Compare The Best Providers For Payday Loans Winnipeg November 2021

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
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
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
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
My Canada Payday
Up to $1,500 15% - 19% 14 days
Up to $1,500
Money Provider
$500 - $1,000 28% - 32% -
$500 - $1,000
Loan Express
- - 14 days
-
Lendful
$5,000 - $35,000 9.9%+  6 - 60
$5,000 - $35,000
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
FlexFi
$2,500 + - -
$2,500 +
DMO Credit
$300 - $1,000 38% APR 3 - 4
$300 - $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 12% 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
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
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
Urgent Loans
$300 - $1500 27% - 35% 3 - 4
$300 - $1500
easyfinancial
$500 - $35,000 29.99% – 46.96% 9 - 60
$500 - $35,000
CashMoney
$50 – $10,000 - Up to 62 days
$50 – $10,000
Borrowell
$1,000 - $35,000 5.99% to 29.19% 36 - 60
$1,000 - $35,000
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
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
- - -
-
Wajax Equipment
- - -
-
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
Fusion Credit Union
- - -
-
First West Credit Union
$500,000 - $10,000,000 - -
$500,000 - $10,000,000
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
Alphera Financial Services
- - -
-
Eden Park
- 11.9% - 22.9% Up to 84
-
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
- - -
-
Cars on Credit Financial
- 14.5% to 29.9% -
-
Canada Car Loans
- - -
-
Calmont Leasing
- - -
-
Car Loans Canada
$7500 - $59,995 3.95% + 12 - 96
$7500 - $59,995
Car Creditex
- Up to 49.9% -
-
Birchwood Credit Solutions
Up to $50,000 - -
Up to $50,000
Auto Capital Canada
- - -
-
Carfinco
- - Up to 84
-
Canada Drives
Up to $100,000 3.99% - 19.9% 24 -96
Up to $100,000
Prefera Finance
Up to $30,000 - -
Up to $30,000
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
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
$25,000 - $150,000 1% monthly 12
$25,000 - $150,000
N/A N/A N/A
N/A (Referrer)
N/A
Peoples Bank
- 1.94% - 2.45% 12 - 60
-
Hubert Financial
- 1.69% - 3.49% 12 - 84
-
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+
Think Financial
- - 36 - 60
-
Turnedaway
- - -
-
REICO
- - -
-
Motusbank
- 2.79% - 6.00%  6 - 60 
-
Mortgage Architects
- 2.74% - 3.70% 6 - 120
-
Keystone Finance Solutions
$10,000+ Upon request Upon request
$10,000+
IntelliMortgage
- - -
-
Invis
- 2.69% - 3.95% 6 - 120 
-
Dominion Lending Center
- - -
-
Fisgard Asset Management
- -- -
-
First National Financial LP
- 2.84% - 7.30% -
-
CMLS Financials
$100,000 - $750,000 - 12 - 120
$100,000 - $750,000
CHIP Reverse Mortgage
min 25,000 3.89.% - 4.84% 12 - 60
min 25,000
CanWise
- 2.23% - 4.45% -
-
Centum
- 2.89% - 3.79% -
-
Capital Direct
$10,000 - $1,500,000 Varies 12 - 24
$10,000 - $1,500,000
Broker Financial Group Inc.
- 2.41% - 3.84% -
-
Bridgewater Bank
- - -
-
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 ...

Payday loans are a last resort that many Winnipeg borrowers turn to in order to resolve a pressing financial situation. Unfortunately, while payday loans can seem convenient, the circumstances where they are actually appropriate are few and far between. Wondering why payday loans are so frowned up? Keep reading to find out.

What’s the Appeal of a Payday Loan?

As we said, a payday loan is very rarely the right choice for anyone. In fact, Winnipeg borrowers generally only apply for payday loans because:

  • They are very easy to qualify for since no credit check is required.
  • The only standards for approval include an active chequing account, a Manitoba address, and a confirmation of steady employment.
  • Borrowers will be granted small loans ($1,500 or under) within the same day that they apply.
  • Typically, borrowers have 2 weeks to pay back their loan, which is a relatively short payment period compared to other types of loans.

Payday Loans Are Only The Right Choice When:

  • You cannot get approved for any other type of credit product or debt solution through your bank or another lender in Winnipeg.
  • You have a serious financial emergency to deal with immediately.
  • You have no problem paying back your full outstanding balance within 2 weeks.

Payday Loans Are Often The Wrong Choice Because:

  • High-interest rates apply (as much as 17% in Manitoba).
  • Scams, identity theft, and fraud are higher probabilities than with other products.
  • Other expenses can get in the way of you making your final payment on time.
  • You may end up relying on payday loans to get by since you can’t get approved for other kinds of credit products or debt solutions.
  • Your other expenses, coupled with your payday loan, plus any late penalties you may have incurred, can drain your whole paycheck and leave you penniless.

The True Cost of BorrowingTake a look at this infographic to know the true cost of borrowing.

What Are the Hazards of the Payday Loan Cycle?

When approval from other lending sources in Winnipeg is not possible, it’s easy to rely on payday loans for every cost, whether it’s an emergency or not. That’s where the payday loan cycle begins and sometimes never ends. Besides the high-interest rates and administrative fees (which are also numerous), there are two major ways that the cycle can quickly get out of hand.

Rollovers and Extensions

While the province’s maximum interest rate ($17 per $100 borrowed) is actually not as high as other parts of Canada, two services that payday lenders are allowed to offer in any town or city in Manitoba (Winnipeg included) are “rollovers” and “loan extensions”.

A rollover is when a payday lender offers you a second loan before your first is paid in full. An extension, on the other hand, is an offer to extend your payday loan term beyond the general 2-week period. While both options are marketed as ways for you to pay off your first loan easier, they also come with hefty penalty fees. A loan that should have been small then becomes hugely problematic and more expensive by the day. Once again, this can cause you to take out one loan after the other just to scrape by. In fact, rollovers and extensions can lead to so much debt that they’ve been banned in several provinces.

Scams, Identity Theft, and Fraud

Another extremely hazardous fact about payday loans is that they may leave you vulnerable to predatory lending, which can include scams, identity theft, and fraud. While there are plenty of legal payday loan lenders all over Winnipeg, there are also many fake organizations established by scam artists who will try to charge you unreasonably high prices or steal your financial and personal information. Since payday loans are normally easy to get, borrowers in desperate financial situations willingly apply for what they think is fast cash, divulging their banking information in the process. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what predatory lenders and scammers are banking on.

Here are some red flags that you can look out for to avoid these predators:

  • They charge more than $17 per $100 borrowed
  • They ask for an advanced “loan insurance” before your funds are granted
  • They refuse to detail every cost associated (payment, interest, fees, etc.)
  • They don’t have advertising or loan contracts that also detail these costs
  • The “sales representative” is avoiding your questions
  • They use aggressive or threatening language to get you to apply or pay
  • They have no page in the Better Business Bureau database
  • Their online presence is filled with fake customer reviews or none at all
  • They want you to sign a contract that transfers your wages directly to them

How to Break The Payday Loan CycleCheck out this infographic for even more information about the payday loan cycle.

How Can the Payday Loan Cycle Be Broken?

So, now you know how to spot an illegal payday loan lender in Winnipeg and Canada, in general. However, remember that even legal payday loans can cause terrible debt. If the payday loan cycle worries you, stay calm, because there are ways that you can break it or avoid it altogether, including but not limited to:

  • Borrowing from friends or family (only if you can afford to pay them back)
  • Personal, short-term, or installment loans (if you qualify)
  • Credit cards (only if you can afford your payments)
  • Finding a cosigner or offering collateral if you don’t qualify for such products.
  • Vehicle title loans (if you own your vehicle completely)
  • Home equity loans or home equity lines of credit (if you have at least 20% home equity)
  • Guarantor loans (if you can find a cosigner with good credit and financial health)

Need to access your home equity? Here’s how.

How Can I Deal With My Payday Loan Debt?

If you’re already in serious debt caused by your payday loans and other expenses, you should take measures to alleviate the situation as quickly as possible. You can provide yourself with some debt relief by using one of the following options available in Winnipeg:

Debt Settlement

Done by yourself or with a debt settlement companyin Winnipeg, this involves a negotiation with your lenders to prove that you cannot pay your full outstanding debts. If accepted, your settlement should allow you to pay less than your full balance.

Click here to learn how to negotiate a debt settlement on your own.   

Debt Consolidation Loan

This option involves applying for one large loan to pay off all your other debts at once. While debt consolidation loans can sometimes be hard to qualify for, you can make the process easier if your application is backed by a cosigner or security (the offer of assets as collateral). If approved, the main benefit is that you’ll only have to keep track of one month-to-month payment, instead of several.

Debt Consolidation Program

A debt consolidation program in Winnipeg is similar to a debt consolidation loan, however, you would instead need to seek out a credit counselling service to facilitate the process and negotiate with your lenders on your behalf. These programs are often cheaper and more convenient, as you don’t have to apply for a loan. Instead, you’ll make payments to a credit counsellor in Winnipeg, who will pass them along to your creditors.

To see some additional benefits of debt consolidation programs, check this out.

Consumer Proposal

Besides bankruptcy, a consumer proposal is one of the most drastic debt solutions you can apply for in Winnipeg. In this case, you would need to hire a licensed insolvency trustee to oversee the proceeds and offer a proposal to your creditors that allows you to pay back your outstanding balance through equally divided payments or lump sums. If the proposal is accepted (be warned that your lenders may not agree to it), all collection efforts, wage garnishments, and other legal actions against you will stop immediately. However, these proposals can cause hefty damage to your credit score and remain in your credit report for 3 years following completion. During that time, it may be very hard for you to get approval for other credit products or reasonable interest rates to go with them. Only apply for a consumer proposal when your debt situation is too heavy to manage alone but has not yet reached the point where bankruptcy is needed.

Wondering if you can pay off your consumer proposal early? Find out here.

Bankruptcy

By far the most drastic and detrimental solution, declaring personal bankruptcy should only be considered when you’ve exhausted all other options available in Winnipeg. Here, you would also need to seek an insolvency trustee to help you through the process. If they can determine that you have no way of paying your debts otherwise, a court judgement will be passed that frees you from the majority of your debts (some secured debts, like mortgages, may not qualify). Again, any legal actions against you should cease.

Read this article to find out what debts can be included in a bankruptcy.  

Trying to Avoid Payday Loans?

If you’re living in Winnipeg and your financial situation is a bit worse for wear, it’s probably better to avoid payday loans. Instead, try contacting Loans Canada. We offer solutions that can help you avoid or break the payday loan cycle.

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