I cannot pay my Piggy Bank loan. What should I do?

When you applied for your Piggy Bank loan, you had to specify a loan repayment date. If for whatever reason you now find yourself in a position where you cannot repay your loan on time, you have a couple of options to consider.

Firstly you should contact Piggy Bank and clearly explain why you are not be able to pay back your loan on time. Piggy Bank will expect you to tell them when you will be able to pay back your loan.

You will need to reassure Piggy Bank that you are going to do everything you can to pay back your loan as quickly as possible. Piggy Bank may offer you the option to repay your loan in a number of smaller payment instalments that are more in line with your current affordability and circumstances. Piggy Bank will likely ask you to provide income and expenditure information to ascertain what payment instalment you can afford to commit to.

If you are unable to repay your Piggy Bank loan on time because of a serious change in your financial circumstances, for example losing your job, you will probably need to get assistance from a specialist Debt Help Organisation. Remember, lenders will try to accommodate you up to a point, but they will only accept a relatively small variation from your initial credit agreement.

Have you suffered a serious change in your financial circumstances?

If you have been unfortunate enough to have suffered a serious change in your financial circumstances, it is highly unlikely that you will be able to afford a payment plan, that is in any way close to the terms of your initial credit agreement and therefore you will probably not be able to come to an arrangement with Piggy Bank.

To make things even worse, in this type of situation, your payday loan is probably not the only financial commitment (debt) that you are unable to pay on time. This is when things become very stressful and it is not an enjoyable position to be in. However, you are not alone, many people have found themselves in this position and managed to get things sorted out.

Do not be tempted to apply for more loans

Do not be tempted to get another payday loan. This is definitely not the time to obtain another short term loan. You need to focus on getting back on your feet which in most cases requires some financial breathing space.

As mentioned, lenders will try to accommodate you up to a point, but ultimately they want their money to be paid back, so they will apply pressure on you to repay your loan quickly.

If your debts and other financial obligations are mounting up you should urgently get assistance from a specialist Debt Help Organisation. They help people like you every day. They will contact the companies you owe money to on your behalf and they will negotiate a payment plan that is in line with your current affordability.

“Flexible Debt Solutions” is one of the most popular Debt Help Organisations in the UK. They will help you roll your debts into one affordable payment at a frequency to suit you.

Final thought

If you have missed your payment date Piggy Bank will try to contact you. Many people choose to ignore the attempts by their lender to contact them once they have defaulted. This is not a good idea. If Piggy Bank feels you are trying to avoid repaying your loan, they will most likely proceed with legal action much faster than if you were open, honest and communicated with them.

Remember that your debt will not disappear just because you ignore your lender’s attempts to communicate with you. The amount you owe will increase due to interest and service fees.

In summary, you have two options. (1) Communicate with Piggy Bank, explain your problem and how you are plan to deal with it. (2) If you are really struggling, then get in contact with “Flexible Debt Solutions” and let them help you manage your debts.

Ultimately the action you decide to take will depend on your specific circumstances. If in doubt, get professional debt help now.

Piggy Bank facts and stats

£50

Minimum loan amount

£500

Maximum loan amount

1355%

Representative APR

42 days

Maximum loan term

This is what Piggy Bank says about not paying them on time

I can’t afford to make the payment for my PiggyBank loan, what should I do?

Obviously, in an ideal situation, we lend you money, you pay us back on the date we agreed and everyone’s happy.

However, we also understand that sometimes our customer’s circumstances can change for the worse in a way that’s completely out of your control. If this happens, it’s our “PiggyBank promise” to you that we’ll be understanding and do everything we can to work with you to come up with a resolution to get your loan paid back. It’s a process we call “Responsible Collections” and it’s all part of our philosophy of making finance a friendlier and more human place for our customers.

If something happens and you know you’re not going to be able to pay back your loan, just get in touch, speak to us and we’ll go from there!