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Apply for a £1000 Loan

Typically falling into the category of personal loans, a £1000 loan may be able to help those in need of emergency funding.

How much do you want to borrow?

On Stride Financial offers repayment terms of 1 – 5 years, depending on loan amount.
Actual loan amount, APR and term may vary based on actual application details.

A Guide to Your Loan

Do you need to borrow some money? On Stride Financial is a lender focused on providing unsecured personal loans from £1,000 to £10,000, which can be used to help with life's financial emergencies. And with loan durations of 1 to 5 years available, you can choose a loan that works for your unique financial circumstances. Our online application process is straightforward, allowing you to apply for the help you need at a time to suit you.

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Consider Your Options

It's daunting to find yourself in need of a loan, whether it’s a financial emergency or a planned expense. Many individuals who need significant funding with a fast turnaround tend to opt for a short-term loan, without ever considering the possibility of borrowing from friends or family. While this can be a potentially awkward situation, borrowing from friends or family members can often be a safe, affordable way to get the funding you need.

"In many cases your need for funding can be pushed back a bit to allow you time to research your options."

  • Do your Research

    That said, if borrowing funds from someone close to you isn't an option, and you decide to take on a loan, make sure you do your research. Start by taking a good look at your own financial needs, focusing on not just the amount of cash you need to obtain, but the urgency of that need.

    While it may feel as though you need to borrow funds immediately, in many cases your need for funding can potentially be pushed back, allowing you enough time to research and select the best option available to you. Ultimately, the most important thing you can do for yourself in acquiring a loan is to consider a variety of lenders and loan types, contrasting your need with what's available to you, and choosing the loan that makes the most sense.

  • How £1000 Loans Work

    First of all, it's important to understand that few lenders will offer only a £1000 loan to their potential customers. Instead, a typical lender will offer a variety of loan amounts, in order to serve a wider range of customers. With that in mind, here are some things that you might find to be true about £1000 loans in particular:

    Loan Amount

    The amount you borrow can have an effect on other aspects of that loan, such as the loan length or type.

    • Short-term loan: For example, a loan for £1000 is likely to be a shorter-term loan, with just one repayment date.
    • Instalment loan: On the other hand, a larger amount such as £10,000 is more likely to be an instalment loan, with multiple repayments over a longer period of time.

    Ways to Use a Your Loan

    Whether a short-term loan or an instalment loan, a £1000 loan for an individual will almost always fall into the category of personal loans. This means that, once you're approved and your loan has been funded, the £1000 loan is yours to do with as you please. Still, because of the substantial commitment, and the interest paid on a personal loan, we recommend that our customers treat their funds responsibly.

    "The most important thing when taking on a personal loan is that you understand the commitment you're making…"

    When your car breaks down or your roof needs some repairs and you don’t have the cash to cover it, you may not have another option but to take out a short-term personal loan. Alternatively, if you have an important project that needs extra funding —a home renovation for example— considering a personal loan may be the right way to go. As always, the most important thing when taking on a personal loan is that you understand the commitment you're making, and have a clear plan in place to repay that loan on time and in full.


  1. 1. Is a £1000 loan an instalment loan or a payday loan?

    It depends on whether you are paying the loan back in one payment or over several.

    While one lender might offer a £1000 loan as a payday loan, another might offer it as an instalment. Ultimately, determining whether or not a thousand-pound loan is a payday or an instalment loan depends entirely on the lender you choose.

  2. 2. What can I use a loan for?

    As a personal loan, it can be used for whatever the individual decides. Taking on a short-term loan should not be done lightly, and we recommend that people utilise their loan money to cover an unexpected emergency, or with the right kind of planning ahead, a planned necessary expense like a minor home repair.

  3. 3. How do I find the best loan option?

    Research, research, research! Getting a loan that will work for you and your unique financial situation is all about assessing the options available to you. Look into the variety of lenders available, exploring not just the kinds of loans they offer, but the kind of lender they are. You can even go so far as to request information from the lender's customer service team — this is a great way to get a sense of what it might be like to deal with them if you ever have an urgent matter.

    While research applies to the lenders you're considering, it's just as important to take a close look at your own situation. Understand your financial needs, and what kind of loan would work best for you. Consider building a budget so you have a clearer idea of how much you can afford to repay, and how frequently.

    By spending a bit of time preparing for your loan in the right ways, you can go a long way towards ensuring that your loan will be repaid precisely when it's supposed to be.

The information in this article is provided for education and informational purposes only, without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose. The information in this article is not intended to be and does not constitute financial or any other advice. The information in this article is general in nature and is not specific to you the user or anyone else.