Frequently Asked Questions

Payday loans, also known as cash advance loans, are a convenient way to obtain a short-term unsecured loan intended to cover expenses until your next payday. You should evaluate the costs and benefits of all alternatives before borrowing.

You can borrow up to $500.00 with each payday loan or cash advance loan. The exact amount is contingent upon income level and various payday loan underwriting criteria. There are times when you may not be able to borrow as much as you would like, but a payday loan should be just a part of a short-term financial solution.

The total cost of a payday loan depends on the amount borrowed and your history with the lending company. The cost will be explicitly stated to you in a loan document prior to you making any commitment.

The payday loan application is confidential, and your personal information will be treated accordingly. Look for the lock icon at the bottom of your browser to insure a secure form. We take our customers’ desire for privacy in managing their personal finances very seriously.

Once your payday loan application is submitted with all documentation, you will receive notification of your approval within an hour, pending verification with customer service. To increase the success of your loan application, please have any outstanding loans paid in full prior to applying. 

Once your payday loan or cash advance loan is approved, we will contact you to come to our convenient Kansas City office to sign your paperwork and pickup your cash, or instant fund your money to your bank account within seconds. 

No collateral is required for a payday loan or cash advance loan. If you have bad credit, a bankruptcy, or no credit at all, a cash advance may be the perfect solution for you.

Generally the loan is due on your next payday. If you find yourself needing extra money after your first advance, you may pay the finance charge and a minimum of $50 towards the loan principal, then extend the payday loan until the next payday.

You can apply for a new loan immediately after your existing payday loan is paid off. We generally recommend that you wait 3 business days to reapply for a new payday loan or cash advance loan.

If you do not make a loan payment by your due date, we will attempt to contact you using one or more authorized methods, including phone calls, emails, and text messages to arrange for payment. In addition, we may re-present any returned payments to your bank in accordance with your loan agreement, applicable law, and regulatory requirements we may assess a returned item fee of $25 as permitted by state law. You may also incur a fee from your bank or credit union.

Waldo Financial will then attempt to contact you in order to make alternate payment arrangements. The customer may also incur additional fees. Specific late and non-payment fees include a $25.00 Return Item Fee and a Late Fee of 5% of the principal loan amount after 15 days. For more information on late and non-payment fees please check your actual final loan disclosure documents.

Waldo Financial commits to you that short-term cash advance loan products offered are issued in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. We strive to provide you, our consumer, the greatest level of fairness and transparency available. This is a short-term loan intended to help you meet your immediate needs. It is not designed to help you meet longer-term financial needs. If you extend or refinance this loan, it will result in additional charges. We strongly encourage you to only borrow the amount you need and repay it as soon as possible. We are members of United Payday Lenders of Missouri which is committed to serving and educating consumers in Missouri.

The APR for Waldo Financial payday loans is 469.29%. Learn more detail regarding our Rates and Fees.