Personal Loans in Alabama:

Alabama Payday Loan Laws and Alabama Loan Regulations

Legal Status: Legal

Citation: Ala. Code §§5-18A-1 et seq.

Alabama State Licensed Online Lenders:,,,,
Maximum Loan Amount: $500
Loan Term:10-31 days
Maximum Finance Rate and Fees: 17.50%; 3%/month after default
Finance Charge for 14-day $100 loan: $17.50
APR for 14-day $100 loan: 456.25%

Debt Limits:
Maximum Number of Outstanding Loans at One Time: None (max $ amount of loans at one time: $500)
Rollovers Permitted: One (rollover)
Cooling-off Period: Next business day after 2 continuous loans repaid
Repayment Plan: Yes

Collection Limits:
Collection Fees: One $30 NSF fee; Court Costs; Reasonable Attorney's Fees up to 15% of face amount of check
Criminal Action: Prohibited (Unless check returned due to closed account)

State Regulatory Agencies for Payday Loans:

Regulator: Alabama Banking Department
Address: P.O. Box 4600 Montgomery AL 36103
Fax: (334) 353-5961
Regulatory Contact:
State of Alabama Banking Department
Bureau of Loans(Loan Search)
Consumer Resources-File A Complaint
Online Resources:
Questions Regarding Alabama Deferred Presentment Services Act
Predatory Lending Fact Sheet

The cost of a personal loan:

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Personal Installment Loan Basic Terms:

  • Loan Amount: $1,000 - $10,000
  • Interest Rate: 25% - 95%
  • Lending Period: 12 Months-36 Months
  • Payment Frequency: Bi-Weekly or Monthly
  • The actual APR will be applied based on credit score and repayment history
  • No prepayment penalties or additional charges for early payments
  • The option to pay the loan in full before the due date and only pay the interest rate for the period the loan was outstanding

Installment Loan Examples:

The table below will display a representation of different loans with an annual interest rate of 35%*. Interest rates are set after assessing each customer's credit worthiness through traditional credit checks.

Borrowed Amount Loan Period Monthly Payments Total Payable Amount
$2,000 12 Months $199.93 $2,399.16
$4,000 24 Months $234.07 $5,617.68
$6,000 36 Months $271.41 $9,771.12
$8,000 36 Months $361.89 $13,028.04

* The interest rate displayed in the examples table above is only representative. Not all customers will be eligible for a loan with the lowest interest rate. The APR and loan amount is determined by several factors such as: credit history, employment history, even state law.

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