Compare The Best Providers For Loans St. John’s December 2022

Written By Bryan Daly
Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
Up to $50,000 2.00% – 46.96% 3-60 months
N/A (Referrer)
Up to $50,000
Nyble
$20 - $100 0% -
$20 - $100
FlexMoney
$500 - $15,000 +18.9% APR 6 - 60
$500 - $15,000
Loanz
$1,000 - $15,000 29.9% - 46.9% APR   12 - 60
$1,000 - $15,000
Symple Loans
$5,000 - $50,000 5.75% - 22.99% Up to 84
$5,000 - $50,000
Afterpay
Varies 0% 6 or 8 weeks
Varies
Spring Financial
Up to $15,000 29.99% - 46.96% 9 - 60
Up to $15,000
Helium Loans
$500 - $50,000 6.99% - 46.99% 12 - 36
$500 - $50,000
Iceberg Finance
$1,000-$7,500 12.99% - 29.99% 24 - 60
$1,000-$7,500
LM Financial
$1,000 - $15,000 - -
$1,000 - $15,000
LM Credit
$500 – $15,000 + 25.99% 9 - 60
$500 – $15,000
FlexiLoans
$200 - $1,200 25% - 32%  -
$200 - $1,200
PayBright
- 0+ 2 - 60
-
LendCare
- - Up to 60
-
ECN Capital
- - -
-
SimplyBorrowed
$500 - $5,000 - 12 - 24
$500 - $5,000
Pebble Cash
$350 - $1,000 - 2 - 12 weeks
$350 - $1,000
Refresh Financial
$1,600 - $25,000 19.99% APR 36 - 60
$1,600 - $25,000
goPeer
$1,000 - $25,000 7.5% - 31.5% APR 36 - 60
$1,000 - $25,000
North’n Loans
$100 - $1,500 - -
$100 - $1,500
MDG
Up to $3,200 - -
Up to $3,200
Loan or Credit
$100 - $25,000 +4.9% -
$100 - $25,000
Flexiti Financial
- Up to 35% -
-
Financeit
$500 - $100,000  6.99% - 14.99% 12 - 240
$500 - $100,000
Climb
1800- 2900  15.99% 23 - 36
1800- 2900
Pylo Finance
$500 - $15,000 15.99 - 39.99% 6 - 60
$500 - $15,000
Fresh Start Finance
Up to $15,000 29.99% - 46.96% 9 - 60
Up to $15,000
Marble
Up to $20,000 18.99% - 24.99% 36 - 84
Up to $20,000
Money Mart
$1,000 - $15,000 19.90% - 46.90% 12 - 60 
$1,000 - $15,000
Payday King
$100 - $1,000 546% APR 14 days
$100 - $1,000
Private Loan Shop
$500 - $50,000 15 - 30% -
$500 - $50,000
Progressa
$1,000 - $15,000 19% - 46.95% 6 - 60 
$1,000 - $15,000
Money Provider
$500 - $1,000 28% - 32% -
$500 - $1,000
Loan Express
- - 14 days
-
Loan Away
Up to $5,000 19.9% - 45.9% APR 6 - 36
Up to $5,000
Lendful
$5,000 - $35,000 9.9%+  6 - 60
$5,000 - $35,000
LendDirect
Up to $15,000 19.99% APR Open-end
Up to $15,000
Health Smart Financial Services
$300 - $25,000 7.95%+ 36 - 60
$300 - $25,000
Focus Financial Inc.
Up to $1,500 Up to 59% APR 14 days
Up to $1,500
Eastern Loans
$500 - $1,000 28% - 32%  3 -5
$500 - $1,000
DMO Credit
$300 - $1,000 38% APR 3 - 4
$300 - $1,000
Capital Cash
$100 - $1,000 546% APR 14 days
$100 - $1,000
Credit 700
$500 - $1,000 28% - 32%  4 - 5
$500 - $1,000
Credit2Go
$250 - $1,000 29% APR 3 - 4
$250 - $1,000
Ledn
$500 - $1,000,000 7.9% 12
$500 - $1,000,000
Amber Financial
$1,000 - $50,000 4.6% – 49.96% 3 - 60 
$1,000 - $50,000
Affirm Financial
$300 - $7,500 29.9% - 39.9% 6 - 60
$300 - $7,500
310 Loan
$50 - $1,500 - 14 days
$50 - $1,500
Newstart Canada
Up to $20,000 19% - 49% 36 - 48
Up to $20,000
Ferratum
$2,000 - $10,000 18.9% - 54.9% 12 - 60
$2,000 - $10,000
SkyCap Financial
$500 - $10,000 12.99% – 39.99% 9 – 36
$500 - $10,000
Fairstone Financial
Up to $50,000 19.99% - 39.99% 6 - 120 Months
Up to $50,000
Consumer Capital Canada
$500 - $12,500 19.99%+ 12 - 60
$500 - $12,500
Lamina
Up to $1000 30% 3 - 5
Up to $1000
Loans SOS
Up to $5,000 60% 6 - 60
Up to $5,000
Cashco Financial
Up to $7,000 - 6 – 60
Up to $7,000
UrLoan
$500 - $2,500 29% - 46.95% 6 - 36
$500 - $2,500
LoanMeNow
$500 - $1000+ 28%-32% 3
$500 - $1000+
Captain Cash
$500 – $750 28% – 34.4% 3
$500 – $750
BC Loans
$500 – $750 23% - 34.4% 3 – 12
$500 – $750
Urgent Loans
$300 - $1500 27% - 35% 3 - 4
$300 - $1500
easyfinancial
$500 - $35,000 29.99% – 46.96% 9 - 84
$500 - $35,000
Mogo Finance
$300 – $35,000 9.9% - 47.72% 24 - 60
$300 – $35,000
Borrowell
$1,000 - $35,000 5.99% to 29.19% 36 - 60
$1,000 - $35,000
Magical Credit
Up to $20,000 19.99% - 46.8% 12 - 60
Up to $20,000
Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
Up to $50,000 2.00% – 46.96% 3-60 months
N/A (Referrer)
Up to $50,000
Driven
$500 - $300,000 - 2 - 24 months
$500 - $300,000
2M7 Financial Solutions
$10,000 - $250,000 Varies 6-12
$10,000 - $250,000
TD Bank
- - 12 - 60
-
Accord Financial
$5,000 - $30,000,000 - Up to 18
$5,000 - $30,000,000
Helium Loans
$500 - $50,000 6.99% - 46.99% 6 - 36
$500 - $50,000
Loop
- - -
-
BarterPay
- 0.9% - 12% 6 months - 5 years
-
Clearbanc
$10,000 - $10,000,000 6% - 12.5% -
$10,000 - $10,000,000
GE Capital
- - -
-
We Can Financial
- - -
-
Key Equipment Financing
- - -
-
Corl
$10,000 - $1,000,000 - -
$10,000 - $1,000,000
Yellowhead Equipment Finance Ltd
- - -
-
Specialty Truck Financing
- - -
-
Travelers Financial
- - -
-
Peel Financial
- - -
-
Pioneer Financial Services
$5,000 - $1,000,000 - -
$5,000 - $1,000,000
Polaris Leasing
- - -
-
Patron West
- - -
-
Payability
up to $250,000 - -
up to $250,000
Planet Financial
- - -
-
Rise
Up to $10,000 - -
Up to $10,000
Merchant Growth
$5,000 - $500,000 - 6 - 18 months
$5,000 - $500,000
Onesta
- - -
-
Lionhart Capital
$10,000- $30,000,000 Min 4.95% -
$10,000- $30,000,000
Lift Capital
- - 12 - 120
-
Leaseline
- - 24 to 60
-
Lease Direct
- - -
-
John Deere
- - -
-
Hitachi Capital Canada
- - -
-
Export Development Canada
- - -
-
Essex Lease Financial Corporation
- - -
-
Equilease
- - -
-
Alliance Financing Group LTD
$5,000 - $150,000 15% + 6 - 24
$5,000 - $150,000
CanaCap
Up to $250,000 - -
Up to $250,000
CLE Capital
- - -
-
Canada Equipment Loan
- - -
-
SharpShooter Funding
$5,000 - $150,000 Fee-Based: Starting at 9% 12 - 60
$5,000 - $150,000
Laurentian Bank of Canada
Up to $250,000 - Up to 10 years
Up to $250,000
HSBC Bank Canada
- - -
-
National Bank
Up to $1,000,000 - -
Up to $1,000,000
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
$10,000+ - Up to 15 years
$10,000+
Scotiabank
Up to $1,000,000 -   Up to 15 years
Up to $1,000,000
Bank of Montreal (BMO)
Up to $500,000 - Up to 10 years
Up to $500,000
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
$5,000 - $10,000 - Up to 7 years
$5,000 - $10,000
CWB National Leasing
$3,500+ - -
$3,500+
Money in Motion
$10,000 - $1,000,000 4% - 14% 12 - 84
$10,000 - $1,000,000
Lease Link
Up to $75,000 - Up to 18
Up to $75,000
FundThrough
$500-$50,000 0.5% weekly 12 week cycles
$500-$50,000
Econolease Financial Services Inc.
$1,000 - $1,000,000 6% - 20% -
$1,000 - $1,000,000
Easylease Corp
Up to $5,000,000 4.5% 24 - 72
Up to $5,000,000
Capify
$5,000 - $200,000 - -
$5,000 - $200,000
Canadian Equipment Finance
$50,000 - $12,000,000 - 24 - 96
$50,000 - $12,000,000
Capital Key
$5,000 - $1,000,000+ - 1 - 60
$5,000 - $1,000,000+
Cashbloom
$5,000 - $1,000,000 - 3 - 24
$5,000 - $1,000,000
BFS Capital
$5,000 - $5,000,000 - 4 - 18
$5,000 - $5,000,000
BDC
Up to $100,000 6.05% + 60
Up to $100,000
Baron Finance
$10,000+ 18% - 22% -
$10,000+
B2B Bank
$10,000 - $300,000 4.70% - 5.45% -
$10,000 - $300,000
Borrowell
$1,000 - $35,000 5.6% – 25.5% 36 – 60
$1,000 - $35,000
iCapital
$5,000 - $250,000 - 3-18
$5,000 - $250,000
Lendified
$5,000 - $150,000 - 3 - 24
$5,000 - $150,000
IOU Financial
$5,000 – $100,000 15% + 12 – 18
$5,000 – $100,000
Company Capital
$5,000 – $100,000 Starting at 6.87% 3 – 18
$5,000 – $100,000
OnDeck
$5,000-$250,000 8% - 29% APR 6 - 18
$5,000-$250,000
Lending Loop
$5,000 – $500,000 Starting at 5.9% 3 – 60
$5,000 – $500,000
SkyCap Financial
$500 - $10,000 12.99% – 39.99% 9 – 36
$500 - $10,000
Thinking Capital
Up to $300,000 - -
Up to $300,000
Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
Up to $50,000 2.00% – 46.96% 3-60 months
N/A (Referrer)
Up to $50,000
SafeLend
Up to $50,000 8.99 + 12 -72
Up to $50,000
Auto Credit Deals
Up to $50,000 29.99% – 46.96% 12 - 96
Up to $50,000
Helium Loans
$500 - $50,000 - 24 - 60
$500 - $50,000
Iceberg Finance
$1,000-$7,500 12.99% - 29.99% 12 - 84
$1,000-$7,500
Alphera Financial Services
- - -
-
WeFinanceCars
- + 4.9% -
-
Walker Financial Services
- - -
-
Rifco
- - -
-
National Powersports Financing
- - -
-
LMG Finance
- - -
-
iA Auto Finance
- +8.99% -
-
Gamache Group
- - -
-
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
$5,000 - $10,000 - up to 84
$5,000 - $10,000
Laurentian Bank of Canada
Up to $250,000 - 12 - 60
Up to $250,000
National Bank
Up to $1,000,000 - up to 96
Up to $1,000,000
Desjardins
Up to $100,000 - 6 - 96
Up to $100,000
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
$10,000+ - 12 - 96
$10,000+
Scotiabank
Up to $1,000,000 - up to 96
Up to $1,000,000
Daimler Truck Financial
- - up to 72
-
DealerPlan Financial
- - -
-
Coast Capital Savings
- Starting at 4% Up to 84
-
Canada Auto Finance
$5000 - $45,000 4.90 % - 29.95% APR 36 - 72 
$5000 - $45,000
Credit River Capital Inc
- - -
-
Capital Trust Financial
- - -
-
Canadian Truck Loan
- - -
-
Canada Car Loans
- - -
-
Car Loans Canada
$7500 - $59,995 3.95% + 12 - 96
$7500 - $59,995
Car Creditex
- Up to 49.9% -
-
Auto Capital Canada
- - -
-
Carfinco
- - Up to 84
-
Canada Drives
Up to $100,000 3.99% - 19.9% 24 -96
Up to $100,000
Approve Canada
- - -
-
2nd Chance Automotive
- 4.2%+ -
-
Newstart Canada
Up to $20,000 19% - 49% 36 - 48
Up to $20,000
SkyCap Financial
$500 - $10,000 12.99% – 39.99% 9 – 36
$500 - $10,000
Splash Auto Finance by Rifco
Up to $50,000 - -
Up to $50,000
Carloans411
$5,000 – $40,000 - 12 – 72
$5,000 – $40,000
AutoArriba
- - Maximum 84
-
Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
Up to $50,000 2.00% – 46.96% 3-60 months
N/A (Referrer)
Up to $50,000
Instant Loans Canada
$1,000 - $35,000 - 24 - 60
$1,000 - $35,000
Newstart Canada
Up to $20,000 19% - 49% 36 - 48
Up to $20,000
BHM Financial
Up to $25,000 - 12 - 60
Up to $25,000
Provider Loan Amount Rate Term (Months) Rating
N/A N/A N/A
N/A (Referrer)
N/A
Peoples Bank
- 1.94% - 2.45% 12 - 60
-
Mogo Finance
$300 – $35,000 2.20% - 2.54% 36 - 60
$300 – $35,000
Mortgage Alliance
- 2.74% - 6.30% 12 - 120
-
Paradigm
- - -
-
Verico
- - -
-
True North Mortgage
- 2.64% - 4.45% 12 - 120
-
Tangerine
$50,000+ 2.74% - 3.49% 12- 120
$50,000+
Turnedaway
- - -
-
REICO
- - -
-
Motusbank
- 2.79% - 6.00%  6 - 60 
-
Mortgage Architects
- 2.74% - 3.70% 6 - 120
-
IntelliMortgage
- - -
-
Invis
- 2.69% - 3.95% 6 - 120 
-
Dominion Lending Center
- - -
-
First National Financial LP
- 2.84% - 7.30% -
-
CHIP Reverse Mortgage
min 25,000 3.89.% - 4.84% 12 - 60
min 25,000
Centum
- 2.89% - 3.79% -
-
Broker Financial Group Inc.
- 2.41% - 3.84% -
-
Provider Services Rating
Debt Consolidation Program, Debt Settlement Program, Consumer Proposal, Bankruptcy Consultation
N/A (Referrer)
Debt Consolidation Program, Debt Settlem...
BDO
Credit Counselling, Bankruptcy, Consumer Proposal
Credit Counselling, Bankruptcy, Consumer...
Full Circle Debt Solutions Inc
Credit Counselling, Debt Management Program
Credit Counselling, Debt Management Prog...
Consolidated Credit
Credit Counselling, Debt Management Program
Credit Counselling, Debt Management Prog...
4Pillars
Debt Restructuring, After Care - Credit Rebuilding Program, Corporate Debt Restructuring
Debt Restructuring, After Care - Credit ...

Located on the eastern point of the Avalon Peninsula, St. John’s is largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as its provincial capital. With a population of approximately 214,000 residents, St. John’s is one of the oldest settlements in North America. Due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream, St. John’s experiences a more humid climate than other cities in Canada. Much of the area is covered with spruce, fir and birch trees.

Unlike many cities on the Atlantic coast, the economy of St. John’s is no longer dominated by the fishing industry. As of the late 1990’s, St. John’s has become the bustling center for Eastern Canada’s gas and oil supply, which is harvested from the ocean floor, making it one of the world’s 19 Energy Cities. St. John’s is also the home of the LSPU Hall and Resource Centre for the Arts, where numerous Canadian celebrities like Rick Mercer and Cathy Jones started their careers.

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Loan Myths

Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation in St. John’s when it comes to the idea of loans. Passed from person to person, some facts about the loan process become twisted over time. When you’re looking to apply for a loan, you will likely hear a lot of loan myths, such as:

  • You need perfect credit or no lender will approve your application.  Don’t worry. While certain lenders in St. John’s, like banks and other financial institutions, will generally look at your credit report and credit score, there are many alternative lenders in St. John’s who will not. What they’re really looking for is financial stability and a low risk of future bankruptcy on your part.
  • You will see the same interest rates with every lender. Actually, there are different lenders for every type of financing. When shopping around for a lender in St. John’s, you are sure to see a lot of variation in interest rates and monthly payment fees. 
  • Your house is the only piece of collateral you can use for a loan. While it is true that your house can be used as collateral for a secured loan, you can also use any personal property that’s of significant value, such as your car, plot of land, business or office.  
  • Credit cards are more expensive than loans. This depends on how responsible you are with your credit usage. If you’re charging thousands of dollars to your credit card and not paying your bills in full, you will end up accumulating even more debt because of interest rate hikes and late penalties. However, depending on its size, a loan may be more expensive right away, especially for mortgages and loans for new cars, which will also require interest payments.  
  • The loan application process is always tedious and long. Not necessarily, depending on how efficient you are with your finances. If you’re disorganized with your financial documents and don’t fill out your application forms properly, the whole process will take longer. Having all your necessary information in order will help move things along quicker.

Preparing to Apply for a Loan in St. John’s

As we mentioned, having all your financial information in order and ready for your lender’s inspection is important. That’s because one of the first things any good lender will do is review your financial history. Disorganization is a warning sign to them that you might not be responsible with your finances. There are also several other steps you can take to prepare yourself for the loan application process:

  1. Know how much you want to borrow beforehand. Loans come in all amounts, for all kinds of expenses, so having an idea of how much of a loan you want is a good first step.
  2. Make sure you can afford it down the line. One big mistake that many first-time borrowers in St. John’s make is not realizing how much their loan could cost them down the line. Review your income and savings, make a budget, calculate your future loan payments, including interest rates. Be certain a typical financial emergency wouldn’t get the better of you.  
  3. Check your credit score. True, some lenders in St. John’s don’t take your credit score into consideration. However, checking it yourself is a way to know if you’re in good enough financial standing to afford the debt a loan will put you in. 
  4. Figure out if a lender’s payment schedule is right for you. Once again, you may not be able to continually afford loan payments, especially over a period of years, as you would have with a mortgage. Always choose a lender in St. John’s that will outline a reasonable payment schedule for your financial needs. 
  5. Make sure your debt-to-income ratio is as low as possible. It’s recommended that your debt-to-income ratio is no more than 30-35%. Weigh your monthly loan payments (interest fees included) against your regular monthly income. If your ratio ends up higher than 30-35%, consider holding off until you can earn a better income.

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Loans and Your Credit Score

Another thing that many borrowers in St. John’s don’t realize before they apply is that a loan will definitely have an effect on their credit scores. For example:

  • Making payments on a regular basis (meaning they are on time and within the designated amounts) will have a positive effect on your score, causing it to rise.
  • Late payments, short payments or failure to pay altogether will have a negative effect on your score. Depending on how many payments you’ve defaulted on, your score could drop significantly, ruining your chances of getting approved in the years to come.  
  • If you’re responsible with your loan payments, it will benefit you greatly in the long run because your credit will improve. Be sure that you choose a lender in St. John’s who reports your progress to at least one of Canada’s main credit bureaus, Equifax or TransUnion.  

Remember, if you don’t have a favourable credit score, but still want to apply for a loan, it’s not a big problem. What lenders are really looking for are warning signs that you will end up at risk of declaring bankruptcy. After all, they are businesses and need to know that you will be able to pay back. So, if they see that you’re trustworthy with money, it will give them confidence that you will be trustworthy with your loan.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I want to get approved for a loan. What can I do? There are a few different things that you should do before applying for a loan in St. John’s, like:
      1. Reviewing your credit report and credit score. This is something you should do at least once a year. It will give you a better idea of your financial standing, so you can decide if you’re ready to take on a loan.
      2. Researching lenders properly. You will come across different lenders in St. John’s catered to different kinds of loans. However, there are many illegitimate organizations out there that will try to steal from you, so research is key.
      3. Consider an online lender. You never know, dealing with your loan online might work out better for your lifestyle.
      4. Have all your financial documents organized properly so your application process will run smoothly.
      5. Pay off your other debts! If you owe money to other sources, like credit card companies, it might make lenders think you’re prone to debt problems.  
  • Will I still get approved if I have a less-than-favourable credit score? Yes, while banks will likely check your score before lending to you, many other lenders in St. John’s will not, as long as they know you’ll pay them back. However, a good credit score is always an asset! 
  • Can a loan impact on my credit score? As we mentioned, your loan will definitely affect your credit score. Late and defaulted payments will make your score decrease, while full, scheduled payments will cause it to increase.
  • Which one should I choose to pay my expenses? A credit card or a loan? That really depends on how big the expense is. A house, for example, can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and take years to pay in full, so a mortgage loan is the best choice for most. However, smaller purchases, like consumer goods, can be far easier with a credit card.
  • I don’t have a credit history. Will a lender still grant me a loan? Yes. A credit history is a sign that you’ve used a credit product before, such as a credit card. True, a good credit history is never a bad thing. It’s a way to show your lender that you’ve been responsible with your previous credit payments, but you don’t necessarily need one for a lender to approve you
  • Why would my bank refuse my loan application? If your credit score is low or you’ve displayed a history of debt problems, a bank might refuse your application because they have stricter rules than other lenders in St. John’s.
  • Some lenders ask for a deposit. Is this a common practice? Absolutely not! A demand for an advanced deposit is a sure sign that this “lender” is actually trying to scam you. A legitimate lender will never ask for payment before your loan is approved because it is illegal to do so. Do not give the scammers any information about you or your finances. 
  • How many days will it take to receive my loan once it’s been approved? After you’ve provided your lender with all the necessary information and filled out your application to the best of your ability, it should take somewhere between 24-hours to a few business days to receive your loan.
  • If I have enough money, can I make my loan payments early? Unfortunately, most lenders want you to stick to your designated payments. They need to charge you interest in order to make a profit. Some lenders might offer early the payment option, but they may also tack on a penalty fee.

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