Payday Loan Laws

Washington Payday loan laws. Washington Payday loan legislation. Washington has specific payday advance laws. The permitted fee is 15 % of the principal on the 1st $500 borrowed; 10% on any amount over $500.

Payday Loans

A payday loan is a small, unsecured, high interest, short-term cash loan. In most cases, consumers write a post-dated, personal check for the advance amount, plus a fee. The lender holds the check for the loan period and then deposits it, or the customer returns with cash to reclaim the check.

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Payday Loans In Washington State

Checklist - Before Taking Out A Payday Loan

Although a payday loan may be a convenient short-term solution, it is inappropriate for long-term cash needs.

Your Rights As A Washington Resident

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The permitted time period is a maximum of 45 days.

The maximum amount of the payday loan allowable is $700.00. Rollovers are prohibited.

For a thorough discussion of the payday loan industry and access to our payday loan training materials, we recommend you proceed to Payday and Paycheck