Payday Loans Tennessee

Payday loans are legal in Tennessee (Memphis, Cleveland, Murfreesboro, Nashville, etc). The maximum loan amount is $500. You are allowed to have only one outstanding cash advance in Tennessee at a time. The maximum loan term is 31 days. Finance charges cannot exceed 15% of the amount recevied. However, real APR in Tennessee is about 460%. Criminal actions against borrowers are prohibited.

Payday lending in the state is regulated by Tenn. Code Ann. 45-17-101 et seq.

In Tennessee, payday loans (easy money) are called deferred presentment services loans.

A payday loan lender must get a license at the Department of Financial Institutions to be allowed to provide loans in Tennessee. For violating the state law, the lender will get a fine of $1,000.

There is a cooling-off period of 1 business day after 2 continuous payday loans paid off.

The maximum fee amount on a deferred presentment services transaction cannot exceed 15% of the face amount of the online payday loan.

Tennessee Payday Loan Law and Legislation:

Legal Status Legal
Minimum Loan Term Not Specified
Maximum Loan Term 31 days
Interest Rate (APR) 460%
Maximum Loan Amount $500
Number of Rollovers Allowed 0
Finance Charges 15% of the amount of the check