Don’t be tempted by fast cash — get the facts about payday loans Contact us Cymraeg

Have you checked out the alternatives to a payday loan?

Find out about cheaper, lower risk alternatives and how to tackle money problems.

What people tell us about using payday loans for non-essential spending

“It’s full of bright colours, it’s like a sweet shop isn’t it when you go and do an online payday loan…”

“They are so easy to get and I just kept getting them. The interest was so much I was getting them just to live on, so once you got so far it was impossible to get out of them…”

A payday loan can be an expensive way to fund going out and other non-essential spending. It can quickly lead to serious money problems if you don’t repay the loan on time.

Here’s what to do instead:

  1. Can you wait until you can afford to go out without borrowing? To find our exactly where your money’s going each month use our Budget Planner

  2. Find cheaper ways to meet up with your friends, such as going to free events in your area.

  3. Read about other alternatives to a payday loan

Make sure you know the facts before going ahead with a payday loan. Read our guides Payday loans and Payday loan problems