Where to get collateral-free personal loans online in Nigeria

Accessing personal loans has taken a different dimension with a couple of service providers giving out collateral-free loans without the need a proof of employment or even a visit to a banking hall for some paperwork.

The repayment period for these ranges from 14 days to 6 months, depending on the providers. The maximum amount one can access initially is dependent on the provided information, and requested funds are transferred almost immediately.

Below are some of the providers of such personal loans in no particular other.

Paylater (now Carbon)

Requirements: Valid bank details and BVNPlatform: Android, iOSInterest rate: 5% to 30%, depending on credit ratingLoan tenure: 15 days to 6 monthsMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channels: Debit Card, Quickteller and direct transferTo access personal loans from Paylater, all you need is an Android device, data connection and valid bank details. Paylater claims that users that repay on-time have access to a higher credit limits. There is a validation charge of ₦100 on the initial loan.Advertisement

KwikCash (now Migo)

Requirements: A mobile number and valid bank detailsPlatform: USSD (*561#), webInterest rate: 15 – 25%Loan tenure: 14 – 30 daysMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channels: ATM, debit card, USSD and direct transfer/depositThe entire process of borrowing starts and ends with *561#, from any Nigerian network.

You can access up to ₦100, 000 and you get the loan within 3 minutes. In case you are wondering what happens when you port to another network, you can choose to pay using any of the available payment channels.

Aella Credit

Requirements: Valid bank details, BVN and employer registration (for in-network loans)Platform: Android, iOSInterest rate: 20% – 27% for out of network loanLoan tenure: One monthMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channel(s): Debit cardAella Credit has two options: in-network — for users whose company is registered on the platform — and out-of-network, that caters for people whose company is not registered. The in-network option promises higher loan amounts at lower interest rates. 

Part of the information requested on registration include details of your next of kin, and there’s a processing fee of ₦30.

SnapCredit

Requirements: Employer registration, valid bank detailsPlatform: WebInterest rate: Function of the amount of loan and its tenure.Loan tenure: 1 to 12 monthsMultiple loans at a time: YesRepayment channel: Monthly loan repayments are deducted from salarySnapCredit serves as a medium for employers who do not want to give direct loans to their employees, by providing employees with instant access to money with no paperwork.

One outstanding feature of SnapCredit is that it allows you take another loan even with a running loan. However, you can’t borrow beyond your credit limit.

KiaKia

Requirements: Work ID card, valid bank detailsPlatform: WebInterest rate: 5.6% – 24%Loan tenure: 7 to 30 daysMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channel: Debit card, direct depositKiaKia makes use of a chatbot that takes you through the process of registration and other activities towards getting your personal loans. You must have a work identity card before you can access a loan on Kiakia. You can also choose to register as a lender.

FINT

Requirements: Valid bank details, valid ID card, and bank statementsPlatform: WebInterest rate: 9% – 39%Loan tenure: 2 – 12 monthsMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channel: Debit card, direct depositFINT is more of a marketplace that matches lenders with creditworthy borrowers. The minimum amount of personal loans given out is ₦60,000 and the interest rate is based on borrower’s risk score.

C24

Requirements: Physical documents, valid bank detailsPlatform: WebInterest rate: 4% and aboveLoan tenure: 1 to 9 monthsMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channel: Debit card, direct depositC24 offers collateral-free personal loans but application requires you submitting some documents at their office or having them pick it up from yours. Documents required include means of national identity, proof of employment, direct debit mandate, post-dated cheques, bank statement and a passport photograph.

Zedvance

Requirements: Valid bank detailsPlatform: Web, AndroidInterest rate: 7.5% to 58%Loan Tenure: 1 to 12 monthsMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channel: Cheques, direct debit/depositZedvance offers both nano and salary loans. The nano loan doesn’t require much documentation while the salary loan requires proof of employment, means of identification and utility bill.

Loan tenure can be up to 18 months for the salary account.

Branch

Requirements: A Facebook Account, BVN and valid bank detailsPlatform: AndroidInterest rate: 20%Loan tenure: One monthMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channels: Debit card, auto-debit, mobile banking app.Branch makes use of some information on your phone to make lending decisions. This includes handset details, SMS logs, call logs and contact list. Loans on Branch are repaid in four weekly instalments.

Sharp Sharp by Credit Direct

Requirements: No guarantor, physical documents, personal bank detailsPlatform: WebInterest rate: 3.4% monthlyLoan tenure: One month and beyondMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channel: Direct debitSharp Sharp provides personal loans to both salary earners and entrepreneurs. Loan tenure can be up to 12 months. It also offers loans to young salaried employees in the private sector as well as those on their national youth service year.

QuickCheck

Requirements: Facebook account, valid and active phone number, bank details and source of incomePlatform: AndroidInterest Rate: 1% dailyLoan tenure: 5 to 30 daysMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channel: Debit Card, Direct DepositApplying for a loan on QuickCheck require that you have a source of income, even selecting employment status options like student, unemployed or retired as your employment status. And aside accessing loan, phone airtime can also be purchased using the app.

PayConnect

Requirements: Government approved ID card, staff ID and salary account with a commercial bank in NigeriaPlatform: AndroidInterest Rate: 28% – 31%Loan tenure: One monthMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channel: Direct DebitTo access loan from PayConnect, you have to be a employee of a vetted organisation with which you must have been working with for not less than 6 months. You need to present 3 months statement of account and you will also need the approval of your employer to access the loan.

FairMoney

Requirements: Facebook account, bank details and proof of employmentPlatform: AndroidInterest rate: 20-30%Loan Tenure: one monthMultiple loan at a time: NoRepayment channel: Direct debitTo access loan facility on FairMoney, you have to upload a selfie showing you holding an ID card. Other requirements include letter of employment or company details for self-employed. There’s a ₦50 charge to verify the debit card associated with linked account. You also give details of your next of kin.

Sokoloan

Requirements: BVN, bank details, and a valid means of identification.Platform: AndroidInterest rate: 4.5% – 34%Loan Tenure: 2 to 6 monthsMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channel: Direct debitTo access loan facility on Sokoloan, you must be over 20, live in Lagos, and you need to provide your cell phone number, BVN and bank details. Sokoloan states that customers can apply for loans ranging from ₦5000 – ₦100,000 but first-time borrowers will likely start closer to the lesser amount.

Page Financials

Requirements: BVN, bank details, proof of employment in Lagos or IbadanPlatform: Android, iOS, WebInterest rate: 2.99 – 5% monthlyLoan Tenure: 1 to 12 monthsMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channel: Direct Debit, Remita, NUBAN cheques, online paymentsTo access loan facility on Page financials, you have to be in full-time employment in Lagos or Ibadan, but all bankers nationwide are eligible to secure this loan. To get a loan on the platform as an employee, your employer must be verified on the Page Financials’ database or request that your employer be verified and added on their database.

While first-time customers cant get less than 2.5% interest rest, returning customers can get less.

OKash

Requirements: BVN, bank details, Valid ID card,Platform: AndroidInterest rate: 25%Loan Tenure: 2 to 12 monthsMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channel: Direct debitTo access the loan facility on OKash, all that your BVN, bank details and Valid ID is required. The loans typically range from ₦3000 – ₦50,000 and repayment tenures which were previously as low as 15 days are now a minimum of 6 months

Quick Credit (Guaranty Trust Bank)

Requirements: BVN, a Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) AccountPlatform: Web, GTBank online and mobile banking platforms: GTWorld, GTBank Mobile App and Habari AppInterest rate: 1.33% monthlyLoan Tenure: 6 to 12 monthsMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channel: Direct debitTo access GTbank’s Quickcredit loan facility, you must have an account with GTBank and must have a regular income. Users can access loans from ₦10,000 – ₦5 million with a repayment period of six months to one year.

QuickBucks (Access Bank)

Requirements: BVN, bank detailsPlatforms: Android, iOSInterest rate: 4% (reducing balance method)Loan Tenure: 1 to 12 monthsMultiple loans at a time: YesRepayment channel: Direct debitAside from the 4% monthly interest rate, there’s a 1% and 0.15% for management fee and credit life insurance respectively which are deducted immediately a loan is disbursed.

The QuickBucks Payday loan is accessible to any salary earner. Beyond the payday loan of one month tenure, one can also access salary advance of three months tenure, small ticket personal loan of 6 months, device financing loan of 12 months tenure, among others.

Palmcredit

Requirements: BVN, bank details, phone numbersPlatform: AndroidInterest rate: 4% – 4.7% per monthLoan Tenure: 3 to 6 monthsMultiple loans at a time: NoRepayment channel: Direct debitPalm Credit’s loan facility can be accessed by anyone who is 18 years and above. The maximum amount that the platform can offer is ₦100,000.