Why do payday loans need bank statements?

The most common and logical reason for this is so that the lender can evaluate your most recent financial situation. They’ll look at a certain period of recent activities and evaluate your income and outgoings. This allows the payday lender to understand your current financial position and, as a result, they will be better informed to make a decision on your loan. This data can help define not only if you are a suitable applicant for a loan, but also for how much and for the loan period. 

At Nimble we consider a number of factors when making a decision on your loan suitability, and one of these is your recent financial history. We ask you to securely log in to your bank account and our smart technology will evaluate your recent statements. As a responsible lender, we may also perform a credit check. In addition, we consider your employment circumstances so that we can ensure that your repayment schedule is manageable. We work hard to ensure that your loan type and loan term is suitable for you and trust that you will only agree to a loan that you are sure you can repay. 

At Nimble, we’ll never ask you to do any cumbersome paperwork. Our application process happens online and we built it this way for speed and ease. When we first started Nimble, we believed the lending process needed to be easier and more efficient. We achieved that by building a secure and easy to use application process that makes the lending process stress free. 

After we’ve evaluated your recent bank statements, we’ll come back to your fairly quickly with a decision. Your loan is paid directly into your bank account via bank transfer. Once approved, you’ll have the money in under an hour (if confirmed before 4.30pm AEST during banking days).* 

The information on this website is general in nature and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Terms, conditions, fees and charges apply, and are subject to change. Applications are subject to Nimble’s credit approval criteria. Redraw not available.

Nimble members who have previously borrowed and repaid one or more loans in full may be eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in their Member Area.

For our Small Loans of $2,000 or less, an APR (Annual Percentage Rate) doesn't apply. These loans are fee-based only, and so they don't have an APR. The establishment fee is 20% of the amount borrowed and the monthly fee is 4% of the amount borrowed.

For our Personal Loans between $2,050 and $5,000, the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is 47.6158% (Comparison rate 65.6597% p.a.) and there is a $400 Establishment Fee. For our Personal Loans between $5,050 and $10,000, the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is 47.6158% (Comparison rate 47.6158%) and there is no Establishment Fee.

*Funds will generally be transferred within 60 minutes of the loan contract being signed between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm AEST on business days. Clearance times are subject to your bank.

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