Payday Loan. Cash Advance. Essentially, they’re the same thing. Here, we call it an Amscot Cash Advance* to emphasize one of the most convenient aspects of choosing Amscot. While other providers may give you a check, our approved Cash Advance customers walk out with cash!
When things come up, you could get up to $500 in minutes.
Why is a Cash Advance (Payday Loan) a popular money management tool? Not only is it fast and convenient, it often costs less than late fees on an overdue bill. Below are some more helpful links. Or, click the "Get Started" button on this page if you’re ready for the next step.
Why do so many St Petersburg residents choose Amscot for a Cash Advance?
- No credit checks**, no hassles.
- Our approval process is very fast because we know your time is valuable.
- We charge some of the lowest Payday Loan fees in the industry. View APR/Fee Schedule.
- We’re there when you need us, 365 days a year. And some locations are open 24 hours!
- Amscot is licensed by OFR, and regulated by state and federal laws.
How does an Amscot Cash Advance work?
First, complete our short Cash Advance application. Once you sign the agreement, you’ll write us a check for the payday loan amount plus Amscot’s fee. Then we’ll give you cash on the spot and hold on to your check until your next payday when repayment is generally due. How much does Amscot charge? We charge a flat, one-time fee, and it’s one of the lowest payday loan fees in the industry. Learn more about Amscot Cash Advance in St Petersburg
For a $100 cash advance, the fee at Amscot is $12.00. The fee is equivalent to 10% of the amount advanced, plus a $2.00 verification fee per transaction. Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for the $100 cash advance example is 312.86% assuming a 14 day hold period. Chart Sources: CFPB CARD Act Report, 2013; CFPB Study of Overdraft Programs, 2013; Readex Research National Data on Short-Term Credit Alternatives, 2006; Bankrate.com Checking Account Survey, 2014; Moebs Services, 2012.
From Payday Loans to Notary Services ... we do it all.
Amscot became known as The Money Superstore® for a good reason. In addition to an Amscot Cash Advance (payday loan), you’ll find a full gamut of convenient financial services. You can cash checks. You can get free, unlimited money orders. You can pay your bills electronically. Wire money. Send a fax. Make copies. Buy stamps. And use a well-lit, accessible ATM inside the branch. You can even obtain and load an Amscot Prepaid Mastercard. Need something notarized? Come on in! Each branch has a notary on duty 365 days a year, early to late – and we even have 24-hour locations for added convenience.
Amscot is regulated by state and federal laws. We operate only in Florida, a state with some of the strictest consumer-protection laws in the United States and have many convenient locations to serve you. Amscot is a member of and adheres to the "Best Practices" of the Community Financial Services Association of America ("CFSA"). Pursuant to a provision of the federal law and as a member of the CFSA, Amscot cannot offer you a cash advance if you are an active member of the military or his/her spouse or dependent. For more information related to this law please click here.