Cash Advance Loans FAQs

Cash advance loans are meant for life’s cash emergencies. When times get tough and money is running low, a cash advance loan may be able to help you get through. Before borrowing, it’s important to fully understand the process. Speedy Cash is here to provide answers to your cash advance questions.

Cash Advance Basics

A: A cash advance is another name for a payday loan. The cash advance definition is this: emergency loans that allow you to advance cash from your next paycheck. Cash advances should be used for short-term financial needs only, and not as a long-term solution.
A: There's no difference between a cash advance and a payday loan. You may also hear these loans referred to as "payday advances," but these are all typically the same type of loan – emergency loans for emergency cash needs.
A: Cash advance amounts are typically based on your monthly earnings and your ability to repay the amount you borrow. In addition, there are state regulations that may limit the amount you can borrow. For additional details, view the rates and terms section of your lender's website.

Cash Advance Process

A: Cash advances are advances on your next pay day. The process may vary by lender, but typically the process is as follows:

Fill out an application

Receive an instant lending decision

Sign your loan documents upon approval

Choose how much to borrow, up to the amount you’re approved for

Receive your cash

Pay back your advance cash plus fees on your due date

A: There are different ways to apply for a cash advance. Depending on the payday lender, you may be able to apply online, by phone or at a store near you. Check with your preferred lender to see what options are available to you.

Speedy Cash offers convenient ways to apply including an online application, a loans by phone process and in-person cash advance services at our store locations.
A: You can apply online for a cash advance, although you may be able to access your cash faster when you apply in-person at a payday loan location near you.

Cash Advance Requirements

A: There are a few cash advance requirements that you will need to meet in order to apply. In most cases to apply you will need:
  • Valid ID
  • Proof of steady source of income
  • Checking account information
  • Valid phone number

Cash Advance Rates

A: Cash advance rates vary by lender and by state. Typically, they carry a flat fee associated with the amount that you borrow. Before applying, Speedy Cash recommends that you review the rates and terms with your lender to fully understand how much you will be charged.

Customer Notice:
There are a wide variety of loan products available in the marketplace, so your choice of lending products should match your financial needs. Small-dollar loans used over a long period of time can be expensive.

Subject to state regulations, eligibility, credit check, underwriting and approval. Rates, terms and conditions apply. Installment title loans subject to minimum auto value requirements. See associate for details. Lending decisions and funding times subject to system limitations. Some applications may require additional verification, which can delay the lending decision. Same day funding only available for Opt+ cardholders and in-store pickup. Minimum age to apply in Alabama is 19.

NOTICE: The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract); because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program; or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The Federal agency that administers compliance with this law concerning this creditor is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW, Washington DC 20006 and the Federal Trade Commission, Equal Credit Opportunity, Washington DC 20580.

In Texas, Speedy Cash operates as a Registered Credit Access Business (CAB). The actual Lender is an unaffiliated third party. Speedy Cash engages in the money transmission business as an authorized delegate of Western Union Financial Services, Inc. under Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code. Speedy Cash engages in the money transmission and/or currency exchange business as an authorized delegate of MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. and Western Union Financial Services under Chapter 151 of the Texas Finance Code.

In Ohio, SCIL, Inc. dba Speedy Cash, is a registered Ohio Credit Services Organization (CS.900174.000) operating pursuant to the Ohio Credit Services Organization Act. The actual lender is an unaffiliated third party. The Ohio laws against discrimination require that all creditors make credit equally available to all credit worthy customers, and that credit reporting agencies maintain separate credit histories on each individual upon request. The Ohio civil rights commission administers compliance with this law.

CA: Licensed by the California Department of Business Oversight pursuant to the California Deferred Deposit Transaction Law. California loans other than deferred deposit loans are issued pursuant to the California Financing Law. Installment Title Loans subject to minimum auto value requirements.

New Mexico: This lender is licensed and regulated by the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, Financial Institutions Division, P.O. Box 25101, 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504. To report any unresolved problems or complaints, contact the division by telephone at (505) 476-4885 or visit the website

Nevada: The use of check-cashing services, deferred deposit loan services, high-interest loan services or title loan services should be used for short-term financial needs only and not as a long-term financial solution. Customers with credit difficulties should seek credit counseling before entering into any loan transaction.

Tennessee: The State of Tennessee requires a minimum principal reduction. In order to comply with the minimum state-required principal reduction, Speedy Cash requires that minimum payments include a principal reduction of 2% or $2.50 for Customers who get paid bi-weekly/twice-a-month, or 4% or $5 for Customers who get paid monthly, whichever is greater.

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