Payday loan laws in Indiana

  • Status: Legal (24-4.5-7-101 et seq.)
For Lenders

Lending specifications:

  • Maximum loan amount: $50-$500 (may not exceed 20% of borrower’s monthly gross income)
  • Loan tenure: 14 days min
  • Fees and finance charges: $0-$250=15%; $251-$400=13%; $401-$500=10%
  • Finance charge on a 14-day $100 loan: $15
  • APR on 14-day $100 loan: 390%

Collection restrictions:

  • Collection fees: One $25 NSF fee; conditions apply
  • Criminal procedures: Prohibited
For Borrowers

Debt limits:

  • Maximum no. of outstanding loans at a time: Two (one per lender)
  • Rollovers allowed: None
  • Cooling-off phase: One week days after 6 consecutive loans
  • Repayment plan: After 3 consecutive loans, the lender must extend a payment plan of 4 equal installments without levying any extra costs.

Complaint cell:

  • Regulator: Indiana Department of Financial Institutions
  • Address: 30 South Meridian St., Suite 300 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
  • Phone: 317-232-3955; (800)-382-4880
  • Regulatory contact: Mark Tarpey, Supervisor, Consumer Credit
  • Website: https://www.in.gov/dfi/
  • File complaint: https://www.in.gov/dfi/2333.htm
  • Complaint form: https://www.in.gov/dfi/files/DFI_complaint.pdf


Last Updated on: 16 Nov 2016

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