Small Loans

£100 to £5,000 paid out same day!*

  • Loans Paid Same Day
  • Bad Credit Considered
  • Instant Decisions
  • Borrow up to £5,000

Select how much you'd like to borrow and over how many months below.

Rates from 12.9% APR to 1721% APR. The minimum Loan Term is 1 month. The maximum Loan Term is 36 months. Representative Example: £1,000 borrowed for 18 months. Repayment of 17 Months at £87.22 and final repayment of £87.70 The total amount repayable is £1570.44. Interest amounts to £570.44, an annual interest rate of 59.97%. Representative APR: 79.5% (variable). 

Warning: Late repayment can cause you serious money problems. For help, go to

WageDayAdvance is a broker, not a lender, and does not make credit decisions. We may receive a commission from the lender.

Big or small, loans are a common part of life.

Sometimes, you need a little extra cash to help get you through a tough period in your life, or some money to pay off that unexpected bill. Whatever the reason, a small loan can get you through a lot of tricky situations.

The biggest problem for most people is finding the right lending solution for their needs. At WageDayAdvance, we know how frustrating it can be to search for loans online, manually comparing fees and interest rates as you go. If you don’t have the best credit rating, finding the ideal product can be even tougher – meaning that it takes hours, or even days to get your money.

How much would you like to borrow?

Rates from 12.9% APR to 1721% APR. The minimum Loan Term is 1 month. The maximum Loan Term is 36 months. Representative Example: £1,000 borrowed for 18 months. Repayment of 17 Months at £87.22 and final repayment of £87.70 The total amount repayable is £1570.44. Interest amounts to £570.44, an annual interest rate of 59.97%. Representative APR: 79.5% (variable). 

Warning: Late repayment can cause you serious money problems. For help, go to

WageDayAdvance is a broker, not a lender, and does not make credit decisions. We may receive a commission from the lender.

We believe that small loans shouldn’t mean big headaches. By partnering with leading UK lenders, our brokerage system helps you to find the loans you need fast.

What is a Small Loan?

Loans don’t have to be big to be helpful. A little extra cash to help fix your broken washing machine means that you can keep your kids in clean clothes for school. Some extra money to repair your broken car means you get to work on time each day and earn the wages you need to pay other bills.

A small loan is exactly what it sounds like – a short-term lending solution that gives you access to a small amount of extra cash (often under £5000). These loans can make a huge difference when you’re stuck in a tricky situation, even if you’re just borrowing a few hundred pounds.

Before short-term loans, lending small amounts of money was often:

  • Complicated (particularly if you didn’t have the best credit)
  • Time-consuming, with in-person meetings and phone calls galore
  • Embarrassing, with countless forms to fill out and people to talk to

You might even have struggled to get small loans in the past without spending a small fortune on extra fees. That’s because most lenders prepare to have a “minimum” on the loan amounts they can offer so that they can ensure that they’re getting the right return on investment in interest.

At WageDayAdvance, we know that finding the right small loans in a hurry can be complicated. That’s why we offer an easy way to track down the short-term lending products that work for you. The lenders that we partner with for small loans are FCA regulated, and extremely flexible. That means that they can help you find the cash you need, and the terms that suit you.

Just like any other loan, you’ll pay your short-term lending back over a small period of time, so you can get out of debt and back on track as quickly as possible.

When is a small loan a good idea?

Sometimes, a lack of lending options can leave you feeling trapped. You might think that the only way to get the right loan for your needs is to borrow more than you want to or bundle a couple of different loans together. At WageDayAdvance, we give you an easier way.

Small loans, like the ones offered by our reputable partners, are ideal for those moments in life when you have an unexpected bill or cash emergency that you’re not fully prepared for. We’ve helped people with small loans for:

  • Bills: A small loan can help you deal with a bill you didn’t anticipate fast, which is great when you want to avoid extra fees and other issues. Remember, an unpaid bill can quickly become more expensive over time.
  • Broken appliances: One of the most common reasons for a small loan, broken appliances like washing machines and ovens can be a real headache, but they’re easy to fix with the right help from WageDayAdvance.
  • Car troubles: You can’t afford to leave your vehicle sitting on the side of the road when something goes wrong. A small loan from our lenders will get you back behind the wheel faster so that you can continue living your life as normal.
  • Emergencies: Need to pay for a sudden vet bill or repair a leak in your bathroom? Small loans can help with that, and you can pay them back much faster than you’d expect. Because they’re fast and convenient, you’ll be sorted in no time.

In an ideal world, we’d all have emergency funds that we can fall back on when we need a little extra cash to deal with a stressful event. However, that’s not always possible for many of us. At WageDayAdvance, we’ve partnered with the most trustworthy lenders to ensure that you’re never left in the lurch when you need some extra cash.

How Do Small Loans Work?

A small loan from the lenders we partner with at WageDayAdvance is designed to be as simple as possible for you and your family. You start by submitting an application via our website. You can apply online, from your smartphone or laptop, and there’s no need to wait around for any pesky face-to-face interviews.

When you complete our application form, our automated brokerage system will examine your needs and use an intelligent algorithm to match you to one of our trustworthy lenders. We can help you to find a lender for a variety of small loan requirements, even if you don’t have the best credit rating. Once you’ve found the lender that’s right for you, only then will you need to go through the whole credit check process to receive your loan. Our brokerage system is:

  • Quick: It takes seconds to fill out a form and minutes to find a lender
  • Convenient: You can do everything online, with no phone calls required
  • Accurate: We help you to find the right lender straight away
  • Flexible: Choose the terms and loan amounts that are right for you
  • Safe: We’ll only work with the most reputable lenders.

Anyone can find the perfect small loan through our brokerage system, as we offer solutions ranging all the way from £100 to £5,000, so there’s something to suit virtually any need. All we require from you is that you’re a resident of the UK, and over the age of 18. You may also have to show your lender that you’re earning a full or a part-time regular income as part of an affordability check.

Because all of our partner lenders are held to the highest regulation standards, they must conduct credit and affordability checks to ensure that you’re suitable for a loan. You’ll also need an email address and a phone number so your lender can contact you about your loan payout.

One final thing? You’ll need a working bank account with an active card so that your loan provider can pay your money into your bank fast.

How Will an Application Affect My Credit?

We know how worrying it can be to apply for a loan on your own at WageDayAdvance, that’s why we created our service. Applying for a standard loan means agreeing for your potential loan provider to conduct a full credit check. When this happens, it leaves a mark on your credit report. If you’re rejected for your chosen loan, everyone else you apply with will be able to see that.

Here at WageDayAdvance, we believe that finding the right lender should be simple. To help you avoid multiple applications, we’ll do a soft credit check when finding out who you’re eligible to apply for a loan with. This means that we don’t leave any marks on your report when matching you to one of our partner lenders.

You only need a credit check when you choose the lender that you want to borrow from. Since we’ll have matched you to the lender most suitable for you, your chances of getting approval will be much higher than they would be when you’re searching for a loan yourself.

Since you get to control the term of your loan and how much you borrow, you’re also in control of how quickly you can pay your loan back. This means that you can show the credit agencies that you’re a responsible lender by making your repayments on time.

Why Use WDA?
How much do you offer?
£100 - £5,000
Quick application.
Over how long?
1 - 36 months
Flexible repayments.
Bad credit accepted?
Welcome to apply
We cater for all.
How do I get a loan?
Apply Online
Secure application.
Representative APR
49.7% (variable)
No obligation quote.

Frequently asked questions about small loans

Q: Am I eligible for a small loan?

If you’re a resident of the UK and you’re over the age of 18, you’re already on the right track. It helps if you have a regular source of income to prove that you can repay the money you borrow. Make sure you have contact details ready too.

Q: How small will the loan be?

That’s up to you, here at WageDayAdvance, we can offer connections to lenders that offer anywhere between £100 and £5,000, so you can decide on the amount you need. Plus, because our lenders are FCA regulated, there’s a limit on the interest you’ll pay.

Q: How soon do I need to pay it back?

Unlike traditional short-term loans, the lending options you get with WageDayAdvance are extremely flexible. We can offer our users access to loans that last between 3 and 36 months, so you can pay back at the speed that suits you.

Q: Will by credit score be affected?

Absolutely not. We only conduct soft credit checks on our applicants to match them to a lender, so there’s no mark on your file. Plus, once you get approved for your loan, you can start improving your credit instantly by paying what you owe on time.

Q: Can I get a small loan with bad credit?

It’s often much easier to get a small loan with bad credit, and it’s simpler still with WageDayAdvance. We’ll help to link you to a loan provider that specialises in supporting people with bad credit, so your chances of approval go up.

Q: When will I get the money?

The speed with which you can get your loan will depend on the lender you’re matched with through our brokerage system. Most of our convenient lenders know that you’ll need access to this money fast, so they can usually pay it out on the same day.

Q: What will lenders need to know about me?

Our FCA regulated lenders will need to check your credit history and your affordability when you apply for a loan. However, they’re unlikely to ask about anything to do with why you’re going to use the money, or what you need it for.

Q: Is it easy to apply?

Absolutely, we believe that getting a small loan should be easy. That’s why we ensure you can fill out your application online using your laptop or smartphone. Once you’ve entered your information, our brokerage system does the hard work of searching through lenders for you.

Small Loans can be easy

Lending a small amount of cash can make a big difference to your life when you’re dealing with a sudden expense or emergency. Unfortunately, at WageDayAdvance, we know that it’s often difficult to find the loan you need when you’re in a hurry to get some extra help. That’s why we’ve created our brokerage system to make it as easy as possible for you to find the right lenders. The lenders that we partner with are all flexible and reliable, so you can find a small loan in no time. After all, why should you borrow more than you actually need to?

Our quick and straightforward online system makes it easy to access the lending solutions that make the most sense for you. That means that you can spend less time stressing about cash, and more time enjoying your financial freedom.

More FAQ’s

What is the smallest amount I can borrow right now?

The smallest loan currently offered on is £100. This can be repaid in 1 months time or up to 3 years. All of our loans are considered cash for any purpose.

Do you also offer bigger loans?

Yes, we offer loans right up to £5,000. Often transferred same day. You can apply online in 2 minutes and get an instant on screen decision.

I need a no credit check loan, is that possible?

Unfortunately not. All applicants must have a credit check performed on them at the time of application. The credit checks conducted by our lenders however are soft searches which don’t leave a lasting mark.