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Has anyone gotten an offer from "elastic" (Republic Bank)

ChesterPDexter
Established Contributor

Has anyone gotten an offer from "elastic" (Republic Bank)

Wow, I have not read this board for a long time - looks like maybe over a year.  Apologies to the 2 or 3 people who had sent me mail, unread until now, from late 2013.

 

I got an offer in the mail from "elastic" (issued by Republic Bank) which is not a credit card, but a line of credit on a Payday-Loan-type account (although, as they point out, the terms are about 1/4 as bad as traditional payday loans.)

 

I took them up on the offer and opened up an account with a $2,500 credit line.  I did not take out a loan at the time of application (which was instantly approved as the letter promised, once I logged on and filled it out.)

 

Has this already been talked about here?  I searched and didn't find any conversation about it.  If I got a mailer, and so did my husband, I assume many people will be getting it,so I thought I'd start the mammoth "elastic" thread. Smiley Happy

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Too many accounts; too many debts; lots of open credit, and lots of utilized credit. Scores somewhere in the 600s - I have no earthly idea exactly what number, but not 700 like it was, briefly.
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Ozz_Man72
Valued Member

Re: Has anyone gotten an offer from "elastic" (Republic Bank)

Yep, I got one in the mail today.  Opened it, read it, recognized it for what it was, tore it in half, threw it in the recycle bin.  Done and done.




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pynekone
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Re: Has anyone gotten an offer from "elastic" (Republic Bank)

Hello. I received the same offer from Elastic a few days ago. Normally, I would immediately shred it. But I am in a financial bind right now and am seriously considering it. I am wondering, have you used your line of credit yet? If so, have you had a positive experience with this company? How well are you treated?

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ASBinJax
Valued Contributor

Re: Has anyone gotten an offer from "elastic" (Republic Bank)

Yep, I got one too, looks like a check for 2500 but it isnt of course.

 

I got a different mailer last month too.

 

It does state on the first letter that it is 'an expensive form of credit'.  I didnt read the second one.

 

I started a thread on it in the rebuilding forum last month but it was pretty short:

http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Rebuilding-Your-Credit/Elastic-LLC-Line-of-Credit-worthwhile/td-p/40...

 

hth

 

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Ohenry2213
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Re: Has anyone gotten an offer from "elastic" (Republic Bank)

Elastic offer pre-approval can someone tell me if this is a scam or how do they operate??? I have been trying to get some honest reviews on this I do need it in a month or so but would like to get more information on it . What has been some of the issues anyone has ran into .

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Ohenry2213
New Visitor

Re: Has anyone gotten an offer from "elastic" (Republic Bank)

Hello, did you ever get an answer to as how this company is I got a pre-approval also .

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pynekone
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Re: Has anyone gotten an offer from "elastic" (Republic Bank)

After doing my best to research this offer, I did not find anything that would suggest it is a scam. The terms are not the most favorable, but the company seems to be upfront about them. I did apply for the line of credit, but my application was denied because my debt-to-income ratio is way too high. Thanks, law school. Anyway, this would have helped me out of one bind, but it had the potential to create another one. So the denial was probably for the best. I found another way to cover my shortage this month--eBay. I am now trying to find a second job.
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Myslinski11
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Re: Has anyone gotten an offer from "elastic" (Republic Bank)

I just wanted to, add a comment for the elastic line of credit. I received this offer in the mail and was very hesitant at first because all the scams out there. I went online and entered all the pertinent info and was given a credit line of $2500. I transferred $1500 to my account and it was confirmed 2 days later. Elastic was there for me when I needed them. I used the money as a down payment on a newer truck and I am very thankful to elastic for approving me. This is not a scam. The terms are agreeable. Only bad thing about it is that they take money every week from your account. Some people will unfortunately go into the red and get bank overdrafts because they couldn't cover the weekly payments. So my advice is this. Don't take out more than you can pay back. They provide an easy to understand repayment plan, it will show you in advance what you have to pay every week. Oh and one more thing. Once you except the loan you will have 2 weeks before you have to make your first payment. My first payment on a 1500 advance is only 78.00. So if you need money in a hurry and you can afford to pay it back I say give elastic a shot. I didn't expect to get approved but I did.
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7777777d
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Re: Has anyone gotten an offer from "elastic" (Republic Bank)

What was your interest rate
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plomaman
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Re: Has anyone gotten an offer from "elastic" (Republic Bank)

Yes!  I actually borrowed $2600 from them.  i was in a crunch and needed money after losing my job.  i found another job but went through my savings and needed help to pay my bills.  The money came pretty quickly and was deposited in my bank account with no hassles.  Its actually a short term line of credit (6 months) that you can keep paying off and re-using over and over similar to a credit card.  Getting more money when you need it is super quick too.  I just go to the elastic site, log in, and click on the amount I want to get from my available credit line.  It shows up in my bank account the next business day if I do the request before 3PM.  To pay them back you have to let them auto debit  your bank account twice a month.  Say you took $500... to pay it back you have to first pay a small cash advance fee off the top.... then they debit your account twice a month based on the total amount you have outstanding.  im currently owing $1900 and Im paying $170 twice a month or about $350/mo but that amount decreases as the amount owing gets smaller.  The principal I owe gets paid off at the rate of $100 for every payment I make so the balance goes down to zero in only 6 months.  Its a good source of quick cash when you need it and it can help with your credit rating if you pay back on time.  Good luck!

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