Loans British Columbia - Compare Providers

ProviderLoan AmountRateTerm (Months)Rating
00 Up to $50,000Prime – 46.96%3 - 120
Up to $50,000
81683676800 Windmill Microlending$15,000 5.95% Up to 60 months
$15,000
111670889600 Fora$1,000 - $10,000 19.9% - 46.9% -
$1,000 - $10,000
1001666051200 Nyble$20 - $100 0% -
$20 - $100
1001643932800 FlexMoney$500 - $15,000 +18.9% APR 6 - 60
$500 - $15,000
1001642723200 Pay2Dayup to $1,500 - -
up to $1,500
111639094400 Loanz$1,000 - $15,000 29.9% - 46.9% APR   12 - 60
$1,000 - $15,000
71637280000 Symple Loans$5,000 - $50,000 5.75% - 22.99% Up to 84
$5,000 - $50,000
1001623369600 AfterpayVaries 0% 6 or 8 weeks
Varies
71620777600 Spring FinancialUp to $35,000 9.99% - 46.96% 6 - 60
Up to $35,000
171607558400 Helium Loans$500 - $50,000 6.99% - 46.99% 12 - 36
$500 - $50,000
1001598918400 LM Financial$1,000 - $15,000 - -
$1,000 - $15,000
1001598832000 LM Credit$500 – $15,000 + 25.99% 9 - 60
$500 – $15,000
1001595980800 FlexiLoans$200 - $1,200 25% - 32% -
$200 - $1,200
1001593561600 PayBright- 0+ 2 - 60
-
121589155200 Moves Financial$2,500 15.65% AIR 13 - 26
$2,500
1001582243200 LendCare- - Up to 60
-
1001580947200 ECN Capital- - -
-
91580860800 SimplyBorrowed$500 - $5,000 - 12 - 24
$500 - $5,000
1001580860800 Pebble Cash$350 - $1,000 - 2 - 12 weeks
$350 - $1,000
21580860800 Refresh Financial$1,600 - $25,000 19.99% APR 36 - 60
$1,600 - $25,000
101580774400 goPeer$1,000 - $25,000 7.5% - 31.5% APR 36 - 60
$1,000 - $25,000
1001579478400 North’n Loans$100 - $1,500 - -
$100 - $1,500
1001579478400 MDGUp to $3,200 - -
Up to $3,200
1001579219200 Loan or Credit$100 - $25,000 +4.9% -
$100 - $25,000
1001579219200 Instant Payday Canada- 15% - 19% -
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1001576713600 Flexiti Financial- Up to 35% -
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181576713600 Financeit$500 - $100,000 6.99% - 14.99% 12 - 240
$500 - $100,000
1001575590400 Climb1800- 2900 15.99% 23 - 36
1800- 2900
1001562198400 Pylo Finance$500 - $15,000 15.99 - 39.99% 6 - 60
$500 - $15,000
1001560124800 Fresh Start FinanceUp to $15,000 29.99% - 46.96% 9 - 60
Up to $15,000
91545955200 MarbleUp to $20,000 18.99% - 24.99% 36 - 84
Up to $20,000
81552262400 Money Mart$1,000 - $15,000 19.90% - 46.90% 12 - 60
$1,000 - $15,000
1001569974400 Private Loan Shop$500 - $50,000 15 - 30% -
$500 - $50,000
1001551830400 Progressa$1,000 - $15,000 19% - 46.95% 6 - 60
$1,000 - $15,000
1001551398400 My Canada PaydayUp to $1,500 15% - 19% 14 days
Up to $1,500
1001551398400 Mr. Payday$100 - $1,500 15% - 17% 14 -31 days
$100 - $1,500
1001551398400 Money Provider$500 - $1,000 28% - 32% -
$500 - $1,000
1001551398400 Loan Express- - 14 days
-
151546128000 Loan AwayUp to $5,000 19.9% - 45.9% APR 6 - 36
Up to $5,000
1001551139200 Lendful$5,000 - $35,000 9.9%+ 6 - 60
$5,000 - $35,000
101551139200 LendDirectUp to $15,000 19.99% APR Open-end
Up to $15,000
1001550534400 Health Smart Financial Services$300 - $25,000 7.95%+ 36 - 60
$300 - $25,000
1001550534400 GoDay$100 - $1,500 - 14 days
$100 - $1,500
1001569974400 iCashUp to $1,500 15% - 23% -
Up to $1,500
1001550534400 Focus Financial Inc.Up to $1,500 Up to 59% APR 14 days
Up to $1,500
191550534400 FlexFi$2,500 + - -
$2,500 +
1001550534400 Eastern Loans$500 - $1,000 28% - 32% 3 -5
$500 - $1,000
1001550534400 DMO Credit$300 - $1,000 38% APR 3 - 4
$300 - $1,000
1001549411200 Capital Cash$100 - $1,000 546% APR 14 days
$100 - $1,000
1001549238400 Credit 700$500 - $1,000 28% - 32% 4 - 5
$500 - $1,000
1001549238400 Credit Club$100 - $1,500 90% - 390% APR 14 days
$100 - $1,500
1001549238400 Credit2Go$250 - $1,000 29% APR 3 - 4
$250 - $1,000
201548720000 Ledn$500 - $1,000,000 7.9% 12
$500 - $1,000,000
1001548720000 Amber Financial$1,000 - $50,000 4.6% – 49.96% 3 - 60
$1,000 - $50,000
1001548633600 Affirm Financial$300 - $7,500 29.9% - 39.9% 6 - 60
$300 - $7,500
1001548633600 310 Loan$50 - $1,500 - 14 days
$50 - $1,500
1001545955200 Newstart CanadaUp to $20,000 19% - 49% 36 - 48
Up to $20,000
161545264000 Ferratum$2,000 - $10,000 18.9% - 54.9% 12 - 60
$2,000 - $10,000
1001545264000 SkyCap Financial$500 - $10,000 12.99% – 39.99% 9 – 36
$500 - $10,000
11543622400 Fairstone FinancialUp to $50,000 19.99% - 39.99% 6 - 120
Up to $50,000
31545177600 LendingMate$2,000 – $10,000 34.9% - 43% 12 - 60
$2,000 – $10,000
1001545264000 Consumer Capital Canada$500 - $12,500 19.99%+ 12 - 60
$500 - $12,500
1001545350400 LaminaUp to $1000 30% 3 - 5
Up to $1000
1001545350400 Loans SOSUp to $5,000 60% 6 - 60
Up to $5,000
1001545350400 514 LoansUp to $3,000 22% - 35% 3 - 4
Up to $3,000
1001545350400 Cashco FinancialUp to $7,000 - 6 – 60
Up to $7,000
1001545350400 UrLoan$500 - $2,500 29% - 46.95% 6 - 36
$500 - $2,500
1001545350400 LoanMeNow$500 - $1000+ 28%-32% 3
$500 - $1000+
1001545350400 Captain Cash$500 – $750 28% – 34.4% 3
$500 – $750
1001545350400 BC Loans$500 – $750 23% - 34.4% 3 – 12
$500 – $750
1001545350400 Urgent Loans$300 - $1500 27% - 35% 3 - 4
$300 - $1500
61545264000 easyfinancial$500 - $100,000 Starting at 29.99% 9 - 84
$500 - $100,000
41545264000 Mogo Finance$300 – $35,000 9.9% - 47.72% 24 - 60
$300 – $35,000
91568937600 Cash Money$1,500 – $10,000 Varies by province Varies by product (up to 60 months)
$1,500 – $10,000
51545177600 Borrowell$1,000 - $35,000 5.99% - 29.19% 36 - 60
$1,000 - $35,000
141545177600 Magical CreditUp to $20,000 19.99% - 46.8% 12 - 60
Up to $20,000
1001569974400 Speedy CashUp to $1,500 15% - 23% 14 days
Up to $1,500
ProviderLoan AmountRateTerm (Months)Rating
00 Up to $50,000Prime – 46.96%3 - 120
Up to $50,000
81669852800 Driven$500 - $300,000 - 2 - 24 months
$500 - $300,000
1001648512000 2M7 Financial Solutions$10,000 - $250,000 Varies 6-12
$10,000 - $250,000
1001620345600 TD Bank- - 12 - 60
-
1001611878400 Accord Financial$5,000 - $30,000,000 - Up to 18
$5,000 - $30,000,000
171607558400 Helium Loans$500 - $50,000 6.99% - 46.99% 6 - 36
$500 - $50,000
1001598918400 Loop- - -
-
1001592438400 Core Capital Group Inc- - -
-
1001585612800 BarterPay- 0.9% - 12% 6 months - 5 years
-
1001581984000 Clearbanc$10,000 - $10,000,000 6% - 12.5% -
$10,000 - $10,000,000
1001581292800 SNAP Financial Group- - -
-
1001581033600 GE Capital- - -
-
1001581033600 We Can Financial- - -
-
1001581033600 Wajax Equipment- - -
-
1001580947200 Key Equipment Financing- - -
-
1001580947200 Corl$10,000 - $1,000,000 - -
$10,000 - $1,000,000
1001580860800 Yellowhead Equipment Finance Ltd- - -
-
1001580860800 Specialty Truck Financing- - -
-
1001580860800 Travelers Financial- - -
-
1001580860800 Peel Financial- - -
-
1001580860800 Pioneer Financial Services$5,000 - $1,000,000 - -
$5,000 - $1,000,000
1001580860800 Polaris Leasing- - -
-
1001580860800 Patron West- - -
-
1001580860800 Payabilityup to $250,000 - -
up to $250,000
1001580860800 Planet Financial- - -
-
1001580688000 RiseUp to $10,000 - -
Up to $10,000
1001580256000 Merchant Growth$5,000 - $500,000 - 6 - 18 months
$5,000 - $500,000
1001579478400 Onesta- - -
-
1001579478400 Lionhart Capital$10,000- $30,000,000 Min 4.95% -
$10,000- $30,000,000
1001579478400 Lift Capital- - 12 - 120
-
1001579478400 Leaseline- - 24 to 60
-
1001579478400 Lease Direct- - -
-
1001579478400 John Deere- - -
-
1001579046400 Hitachi Capital Canada- - -
-
1001578873600 Guardian Leasing- - -
-
1001577059200 Export Development Canada- - -
-
1001577059200 Essex Lease Financial Corporation- - -
-
1001577059200 Equilease- - -
-
1001575849600 Alliance Financing Group LTD$5,000 - $150,000 15% + 6 - 24
$5,000 - $150,000
1001575849600 CanaCapUp to $250,000 - -
Up to $250,000
1001575590400 CLE Capital- - -
-
1001575590400 Canada Equipment Loan- - -
-
11545955200 SharpShooter Funding$5,000 - $150,000 Fee-Based: Starting at 9% 12 - 60
$5,000 - $150,000
1001552262400 First West Credit Union$500,000 - $10,000,000 - -
$500,000 - $10,000,000
1001552262400 Laurentian Bank of CanadaUp to $250,000 - Up to 10 years
Up to $250,000
1001552262400 HSBC Bank Canada- - -
-
1001552262400 National BankUp to $1,000,000 - -
Up to $1,000,000
1001551830400 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)$10,000+ - Up to 15 years
$10,000+
1001551830400 ScotiabankUp to $1,000,000 -   Up to 15 years
Up to $1,000,000
1001551830400 Bank of Montreal (BMO)Up to $500,000 - Up to 10 years
Up to $500,000
1001551830400 Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)$5,000 - $10,000 - Up to 7 years
$5,000 - $10,000
1001551398400 CWB National Leasing$3,500+ - -
$3,500+
1001551398400 Money in Motion$10,000 - $1,000,000 4% - 14% 12 - 84
$10,000 - $1,000,000
1001551139200 Lease LinkUp to $75,000 - Up to 18
Up to $75,000
1001550534400 FundThrough$500-$50,000 0.5% weekly 12 week cycles
$500-$50,000
1001550534400 Econolease Financial Services Inc.$1,000 - $1,000,000 6% - 20% -
$1,000 - $1,000,000
1001550534400 Easylease CorpUp to $5,000,000 4.5% 24 - 72
Up to $5,000,000
1001550534400 Dynamic Capital- - -
-
1001550534400 Capify$5,000 - $200,000 - -
$5,000 - $200,000
1001549411200 Canadian Equipment Finance$50,000 - $12,000,000 - 24 - 96
$50,000 - $12,000,000
1001549411200 Capital Key$5,000 - $1,000,000+ - 1 - 60
$5,000 - $1,000,000+
1001549238400 Cashbloom$5,000 - $1,000,000 - 3 - 24
$5,000 - $1,000,000
1001548720000 BFS Capital$5,000 - $5,000,000 - 4 - 18
$5,000 - $5,000,000
1001548720000 BDCUp to $100,000 6.05% + 60
Up to $100,000
1001548720000 Baron Finance$10,000+ 18% - 22% -
$10,000+
1001548720000 B2B Bank$10,000 - $300,000 4.70% - 5.45% -
$10,000 - $300,000
1001548633600 AOne Financial SolutionsUp to $5,000,000 5% - 10% 12 - 60
Up to $5,000,000
51545177600 Borrowell$1,000 - $35,000 5.6% – 25.5% 36 – 60
$1,000 - $35,000
1001545264000 iCapital$5,000 - $250,000 - 3-18
$5,000 - $250,000
1001545264000 Lendified$5,000 - $150,000 - 3 - 24
$5,000 - $150,000
1001545350400 IOU Financial$5,000 – $100,000 15% + 12 – 18
$5,000 – $100,000
1001545264000 Company Capital$5,000 – $100,000 Starting at 6.87% 3 – 18
$5,000 – $100,000
1001545177600 OnDeck$5,000-$250,000 8% - 29% APR 6 - 18
$5,000-$250,000
1001545177600 Lending Loop$5,000 – $500,000 Starting at 5.9% 3 – 60
$5,000 – $500,000
1001545264000 SkyCap Financial$500 - $10,000 12.99% – 39.99% 9 – 36
$500 - $10,000
1001561507200 Thinking CapitalUp to $300,000 - -
Up to $300,000
ProviderLoan AmountRateTerm (Months)Rating
00 Up to $50,000Prime – 46.96%3 - 120
Up to $50,000
41632960000 SafeLendUp to $50,000 14.9% + 12 -72
Up to $50,000
61624233600 Auto Credit DealsUp to $50,000 29.99% – 46.96% 12 - 96
Up to $50,000
171607558400 Helium Loans$500 - $50,000 - 24 - 60
$500 - $50,000
1001594339200 Alphera Financial Services- - -
-
1001582761600 Go Auto- - 12 - 96
-
61582761600 Eden Park- 11.9% - 22.9% Up to 84
-
1001581033600 WeFinanceCars- + 4.9% -
-
1001581033600 Walker Financial Services- - -
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1001580688000 Rifco- - -
-
1001579478400 National Powersports Financing- - -
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1001579478400 LMG Finance- - -
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1001579478400 Loans2Go- - -
-
1001578873600 iA Auto Finance- +8.99% -
-
1001578873600 Gamache Group- - -
-
1001551830400 Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)$5,000 - $10,000 - up to 84
$5,000 - $10,000
1001552262400 Laurentian Bank of CanadaUp to $250,000 - 12 - 60
Up to $250,000
1001552262400 National BankUp to $1,000,000 - up to 96
Up to $1,000,000
1001551830400 DesjardinsUp to $100,000 - 6 - 96
Up to $100,000
1001551830400 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)$10,000+ - 12 - 96
$10,000+
1001551830400 ScotiabankUp to $1,000,000 - up to 96
Up to $1,000,000
1001577059200 Daimler Truck Financial- - up to 72
-
1001577059200 DealerPlan Financial- - -
-
1001575849600 Coast Capital Savings- Starting at 4% Up to 84
-
1001575849600 Canada Auto Finance$5000 - $45,000 4.90 % - 29.95% APR 36 - 72
$5000 - $45,000
1001575849600 Credit River Capital Inc- - -
-
1001575590400 Capital Trust Financial- - -
-
1001575590400 Canadian Truck Loan- - -
-
1001575504000 Canada Car Loans- - -
-
21569974400 Car Loans Canada$7500 - $59,995 3.95% + 12 - 96
$7500 - $59,995
1001562112000 Car Creditex- Up to 49.9% -
-
1001561507200 Auto Capital Canada- - -
-
1001561507200 Carfinco- - Up to 84
-
11560124800 Canada DrivesUp to $100,000 3.99% - 19.9% 24 -96
Up to $100,000
1001551830400 Prefera FinanceUp to $30,000 - -
Up to $30,000
1001548720000 Approve Canada- - -
-
1001548633600 2nd Chance Automotive- 4.2%+ -
-
1001545955200 Newstart CanadaUp to $20,000 19% - 49% 36 - 48
Up to $20,000
1001545264000 SkyCap Financial$500 - $10,000 12.99% – 39.99% 9 – 36
$500 - $10,000
1001545177600 Splash Auto Finance by RifcoUp to $50,000 - -
Up to $50,000
1001545177600 Carloans411$5,000 – $40,000 - 12 – 72
$5,000 – $40,000
1001545177600 AutoArriba- - Maximum 84
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ProviderLoan AmountRateTerm (Months)Rating
00 Up to $50,000Prime – 46.96%3 - 120
Up to $50,000
1001578873600 Instant Loans Canada$1,000 - $35,000 - 24 - 60
$1,000 - $35,000
1001545955200 Newstart CanadaUp to $20,000 19% - 49% 36 - 48
Up to $20,000
1001545264000 BHM FinancialUp to $25,000 - 12 - 60
Up to $25,000
ProviderLoan AmountRateTerm (Months)Rating
00 N/AN/AN/A
N/A
1001627344000 Peoples Bank- 1.94% - 2.45% 12 - 60
-
71620777600 Spring FinancialUp to $35,000 - -
Up to $35,000
1001575849600 Coast Capital Savings- 1.51% - 6.6% 1 - 10 years
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1001604016000 Leap Financial$15,000 to $1,500,000 +1.90% -
$15,000 to $1,500,000
41545264000 Mogo Finance$300 – $35,000 2.20% - 2.54% 36 - 60
$300 – $35,000
1001581033600 Mortgage Alliance- 2.74% - 6.30% 12 - 120
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1001580947200 Paradigm- - -
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1001580860800 Verico- - -
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1001580860800 True North Mortgage- 2.64% - 4.45% 12 - 120
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1001580860800 Tangerine$50,000+ 2.74% - 3.49% 12- 120
$50,000+
1001580860800 Think Financial- - 36 - 60
-
1001580860800 Turnedaway- - -
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1001580860800 REICO- - -
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1001580688000 Motusbank- 2.79% - 6.00% 6 - 60
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1001579478400 Mortgage Architects- 2.74% - 3.70% 6 - 120
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1001578873600 IntelliMortgage- - -
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1001578873600 Invis- 2.69% - 3.95% 6 - 120
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1001577059200 Equitable Bank$25,000 - $800,000 4.59% - 5.64% 6 - 60
$25,000 - $800,000
1001577059200 Dominion Lending Center- - -
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1001577059200 Fisgard Asset Management- -- -
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1001577059200 First National Financial LP- 2.84% - 7.30% -
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1001574985600 CMLS Financials$100,000 - $750,000 - 12 - 120
$100,000 - $750,000
1001574899200 CHIP Reverse Mortgagemin 25,000 3.89.% - 4.84% 12 - 60
min 25,000
1001574899200 CanWise- 2.23% - 4.45% -
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1001560124800 Centum- 2.89% - 3.79% -
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1001548806400 Capital Direct$10,000 - $1,500,000 Varies 12 - 24
$10,000 - $1,500,000
1001548720000 Broker Financial Group Inc.- 2.41% - 3.84% -
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1001548720000 Bridgewater Bank- - -
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11517097600 Alpine Credits$10,000+ Based on equity -
$10,000+
ProviderServicesRating
00 Debt Consolidation Program, Debt Settlement Program, Consumer Proposal, Bankruptcy Consultation
N/A (Referrer)
1001576540800 BDO Credit Counselling, Bankruptcy, Consumer Proposal
1001576540800 Full Circle Debt Solutions Inc Credit Counselling, Debt Management Program
1001576368000 Consolidated Credit Credit Counselling, Debt Management Program
1001576454400 4Pillars Debt Restructuring, After Care - Credit Rebuilding Program, Corporate Debt Restructuring

Types Of Loans In British Columbia

There are plenty of different loan options you can access in British Columbia. Some can be used for any expense, others are for specific purposes. Common loan types include: 

Personal Loans In British Columbia

Personal loans are lump sums of money that you borrow over a specific period and pay back in installments. They usually range from $1,000 – $35,000 and have terms of 1 – 5 years. Interest rates vary from 4% – 46%, depending on your lender, creditworthiness, and loan size. For example, having bad credit or a low income can lead to high rates. 

Payday Loans In British Columbia

Payday loans are small, high-interest loans for people with bad or no credit. They’re typically more than $100 – $1,500 and, like a personal loan, can be used to cover any cost. However, you must repay a payday loan all at once, plus interest and fees, after 14 usually. Watch out, because interest rates can be as much as 500% APR or more.  

Car Loans In British Columbia

While it can also be received as a lump sum of money, a car loan is specifically used to buy a vehicle. Some dealerships offer in-house financing too. Either way, the loan must be repaid in fixed installments with interest. Do note, car loans are secured against the car. This means your lender can seize your car if you default on your payments. Similarly, having collateral means there’s less risk for the lender, so the rates are often lower on car loans.    

Mortgages In British Columbia

A mortgage is a large loan you can borrow to finance a piece of real estate, like a home or business building. Since those properties can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, the amortization periods are normally 10 to 25 years long, with terms of about 5 years. If you fail to make your mortgage payments, the lender can foreclose on the property.     

Student Loans In British Columbia

Student loans are meant to cover post-secondary tuition fees. They’re issued as loans or lines of credit by many lenders in British Columbia and Canada, including banks, private companies, and even the provincial and federal governments. Approval and loan conditions vary according to your household income, dependents, and total education costs.    

Steps On How To Get A Loan In British Columbia

When applying for a loan, remember that every lender has different approval standards. That said, here are the basic steps you must go through to get a loan in British Columbia:

Step 1. Compare Lenders And Choose One To Apply With

Start by deciding how much money you need and what you can afford to pay back each month. Then, shop around and compare multiple lenders to find out what you might pay for a loan based on your creditworthiness. Keep in mind that having a bad credit score can lead to higher rates and make sure to pick a legitimate company with a good reputation.    

Step 2. Fill Out The Application And Provide Documents

Before you apply, it’s a good idea to prequalify for several loans to see what deals you can get. Afterward, different loans require different types of documents to apply for. Car loans and mortgages require far more paperwork, whereas personal loans normally involve a simpler, easier approval process. Either way, be sure to fill out your application correctly. In most cases, you must also agree to a credit check to finish the procedure.     

Step 3. Submit And Wait For Loan Offer

If all your information looks good, you can send in your loan application. Depending on where you apply, you may receive a response within the same day. At some point, you should receive an email or call from them with their best loan offer. Look it over carefully prior to accepting and, if you’re really worried, show it to a financial expert. 

Step 4. Accept Loan Offer And Receive Funds

If you’re satisfied with the loan offer, the final step is to sign the lender’s agreement and submit it back to them. Then you simply need to wait for your finds to arrive. These days, most lenders send their loans via direct deposit but many will have other options, like e-Transfer, cheque, wire transfer, or even physical cash. Depending on its size, type, and origin, it could take a number of hours or business days to see the funds appear in your bank account.    

What Documents Do You Need To Apply For A Loan In British Columbia

As mentioned, every lender has different standards when it comes to their loans and approval process. However, here’s what you’ll typically need to apply for a loan in BC: 

  • Personal Identification – Most lenders require you to be a permanent resident or citizen of Canada to apply for a loan. To verify this, they’ll ask for at least one piece of valid government-issued photo identification (or a copy of it), such as your driver’s license, passport, medical insurance card, or birth certificate.    
  • Income/Employment – Unless you’re applying for a payday loan or other bad credit loan, you’ll often need an acceptable form of employment and income to qualify for a loan in BC. In this case, your lender may request documents like your recent pay stubs, job history, tax records, or proof of government benefits.     
  • Additional Documents – If you’re applying for a larger loan, like a car loan or mortgage, your lender may also require more extensive forms of documentation, including details about your existing assets, debts, and other liabilities. This is especially true when you apply with a bank, credit union, or other prime lenders. 

How To Calculate Your Loan Costs?

Find out what your monthly payments will be by using this loan calculator. 

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How To Increase Your Chances Of Getting Approved For A Loan In British Columbia?

Applying for a loan can seem like a long and difficult process, especially when you need it to help you with a particular financial problem you’re having. Thankfully, there are some ways to help increase your odds of qualifying for a loan: 

Be Prepared

Make sure to check your credit score before you apply. You can use this information to see if you meet the lender’s minimum requirements before applying. This can prevent you from applying to too many lenders and undergoing unnecessary hard credit checks. 

Similarly, update and gather all necessary documentation and personal information. Missing or inaccurate information can cause delays and even loan rejections. 

Reduce Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

Before applying for a loan, take a few months to clean up your finances, that is if your borrowing needs are not urgent. Paying off debts can lower your debt-to-income ratio, which is a common factor used by lenders to determine creditworthiness.  The less debt you have, the more money you’ll have to pay off another loan, thus increasing your borrowing power.

Consider Alternative Lenders

Remember, banks are no longer the only places to get a loan. If you can’t qualify with a bank due to poor credit or finances, you may still have a chance with alternative/online lenders. Online lenders are a great option to get the loan you need, especially if you have bad credit.

Risks Of Getting A Loan In British Columbia

Loan scams are not unique to BC. In fact, it exists all around Canada and throughout the world. As such, it’s important to be careful when applying for a loan. Here are some of the most common warning signs of fraud that everyone should be on the lookout for whether you live in British Columbia or anywhere else in Canada. 

  • If a lender contacts you to inform you that they’ve successfully received a loan application in your name, one that you never applied for.
  • If you receive confirmation from a credit card company or bank that you’ve been approved or declined for a card that you never applied for.
  • When your credit card (or other credit product) statements stop arriving by mail.
  • When you start seeing purchases and/or transactions on your statements that you don’t remember making.
  • If you’re contacted by a collection agency that informs you of an outstanding debt that you haven’t paid, or an account in default that you never opened.

What Should You Do If You’ve Been A Victim Of Fraud In BC?

If you’re a British Columbia resident and you’ve fallen victim to fraud, or if you want to know more about some ways of protecting your personal information, visit Consumer Protection BC at:

Consumer Protection British Columbia#307-3450 Uptown Blvd
PO Box 9244
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9J2
Consumer Protection British Columbia Contact InfoTelephone: 604-320-1667
Toll-Free: 1-888-564-9963
Fax: 250-920-7181
Email: info@consumerprotectionbc.ca

Bottom Line

A loan can help you finance many different expenses, from small items like groceries to big-ticket items like a house. Getting a loan in British Columbia is possible no matter what your credit is. Just be sure to check your lender’s requirements before applying. Similarly, make sure to check your lender’s reputation as there are scammers always looking to take advantage.

Loans British Columbia FAQs

Can I get a loan in British Columbia with non-traditional income?

Yes, many lenders in British Columbia will accept other sources of income including Old Age Security (OAS), Canada Child Benefit (CCB), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Employment Income (EI) and other government income sources.

Am I eligible for a loan in British Columbia?

To apply for a basic loan in British Columbia, you will need to be at least 18 years old and have a source of income. However, depending on the lender you choose, some may have additional standards you must meet to be eligible for a loan such as your income level, employment stability, level of debt and more.

Can I get a loan in British Columbia if I have bad credit?

Yes, unlike banks, many alternative lenders base your approval for a loan on your overall financial health rather than just your credit score. Though alternative lenders do take your credit score into consideration, other factors like your income level, employment stability, and debt level take precedence over your credit score. So even if you have bad credit, they are plenty of lenders in British Columbia who’d be willing to lend to you.

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