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Our guide will tell you everything you need about payday loans in North Carolina

You may be considering a payday loan if you’re facing a financial emergency, but in North Carolina, you’ll have to find another option. Our guide should help point you in the right direction.

Are payday loans legal in North Carolina?

Payday loans are illegal in the state of North Carolina.

North Carolina General Statutes 53-281 and the North Carolina Consumer Finance Act N.C. Gen. Stat. 53-173 govern check cashing businesses and prohibit payday lending. Payday loans have been illegal in North Carolina since 2001, but more recent amendments make it nearly impossible for payday lenders to squeeze in through loopholes.

All lenders in North Carolina are required to comply with the small loan interest cap of 36% APR.

You may want to consider an installment loan instead

Be sure to check to confirm a lender operates in North Carolina and abides by the 36% APR cap.

Rates last updated November 20th, 2017
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Name Product Product Description Maximum Loan Amount Term of Loan Turnaround Time Requirements
OppLoans Installment Loans
Installment loans with competitive rates from a top-rated direct lender.
$4,000
9 to 36 months
1 business day
Open only to residents of AL, CA, DE, GA, KS, ID, IL, MO, MS, NV, NM, OH, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA and WI. Must have direct deposit to demonstrate sufficient monthly income.
Slam Dunk Loans
Potentially get approved for a short-term loan through this lender-connection service, even with poor credit history.
$2,500
Varies by lender
As soon as next business day
Must be employed, receive regular income, earn at least $800 a month, have a checking account, be 18+ yrs old and a US citizen.
CashNetUSA Loan
Apply for a short-term loan with an easy online application and dedicated customer service.
Varies by state
Varies by state
1 business day
You must be a US citizen or permanent resident, be at least 18 years old and have regular income and a bank account.
Blue Trust Loans Installment Loans
Get an installment loan from an online tribal lender. Perks for returning borrowers.
$2,000
6 months
As soon as next business day
Must be at least 18 years old and have a verifiable source of income with direct deposit into your checking account.
HonestLoans Installment Loans
Get a flexible installment loan with fast funding through one easy online application form.
$2,500
Varies by lender
As soon as one business day
Must be employed and receive regular income, earn at least $800 a month, have a checking account and be an 18+ years old legal US citizen.
MoneyKey-arranged or MoneyKey Installment Loan
*Apply for money when you need it and receive your funds in as quickly as one business day.
$1,000 (unless otherwise stated)
Varies by state
1 business day*
You must be a permanent US resident or citizen, at least 18 years old, and have regular income.

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Are there other loan options in North Carolina?

When you’re struggling mananging your everyday bills, you might not know where to turn. Fortunately, North Carolina has a number of programs that can help you afford normal costs of living. The Crisis Intervention program, Emergency Assistance program, North Carolina Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) and Low Income Energy Asisstance Porgram (LIEAP) all help people when they need it. Before you take out a loan, you can apply for one of these to see if it will help.

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What are the typical costs of a loan in North Carolina?

North Carolina law bans small dollar lenders from offering loans with an APR higher than 36%. However, this doesn’t limit the fees and charges you can be charged, so you’ll need to go over your loan contract carefully before you sign to be sure you can afford the total cost–principal and interest–of your loan.

Have any more questions about North Carolina payday loans?

No, online loans are also illegal in North Carolina. Out-of-state lenders cannot legally provide payday loans to residents of North Carolina unless they are a tribal lender.

You should contact the office of the North Carolina Attorney General or the Commissioner of Banks.

No. Because the terms are often very similar to payday loans and require you to supply a vehicle as collateral, North Carolina has also banned auto title loans.

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    TammyJune 21, 2017

    How do I apply for a loan?

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      JasonJune 21, 2017Staff

      Hi Tammy,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      Please compare your loan options above and click the name of your preferred lender to find out the details and the minimum eligibility of the lender. You may then click the green “Go to Site” button of your preferred lender or loan option to submit your loan application online.

      Please ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria and requirements of the loan option or lender and make sure to read the details, as well as the relevant PDS/ T&Cs of the loan option before making a decision and consider whether the product or option is right for you.

      Kind regards,
      Jason

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