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Compare short-term loans in Houston, Texas

Learn more about your payday loan options and see how much it'll cost you.

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Houston is one of a handful of Texas cities that has its own regulations on payday loans — in addition to state law. But with few restrictions on fees, don’t be surprised if it gets expensive.

Can I get a payday loan in Houston?

You can. However, Houston is one of a number of Texas cities that has additional regulations on top of Texas state law. Here’s what you can expect in Houston:

  • Maximum amount: 20% of your monthly income before taxes.
  • Maximum APR: None.
  • Maximum term for loans under $100: Six months per $10 borrowed.
  • Maximum term for loans over $100: Six months per $20 borrowed.

On top of this, you also can’t refinance ore renew a loan more than three times. After that, you can’t take out another loan within seven days of paying off your loan.

Other short-term loans in Houston

In addition to payday loans, you can also get an installment loan or a title loan.

  • Installment loans. Houston residents can pay off a short-term loan in up to four monthly installments with no option to renew.
  • Title loans. Borrow up to 3% of your annual income before taxes or 70% of your vehicle’s current retail value by backing your loan with your car’s title.

Compare payday loans available in Houston

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Name Product Filter Values Max. Loan Amount Turnaround time Requirements
OppLoans Installment Loans
$5,000
1 business day
Direct deposit, meet minimum income requirements, live in eligible state
Comes with the option to change your due date so you won’t fall behind on repayments.
Check Into Cash Payday Loan
$1,000
1 to 2 business days
Bank account, email address, phone number, US citizen or permanent resident, ages 21+
Plus, get access to check cashing, cell phone top ups, bill pay and more at one of its many storefronts.
Fast5kLoans Short-term Loans Connection Service
$35,000
As soon as the next business day
Regular source of income, verifiable bank account, US citizen, ages 18+
Get connected with multiple lenders you might qualify with — even if you have bad credit.
LendYou Short-term Loans
$15,000
Same business day to 1 business days
$1,000+ monthly income, direct deposit, US citizen or permanent resident, ages 18+
Get offers from potential lenders in minutes by filling out just one online form.
Possible Finance Mobile Installment Loans
$500
As fast as 1 business day
Checking account with 3+ months of banking history, $750+ monthly income, live in eligible state, ages 18+
Borrow up to $500 with just a few swipes — but only for residents of 5 states.
BadCreditLoans.com
$5,000
Varies
Depending on lender requirements, people from all 50 states may not be eligible for a personal loan.
With straightforward, simple qualifications, these loans offer easy approval for people with poor credit.
Slam Dunk Loans
$50,000
Same business day to 1 business days
Employed, $800+ regular monthly income, checking account, ages 18+, US citizen
Fill out a simple online form to compare offers from several lenders that may be able to help.
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What do I need to apply?

Though it varies by lender, you have to meet these eligibility criteria to get a payday loan in Houston:

  • You’re at least 18 years of age
  • You’re an American citizen or a legal resident of this country
  • You have a steady source of income

To complete the application successfully you’ll also typically have to provide some basic personal information, including:

  • Your name, residential address, email address and phone number
  • Your date of birth, Social Security number and details from a valid form of ID such as your passport or driver’s license
  • Details about your employment and income

Where to get a payday loan in Houston

Payday loan locations near me in Houston, TX

  • Texas Car Title & Payday Loan Services, Inc. 12817 Aldine Westfield Rd, Houston, TX 77039
  • Check ‘n Go. 6348 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77087
  • Advance America. 453 Uvalde Rd, Houston, TX 77015
  • Cash Store. 7844 W Tidwell Rd #100, Houston, TX 77040
  • Power Finance Texas. 11811 North Fwy #415, Houston, TX 77060
  • Your Loan Depot. 7418 Airline Dr Suite Y, Houston, TX 77076

Must read: Be cautious of high APRs

Since Houston doesn’t have any restrictions on payday loan fees, they can be extremely expensive — think APRs from 200% to 500%. And with the option to renew your loan up to three times, these costs can start to add up fast if you can’t pay it back on time.

What are the costs of a cash advance in Houston?

There are two costs you need to consider when getting a cash advance in Houston: Interest and fees. Texas state law caps interest rates at 10% but doesn’t limit how much a lender can charge in fees. Houston doesn’t have any city laws limiting interest or fees.

Without limits on fees, the limit on interest doesn’t do much to protect borrowers from high APRs, which takes both interest and fees into account. How much you pay depends on your lender but triple-digit APRs are generally the norm.

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