Regulator Details

Alaska Division of Banking and Securities

P.O. Box 110807
Juneau, AK 99811
Phone: (888) 925-2521
Fax: (907) 465-2549
Contact: Patrice Walsh, Financial Institution Examiner

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Alaska Short Term Loan Laws

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Alaska Payday Loan Laws Details

The data provided here is for general informational purposes and should not be used as legal reference. If you have questions regarding Alaska payday loan laws contact the Alaska Division of Banking and Securities.

Payday loans are legal in Alaska (see Alaska Payday Loans or Alaska Installment Loans to compare fees and requirements for individual lenders).

Feature Specification
Amount (max) $500
Rates or Fees (max) $5 + the lesser of $15 per $100 or 15%
Term Limitations Min: 14 days
General Loan Terms

In Alaska, two (renewals) rollovers are permitted. Nothing is mentioned about cooling periods between loans. Alaska requires extended repayment plans.

For example, in Alaska the rates and fees on a 14 day, $100 loan are:

Terms Amount
Loan Amount $100
Fees $20
APR 520%
Sample Loan Terms

Alaska also defines regulations around collections. If available, the table below lists the fees lenders are permitted to charge if the loan is not repaid and/or whether a lender can threaten use of or use criminal action if a borrower is unable to repay a loan.

Feature Specification
Collection Fees $30 NSF fee; Court costs of up to $700 over the amount of the payment (if disclosed in loan agreement)
Criminal Action Prohibited (Unless check returned due to closed account)
Regulations on Collections
Finally, a more detailed excerpt from Alaska's statutes on finance charges is listed below. In general the tables above summarize this.

A licensee may only charge a nonrefundable origination fee in an amount not to exceed $5; and a fee that does not exceed $15 for each $100 of an advance, or 15 percent of the total amount of the advance, whichever is less. 

Citation: Alaska Stat. Sections 06.50.010 et seq.