When you need some help and time is of the essence, our emergency loans could be the right solution for you. Cash Converters has a few loans options that, upon approval, could grant you anywhere between $50 to $5,000*.
Our responsible lending commitment means we won't lend you more than you can afford. We offer a solution most suitable for your needs and circumstances to help you deal with any emergency ASAP, all the while avoiding future financial pressures.
Our Cash Advance loans applications are assessed in-store by our friendly staff, and once approved, could lead you to receive cash on the spot, from $50 up to $2,000. Our Personal Loans applications can be completed online within 10 minutes for any amount between $400 and $5,000*. Upon approval, the money is transferred to your account within 24 hours.
We approved over 218,000 cash loans to Australian customers in 2021 alone, we might be able to help you.
It’s easy to apply, simply visit the friendly team in-store or apply online. You can also give our friendly personal finance team a call, who will be happy to help with those trickier questions that are unique to your personal finance situation.
Walk into a store and walk out with up to $2,000 in your pocket. Simply make repayments over 4 to 6 weeks.
Apply in-store or online for up
to $2,000 over a 2 to 12 month
Apply in-store or online for between
$2,050 and $5,000,* over a 4
to 24 month term.
|Small Loan||Medium Loan||Cash Advance|
|Loan Amount||$400 to $2,000||$2,050 - $5,000*||$50 - $2,000|
|Loan Term||2 - 12 months||4 - 24 months||4 - 12 weeks|
|How do I apply?||Apply online or in-store||Apply online or in-store||Apply in-store only|
|Method of Payment||Funds transferred to your bank within 24 hours of approval||Funds transferred to your bank within 24 hours of approval||Cash on the spot in-store|
|Fees||20% establishment fee and 4% flat monthly fee||$400 establishment fee* and 48% per annum||20% establishment fee and 4% flat monthly fee|
|Apply Now||Apply Now||Find a store|
*Deposit into bank account up to a maximum of $4,600, due to the establishment fee being financed under MACC loan
Please see our Target Market Determination for more details.
Visit your nearest Cash Converters store and bring along supporting documentation and mention you are interested in an instant cash loan.
2. Check and confirm
We’ll validate the information you’ve submitted to make sure we’re lending you the right amount and it meets your needs.
If approved, you can receive instant cash on the spot.
You can pay us back with manageable repayments until the loan term ends.
It takes less than 10 minutes to apply for a small cash loan online using your computer, smartphone or tablet. You can also visit your local Cashies store to apply in person and chat to one of our friendly staff members.
2. Check and confirm
We’ll validate the information that you have submitted to make sure we’re lending you the right amount and it meets your needs.
If approved, the cash is transferred directly to your nominated bank account.
For more information view our Frequently Asked Questions.
With our Cash Advance (available in-store only), you can borrow any amount from $50 to $2,000 with a repayment term of 4 – 12 weeks.
With our Small Loan, you can borrow any amount from $400 to $2,000 and the repayment period is 2 to 12 months.
With our Medium Loan, you can borrow any amount from $2,050 to $5,000* with a repayment period of 4 to 24 months.
1. I’m an Australian Resident
To apply for a Personal Loan, you need to be an Australian resident. Non-resident Australians can apply for a Cash Advance loan in-store.
2. I’m over the age of 18
To be eligible to apply for a Cash Loan, you must be over the age of 18 years old.
3. I’m not currently in bankruptcy or a Part 9 Debt Agreement
If you are currently in a Part 9 Debt Agreement or currently in bankruptcy we are unable to process your loan application. However, if you have previously been in a Part 9 Debt Agreement which has been successfully discharged, we will assess your application on your current situation.
4. What if I'm receiving Centrelink payments?
If you are receiving Centrelink payments you could qualify for a Cash Converters loan, however your total repayments for all of your loans can't be more than 20% of your Centrelink income.
5. I have taken out two small loans* in the last 90 days, can I still apply?
If you have had two or more small loans within a 90 day period, you may still be eligible to apply based on affordability and your individual financial circumstances.
*A small loan is a loan up to the value of $2,000 with a repayment period of 16 days to 1 year.
Our Cash Advance Loans do not take your credit history into account and won't affect your credit score.
Although a good credit score will improve your chances of approval, we understand that people go through rough patches in life. That’s why our loans make getting on with life possible in a lot of circumstances. Even if your credit score isn’t as high as you would like, we can still consider your application and assess it based on your current financial circumstances, as we consider a variety of factors when approving a cash loan application.
Life is unpredictable and things don’t always go to plan. When we find ourselves in a time sensitive financial situation, Emergency Loans are great for helping with issues like:
We consider all types of income, including Centrelink income. If you are receiving Centrelink payments you could qualify for a Cash Converters loan. We will consider your application and assess it based on your current financial circumstances. However, your total repayments for all of your loans can't be more than 20% of your Centrelink income and you must meet our eligibility and lending criteria.
We’re responsible lenders and we want to make sure our customers are at the heart of everything we do to help find the right cash solution to make life possible.
We'll take a close look at the information and documents you provide us - including details of why you need the cash loan and how much you need to borrow, plus things like 90 days of bank statements, any existing credit card debt, and a careful assessment of your living expenses.
We do all this to ensure your cash loan is suitable, and meets your specific needs and situation to help you get on with your life.
If you have any questions about your application and how we assess, talk to one of our personal finance team members
Our Cash Advance Loans incur a 20% Establishment Fee and a 4% monthly fee, based on the amount borrowed. For example, a small loan of $100 over 4 weeks has fees and charges totalling $24 (1 x $20 + 1 x $4), resulting in a total repayment of $124. Cash Advance Loans are only available in-store with a minimum loan term of 4 weeks. The maximum term is generally 6 weeks, however is flexible at the discretion of the store.
Our Small Personal Loans incur a 20% Establishment Fee and a 4% monthly fee, based on the amount borrowed. For example, a small loan of $1,000 over 9 months has fees and charges totalling $560 (1 x $200 + 9 x $40), resulting in a total repayment of $1,560. The minimum loan term is 2 months and a maximum of 12 months.
Our Medium Personal Loans incur a $400 establishment fee and interest at 48% per annum. For example, a medium loan of $3,000 borrowed over 1 year would equate to a total amount payable on average of $4,258 (including a $400 establishment fee). The minimum loan term is 4 months and a maximum of 24 months.
Our loans are repayable in weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments. Loans can be settled early with no penalty and fees will only be charged whilst there is an outstanding balance on the loan, hence early settlement will reduce the amount payable on the loan. Loans are subject to assessment criteria and suitability. An APR (Annual Percentage Rate) does not apply to our Cash Advance Loans or Small Personal Loans. The maximum APR on our Medium Personal Loan is 144.02%.