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  • Quick loans up to R5,000
  • Low-interest starting from 124%
  • Repayment up to 6 months

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About Cobol

Cobol is a short term loan provider that has been faithfully serving South Africans for over 10 years.

With years of experience under our belts - we serve clients faster and more professionally than any other lender - whether online or operating from a storefront.

Responsible lending

As a registered lender we are committed to ensuring that we lend responsibly - even through our loan sums are small - we will always ensure that customers meet our affordability checks before approving them for a quick loan. This means that you have to be permanently employed and earning a stable income.

Cobol Services

Payday loans are very small - at Cobol we offer loan amounts that range from R1,000 to R3,000.

These are loan amounts that can assist any South African get through a cash emergency that has suddenly popped up. Buy appliances, fix a broken-down car of pay the dentist with a Cobol loan.

An online lender that gets you sorted fast

Part of the reason that Cobol is so popular and efficient is that we offer loan 100% online. This means that customers can apply for a loan online from the comfort of their own homes at any time of the day or night and - we'll get back to you fast and credit your loan immediately after approval.

Cobol – Quick loan

  • Loan Type Quick loans
  • Interest Rate 124212% p/a
  • Loan Amount up to R5,000
  • Repayment 30 days to 6 months
  • Decision 60 minutes

Benefits of Cobol

  • Easy online applications
  • Same day loans up to R5000
  • Fixed repayment terms

Quick loan calculator

The interest rate of a loan will vary based on your credit score and risk profile.
This loan calculator is for illustration purposes only.
The use of this quick loans calculator is subject to our terms of use.

Cobol is so popular and efficient and we offer loans 100% online

If you need a quick micro-loan - visit Cobol's website and start your online loan application now!

Our loans are ideal for cash flow shortages and financial emergencies. Our application process was designed with you in mind because we know how frustrating it can be trying to get a loan. Therefore with us, we've made everything as simple as it can be, eliminating any unnecessary complications.

Requirements to get a loan

Although we do not require you to have a perfect credit history to apply for a loan - we do require you to be in full time, permanent employment and to be a South African citizen with a valid ID and proof of address which can be demonstrated by an official utility bill.

Applying with a bad credit history

We offer bad credit loans and loans for blacklisted people too - so no matter what your circumstances may be, we can help you access credit quickly and easily. Our APR is capped at 212% - so even with a bad credit history you will not pay more interest than this.

Repay your loan comfortably

With terms starting from 1 month going up to a maximum of 6 months, you can repay your loan over a timeframe that is most manageable for you. This is just one of the ways we accommodate our customers and their needs because we want your lending experience with us to be one that always leaves you happy and satisfied.

People who care

When someone comes to us for financial assistance, we like to do everything that we can to help. We have a strong culture of being a loan provider that really cares for our customers because our goal is to see every South African get the financial help they need in order to achieve whatever they want to achieve. So when life throws you an emergency and you need cash quick, we're the people to talk to. We'll give you a quick loan in just minutes and the money will be deposited into your account the same day! This is why thousands of South Africans put their trust in us every single day. Why don't you start doing the same?

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Cobol is a trusted & reliable provider of quick loans

In our review, Cobol adheres to the compliance criteria in accordance with the National Credit Act, where the granting the loan will not cause financial distress to the consumer.

Cobol is a registered credit provider in South Africa: NCRCP7055

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

November 2018

The next time I need a quick loan I know who to go to. The service was incredibly fast and not at all complicated. Thank you, Cobol!

Molope E
— Cape Town —

February 2019

My sister recommended Cobol to me after she received her fast loan and I'm very happy that she did. Everything was sorted within a day! That's remarkable!

Mrs du Toit
— Kimberley —

Cobol Contact

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Physical Address

  • 702 Boland Bank Building, 18 Lower Burg Street Cape Town Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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Postal Address

  • PO Box 2961, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Thursday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Friday 08:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday 08:00 – 13:00
  • Sunday – Closed