out on the same day your application is accepted.   

There are different types of loan, many of which could be described as same day loans. In most cases, the general premise is the same.  

You make an application to a bank or other lender, and the paperwork is processed. If you’re approved, the loan company will transfer the money you’ve agreed to borrow into your bank account, usually within an hour or two.

Why do I need a same day loan?

Emergencies can happen and unforeseen events occur.

In this case, applying online for a same day loan can allow you to access the cash you need much more quickly. 

Past financial issues

Another barrier to applying for a loan from a bank or building society can be the high barrier to entry. Traditional institutions can take issue with lending to customers with poor credit histories or who may have had financial difficulties in the past.

Some same day loans companies do consider applications from those with bad credit. 

However, these loans generally have a higher amount of interest to be repaid back.

Are same day loans the same as cash loans?

The label 'cash loan' is a little misleading. Although there are some loan companies that pay out and collect repayments in cash, most loans are paid to bank accounts. That said, they can still be called cash loans because the money can be available on the same day if approved. 

If your application for a same day loan is accepted, the money you’ve borrowed will be transferred into your account on the same day, if approved. You can then withdraw your funds in cash or use your debit card. So, while the cash isn't placed directly into your hand, it’s normally available to you straight away.

Is a same day loan the same as a payday loan? 

Payday loans can be paid out on the same day the lender receives the application. However, these shouldn't be confused with the short term loans offered by Satsuma.

The big difference between a payday loan and the same day loans offered by Satsuma is the former is a lump sum payment that must be repaid in full (usually within 30 days).

Some payday loan providers have attracted very poor publicity in the past. This has been due to the difficulties borrowers have found themselves in when they are unable to repay the full amount within a very short timeframe.

However, a short term loan from Satsuma, which can be a sum between £100 and £1,000 subject to affordability for new customers, can be paid back in instalments agreed upfront. These instalments can be paid either weekly or monthly, and can be scheduled over three to twelve months to suit your budget.

Are same day loans safe?

When you take out a credit agreement (a loan or credit card, for example), you’re protected by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA regulates financial products like same day loans and it’s their role to provide protection for consumers. 

The FCA also compiles the consumer credit register. This is a register of financial companies and you can use it to check out a company before you apply for a loan from them. 

Should you have any issues with any company that has provided you with credit, you can ask for help from the Financial Ombudsman. Again, the ombudsman's role is to ensure consumers are protected. 

Can I apply for a same day loan if I have bad credit?

With Satsuma, you can apply for a loan if you have bad credit or a poor credit history. If you’ve had difficulties with finance in the past, we may still be able to help you. 

We’re much more concerned with your ability to repay your loan, rather than with your previous credit history. If you can afford the repayments, we may be able to help you.

However, we are a responsible lender, which means we won’t loan money to those we don’t think will be able to manage the repayments. We don't want any of our customers to take on debt they can't afford.

So, will I need a guarantor?

No. Even if you have a poor credit history, we will never ask you to provide a guarantor.

Why should I trust Satsuma Loans?

When you apply for a loan with us, you know exactly how much you will have to repay before you make your application. You can use our loan calculator to see how much interest you will be charged and the total amount you will have to repay.

The total you see on the screen is the final figure you will owe. Even if you miss a payment, you will not be charged any extra fees on top of the amount you borrowed.  You can read more about our charges here.

Here to help

Satsuma are part of the Provident Financial Group, which has been lending a helping hand when others don’t since 1880. 

If you need information or you’re struggling to repay your loan, our Customer Care Team is here to help.

How do I apply?

You can begin your application here but, before you do, take a moment to ensure you have all the details we’ll need in front of you. The application process is fully online.

What you need

  • Your mobile phone number so we can contact you
  • A valid email address - we recommend you use the email account you check most regularly
  • Your income and expenses - we need to know you can afford the repayments
  • Details of your bank account and debit card, so we can deposit your cash into your account and set up your repayment schedule

That’s all you’ll need. Once you’ve gathered the information together, visit this page to begin your application. You can choose how much you borrow and how often you want to make the repayments.

You can choose from either weekly or monthly instalments, whichever works best for your budget, and how often you’re paid.