Increasing Debt Is Crushing Us: The Burden On Canadians
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Consumer Debt: The Size Of The Problem
According to the credit-reporting firm Equifax, the average Canadian household carries $22,800 in non-mortgage-related debt. When we look at people aged 46-55, that figure rises to $34,100. These are people who should be saving for retirement, but thanks to such debt loads, many find this impossible. A BDO Canada survey found 37% of people aged 34-54 had little or no retirement savings.
On average, Canadians owe $1.77 for every $1.00 in earned income. For some of us, it’s even worse: The Bank of Canada claims that 8% of indebted Canadians owe 350% or more of their gross income, a staggering burden.
Many Canadians have given up hope of ever being debt-free.
Increased Interest Rates Are Pushing Debtors Over The Edge
After years of a downward trend in defaults, bankruptcies, and other indicators of debt stress, the arrows are pointing in the other direction. Equifax predicated an increase in late payments and defaults on credit card debt in 2019. The number of Canadians $200 or less away from insolvency every month increased from 40% to 46% in the last quarter, according to insolvency management firm MNP.
The number of consumers seeking debt relief went up 5.1% from the previous year, according to the Canadian Superintendent of Bankruptcy. In hard-hit Alberta, this number was 16%.
An increasing number of Canadians have chosen home equity loans and lines of credit to address credit card debt. But, according to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, ¼ of borrowers are only repaying the interest on these loans.
For an economy, heavily dependent on consumer spending and real-estate purchases, these are worrying trends.
A Debt-Stressed Populace
Recent surveys hint at the debt burden on ordinary Canadians. A recent BDO Canada survey of 2000 Canadian adults revealed that 20% of Canadians without kids said the burden of debt in their lives was so great that they didn’t know what to do. For Canadians with kids, that percentage increased to 34%.
A 2018 Angus Reid survey showed 1/3 of Canadians were “very stressed” about money. 11% had used payday loans to get by. 25% had borrowed money to pay for basic needs like groceries and gas.
A 2018 survey by the Canadian Payroll Association showed 40% of Canadians felt overwhelmed by debt, as opposed to 35% in the 2017 survey.
Debt Stress Is Affecting People From All Walks Of Life
Clearly, there’s a debt stress problem in Canada. And it can’t be addressed on the installment plan. Insolvency expert Scott Terio tells of counseling accountants, small business people, and financial analysts, all struggling with terrible debt loads. The old stereotype of the “deadbeat” just doesn’t reflect reality.
The problem of crushing consumer debt in Canada will no doubt be foremost in the minds of decision-makers, as they weigh mortgage rules and interest rate policy in the year ahead.
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Please note that although most online loans can be funded on the same day, it can take up to 24 hours in some cases.
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Who we are
We are an online financial service provider. We work with licensed private lenders, to provide short term financial solutions, that are significantly less expensive and more flexible than a conventional payday loan. Good credit, bad credit, it doesn't matter. We will assist you in finding the financial product that suits your needs.
Fees and Interest
Depending on the risk associated with the application, Our lenders charge an APR ( Annual percentage rate) of 22% to 32%. Membership fees do apply. Please refer to our "Example Cost of Borrowing" section for more information.
Terms of Repayment
Our installment loans can be paid weekly, bi-weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly. The payment schedule depends on the customer's pay frequency. Unlike payday loan providers, our lenders offer loan terms of 90 and 120 days. Extended payment schedules are available for loans over $1000.
What Makes us better than Payday Lenders
Typically, Payday Loan providers require borrowers to finalize entirely on their next paycheck. The costs associated with payday loans vary from province to province.
The ABR (Annualized Borrowing Rate) for
- payday loans ranges between 390% to as high as 560%.
- installment loans range between 190% and 200%.
Our ABR includes all fees and interest associated with our installment loan product. Our cheaper ABR and more flexible terms make our product a better choice for Canadians in need of a short term financial solution.
Example Cost Borrowing
$300 borrowed over 3 months on a bi-weekly payment schedule, will cost the borrower 6 payments of approximately $75. The total amount reimbursed is roughly $450.00. This includes all membership fees as well as Interest and capital.
Our lenders charge a $50 fee for any returned payment due to NSF (Non-Sufficient Funds). The missed payment, as well as the lenders' fee, are added to the end of your payment plan schedule. Two additional payments are extended to the payment plan.
Our Lenders charge a fee of $35.00 to reschedule a payment and extend the payment plan.
The rules for rescheduling payments are the following:
- A client can not reschedule the first payment.
- A client can not reschedule two payments in a row
- A client can not reschedule more than two payments per loan term.
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This type of financing is meant to be used as a bridge to solve an immediate financial crisis. Interest rates are relative to risk and may be higher than conventional banking institutions.
Please note that having Multiple Installment Loans or Payday Loans can result in long term financial burdens. Please give us a call if you are caught in a loan cycle due to predatory loan practices. Our agents will assist you in finding a consolidation product that will prevent costly collections procedures as well as a negative impact on your credit file.
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Our application process is simple and easy on PC, tablet, or mobile phone. The following is criteria is necessary to qualify for a loan:
- You must be a Canadian citizen
- You must be over 18 years of age
- You must be employed full time.
- You must have an active bank account.
- Must not be engaged in a consumer proposal or a bankruptcy process.
Installment Loans versus Payday Loans
Downside of Payday Loans
- Online Installment loans in Canada are 50% to 60% cheaper than payday loans and are available with longer repayment terms, making them significantly safer for your credit score.
- As the borrower, you benefit from a straightforward reimbursement process and avoid the risks associated with costly and dangerous loan cycles.
- When you take out no credit check installment loans in Canada, you also benefit from an automated stress-free payment plan that enables you to budget more efficiently for your future financial obligations.
- Moreover, you can further benefit from reduced rates and increased credit limits with every loan you successfully reimburse.
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Offering users a great customer experience is our number one priority. In order to achieve this, we start by making the application process as simple as we can.
Once you've filled out the application, there is nothing else we need you to provide. No extra documents. If there is anything required from your part, rest assure that our helping agents will contact you ASAP. They are here to help you.
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When it comes to no credit check installment loans, Canada has the best service available: 514Loans, offering great payment plans and reasonable interest rates. We look forward to assisting you in finding the best financial solution for your needs.
What Can Installment Loans Be Used For?
At 514Loans, our goal is to provide the short term loans Canada needs, and to do it quickly. By streamlining the application process, we can help you start spending right away. We believe that you know your own situation best, and so we leave it up to you to decide how best to use your own money.
The following are just some of the examples of how you can use your installment loan:
- Eliminate credit card debt
- Get a new or used car
- Boost your small business
- Pay medical expenses
- Use it for school expenses
- Take a vacation
- Renovate your kitchen
- and more!
With some of the best Canada loans online, you'll get a great deal at 514Loans, along with low interest rates and flexible terms.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a cash advance?
A cash advance is a short term financial solution, often used to cover car repairs, collection notices or any other type of unexpected expenses. Short-term cash advance services fulfill a need not met by traditional financial institutions, offering a less costly and often more desirable option for short-term loans.
A non-traditional cash advance is often the best way to receive a quick loan. Industry group CFSA reports that non-sufficient funds (NSF) cost consumers tens of billions of dollars each year from banks and credit unions. CFSA notes that millions of people each year “choose payday advance as a dignified, discreet, and often less costly solution for cash flow problems, without asking family for money or risking personal items as collateral.”
Many applicants also struggle to attain traditional financing despite having excellent credit. Many of them need quick access to working capital. Online lenders have emerged as a welcome alternative for borrowers everywhere. Online lenders are increasingly being used by consumers and businesses to get fast access to capital outside of banks. Also known as marketplace lenders, they “have leveraged low operating costs, minimal regulations, Big Data, and technology streamlined for a mobile generation to mediate terms between everyday borrowers who want quick access to cash.
What are the requirements to get a cash advance?
We like to keep things simple.
- You must be over 18 years of age
- You must be a Canadian citizen
- You must be employed full-time
- You must have an active bank account
- You must not be engaged in a consumer proposal
- You must complete an IBV (Instant Bank Verification)
I am Self Employed. Can I apply for a cash advance?
Absolutely! Just as long as our agents can verify a frequent source of income through your IBV (Internet Banking Verification).
How much money am I allowed to borrow?
Our loans range from $300 to $3000.
However, ou lender's credit risk may assign a different amount than originally requested. This assures that the borrower will be able to reimburse the loan without any negative impact on their budget and/or financial situation.
When can I expect the funds to arrive?
Your funds are deposited automatically as soon as we receive your signed electronic contract. Deposits typically happen on the same day; however, some deposits can take up to 24 hours to appear in your bank account.
What do I need to email or fax in?
You may fax or upload your documents during your application process.
The required documents are:
- A copy of your driver's license
- A proof of residence (any most recent utility bill with your name and address indicated on it)
Consolidate Your Debts and Get out of Dangerous Loan Cycles
Are you caught in a loan cycle?
514Loans is here to help! We work with a non-profit corporation to help Canadians get out of loan cycles. We can help you get your paycheck back!
If you are struggling with multiple loans, unable to keep up with high interest rates, or are facing a potential bankruptcy, give us a call now and let us help you consolidate your debts into one small monthly payment.
If you are unfamiliar with how the credit reporting system works or if you would like guidance in understanding and improving your credit standing, please contact a non-profit credit counsellor at Consolidated Credit by calling 1 (844)-871-1426.
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Credit counsellors can help to assess your situation, clarify errors on your report and outline the best options to rehabilitate your credit through repayment of debts at lowered interest rates. Doing this will enable you to qualify for new credit in the near future.
Debt Consolidation Programs
We work with a non-profit credit counseling company.
We frequently recommend to our clients to explore all of their financial options through a professional counselor at Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada. This approach allows our clients to decide for themselves which option is best for them and their financial well being.
If you are struggling with too many loans, please click on the free consultation button on this page, and see if you qualify for the debt relief you deserve.
Benefits of a Debt Management Program (DMP) w/ Consolidated Credit
- Lowered monthly payments to creditors
- Lower interest rates than credit cards, Payday Loans or Installment loans
- Get a clear understanding of how to budget to avoid loan cycles in the future
- Have more money left on your paycheck to begin saving again.
Disadvantages of a Debt Management Program w/ Consolidated Credit
- Any unsecured account(s) consolidated in a DMP will be permanently closed in order to achieve the reduced interest rate(s).
- RBC and Canadian Tire Mastercard are “full-budget creditors” meaning they will review the prepared budget and credit file to ensure all unsecured creditors have been included on the DMP before they agree to be included and that no budgeted expenses are unrealistic for a hardship circumstance.
- Scotiabank will review the same to ensure that all of their unsecured products have been included prior to agreeing to our proposal.
Offering Installment Loans in Canada, Even with Bad Credit
When Canadians find themselves in need of short-term loans, bad credit shouldn't stand in the way. And the repayment process for those loans should be as simple as paying rent or mortgage, phone plans, electricity and other monthly bills.
Installment loans offer the bridge you’re looking for when you’ve landed in a spot of financial trouble. The small and steady payments allow you to easily plan your budget accordingly. Most importantly you can usually obtain prompt approval for these online loans without a credit check.
Here are some of the most frequent situations that may call for an installment loan:
It doesn’t matter who you are, you need a roof over your head. But an unexpected expense can cause anyone to be short on their rent, often a day or two before it is due.
Thankfully, an installment loan can help you in a few ways. First and foremost, you’ll have the cash to cover this month’s rent. And if you budget accordingly, the flexibility of an installment loan will also help you avoid falling behind financially in the future.
Falling behind on a car payment can be hazardous to your credit. An installment loan is a great solution that helps you make the necessary payments while allowing you to stay on course with your budget.
An installment loan can also help you phase out and replace a payday loan, which typically reduces additional financial concerns in the future.
Are you caught in a payday loan cycle? Are you using a big part of your paycheck to cover your payday loans? Consolidating that debt with an online installment loan allows you to have a single small payment, instead of seeing most of your paycheck disappear as soon as you receive it.
If you have Bad Credit
Even people with bad credit are usually able to take out our no credit check installment loans. The benefits of that can be huge; you get somewhere to turn to when you need money, and you don't have to do so at a further cost to your credit score.
According to credit.com, installment loans won’t negatively impact your credit. Individual installment loans don’t account for enough money to play a huge role in your credit score. In fact, the same blog explains that paying off an installment loan for a lengthier term has a positive influence over credit scoring models.
Avoid NSF Charges
Unpaid NSF fees are damaging to your credit. If they remain unpaid for 30 days, your account will be considered delinquent and reported to the credit bureau. Delinquent accounts do harm your credit score and can further complicate your situation. 514Loans can help you avoid unnecessary NSF charges.
When January 24th rolls around, most people are nervously anticipating their credit card bill from the holidays. Sometimes you have to financially overextend yourself during the holidays so you’re able to purchase gifts for your friends. Other times it’s a big family trip you couldn’t back out of, even though you were a little light on funds.
Regardless, an installment loan can help you recover from the financial stress of the holidays.
No Credit Check LoansBenefit From Our Policy
Our applicants are not subject to credit checks. We use your banking transactions as well as other criteria to assess your request. We give you a clean slate. We believe in second chances, and we will take a chance with you when nobody else will.
What is a short term loan good for?
It should be considered as a bridge money to pay for urgent bills and not a method to increase your credit. Our rate are higher because we take a lot of risk with lending to someone with having done a credit check when issuing a customer a loan.
Short Term Loans
We understand that there are limits to how much you can stretch your paycheck in order to accommodate unforeseen expenses. Don't worry, we've got your back when it comes to installment loans in Canada.
Our Loan Rates
Our lenders charge an APR (annual percentage rate) of 22% to 32% depending on the risk score of the application.
A 300$ loan with an APR of 32% is refundable in 6 bi-weekly payments of approximately $75. This example includes all the fees associated with the borrowed capital over the three months.
Terms of Repayment
Our online installment loans are repayable within a period of 90 to 120 days. Longer loan terms are available for loans over $1000.
Abusing microloans can cause negative impacts to your financial well-being due to their higher interest rates. The interest rate on an installment loan is higher than conventional financial institutions and should be used only for emergencies.
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Payday Loans are:
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- Extremely expensive
- Have a short payback of 14 days
- Being replaced by installment loans
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