NOW Finance

No Fee Personal Loan

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Pay ZERO fees on loans up to $40,000 with NOW Finance. With no establishment fee, ongoing fees or early payout fee that’s a saving of $1,275.00^

^Amount based on fees previously applicable to an unsecured 5-year loan of $30,000.

RateCity Says: Make the most of this unsecured personal loan's competitive interest rate with no fees for extra repayments.

Advertised Rate

5.95%

Fixed up to 17.95%

Comparison Rate*

5.95%

Upfront Fee

$0

Loan amount

$8k to $50k

Real Time Rating™

4.21

/ 5
Repayment

based on $30,000 loan amount for 3 years at 5.95%

Advertised Rate

5.95%

Fixed up to 17.95%

Comparison Rate*

5.95%

Upfront Fee

$0

Loan amount

$8k to $50k

Real Time Rating™

4.21

/ 5
Repayment

based on $30,000 loan amount for 3 years at 5.95%

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Loan term

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Your estimated repayment

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based on $30,000 loan amount for 3 years at 5.95%

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

  • Interest rates ranked in the best 20%
  • Lower than average rate
  • No application fees
  • Flexible repayment options
  • No security required
  • Can apply online
  • Fast time to funding
  • Cannot apply in branch

Features and Fees

NOW Finance No Fee Personal Loan Features and Fees

Details

Total repayments

Interest rate type

Fixed

Borrowing range

$8k - $50k

Security type

Unsecured

Loan term

1.5 years to 7 years

Secured by

Loan type

Is Fully Drawn Advance

Repayment frequency

Weekly, Fortnightly

Features

Extra repayments

Yes

Redraw facility

Instant approval

Time to funding

48 hours

Fees

Upfront Fee

$0

Ongoing Fee

$0

Missed Payment Penalty

$35

Early Exit Penalty Fee

$0

Permitted Loan Purposes

New Car

Used Car

Motorcycle

Boat

Debt Consolidation

Renovation

Holidays

Medical Bill

Shares

Student Loan

Wedding

Application method

Phone

Broker

In branch

Specials
  • Other Pay ZERO fees on loans up to $40,000 with NOW Finance. With no establishment fee, ongoing fees or early payout fee that’s a saving of $1,275.00^
    ^Amount based on fees previously applicable to an unsecured 5-year loan of $30,000.

Other Benefits

No upfront, ongoing or early payout fees on all loans.

Pros and Cons

  • Interest rates ranked in the best 20%
  • Lower than average rate
  • No application fees
  • Flexible repayment options
  • No security required
  • Can apply online
  • Fast time to funding
  • Cannot apply in branch

NOW Finance No Fee Personal Loan Features and Fees

Details

Total repayments

Interest rate type

Fixed

Borrowing range

$8k - $50k

Security type

Unsecured

Loan term

1.5 years to 7 years

Secured by

Loan type

Is Fully Drawn Advance

Repayment frequency

Weekly, Fortnightly

Features

Extra repayments

Yes

Redraw facility

Instant approval

Time to funding

48 hours

Fees

Upfront Fee

$0

Ongoing Fee

$0

Missed Payment Penalty

$35

Early Exit Penalty Fee

$0

Permitted Loan Purposes

New Car

Used Car

Motorcycle

Boat

Debt Consolidation

Renovation

Holidays

Medical Bill

Shares

Student Loan

Wedding

Application method

Phone

Broker

In branch

Specials
  • Other Pay ZERO fees on loans up to $40,000 with NOW Finance. With no establishment fee, ongoing fees or early payout fee that’s a saving of $1,275.00^
    ^Amount based on fees previously applicable to an unsecured 5-year loan of $30,000.

Other Benefits

No upfront, ongoing or early payout fees on all loans.

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FAQs

Are there any interest-free emergency loans?

The No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) allows low-income borrowers to take out no-interest loans for up to $1500 to purchase essential goods and services.

There are also similar low-interest loan schemes available to borrowers in financial hardship who are having a tough time getting finance approved.

Where can I get a personal loan?

The Australian personal loans market contains dozens of lenders offering several hundred different products. Personal loans are available through a range of institutions, including:

There are three main ways to access personal loans. You can go through a comparison website, such as RateCity. You can use a finance broker. Or you can directly contact the lender.

How do I consolidate my debt if I have bad credit?

The worse your credit history, the harder you will find it to consolidate your debts, because lenders will be less willing to lend you money and will charge you higher interest rates.

However, people with bad credit histories can make debt consolidation work by following this three-step process:

  1. First, find a lender willing to give you a bad credit personal loan. This process will be simplified if you go through a finance broker or use a comparison website like RateCity.
  2. Second, make sure the interest repayments on your new loan are less than the repayments on the loans being replaced.
  3. Third, instead of spending those savings, use them to pay off the new loan.

What is an unsecured bad credit personal loan?

A bad credit personal loan is ‘unsecured’ when the borrower doesn’t offer up an asset, such as a car or jewellery, as collateral or security. Lenders generally charge higher interest rates on unsecured loans than secured loans.

Can I get a no credit check personal loan?

Personal loans with no credit checks are available and called ‘payday loans’. These are sometimes used as short-term solutions for cash-strapped Australians. They often carry higher interest rates and fees than regular personal loans, and individuals risk putting themselves into a worsened cycle of debt.

Can you refinance a $5000 personal loan?

Much like home loans, many personal loans can be refinanced. This is where you replace your current personal loan with another personal loan, often from another lender and at a lower interest rate. Switching personal loans may let you enjoy more affordable repayments, or useful features and benefits.

If you have a $5000 personal loan as well as other debts, you may be able to use a debt consolidations personal loan to combine these debts into one, potentially saving you money and simplifying your repayments.

Can single mothers get personal loans online?

Many lenders offer online applications for personal loans, which can be convenient for borrowers who have busy lives. If you’re not confident your personal loan application will be approved, you may want to consider contacting the lender by email, live chat, phone, or by visiting a branch, to discuss your situation before applying.

Do student personal loans require security?

While some personal loans can be secured by the value of an asset, such as a car or equity in a property, student personal loans are often unsecured, which typically have higher interest rates.

Some lenders also offer guarantor personal loans to students. These loans have lower interest rates, as a guarantor (usually a relative of the borrower with good credit) will fully or partially guarantee the loan, taking on the financial responsibility if the borrower defaults.

What are the pros and cons of personal loans?

The advantages of personal loans are that they’re easier to obtain than mortgages and usually have lower interest rates than credit cards.

One disadvantage with personal loans is that you have to go through a formal application process, unlike when you borrow money on your credit card. Another disadvantage is that you’ll be charged a higher interest rate than if you borrowed the money as part of a mortgage.

Which lenders offer bad credit personal loans?

Several dozen lenders offer bad credit personal loans in Australia. These are generally smaller lenders that aren’t household names.

Can I get guaranteed approval for a bad credit personal loan?

Few, if any, lenders would be willing to give guaranteed approval for a bad credit personal loan. Borrowers with bad credit histories can have more complicated financial circumstances than other borrowers, so lenders will want time to study your application. 

It’s all about risk. When someone applies for a personal loan, the lender evaluates how likely that borrower would be to repay the money. Lenders are more willing to give personal loans to borrowers with good credit than bad credit because there’s a higher likelihood that the personal loan will be repaid. 

So a borrower with good credit is more likely to have a loan approved and to be approved faster, while a borrower with bad credit is less likely to have a loan approved and, if they are approved, may be approved slower.

What causes bad credit ratings/scores?

Failing to repay loans and bills will damage your credit score. So will falling behind on your repayments. Your credit score will also suffer if you apply for credit too often or have credit applications rejected.

What is credit history?

Your credit history covers everything to do with applying for loans. It includes the number of loans you’ve applied for, the amounts you’ve borrowed and your record of meeting repayment schedules.

What is bad credit?

A person is deemed to have ‘bad credit’ when they have a poor history of managing credit and repaying debts.

What causes bad credit history?

Bad credit history is caused by filing for bankruptcy, defaulting on your debts, falling behind on your repayments and having loan applications rejected. Lenders are wary of borrowers who demonstrate this sort of behaviour because it suggests they might struggle to repay future loans.

Borrowers with bad credit may find it more difficult to be approved for a loan, or they may get higher interest rates when they do get approved.

What is debt consolidation?

Debt consolidation is the process of rolling several old debts into one new debt, usually to save money or for the sake of convenience.

What are the pros and cons of bad credit personal loans?

In some instances, bad credit personal loans can help people with bad credit history to consolidate their debts, which can help make it easier for them to clear those debts. This is because the borrower might be able to consolidate several debts with higher interest rates (such as credit card loans) into one single debt with a lower interest rate and potentially fewer fees.

However, this strategy can backfire if the borrower spends the loaned funds instead of using it to repay the new loan. Another disadvantage of bad credit personal loans is that they have higher interest rates than regular personal loans.

What is a bad credit personal loan?

A bad credit personal loan is a personal loan designed for somebody with a bad credit history. This type of personal loan has higher interest rates than regular personal loans as well as higher fees.

What's a credit report?

A credit report is a record of your credit history, which covers your credit enquiries, borrowings and your repayments. The report will include information about any bankruptcies or other relevant legal judgements. It will also include biographical information such as your address, date of birth, driver's licence number and employment history. 

Who calculates your credit rating/score?

Credit ratings or credit scores are calculated by credit reporting bodies. The main bodies are Equifax, Dun & Bradstreet, Experian and the Tasmanian Collection Service.