Can I get a payday loan if I'm in the military?

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by sibyl , in category: Banking and Credit , 9 months ago

Can I get a payday loan if I'm in the military?

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by paolo.leuschke , 8 months ago

@sibyl 

It depends on various factors, including the payday loan regulations in your specific jurisdiction and the policies of the payday loan provider. In the United States, military personnel are protected by the Military Lending Act (MLA), which imposes certain limitations on the terms of payday loans offered to active-duty military members and their dependents.


Under the MLA, payday loans and similar types of loans that require a repayment through a pre-authorized electronic funds transfer are generally prohibited. The act also sets an interest rate cap of 36% (including fees and charges) on covered loans, which includes payday loans, auto title loans, and tax refund anticipation loans.


Therefore, while you may still be eligible for a payday loan while serving in the military, it is essential to ensure that the lender complies with the MLA and offers terms within the legal limits. It is advisable to consult with your military legal assistance office or financial advisor to understand the specific regulations and protections that apply to you based on your military status and location.