A loan is any financial assistance that you receive from a
professional lender with the agreement that you'll pay it
back, typically with interest. There are numerous types.
We list the most common ones below:
These are loans of various sizes
that you can use for any purpose, and are given based on
your personal credit history.
These are backed up with an asset,
which can be repossessed by the lender should you be
unable to pay. Car financing and mortgage are common
These loans aren't backed up with
anything, and are given on the basis of 'good faith',
which is the lender's belief that you can repay based
on credit history and other factors.
These loans allow borrowers to
repay the loan in several smaller payments rather than
one large payment. Depending on the lender, you may have
some flexibility in how much and how often you pay.
These are short-term loans that you
will usually pay in full by your next payday, and they
have rigid due dates. These typically have a higher APR
because of the shorter length of lending.
These have uses specified for
business purposes, and are given based on your business'
previous and expected performance.
Though all of the above can be offered
online, the key difference is that online loans can get
you your cash much more quickly than traditional loans,
sometimes less than 15 minutes after you get your
The simple answer is "not always". The above types of loans
all have their different purposes that they fulfil, so be
sure to understand what issue you're trying to solve before
you agree to commit to receiving the loan. A loan might be
a good solution to a sudden emergency such as a car
accident, or as a boost to get back into a healthy budget,
but maybe not for long-term financing of personal expenses.
How do Sunny loans work?
At Sunny, we believe in transparent, easy-to-understand online loans that put you in control.
Sunny guarantees no fees for anything in our loans - just interest on what you borrow.
We give you 5 days to change your mind and repay the principal with no fees and no interest.
You can do this once per month, no questions asked.
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Our flexible overpayments plan allows you to pay more each month so you repay earlier and save money on interest.