Online Loans in Texas

LOAN AMOUNT:

$400 – $3,500

LOAN TERM:

6 months

PRE-PAYMENT AVAILABLE:

Yes

APR RANGE:

459% – 695%

LATE FEES:

5% of the missed payment amount if not paid in full within 10 days.

As of August 2018, Leap Credit became a Credit Access Business (CAB) in the State of Texas. 

In Texas, Leap Credit serves as a Credit Access Business (CAB). What does that mean? Leap Credit does not issue loans in Texas. Instead, we help you connect with a third-party lender that issues the loan. Then, Leap Credit services the loan you receive from the lender. Once the loan is issued, you deal directly with Leap Credit for all questions and concerns regarding your Texas CAB installment loan. Click to view our Texas license.

Texas CAB Installment loans

Unexpected situations may lead to the need for a Texas CAB installment loan. Because Texas CAB installment loans are intended to be “quick fixes,” it is important to remember that these are not long-term financial solutions. You might consider an Texas CAB installment loan for a simple home repair or for moving expenses. Texas CAB installment loans also offer a quick, convenient solution when a medical need arises, or if there is an unexpected death in the family. A Texas CAB installment loan serviced by Leap Credit allows you to bridge your financial gap and focus on the the pressing needs of daily life.

Texas CAB Installment loans are a useful alternative to payday loans. While there are similarities between the two, a Texas CAB installment loan will typically give you better pricing and structured payments.

The affordability of installment loans also makes it easier on your budget and financial situation. One of the biggest benefits of an installment loan is the consumer-friendly process, from the time you apply to the time you finish paying off the loan.

Nick Bourke, director of Pew’s consumer finance project says of installment loans: “With sensible safeguards, installment loans can be better alternatives to payday and other high-cost loans for applicants with low credit scores.” When all is said and done, when you need money in a pinch there is no better option than Texas installment loans.

 

How does a Leap Credit Texas installment loan work?

Leap Credit Texas CAB installment loans are taken out by a consumer for a certain amount of money. They are then repaid with interest through a pre-determined payment schedule. The approval process is easy and can be done quickly through our online installment loan application. You can also call 1-888-532-7842 to work with one of our customer service agents to ensure that your repayment terms are consistent with your repayment ability. Once you are approved, we will transfer the funds directly into your bank account within two business days.

When paying back your loan, you have the option to have money directly debited from your bank account, or you can make manual payments. Your Texas CAB installment loan payments will be due at regular intervals–usually for the same amount per month. If, at any point, the repayment plan causes financial strain, contact Leap Credit immediately. We can help. We base our business model on the knowledge that you want to repay the loan. We’re in this together—partners in your financial security.

In some cases, borrowers have been able to pay off the loan quicker than their repayment terms. There are no penalties for paying the loan back early. Paying a short-term installment loan back early helps you save money on interest in the long run. Knowing this is possible with an installment loan makes it a more viable option for most borrowers.

Fee Schedule and APR

The loan amount determines the CAB fees on your loan. The third-party lender pays your CAB fees upfront to Leap Credit. Then, you repay the CAB fees as part of your installment payments. In addition to CAB fees, the third-party lender also charges 10.00% APR on the loan principal. Fees are high for a CAB installment loan. This type of loan is meant for urgent financial situations, not as a long-term financial solution.  Click here to find fee schedules for three common loan amounts offered to our customers.

Loan Repayment

Your repayment schedule will be detailed in the loan agreement issued by the third-party lender. You are required to repay your loan in full. There is no penalty for making an early or partial payment. Paying off your loan early may result in Leap Credit waiving part of your CAB fee.

Consumer Disclosure Form

Below are disclosures required by the state of Texas for residents applying for a multi-payment CAB loan. Each link contains a complete outline of the fees associated with a CAB loan serviced by Leap Credit.

Tips for borrowers

Borrowing wisely is crucial to your financial success. Because installment loans in Texas are short-term loans, it is important to make payments consistently and on-time. Here are a few points to consider when repaying an installment loan:

  • Pay down principal, in addition to interest. When discussing your repayment terms with the lender, notice how payments are set up. Typically, you’ll be paying some interest, as well as principal. A minimum payment is designed to pay down your interest first, and then principal. Adding money to your principal payment will allow you to pay off your loan much quicker. How to do this: Simply adding several dollars to the minimum payment each month will help you slowly chip away at the loan principal. It certainly adds up!
  • Break up your paycheck. Set up your installment loan payments to correspond to your income schedule and other financial obligations. Every situation is different. Work out your payments so that you only need to spend a small amount of your paycheck on your loan payments. Allow yourself flexibility to afford day-to-day activities and needs.
  • Consider length of the loan. In some instances, you may be able to make payments to pay off the loan quickly. However, if the need arises, consider taking longer to pay back the loan. Leap Credit will work to take all financial factors into consideration as you go through the application process.
  • Remember: Installments. Don’t get overwhelmed. You don’t have to pay back the entire loan all at once. (If you are able to, certainly consider that option.) Set up your installment payments to fit your budget. However, don’t be lax if you can afford the payment. You are accruing interest, so make installment payments as often as you are able.

You deserve a credit option that sees you as more than a credit score. We look at your entire borrower profile—and we see you. That’s why we’re confident that you will repay the installment loan on time. Mutual respect is the foundation of our philosophy here at Leap Credit. And it’s how we plan to earn our place as your lifetime financial partner.

 

Frequently Asked Questions for Online Installment Loans in Texas

  1. What is considered an installment loan in Texas?

An installment loan is a convenient way to borrow money and pay it back over several payments. Your payment amount will be an equal amount with the potential exception of the first and last payments.

  1. What do I need to begin my application?

You must be a legal resident of Texas.

To begin your application, you will need your Social Security Number (SSN), permanent address, driver’s license, employment information and banking information.

  1. How much income is required to apply for an installment loan?

To apply for a short-term Leap Credit loan, you will need a minimum monthly income of $1,800.

  1. Is this a payday loan?

No, this is not a payday loan. A payday loan is a short-term loan where you are typically required to pay back the loan in full on your next payday. Leap Credit offers short-term installment loans. No lump-sum payment is required. With an installment loan, you pay back the loan in installments over time until it is paid off.

  1. Can I pay off the loan before the payment schedule ends?

You can pay off your Leap Credit loan at any time without any prepayment fees.

  1. Terms and Conditions for Texas:

Please review the full terms and conditions and privacy policy for more information. Annual percentage rates (APRs) may vary based on loan term. Please see your loan agreement for the APR and other terms applicable to your loan.

Have more questions? Please refer to our general FAQ page or contact our Customer Service team at 1-888-532-7842.

Leap Credit offers Short-Term Installment Loans in the following Texas counties:

Anderson County | Andrews County | Angelina County | Aransas County | Archer County | Armstrong County | Atascosa County | Austin County | Bailey County | Bandera County | Bastrop County | Baylor County | Bee County | Bell County | Bexar County | Blanco County | Borden County | Bosque County | Bowie County | Brazoria County | Brazos County | Brewster County | Briscoe County | Brooks County | Brown County | Burleson County | Burnet County | Caldwell County | Calhoun County | Callahan County | Cameron County | Camp County | Carson County | Cass County | Castro County | Chambers County | Cherokee County | Childress County | Clay County | Cochran County | Coke County | Coleman County | Collin County | Collingsworth County | Colorado County | Comal County | Comanche County | Concho County | Cooke County | Coryell County | Cottle County | Crane County | Crockett County | Crosby County | Culberson County | Dallam County | Dallas County | Dawson County | Deaf Smith County | Delta County | Denton County | DeWitt County | Dickens County | Dimmit County | Donley County | Duval County | Eastland County | Ector County | Edwards County | Ellis County | El Paso County | Erath County | Falls County | Fannin County | Fayette County | Fisher County | Floyd County | Foard County | Fort Bend County | Franklin County | Freestone County | Frio County | Gaines County | Galveston County | Garza County | Gillespie County | Glasscock County | Goliad County | Gonzales County | Gray County | Grayson County | Gregg County | Grimes County | Guadalupe County | Hale County | Hall County | Hamilton County | Hansford County | Hardeman County | Hardin County | Harris County | Harrison County | Hartley County | Haskell County | Hays County | Hemphill County | Henderson County | Hidalgo County | Hill County | Hockley County | Hood County | Hopkins County | Houston County | Howard County | Hudspeth County | Hunt County | Hutchinson County | Irion County | Jack County | Jackson County | Jasper County | Jeff Davis County | Jefferson County | Jim Hogg County | Jim Wells County | Johnson County | Jones County | Karnes County | Kaufman County | Kendall County | Kenedy County | Kent County | Kerr County | Kimble County | King County | Kinney County | Kleberg County | Knox County | Lamar County | Lamb County | Lampasas County | La Salle County | Lavaca County | Lee County | Leon County | Liberty County | Limestone County | Lipscomb County | Live Oak County | Llano County | Loving County | Lubbock County | Lynn County | McCulloch County | McLennan County | McMullen County | Madison County | Marion County | Martin County | Mason County | Matagorda County | Maverick County | Medina County | Menard County | Midland County | Milam County | Mills County | Mitchell County | Montague County | Montgomery County | Moore County | Morris County | Motley County | Nacogdoches County | Navarro County | Newton County | Nolan County | Nueces County | Ochiltree County | Oldham County | Orange County | Palo Pinto County | Panola County | Parker County | Parmer County | Pecos County | Polk County | Potter County | Presidio County | Rains County | Randall County | Reagan County | Real County | Red River County | Reeves County | Refugio County | Roberts County | Robertson County | Rockwall County | Runnels County | Rusk County | Sabine County | San Augustine County | San Jacinto County | San Patricio County | San Saba County | Schleicher County | Scurry County | Shackelford County | Shelby County | Sherman County | Smith County | Somervell County | Starr County | Stephens County | Sterling County | Stonewall County | Sutton County | Swisher County | Tarrant County | Taylor County | Terrell County | Terry County | Throckmorton County | Titus County | Tom Green County | Travis County | Trinity County | Tyler County | Upshur County | Upton County | Uvalde County | Val Verde County | Van Zandt County | Victoria County | Walker County | Waller County | Ward County | Washington County | Webb County | Wharton County | Wheeler County | Wichita County | Wilbarger County | Willacy County | Williamson County | Wilson County | Winkler County | Wise County | Wood County | Yoakum County | Young County | Zapata County | Zavala County

Customer Notice: Short-term installment loans should be used for short-term financial needs only, not as a long-term financial solution. Customers with credit difficulties should seek credit counseling.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling: www.nfcc.org
Consumer Credit Counseling Services: https://credit.org/cccs/
Credit Counseling Services: www.consolidatedcredit.org

Below is the contact information for Texas Banking and Consumer Credit Institutions:

Texas Department of Banking

Texas Department of Banking
2601 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas 78705

Telephone: 512-475-1300
Toll Free: 877-276-5554
Fax: 512-475-1313

Charles G. Cooper Commissioner 512-475-1325
Anne Benites Executive Assistant to the Commissioner 512-475-1325
Kurt Purdom Deputy Commissioner 512-475-1332
Stephanie Newberg Deputy Commissioner 512-475-1332
Brenda Medina Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commissioners 512-475-1332

Texas Office of the Consumer Credit Commissioner

Finance Commission Building
2601 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78705
512.936.7600

Commissioner of Consumer Credit, Leslie Pettijohn
Consumer Helpline: 800.538.1579

Consumer Protection: 512.936.7627

https://occc.texas.gov

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