Frequently Asked Questions about Cash Advances
Q: What do I need to bring with me in order to get an Amscot Cash Advance?
A: Proof of income (pay stub, direct deposit, bank statement, etc.), your check or account information, and a valid government issued photo ID (i.e., driver's license, military ID, passport).
Q: How much can I receive with a cash advance?
A: You are eligible to receive up to $500.00 in increments of $50.00.
Q: How do you decide what amount I will receive?
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Amscot’s fees are among the lowest in the cash advance industry. We charge a service fee of 10% of the amount advanced, plus a $3.00 state fee. For example, a $100.00 cash advance would cost $13. As an annual percentage rate that would be 338.93%, which assumes a 14-day hold period. You will write a check for $113.00 for Amscot to hold until your next payday, up to 31-days.
Q: How long do I have before I am required to pay back my cash advance?
A: We hold your check until your next scheduled payday.
Q: If I currently have a cash advance through another provider, can I get another cash advance here?
A: Under Florida law you can only have one outstanding cash advance at a time. In order to get a new cash advance with us or another provider in Florida, you must first pay off or terminate your outstanding cash advance at the provider where you obtained it. There is a required 24 hour waiting period after you pay off or terminate a cash advance before you are able to obtain a new cash advance.
Q: What if I change my mind after taking out a cash advance?
A: Amscot follows INFiN Best Practices and state laws regarding rescission. You can rescind your cash advance at no cost before the end of the following business day by simply returning the full amount of the advance.
Q: What should I do if I am unable to pay my cash advance on time?
A: If you are unable to repay your cash advance on time you could be eligible for alternative payment arrangements such as the Grace Period, or if you meet certain requirements, the Extended Payment Plan. Please come into a branch and ask an Amscot associate for more details.
Q: Can I revoke my ACH authorization for my cash advance?
A: Yes. You may revoke your ACH authorization by notifying us up to three (3) days before your payment is due. You can do this by visiting www.amscot.com/revoke, call customer service at (813) 637-6280 or send your request to P.O. Box 25137 Tampa, FL 33622.