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Review Of Quick Loan Apps In Nigeria- A Personal Experience
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Review Of Quick Loan Apps In Nigeria- A Personal Experience

As a young-working-class-single parent, I am very upwardly mobile, business-minded, and low on cash. I am almost always in a fix when it comes to money affairs. From one bill to another, I am oftentimes in need of money to beat one deadline or the other.

I used to run to my friends but I realized that most times, they either do not have as well or take so much time to respond. Life became a lot easier when I discovered loan apps. Some of which are quite more reliable. So, yea!.

Nowadays, I simply use my phone and in less than 5 minutes, the problem is solved! The only thing that beats a no-interest loan is having to spend from the dividends of your investment(s) or savings (but for some, who hardly have enough to meet-up, therefore, have no dividends or savings) borrowing becomes an option.

Taking a loan is not a very good idea (I must confess) especially when you have to pay way more than you borrowed but sometimes it's the only/best option and its not so bad as long as you do well to honour your obligation.

I am going to share a few tips from my experience, using some of your favourite loan apps in Nigeria. All or most loan apps require you to have a verifiable source of income and social capital. So, you must have a job or a registered business with a verifiable (physical or email) address.

Also, you must be ready to give up your privacy if you're hoping to succeed with your loan request. They require access to synch with other apps on your smartphone such as your contact, calendar, camera, etc. Information on your bank account is not left out.

I would be highlighting some of the major things we look out for when considering a loan offer. Personally, I always consider the cost of credit. I compare the interest rate and time before settling for any offer. Before taking a loan, there are other factors I like to consider, such as accessibility.

-How easy is the process?
-How fast can I get an offer/approval?
-How quick does the cash hit my account?
-How flexible is the repayment structure and process?

After using a handful of loan apps, I have settled with 6. These 6 have in one way or the other ticked most of the boxes for me. They have answers to the questions that cross my mind as regards taking a loan. In alphabetical order, here are the 6 loan apps that work for me and I'll share with you why and what to look out for based on how I rate their service and offerings viz-a-viz my expectations.

Aella
Branch
Carbon
Fairmoney
Palmcredit
Quickcredit.

As earlier mentioned, I am a very upwardly mobile. I don't have time for long things. I love smart dealings. No hassles, no long story. Of course, I understand that you have to register properly as a first time user but if it easy then I'm in. I chose these apps because of their response time and app interaction.

I do not like chatbots. For now, I think they are a waste of time, especially for loan apps. I mean...its money matter, it has to be handled with some sort of urgency right? Again, yea!

Ratings: How I Rate These Apps

Credit Growth: The rate at which your loan offer increases. With every repayment, you are sure to get an increased amount on your next request.

1st Branch
2nd Fairmoney
3rd Quick credit

Customer Service/News/Social:

Carbon
Fairmoney
Branch
Aella
Palmcredit

App Performance: Category 1- Easy to use, application, and repayment process.
1st Branch
2nd Palmcredit
3rd Carbon
4th Quickcredit
5th Aella
6th Fairmoney

App Performance: Category 2- Flexibility and Usefulness
1st Carbon
2nd Aella
3rd Fairmoney

Loan Interest Rate:

Palm credit 12%
Branch 28%
Aella 30%
Carbon 31%
Quick credit 30%
Fair money 38%

Overall: How I recommend

Small Amount (less than 50k), short-period (2/3 weeks) - Palmcredit
Above N50,000k for  3 months - Branch
More than N50,000k for 6 months - Carbon


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