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Here's what you need to know about payday lending in Missouri


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Payday loans can help you quickly get money to cover an emergency expense or late bill. If you live in Missouri and are considering borrowing a payday loan, this guide will help you learn the ins and outs of the laws lenders must abide by.

How to payday loans in Missouri work?

Payday loans are governed by Missouri Revised Statutes §§ 408.500.1 et seq. All lenders must be licensed by the Missouri Division of Finance, and the law requires Missouri payday loan providers to provide borrowers with all the relevant information prior to disbursing the loan.

  • Maximum loan amount: $500
  • Maximum loan term: 31 days
  • Minimum loan term: 14 days
  • APR: The APR on a 14-day $100 is 1950%

You have the right to cancel your loan before the end of the following business day.

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Name Product Filter Values Max. Loan Amount Turnaround time Requirements
LendYou Short-term Loans
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.
 Check Into Cash Installment Loans
1 to 2 business days
Bank account, email address, phone number, US citizen or permanent resident, ages 21+, $3,500 minimum income in California
Borrow money with lower payments and more time to pay than a traditional payday loan.
OppLoans Installment Loans
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.
Fast5kLoans Short-term Loans Connection Service
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.
CashUSA Installment Loans
As fast as same business day
Regular source of income, bank account, US citizen or permanent resident, age of majority in your state
Explore its online education center to get tips on budgeting, how to prioritize your bills and more.
Jora Installment Loans
1 to 2 business days
Active checking account, regular source of income, email address
Get access to tools to help you plan a career move, make some extra cash or search for a better-paying job.

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How much will a payday loan in Missouri cost?

Missouri payday loans are high-cost forms of credit. Here are the possible fees a lender may charge when you borrow.

  • Financing fees: 75% of the initial loan amount–this includes all interest and other fees
  • Collection fees: Lenders may charge a reasonable non-sufficient funds (NSF) fee if you fail to repay
  • Default charges: Court costs and reasonable attorney fees

Want to apply for a payday loan in Missouri?

Whether you apply online or in-store, you should be at least 18 years old, be an American citizen or permanent resident and have a regular source of income.

Lenders usually require you to supply some personal information in order to confirm your identity and disburse your loan. This includes your Social Security number and details from a valid form of ID. You’ll also have to discuss your monthly income and some details about your employment, and if you’re applying online, lenders will request access to your personal checking account.

What should I consider before getting a payday loan?

If you’re having trouble paying bills, you might want to consider applying for federal or state food stamp programs and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) if you have trouble heating your home during the fall and winter.

Other options you might want to consider are

  • Consolidate your debt. If you have multiple loans taken out and are struggling to pay them down because of high interest payments, taking out a larger personal loan to cover it can help you budget and lower your interest.
  • Consider a credit card cash advance. If you have a credit card, you can cash out the remaining balance on your line of credit. These have high interest but longer terms than a payday loan so you have more time to pay back what you borrow.
  • Ask your family and friends. Your loved ones may be willing to help you with an emergency bill if you ask. Remember that this is still a loan and you should pay it back as quickly as you can to avoid hurt feelings.

There are some other options before you borrow

Bottom line

If you need money, a payday loan might seem like a good option. They can cover an emergency or a large bill, but the laws in Missouri are quite lax. You’ll want to read the entire loan contract before you accept a loan to avoid having to pay extra fees should you miss a payment.

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    PaulOctober 9, 2017

    Can I get a long term loan and how many months to pay it off, and how much,

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      ArnoldOctober 11, 2017

      Hi Paul,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      A long term loan lasts for a minimum of 12 months. The page above provides you with some options for long term loans in your state. PLease check them out. If you have chosen a provider, please click the ‘go to site’ button.

      Hope this information helps


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    CharlieMay 1, 2017

    Felon and need cash now where to find bad credit no job no checking?

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