As I have mentioned previously credit unions do a much better job than any other financial category of providing customer value. Instead of trying to trick you and rip you off, credit unions often just provide services at a reasonable cost. What a sensible idea. Credit Unions Slowly Fill Void As Payday Lenders Leave D.C.
The credit unions’ products vary, but generally they are loans of $300 to $1,000 with an annual percentage rate of up to 18 percent. Unlike payday loans, in which borrowers sign over part of their next paycheck for the cash advance, the credit unions’ new products have longer terms, from thirty days to a year.
It is still an indication of bad personal finances to take the short term loan, but if that is the choice you make, paying a reasonable rate will greatly reduce the damage to your personal financial health.