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North Dakota Fringe Banking

Published October 1, 2000  |  October 2000 issue

Payday Loans Check Cashing Title Loans Pawnbroking
How Many?
There are an estimated 25 payday and title loan outlets (combined); most operate through existing pawnshops; state has warned pawn outlets to cease such operations if in violation of usury laws.
How Many?
Zero. Not allowed by state law.
How Many?
There are an estimated 25 payday and title loan outlets (combined); most operate through existing pawnshops; state has warned pawn outlets to cease such operations if in violation of usury laws.
How Many?
28, according to a national business-to-business marketing group.
Licensing:
Not applicable (N/A).
Licensing:
N/A; nonbank check cashing not allowed because activity is considered a core banking function, and requires a charter.
Licensing:
N/A
Licensing:
Municipalities
Fee caps:
With consumer financing license, a company can lend up to $35,000; the first $1,000 has a maximum APR of 30 percent.
Fee caps:
N/A
Fee caps:
With a consumer loan license, a company can lend up to $35,000; the first $1,000 has a maximum APR of 30 percent.
Fee caps:
Maximum loan interest rate is equal to 5.5 percent higher than the current rate on U.S. Treasury bills with six-month maturity (11.4 percent for August 2000). Minimum interest charge per loan is $15.00

Sources: North Dakota Department of Banking and Financial Institutions; American Business Lists

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