Category: Short Term Loans

Can I use Short Term Loans to Pay for Anything?

It is often the case that you might be restricted when it come to borrowing as to what you can spend the money on. For example, if you get a car loan, then you will need to use that money to buy a car and the same with a mortgage where you will need to use the money to buy a home. However, there are loans where you can use the money to buy anything you wish as the lender will not specify or check. This is the case with a short-term loan.

However, there are still some restrictions which you need to be aware of which could limit what you use the loan for. Although these are not ‘rules’; due to the limitations of the loan it could mean that your choices will be limited.

Amount you can borrow

With a short-term loan, you will normally only be able to borrow up to a maximum of £1,000. This amount will depend on the lender though. Some lenders will only lend small amounts to first-time borrowers such as a few hundred pounds. This means that if you are a first time borrower, you may find that you are restricted in the amount that you can borrow.

If you want to buy something with the money form the loan then you will be restricted in what you can buy depending on how much money you get lent. You may find that it will not be enough to afford the item that you are hoping to get. It is worth noting though that different lenders will have different criteria and so some may lend more money to first time borrowers than others. This means that you may want to approach several and see whether you can find one that will lend you enough. Of course, if you only want a very small amount anyway, then this will not impact you at all.


It is also worth thinking about the cost. All loans cost money and it is a good idea to find out how much it will cost you before you take it out. Then you will be able to work out whether you think that it is worth it. It is a good idea to think about the cost of the item you are buying with the loan. Then add the cost of the loan and think about whether you would still want to buy this item even if it cost that much money. It might be that you have little choice, perhaps if what you are buying is a necessity, but if you do have a choice, then have a think about it.

Term of the loan

It is also worth noting that a short-term loan will only last for a few weeks or even days. This means that you will need to repay it in full, very quickly. Therefore, if you need the money for a while, then this may be a suitable loan type for you. The loan will need to be repaid on the next day that you get paid. This could work out fine, but it will depend on the purpose of the loan whether this will suit you. Sometimes it can be the case that we know that we will not be able to afford to repay the money for some time. If this is something that you feel will be the case for you, then it could be that the short term of this loan will just not be suitable for you.  

So, you will have to consider whether it will work out for you. It will very much depend on the circumstances that you are in and whether you are happy with using the loan like this. It is a good idea to spend some time thinking about these things though as you could find that you will be in a better position to make a good decision about whether to take out the loan or not. It is good to consider the value for money you are getting from the loan and how closely it will fit with your requirements. It is no good just taking a loan out for the sake of it if it does not meet your expectations.

They will be able to be used for most things as long as they are not too expensive as you will be restricted in the amount of money that you are able to borrow from them. You will also only be able to borrow the money for a short amount of time, so you need to think about whether this will work out for you. You also need to think about the cost of the loan and whether you are happy to pay that extra money to get what you need.