Loans like Tappily

Due to recent changes in customer behaviour and engagement with the FCA, Tappily has ceased lending until further notice. This is to ensure all lending remains affordable despite the cost-of-living crisis.

Warning: Late repayment can cause you serious money problems. For help, go to moneyhelper.org.uk.

Please note: High-cost short-term credit is unsuitable for sustained borrowing over long periods and would be expensive as a means of longer-term borrowing.

Online lenders that offer similar loans to Tappily

NameEstablishedLoan types
Tappily Tappily 2017 Line of credit More info
Fund Ourselves (Welendus) Short Term Loan Fund Ourselves 2016 Peer-to-peer instalment loans Go to site
Creditspring Membership Creditspring 2018 Instalment loans through a membership scheme More info
Lending Stream Instalment Loan Lending Stream 2008 Instalment loans Go to site
SafetyNet Credit Facility SafetyNet Credit 2015 Line of credit More info
Drafty Line of Credit Drafty 2015 Line of credit More info
Polar Credit Credit Line Polar Credit 2019 Line of credit More info
SteadyPay SteadyPay 2017 Instalment loans through a membership scheme More info

A closer look at these lenders

Fund Ourselves logo

1. Fund Ourselves

Fund Ourselves (visit site) is a direct lender (not a broker), which offers peer-to-peer instalment loans of up to £1,500 over terms of up to 6 months. That's £1,000 less than Tappily (although for new customers the maximum is £800) but with a higher representative APR of 504.7%. Peer-to-peer services bring together investors who want to lend money with borrowers who want to borrow money. In theory, peer-to-peer platforms have lower overheads and so can pass on lower interest rates.

Fund Ourselves representative example: Borrow £200 for 122 days at a rate of 208% p.a. (fixed). Representative 504.7% APR and total payable £286.62 in 4 monthly payments of £71.71.

Creditspring logo

2. Creditspring

Next up, Creditspring (read review) is also a direct lender, which offers instalment loans through a membership scheme of up to £1,000 over terms of up to 12 months. That's £1,500 less than Tappily but with a higher representative APR of 54.6%. With credit membership schemes, you pay a weekly or monthly subscription fee and can then receive low-interest or no-interest loans when needed. You'll need to have been a member for a specified amount of time (often two weeks) before you can borrow money.

Creditspring representative example: Total amount of credit £1,000 repayable over 13 months. 12 monthly membership payments of £12. Rate of interest 0% p.a. (fixed). Representative 54.6% APR. The first repayment for each advance is £83.35, due 45 days after drawing, followed by 5 monthly repayments of £83.33. Total amount payable £1,144.

Lending Stream logo

3. Lending Stream

Lending Stream (visit site) is another direct lender, which offers instalment loans of up to £1,500 over terms of up to 6 months. That's £1,000 less than Tappily (although for new customers the maximum is £800) but with a lower representative APR of 1,333%. With instalment loans, you borrow for an agreed amount of time at a fixed interest rate, and pay back a set amount each month until the loan is cleared. You'll know in advance exactly how much your loan will cost and when it'll be cleared. Like Tappily, Lending Stream uses open banking as part of its approval process – analysing your bank account transactions to assess risk and affordability (you'll need to give it permission through your internet banking).

Lending Stream representative example: Borrow £200 for 6 months at a rate of 292% p.a. (fixed). Representative 1,333% APR and total payable £386.61 in 6 monthly payments of £64.44.

SafetyNet Credit logo

4. SafetyNet Credit

Part of the same parent company as Tappily, SafetyNet Credit (read review) is a direct lender which, like Tappily, offers an ongoing line of credit but could let you borrow up to £1,000. That's £1,500 less than Tappily (although for new customers the maximum is £500) but with a higher representative APR of 68.7%. SafetyNet Credit also uses your banking transactions in its affordability and risk assessments.

SafetyNet Credit representative example: Borrow £500 at a rate of 0.8% per day for up to 40 days (292% p.a., variable). Representative 68.7% APR variable.

Drafty logo

5. Drafty

Drafty (read review) is a direct lender which, like Tappily, offers an ongoing line of credit but could let you borrow up to £3,000. That's £500 more than Tappily but with a higher representative APR of 89.7%.

Drafty representative example: Borrow £1,200 for 12 months at a rate of 65.7% p.a. (fixed). Representative 89.7% APR and total payable: £1627.05 at equal instalments.

Polar Credit logo

6. Polar Credit

Polar Credit (read review) is a direct lender which, like Tappily, offers an ongoing line of credit but could let you borrow up to £2,000. That's £500 less than Tappily but with a higher representative APR of 68.7%. Polar Credit also uses your banking transactions in its affordability and risk assessments.

Polar Credit Representative Example: Amount of credit: £1,200, interest rate: 49.9% pa (variable) and 1.65% transaction fee. Representative 68.7% APR (variable)

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7. SteadyPay

Finally, SteadyPay (read review) is our last direct lender, which offers instalment loans through a membership scheme of up to £1,000. That's £1,500 less than Tappily but with a lower representative APR of 36.4%.

SteadyPay representative example: Total amount of credit of £1,000. 52 weekly membership payments of £7. Representative APR 36.4% and total payable: £1,364.

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