Payroll Advance FAQs

How does a California Payday Loan Work? 

A quick California Payday Loan is a short-term loan (typically, 7-31 days) ideal for covering whatever small costs pop up all across California. You may qualify for up to $255. Simply repay on your next payday. 

When is my California Payday Loan due? 

Typically, your California Payday Loan is due at your next payday, typically within 7-31 days.  

How Do I Apply for a Fast California $255 Payday Loan? 

If a fast California Payday Loan sounds like a solution, you’re probably wondering how to apply so you can receive money right away. You’ll need to have the following information:

  • Social security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
  • Unexpired Government-issued ID
  • Open Checking account (and recent statement)
  • Proof of Income (paystub, SSI award letter, 1099, etc.)
What if I don’t want to carry around all that cash? 

No worries! After you receive your California Payday Loan, you can purchase a Green Dot® Visa® Debit Card and add your funds. You can even use your new card to make online purchases! 

Why might I need a California Payday Loan? 

There are all sorts of reasons why you may need a quick cash Payday Loan up to $255 in California. Whether it’s unexpected car trouble, surprise bills, or you just need a little cash boost until your next paycheck.

Check Cashing FAQs

Where can I cash a check in California? 

Tired of driving up and down the coast looking for a place to cash your check? Save your gas and swing by your nearest California Check Cashing Stores location.

What types of checks can I cash with California Check Cashing Stores? 

We cash all types of checks— even those other places won’t accept.

All you need is the printed check and a government-issued photo ID.

Whether it’s your:

  • Payroll,
  • Unemployment,
  • Tax refund,
  • Or even a hand-written check
What do I need to cash a check at California Check Cashing Stores? 

You will need the printed check and a government-issued photo ID. Also, wait to sign the back of your check until you arrive. 

Store Services FAQs

How do Bill Payment Services work? 

Visit any California Check Cashing Stores location to pay bills from thousands of national companies. Whether it’s your cable bill or your credit card, we service a ton of bill providers.  

Can I receive money via Western Union® Money Transfer services? 

You sure can! Visit any of our California Check Cashing Stores to send or receive money from across the globe. With the help of Western Union®, we’ll help you send/receive money to friends, family, and more.  

Am I able to purchase a Western Union®Money Order at your stores? 

You sure can! Simply visit any one of our California Check Cashing Stores in person. Bring your cash, or you can apply for a quick Payday Loan to purchase a money order.

I need help preparing my taxes. Can California Check Cashing Stores help? 

Absolutely. Visit participating California Check Cashing Stores and our helpful associates can assist you with tax preparation. You may need to gather pertinent documents to help your tax filing go smoother. Call us or visit a store to learn more about tax prep help. 

Restrictions may apply. Tax services only available during tax season. Product availability varies by location. While we are not the tax preparer, we’ll help gather your information to submit to a third-party service who completes the filing.
Where can I get a Green Dot® Visa® Debit Card? 

You can purchase a debit card at any of our participating California Check Cashing Stores. You don’t even need a bank account. Instead, simply load cash onto your new Green Dot® Visa® Debit Card. Then use online or wherever VISA® cards are accepted.  

General FAQs

Why is “Community Choice Financial” debiting my bank account?

California Check Cashing Stores are part of the Community Choice family of brands. When you see "Community Choice Financial" debiting your bank account, it is likely because you have conducted a financial transaction at one of our California Check Cashing Stores. Community Choice Financial operates multiple financial service brands, and California Check Cashing Stores is one of them. 

If you have any further questions or concerns about specific transactions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer support team for assistance. We are here to help you with any inquiries you may have.