Payday loans are, in no doubt, an incredibly profitable part of the banking industry in today’s financial climate - so much so that investors are continuously seeking new ways to cash in on potential profits. There are several ways investors can enter this exclusive segment of the banking industry; From investing in more traditional banks with a payday lending arm, to identifying companies that offer nothing but payday lending, finding a steady way in to investing in payday loan lenders can be a battle. It may sound straightforward, but investing in UK payday loan lenders involves more than simply opening a basic account with a brokerage firm. It even goes beyond completing an investment application form and hoping for the best. To help you in your battle, here is our useful step-by-step guide to investing in payday loan lenders.
Step One: Opening An Account
The first step to investing in a payday loan lender is to open an official account with a brokerage firm or mutual fund company. However, before you get ahead of the game and eagerly open the first account you come across, it’s imperative that you ask for additional information about any fees or hidden charges that your account may be subject to pay. Think of it like you would any other bank account. Ask questions, and get to the bottom of every fee you might be charged. While we like to give brokers and mutual fund companies the benefit of the doubt, some will charge extra maintenance fees for accounts under a certain value – make sure you’re not left in the dark to avoid being out of pocket in the long run!
Step Two: The Application Process
The next step to investing in a payday loan lender is to complete the relevant application form. While most, if not all, brokerage firms offer account opening forms online, you may need to complete a paper form if they don’t offer this convenient service. When it actually comes to completing the application form, make sure that you provide the correct information first time - that includes your full-name, address, telephone number and tax ID or Social Security (SS) number.
Step Three: Investing In A Traditional Bank
So you have opened an account and completed the application process. Seems simple, right? But the process doesn’t end here. It’s time to consider whether to invest in a traditional bank that provides payday loans and bad-credit lending for those who are unable to comfortably afford the repayments or, well, not. When making your decision, it’s important to keep in mind that investing in a mainstream bank poses much less risk than finding a company that focuses on a particular product or offering. Purchasing a mutual fund that concentrates on investing in the banking and payday loan sectors alike is a great way to reduce risk, while benefiting from the profit of these companies.
Step Four: Identifying Public Companies in the Industry
After you’ve come to your decision on investing in a traditional bank or a smaller company, it’s time to make good use of the stock screening tools available to you. Your chosen brokerage firm or mutual fund company website will likely have these tools, so use them to find public companies in the payday loan business sector. With the help of these advanced tools, investors can choose different criteria from a wide range of options to find stock ideas, as well as industry sectors, company sizes and even earnings!
Step Five: Recognizing the Stock to Invest In
Before you contact the brokerage firm (or mutual fund company) to complete the purchase, you must identify the stocks you want to invest in. In most, if not all, cases you will be able to conveniently purchase the stocks online via the company’s website with ease, using funds already deposited with your account. If it isn’t this simple, it’s worth checking with the company themselves for their guide to investing once you’ve opened an account, as each firm can differ!
With the current financial climate, payday loans are a worthwhile industry to invest in for quick and profitable returns, but is it worth the risks? We’ll leave it up to you to decide. If you do decide to invest, following these steps can make investing in payday loan lenders much easier than it might initially seem. And now, we’ll leave you with this: good luck, and happy investing!