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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 trying to pay off one payday loan with another

“I’ve had to take out some more payday loans to cover other payday loans because it just spiralled…”

Never use a payday loan to pay off another payday loan. The interest plus late payment and other charges can accumulate and lead to more serious debt problems

Here’s what you can do instead:

  1. Get free, confidential debt advice. The adviser will be on your side and can help you sort out your money problems. Find a free debt adviser now

  2. Contact your lender as soon as possible and let them know your situation. If you’re struggling with repayments on a payday loan they have to treat you fairly and with consideration. In particular, they have to give you reasonable time to get free debt advice and repay the debt. This may include freezing their interest and charges or agreeing a repayment plan with you. For further information, read our guide: Problems paying back a payday loan

  3. If you’ve agreed a continuous payment authority (also known as a recurring payment), you can cancel it at any time. This may help if you are struggling to pay essential bills but remember, if you do this you will still owe the debt and the lender can go on charging interest and other fees. So it’s essential that you let your lender know and you get free debt advice to help you deal with the loan.

To find out more, read our guide Recurring payments for payday loans