At SmartAsset we’re all about building up an emergency fund that you can tap when things get tough. The general rule of thumb is to have an emergency fund equal to about six months of living expenses (more for those who have unstable jobs and those who are the only income earner in the family). If you haven’t been able to build an emergency fund or your emergency fund isn’t big enough to meet your needs, you may have to turn to an emergency loan. These could be emergency loans for rent or for covering other bills and living expenses.
With traditional lending, you might need some form of collateral to secure a loan. Even if you do not need to have assets in-hand, finalizing a loan often takes more than 30 days. That's too much time when you have a monthly bill that needs to be paid now. To get cash loans fast, you need a different type of lender. LendUp offers cash loans with fast approval and transfer times, helping you get the money you need when you need it.