All of the lenders in our network are required to adhere to the regulations that govern short term loans in each state. Some of the terms that individual states control include the maximum loan amounts, the amount of fees or interest that a lender can charge, the number of loans that can be outstanding at any given time and a number of simultaneous loans, and even the amount that lenders are allowed to charge for non sufficient funds and the terms for non-payment and late payment actions. We have compiled a list of states, the maximum loan amounts in those states and the regulations they have in place for your convenience. These regulations are subject to changes, so the list is not exclusive and gives only the general information regarding the regulations in each state. For more details, please, use the links at the bottom of the page to check current regulations in each state via governmental websites and authorized resources.
This table lists the state, the maximum loan amount and the regulations in that state.
|Alabama||$500||Interest cannot exceed 17.5%|
|Alaska||$500||Finance charges cannot exceed $5 and interest cannot exceed 15%|
|Arkansas||$400||Finance charges may not exceed $10 and interest may not exceed 10%.|
|California||$300||Late charges cannot exceed 15% of the loan amount.|
|Colorado||$500||Lenders can charge a fee of 20% on loans of up to $300 and 7.5% on loans greater than $300. Interest may not exceed 45%|
|District of Columbia||N/A||N/A|
|Florida||$500||Finance charges may not exceed 10%.|
|Hawaii||$600||Interest may not exceed 15%.|
|Illinois||$1000||The loan maximum is $500 or 25% of the borrower’s gross income, whichever is less.|
Interest may not exceed 15.5%.
|Indiana||$550||Minimum loan amount is $50.|
Lenders may charge no more than 15% interest on the first $250, 13% on amounts between $251 and $400, an 10% on amounts between $401 and $550.
|Iowa||$500||Lenders may not charge more than 15% on the first $100 of the loan or more than 10% on each consecutive $100.|
|Kansas||$500||Lenders may not charge more than 15% interest and an additional 3% per month after the loan maturity date. No additional charges are allowed with the exception of returned check fees.|
|Kentucky||$500||Consumers may not have more than two outstanding short term loans at any given time, and the total of both loans cannot exceed $500.|
Interest may not exceed 15%.
|Louisiana||$350||Interest may not exceed 16.75%.|
|Michigan||$600||Service charges cannot go beyond 15% of the first $100, 14% of the second $100, 13% of the third $100, 12% of the fourth $100 and 11% of the fifth and sixth $100.|
|Minnesota||$350||Lenders may impose a $5.50 charge of loans up to and including $50. They may charge 10% of the loan amount as well as a $5 service fee on amounts between $51 and $100. They may charge 7% and a $5 service fee on amounts between $101 and $250. They may charge 6% and a $5 service fee on amounts between $251 and $300. Lenders may not charge more than 2.75% as late fees.|
|Mississippi||$400||Fees may not exceed 3% of the amount of the loan or $5, whichever is greater.|
Lenders may not charge more than 18% of the loan amount as interest.
|Missouri||$500||Collective fees and interest may not exceed 75% of the loan amount at any time.|
|Montana||N/A||Loans have a $50 minimum cost and a $300 maximum cost. Interest and fees may not exceed 36% per annum including fees for nonsufficient funds.|
|Nebraska||$500||Interest may not exceed 15%.|
|Nevada||N/A||Interest may not exceed 15%.|
|New Hampshire||$500||Fees may not exceed 6% and interest may not exceed 36% per year.|
|New Mexico||N/A||Loan amount plus fees may not exceed 25% of the borrower’s gross monthly income. Interest cannot exceed 15.59% and processing fees or new loans cannot exceed $50. Fees for insufficient funds cannot exceed $15.|
|North Dakota||$500||Lenders may not charge more than 20%|
|Ohio||$500||Interest may not exceed 28%.|
|Oklahoma||$500||Lenders may not charge more than 15% for the first $300 of any loan or more than 10% for loans greater than $300.|
|Oregon||None||Lenders cannot charge more than 36% interest. Service charges cannot exceed 10% of the loan or $30, whichever is less.|
|Rhode Island||$500||Lenders may not charge more than 10% interest.|
|South Carolina||$550||Lenders may not charge more than 15% interest.|
|Tennessee||N/A||Lenders may not charge more than 15% interest.|
|Virginia||$500||Lenders cannot charge more than 20% as interest and verification fees must not exceed $5.|
|Washington||$700||Loans cannot exceed 30% of the borrower’s gross monthly income. Interest charges cannot exceed 15% on loans of up to $500. Interest charges cannot exceed 10% on loan amounts greater than $500.|
|Wisconsin||None||There are no regulations that control interest, but lenders may not penalize borrowers for repaying their debts early.|
|Wyoming||None||Finance charges shall not exceed either $30 or 20% a month.|
The states in which short term cash loans are prohibited are: Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Vermont and West Virginia (this list is not exclusive, the regulations in each state vary and subject to changes).
Representative APR Range
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The APR on a short term loan can range from 200% to 2,290% depending on how the APR is calculated (nominal vs. effective), the duration of the loan, loan fees incurred, late payment fees, non-payment fees, loan renewal actions, and other factors. Keep in mind that the APR range is not your finance charge and your finance charge will be disclosed later on.
Implications of Late Payment
You are encouraged to contact your lender as soon as possible if you are unable to repay your loan on the scheduled repayment date. Your lender will set own late payment fees in accordance with state regulations, and your lender may have several courses of action available if your payment is late. For more information about your lender’s specific procedures as they apply to late payments, please, review your loan agreement or contact your lender directly.
Implications of Non-Payment
The costs associated with loans of up to $500 can range from 15% to 40% of the entire loan amount, and the charges associated with loans of more than $500 can be even more. Your lender may also charge you late fees as well as the fees for non-sufficient funds. As an example, your lender may charge you a $20 nonsufficient funds fee as well as 15% of the loan balance as a late fee. Please review your loan agreement carefully for information about the financial implications of non-payment before you provide your electronic signature.
The majority of the lenders in our network will not sell your debt to outside collection agencies. Instead, they may attempt to collect the debt in-house via telephone, email, postal mail or even text message. Similarly, they will not threaten criminal charges or sue borrowers; they will generally offer debt settlements over time instead. Every lender in our network is required to adhere to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act which protects consumers from being abused or harassed by debt collectors.
Impact on Credit Score
Lenders are within their rights to report your failure to repay a loan to one or all of the major credit reporting agencies — Experian, Equifax and Transunion. This negative report will be reflected on your credit history indefinitely until the loan is repaid in full. After the lender has received payment in full, they can report this to the credit reporting agencies and the report may be removed from your record.
Some of the lenders in our network may automatically renew your loan if it becomes past due. You should check your loan agreement for your lender’s policy on automatic loan renewal prior to e-signing your loan agreement. If your loan is renewed, there will be additional charges as determined by your lender, and the minimum term can be set up. Your lender may offer you other options in addition to renewal, including the ability to repay your loan in full at a later date or repay your loan over time in a series of installments.