Loan up to $10,000 – Bad credit – Centrelink recipients – OK!

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If you ever need to borrow cash fast, you may find that you need a loan. Perhaps it’s to pay an unexpected expense that crops up out of the blue. It could be to pay for your car rego or an expensive utility bill that was more than you expected. Though, it can be difficult at times for borrowers to gain access to credit from traditional lenders. That’s where we come in. Jacaranda Finance is super easy to apply with, no paperwork, and you don’t even need to leave the house! Sound good? Here’s all you need to know…

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What is a loan?

A loanis a sum of money that the lender (us) lends to the borrower (you), that needs to be repaid at a given rate over an agreed upon period. There are a few fees associated with personal finance however they’re completely transparent and you’ll never be hit with any unexpected charges.

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Who is eligible to apply with Jacaranda Finance?

Anyone who meets our eligibility requirements can apply with Jacaranda Finance. These are the requirements that we must comply with as responsible lenders. To apply you must be:

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age-18
Over 18 years of age

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Receiving a regular income

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Be an Australian citizen, or permanent resident

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Have a direct phone number and email address

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How do you apply?

Applying with Jacaranda Finance couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is head to our homepage and fill out our easy online application form. It will ask you some questions about your personal details, your purpose for the loan and your employment status. The form is so simple that it only takes a few minutes of your time to complete.

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What is a bad credit centrelink loan?

They are a method of borrowing money from Centrelink income, even if you have bad credit. To get one, first you submit your application with Jacaranda Finance. Next, your application is reviewed and hopefully approved. After this, the funds are transferred to your bank account. Finally, you repay the loan in a timely manner.

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What are Bad Credit Loans for Pensioners?

They are loans for pensioners or people who are on Centrelink. If you are receiving monthly payments as a pensioner, or are receiving income from Centrelink, you may qualify for a loan. Submit your application with Jacaranda Finance today.

As a part of your application, you need to provide a few pieces of information to support your application. The following is a list of some of the things we will ask you to provide in your application:

  • 100 points of ID to prove your identity
  • Internet banking details so that we can verify your income
  • Centrelink myGov details if you receive Centrelink income
  • Contact details such as mobile phone number and email address so we can contact you with an outcome of your application
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How much does it cost to borrow a loan?

With Jacaranda Finance, borrowing costs are a combination of an establishment fee plus monthly fees. There are also penalty fees if you miss making any of your direct debit repayments on time. However, if you don’t have any direct debit dishonours you won’t have to worry about this problem happening.

Jacaranda Finance offers three different types of finance, the cost structure varies slightly. We do small unsecured loans from $300 to $2,000, medium secured loans between $2,100 to $4,600 or large securecd loans from $5,000 to $10,000.

The costs of our small personal loans (unsecured):

  • Our small personal loans cost an establishment fee of 20% of the total amount
  • Plus an additional 4% monthly fee
  • There is also a direct debit dishonour fee of $35

The costs of our medium secured personal loans:

  • With our medium secured loans, they cost an establishment fee of $400
  • Plus, annual fees total 48%. Our comparison rate is 67.41%.
  • There is also a penalty fee of $35 for any direct debit dishonours.

Our large secured loans:

  • Plus, annual fees total 21.24%. Our comparison rate is 48%.
  • To give you a better idea of the costs, head to our homepage and check out our personal finance calculator. The repayments factor in everything including the establishment fee, monthly fees as well as the principal amount. Therefore, the fees and the principal amount make up each of your equal repayment amounts.

    In addition, it’s also worth checking out the Moneysmart website, which explains in more detail the permissible fees and charges for these types of loans.

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    How do you use a loan calculator?

    A loan calculator is a useful tool to help you to determine what your repayment amounts will be. The way it works is you choose the amount you want to borrow and select the length of the repayment period that you would like. As a result, our calculator automatically includes our interest rates and fees.

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    What are the lenghts of your terms?

    Our terms also vary slightly between the different types of loans we offer. Firstly, you can borrow our small finance over a period of 12 months/

    You can borrow our medium secured finance over a period of 13 to 24 months. Nevertheless, if you want to pay your loan off early you can! Especially because we won’t charge you any early exit fees.

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    How do repayments work?

    The way repayment works is we set up a direct debit so that your repayments come out of your account automatically. The intervals that your repayments are deducted from your account can happen on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis, it’s completely up to you. However, we do suggest that you set up your payments to match your pay cycle so you know you’ll always have enough money in your account. Therefore, we can offer repayments with ease.

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    Do you need to have good credit to apply?

    You don’t necessarily need to have a good credit rating to get a loan because we don’t always do credit checks . That’s because we know that there are other, more important, things to look at that will give us a more accurate representation of your relationship with your finances.

    For instance, we prefer to look at the last 90 days of your financial transactions to see how well you can manage your repayments. If we can see you have been making regular repayments on time, we are much more likely to extend you an offer for a loan.

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    What are some reasons to borrow?

    The sky’s the limit for when it comes to using personal finance. You can use personal loans for any purpose you like. Though, here is a list to give you some ideas about what our personal loans can be used for:

      Pay for your car registration – car rego is something that, if you have a car, you can’t avoid. It’s a big sum of money that’s always due all at once. Small personal loans are perfect in this situation, especially if you’re not prepared for it.

      Get your car repaired – when your car gets damaged it’s always completely unexpected and you’re stuck having to pay for car repairs you weren’t prepared for and can’t afford A loan will give you the quick cash you need to get back on the road as quickly as possible.

      Fund part of your wedding expenses or honeymoon – if you’ve met the right person for you and you are ready to tie the know, personal loans can help you make your special day a reality without that added stress.

      Replace your white goods – these are those household items that are completely necessary but also quite expensive. Apply for a loan and have your washing machine back in action in no time.

      To cover the rental bond – when you move into a new rental property you’ll need to pay a bond upfront before you move in. This can be between a few hundred to a few thousand dollars depending on the size of the property you are moving into. Not everyone has that kind of cash just lying around, especially if you’re moving in a rush. A loan will have it covered, no stress at all.

    These are only some examples of what the personal loan can be used for. It’ll really up to you to decide what the purpose of your loan is. You can even borrow one of our medium secured personal loans to consolidate multiple debts.

    However, the only thing you cannot use one of our small personal loans for is to pay off another small loan.

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    What are the benefits of getting a loan with Jacaranda Finance?

    So, there are so many great things about taking out a loan with Jacaranda Finance. Below, we’ve outlined some of the benefits you can enjoy when you get a loan with us.

    Our application process is easy – no messy paperwork, you don’t even need to leave the house. Everything can be done completely online without having to step a foot outside your door.

      You receive your money fast – from the time you apply to the time you receive your funds is almost no time at all. We try and get back to you with an outcome of your application within an hour of submitting your request to borrow. Then as soon as you have accepted your loan contract, we transfer your funds straight away. Depending on what bank you are with, you can receive your money the same day you apply.

      Great customer service – if you ever have a problem throughout the duration of your loan contract, you can contact one of our team members who can help you out with any questions or concerns you may have.

      Transparent fees and charges – one thing that sets us apart from other lenders is that we are very clear about what our loan fees and charges are right from the beginning. You don’t have to worry about being surprised with hidden fees. Plus, we don’t charge you early exit fees if you are ready to pay your loan off early.

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    What should I do before I decide to borrow a loan?

    Deciding to borrow can be a big decision to make since you are entering into a financial commitment. Whether you are getting a bank loan or a loan from an alternative lender, it’s always important to ask yourself some important questions to ensure that you are fully prepared before you decide to borrow.

      Can you afford the repayments? – We will never lend you more than you can afford to repay. Though it’s still a good idea to look at your budget and work out what you can comfortably afford. That way you won’t have to worry about being unable to afford the repayments. The last thing we would want is for you to get yourself into a difficult situation where you are struggling to make payments.

      What is the purpose of the loan? – is the reason you need to borrow a loan incredibly urgent? If your reason for borrowing money can’t wait any longer, then getting a loan is probably the right decision. Though if it’s not urgent, and you don’t have a particular purpose for the loan in mind, borrowing might not be the right decision.

      Have I met the eligibility requirements – check that you have met the eligibility requirements before you apply. If you haven’t your application will not be accepted.

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    What if your application was rejected?

    Therefore, if you apply for a loan and your application is not accepted, don’t be disheartened. There may be several reasons for why this may have happened. Below is a list of some of the reasons your loan may have been rejected:

    • You are unemployed – if you don’t have a regular source of income from employment, lenders will wonder how you will be able to make the repayments for the loan. Though we do accept some Centrelink income recipients, we often require that they have a supplementary income too.
    • Direct debit dishonours on your account – when we do a check of your recent financial history we can see if you have been making your payments on time. If we can see multiple direct debit dishonours we will worry that you will make direct debit dishonours when you are repaying your loan with us.
    • You’ve made payments to gambling sites – if we see a lot of this kind of activity in your financial history, we will consider it to be risky behaviour and we may reject your application based on this information.
    • Cash is your form of payment – if cash is your only form of payment it can be difficult to verify your income. Unless you always deposit this money into your account, we won’t be able to see your income which means it will be hard to verify whether you’ll be able to repay your loan or not.

    In summary, getting a loan can be a great solution to help you out in a sticky situation. They are easy to apply for and you receive them very fast. If it sounds like personal loans might be something you need, go on and apply for one now! What are you waiting for?

    If you want to learn more about how to manage your money, head to the Moneysmart website.

How customers rate Jacaranda

Loan up to $10,000 - Bad credit - Centrelink recipients - OK! Overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 based on 60 reviews.

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Fast & Safe Loans

Small Personal Loan

Loan Amount

Minimum
$300


Maximum
$2,000

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Terms

Minimum
12 Months


Maximum
12 Months

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Costs

Up to 20% Establishment Fee
+ monthly fee up to 4%

Jacaranda Finance does not charge an annual interest rate on SACC loans. These small amount loans incur 'fees' instead of interest. The maximum comparison rate on our loans between $300 and $2000 is 199.43%.

WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate
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Examples

Loan Amount of $1,000 over 6 months repayable weekly (25 weekly repayments). $1,000 (Principal Amount) + $200 (20% Establishment Fee) + $240 (fees based on 4% per month over 25 weeks) = $1,440 total repayable in 25 weekly installments of $57.60.

Loan Amount of $1,000 over 12 months repayable weekly (50 weekly repayments). $1,000 (Principal Amount) + $200 (20% Establishment Fee) + $480 (fees based on 4% per month over 50 weeks) = $1,680 total repayable in 50 weekly installments of $33.60.

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Medium Personal Loan

Loan Amount

Minimum
$2,100


Maximum
$4,600

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Terms

Minimum
13 Months


Maximum
24 Months

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Costs

Annual Percentage Rate (APR) starts at 20.56%
Comparison Rate is 20.56% per annum.

This comparison rate is based on a medium amount credit contract of $2,500 repaid over 2 years with a $400 establishment fee and APR of 20.56%.

WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate
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Loan Amount of $3,000 over 18 months repayable weekly (78 weekly repayments). $3,000 (Principle Amount) + $400 (Establishment Fee) + $555.83 (reducing interest*) = $3955.83 total repayable over 18 months with weekly installments of $50.71.

Loan Amount of $4,500 over 24 months repayable weekly (104 weekly repayments). $4,500 (Principle Amount) + $400 (Establishment Fee) + $1081.85 (reducing interest*) = $5981.85 total repayable over 24 months with weekly installments of $57.51

* Reducing interest means that the 20.56% APR is applied to the outstanding balance on a loan. When a loan repayment is made, the loans outstanding balance goes down and the APR is applied to that lower balance. Therefore, the interest component of the loan will constantly reduce (as long as repayments are being made!) - thus it is called reducing interest.
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Large Personal Loan

Loan Amount

Minimum
$5,000


Maximum
$10,000

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Terms

Minimum
13 Months


Maximum
36 Months

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Costs

Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is 12%
Comparison rate is 19.88% per annum.

WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate
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Examples

Loan Amount of $5,000 over 18 months repayable weekly (78 weekly repayments). $5,000 (Principle Amount) + $1831.16 (Interest) = $6831.16 total repayable over 18 months with weekly installments of $87.57.

Loan Amount of $10,000 over 24 months repayable weekly (104 weekly repayments). $10,000 (Principle Amount) + $5041.72 (Interest) = $15041.72 total repayable over 24 months with weekly installments of $144.63.

* Reducing interest means that the 19.88% APR is applied to the outstanding balance on a loan. When a loan repayment is made, the loans outstanding balance goes down and the APR is applied to that lower balance. Therefore, the interest component of the loan will constantly reduce (as long as repayments are being made!) - thus it is called reducing interest.
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