Where And How To Get Collateral-free Personal Loans Online in Nigeria

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Where And How To Get Collateral-free Personal Loans Online in Nigeria

Accessing personal loans has taken a different dimension with a couple of service providers giving out collateral-free loans without the need a proof of employment or even a visit to a banking hall for some paperwork.

Collateral-free Personal Loans

The repayment period for these ranges from 14 days to 6 months, depending on the providers. The maximum amount one can access initially is dependent on the provided information, and requested funds are transferred almost immediately.

Below are some of the providers of such personal loans in no particular other.

Paylater

  • Requirements: Valid bank details and BVN
  • Platform: Android
  • Interest rate: 15% to 40%, depending on credit rating
  • Loan tenure: 15 days to 6 months
  • Multiple loans at a time: No
  • Repayment channels: Debit Card, Quickteller and direct transfer

To access personal loans from Paylater, all you need is an Android device, data connection and valid bank details. Paylater claims that users that repay on-time have access to a higher credit limits. There is a validation charge of ₦100 on the initial loan.

KwikCash by 9mobile

kwikcash quick personal loans

  • Requirements: A 9mobile line and valid bank details
  • Platform: USSD (*561#)
  • Interest rate: 10 – 20%
  • Loan tenure: 14 days
  • Multiple loans at a time: No
  • Repayment channels: ATM, debit card and direct transfer/deposit

The entire process of borrowing starts and ends with *561#, from a 9mobile line. You can access up to ₦100, 000 and you get the loan within 3 minutes. In case you are wondering what happens when you port to another network, you can choose to pay using any of the available payment channels. There is  a network fee of ₦20 per loan.

Aella Credit

  • Requirements: Valid bank details, BVN and employer registration (for in-network loans)
  • Platform: Android
  • Interest rate: 20% – 27% for out of network loan
  • Loan tenure: One month
  • Multiple loans at a time: No
  • Repayment channel(s): Debit card

Aella Credit has two options: in-network — for users whose company is registered on the platform — and out-of-network, that caters for people whose company is not registered. The in-network option promises higher loan amounts at lower interest rates.

Part of the information requested on registration include details of your next of kin, and there’s a processing fee of ₦30.

SnapCredit

  • Requirements: Employer registration, valid bank details
  • Platform: Web
  • Interest rate: Function of the amount of loan and its tenure.
  • Loan tenure: 1 to 12 months
  • Multiple loans at a time: Yes
  • Repayment channel: Monthly loan repayments are deducted from salary

SnapCredit serves as a medium for employers who do not want to give direct loans to their employees, by providing employees with instant access to money with no paperwork.

One outstanding feature of SnapCredit is that it allows you take another loan even with a running loan. However, you can’t borrow beyond your credit limit.

KiaKia

  • Requirements: Work ID card, valid bank details
  • Platform: Web
  • Interest rate: 5.6% – 24%
  • Loan tenure: 7 to 30 days
  • Multiple loans at a time: No
  • Repayment channel: Debit card, direct deposit

KiaKia makes use of a chatbot that takes you through the process of registration and other activities towards getting your personal loans. You must have a work identity card before you can access a loan on Kiakia. You can also choose to register as a lender.

FINT

  • Requirements: Valid bank details, valid ID card, and bank statements
  • Platform: Web
  • Interest rate: 9% – 39%
  • Loan tenure: 2 – 12 months
  • Multiple loans at a time: No
  • Repayment channel: Debit card, direct deposit

FINT is more of a marketplace that matches lenders with creditworthy borrowers. The minimum amount of personal loans given out is ₦60,000 and the interest rate is based on borrower’s risk score.

A Tax Identification Number (TIN) is requested for on registration, which implies that you cannot access the service if you are not a taxpayer. You will also need to pay ₦3,000 as risk assessment token.

C24

  • Requirements: Physical documents, valid bank details
  • Platform: Web
  • Interest rate: 4% and above
  • Loan tenure: 1 to 9 months
  • Multiple loans at a time: No
  • Repayment channel: Debit card, direct deposit

C24 offers collateral-free personal loans but application requires you submitting some documents at their office or having them pick it up from yours. Documents required include means of national identity, proof of employment, direct debit mandate, post-dated cheques, bank statement and a passport photograph.

Zedvance

  • Requirements: Valid bank details
  • Platform: Web
  • Interest rate: 7.5% to 58%
  • Loan Tenure: 1 to 12 months
  • Multiple loans at a time: No
  • Repayment channel: Cheques, direct debit/deposit

Part of the process of applying for a loan online on Zedvance includes uploading some supporting documents. Loan tenure can be up to 12 months with interest rate which can be as low as 7.5%.

Branch

  • Requirements: A Facebook Account, BVN and valid bank details
  • Platform: Android
  • Interest rate: 20%
  • Loan tenure: One month
  • Multiple loans at a time: No
  • Repayment channels: Debit card, auto-debit, mobile banking app.

Branch makes use of some information on your phone to make lending decisions. This includes handset details, SMS logs, call logs and contact list. Loans on Branch are repaid in four weekly instalments.

Sharp Sharp by Credit Direct

  • Requirements: Guarantor, physical documents, personal bank details
  • Platform: Web
  • Interest rate: 5% for 1 month to 59.99% for 12 months
  • Loan tenure: One month and beyond
  • Multiple loans at a time: No
  • Repayment channel: Direct debit

Sharp Sharp provides personal loans to both salary earners and entrepreneurs. Loan tenure can be up to 12 months. Aside the documents requested by C24 above, you will need a guarantor to get a Sharp Sharp loan.

QuickCheck

  • Requirements: Facebook account, valid and active phone number, bank details and source of income
  • Platform: Android
  • Interest Rate: 1% daily
  • Loan tenure: 5 to 30 days
  • Multiple loans at a time: No
  • Repayment channel: Debit Card, Direct Deposit

Applying for a loan on QuickCheck require that you have a source of income, even selecting employment status options like student, unemployed or retired as your employment status. And aside accessing loan, phone airtime can also be purchased using the app.

PayConnect

  • Requirements: Government approved ID card, staff ID and salary account with a commercial bank in Nigeria
  • Platform: Android
  • Interest Rate: 28% – 31%
  • Loan tenure: One month
  • Multiple loans at a time: No
  • Repayment channel: Direct Debit

To access loan from PayConnect, you have to be a employee of a vetted organisation with which you must have been working with for not less than 6 months. You need to present 3 months statement of account and you will also need the approval of your employer to access the loan.

FairMoney

  • Requirements: Facebook account, bank details and proof of employment
  • Platform: Android
  • Interest rate: 20-30%
  • Loan Tenure: one month
  • Multiple loan at a time: No
  • Repayment channel: Direct debit

To access loan facility on FairMoney, you have to upload a selfie showing you holding an ID card. Other requirements include letter of employment or company details for self-employed. There’s a N50 charge to verify the debit card associated with linked account. You also give details of your next of kin.

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