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Why Online Flex Loans are good but only for Emergencies

September 28th, 2022

One of the rising loan options out there,Guest Posting an online flex loan is a higher cost loan that comes with many qualities which make it the go-to choice for emergencies. Off late however, there is a chatter in the market, about how a lot of borrowers tend to start using such a loan on a routine basis given the convenience they find in the borrowing process associated with most such loans. In 2019, one study found that a significant number of borrowers that contributed to the growth of online flex loan, were performing routine borrowing transactions for needs that were not exactly urgent. We at CashAmericaToday, dedicate our services to being borrower-friendly and we believe it’s important for us to use our means of reaching out to our customers and potential customers, to help spread awareness about the right uses of such loans.

Understanding Online Flex Loans

Online flex loans are known to be amongst the most flexible form of payday loans, which are particularly easy to qualify for and acquire. For those who need a simple introduction, a payday loan is much like what the name suggests – a very short term loan which is typically set to be due along with applicable charges, on the borrower’s next payday, given that that lies within a set period of time – usually 7-14 days ahead of the disbursement date. Such a loan is usually quick at paying out, which makes it a high risk loan (due to limited feasibility of a complete credit and payment ability verification). The two factors – a very short term and high risk lending – are what lead to payday loans being a high interest rate loan. The high interest rate doesn’t necessarily translate to a very high cost given the limited number of days that the interest is applicable for.

A flex loan is a payday loan that is flexible in the repayment terms. Instead of the typical 7-14 day period, when a borrower needs a repayment window that’s longer than that, some direct lenders offer such an option and tend to term it as a flex loan or an installment payday loans.

The reason online flex loans are doing great, is primarily the nature of these loans and whom they appeal to. Since flex loans are higher cost loans which are easily available and repayable in parts, it is quite understandable that people in a real emergency will make up for the largest number of borrowers. Such emergencies are best served by online services which do not create the need to move around in hunt for a loan. Nonetheless, applying for a loan from a trustworthy and legitimate lender is key and we address this topic ahead too.

Here’s a link to an example of an online flex loan. CashAmericaToday is one of the most experienced direct lending services offering flexible repayment options that are automated to suit your convenience.

What makes them Expensive

As discussed in the previous section, flex loans are a type of payday loans. Being high risk loans of short term, these tend to be higher in the interest rates than loans that are not of such a nature.

However, high interest alone is not enough to make a loan expensive. It is the combination of a high interest and a longer period of due principal amount that makes a loan more expensive. Since these payday loans can last from 3 weeks to 6 months, the amount that the applicable interest rate can add up to, can be quite significantly higher than a typical payday loan or a bank loan that may be comparable in terms of the length of time it’s borrowed for.

That said, there are times when a direct lender offers lower interest rates for a longer term loan, to make the deal more attractive to the borrower. If you choose to borrow a flex loan, you could check for such options with your lender prior to confirming the deal.

Commercial Real Estate Loan Strategies – The Value of Using Stated Income

March 24th, 2022

The use of “Stated Income” (no tax returns and no income verification) commercial loans is a critical strategy to avoid several commercial mortgage loan problems. For example, many borrowers will simply not qualify for a commercial real estate loan if tax returns are used due to high business expenses (and low net income). This article will describe what differentiates a Stated Income business loan from a conventional or traditional business loan.

Very few traditional banks use Stated Income for a commercial real estate loan. Many/most commercial lenders will perform a thorough income verification as part of their underwriting process. Most non-traditional commercial lenders do not require tax returns or any income verification for a Stated Income commercial loan. Traditional bank commercial loan underwriting conditions will typically include copies of tax returns as well as a requirement to sign IRS Form 4506 which authorizes the lender to obtain tax returns directly from the IRS. Some lenders require this form in addition to current tax returns. The more devious use of this form is when lenders make a point of not requiring tax returns but separately ask the commercial borrower to sign this form. The most common explanation in asking for this form will involve the words “routine request”. This will usually occur just before the final closing and be further characterized as “one final small detail”. In reality IRS Form 4506 is neither “routine” nor a “small detail”. The use of this form is a lending practice that can have a potentially detrimental impact on a commercial borrower’s financial interests. In contrast, for most non-traditional commercial lenders, IRS Form 4506 is not required for their Stated Income business loans.

The value of using Stated Income does not end when the commercial loan closes. Many/most traditional banks require income verification/audits even after the commercial real estate loan closes. Most commercial borrowers won’t believe this until it happens, but many traditional commercial loans will have covenants stipulating that the lender must receive financial data even after the loan closing and that the loan can be recalled (forcing the commercial borrower to pay the bank back early) if the audit of this data is not satisfactory to the lender. Most non-traditional commercial lenders do not verify income either before or after the Stated Income commercial loan closes.

I have prepared a Special Report entitled “The Top 5 Reasons that Banks Decline Business Loan Applications and the Top 5 Strategies for Converting a Declined Loan into an Approved Loan”. One of those five reasons is that loan underwriters find something on a tax return that disqualifies a borrower under the bank’s lending guidelines. This “something” will frequently be insufficient net income, but when loan underwriters look at tax returns, there are many other possibilities which produce a similar result. If the commercial borrower is applying for a Stated Income business loan, this situation will not occur because tax returns will not be included in the commercial loan underwriting process.

Many commercial borrowers should be interested in strategies for preventing a lender from obtaining their tax returns directly from the IRS or preventing a lender from forcing a long-term loan to be repaid early. Stated Income commercial real estate loans provide a viable commercial financing strategy to alleviate concerns about these issues. Stated Income business loans are no longer just a strategy to help a commercial borrower that could not obtain a commercial loan any other way. Stated Income commercial loans are now increasingly viewed as a a vital method to protect the commercial real estate borrower’s overall financial interests, both before and after the loan has closed.