Frequently Asked Questions
We examine the borrower’s stability, ability and willingness to repay the loan, which we assess using budgets and credit reports, among other things. Budgets help us to ensure that the loan is AFFORDABLE. Another consideration is our history with the borrower, many of whom are loyal customers who come back year after year. We look at each application independently and determine our customer’s ability to repay.
Traditional Installment Lenders make fixed rate small dollar loans to consumers which are repaid in equal monthly payments or installments. They are “plain vanilla” loans, fully amortizing, transparent, and have easy-to-understand terms, due dates, and payment amounts. Loans range from $150 to $3,000 and from 4 to 30 months in duration (depending on location.)
Western Shamrock considers the customer’s stability, ability to repay, and budget to ensure that the customer can meet the requirements of the loan.
The loan amounts offered are mandated by state statute.
South Carolina $1,000.00
New Mexico $1,100.00
Funds are always received in person via check at your branch during the loan closing.
Start your loan application now as we strive to make your loan decision within one hour of receiving your application.
You can start the process online at westernshamrock.com/getstarted and provide us with some basic preliminary information to get the process started. You can also apply over the phone or come directly into one of our branches. Applying for a loan with Western Shamrock is a simple process and we will guide you every step of the way. Before we close your loan we will ask for some basic documentation for verification purposes. These could include:
A copy of a valid, government-issued ID (e.g. driver’s license or passport)
Proof of residence (e.g., a utility bill, or a signed lease)
Proof of income (e.g. paystubs or tax returns)
We may ask for additional items based upon your unique situation. Ready to apply? Start your loan application now.
Absolutely! Good credit, bad credit or no credit. We evaluate each customer based on their individual needs and repayment abilities.
In all states, you must be at least 18 years of age to qualify for a loan/title loan.
We have slated terms based on the loan amount you were approved for in our branch. We consider each customer’s unique situation and needs. Loan decisions are made based on a variety of factors, including credit history, income, and availability and value of collateral (if applicable).
If your application was turned down, you will receive a notice by email or U.S. mail explaining the reasons behind the decision.
Most of our customers make loan payments in person. We accept cash, checks, money orders, and debit card payments. Customers can also mail in a check or money order to their respective branch.
The payment terms are set by the size of the loan. Traditional Installment Loans are designed to account for ability to repay and therefore produce affordable monthly payments for your financial situation.
It may be possible to increase your credit limit. All loans are based on your situation. We assess your stability, ability to repay, and budget to ensure you can meet the requirements of a larger loan. As long as you are in good standing and meet these requirements, you may be eligible for a credit limit increase.
Over time as your situation changes you may qualify for an increase. Improvements to your income, reduction of other debts, and a current pay history are all factors for a review of your credit limit.