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Last updated on August 20, 2018

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Daily Maine Borrower Credit Scores

Last 10 borrowers applying for a loan out of Maine had the following credit scores. Source: WFL Lender Pool. Updated daily. FICO scores based on avg. from Transunion, Experian, and Equifax.

625 692 670 610 662 408 556 682 448 558

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Maine Usury and Regulations

Summary of Maine Usury Law(s) / Quote: "Legal: 6% / Contract: No maximum on commercial if in writing / Judgment: 8% up to $30,000 / Corporate: No specific rate"

(WeFindLenders.com endeavors to include the most up to date legal data for Maine, but no guarantee or warranty of any kind is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of said data. This data is not intended to be legal advice. For legal help speak with a lawyer in Maine, and/or contact the Maine State government's division of banking and finance - legal statutes researched by FindLaw.com & American Lawyers Quarterly - see credits)

Maine Usury Law Information: Maine Statutes Title 9-A

Legal Maximum Interest Rates: Quote: "6% unless lending institution and borrower agreed differently" - see Tit. 9-B §432

Usury Penalties: None

Judgment Interest Rates: Quote: "Judgments below $30K, the rate is 15%. For judgments above $30K, the rate is the 52-week average T-bill discount rate for + 4%"

Legal Exceptions: Quote: "For pawn shops see Tit. 30-A §3963 / secured transactions see Tit. 11 §9-1201 / for borrower credit see Tit. 9-A §2-201"

Maine Lenders By City

Portland ME / Lewiston ME / Bangor ME / South Portland ME / Biddeford ME / Augusta ME / Saco ME / Waterville ME

Complaints to:

Maine of Financial Regulations / Maine Complaint Process / Maine Complaint Form

Or call: 207-624-8551 toll free anywhere in the State Maine @ 877-624-8551 / Physical Address: Department of Professional & Financial Regulation / Office of Securities / 121 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333

Maine Lender Service Areas Map

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Maine Savings
671 Broadway Bangor
ME 04401 - 207.862.6500
www.mainesavings.com

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Bangor FCU
339 Hogan Rd, Bangor
ME 04401 - 207.947.0374
www.bangorfederal.com

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Acadia FCU
849 Stillwater Ave, Bangor
ME 04401 - www.emmcfcu.org
207.945.3632

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Maine State Credit Union
200 Capitol St, Augusta
ME 04330 - 207.623.1851
www.mainestatecu.org

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Connected Credit Union
85 Civic Center Dr, Augusta
ME 04330 - 207.623.3857
www.connectedcreditunion.org

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Capital Area FCU
2010 North Belfast Ave, Augusta
ME 04330 - 207.622.3442
capitalareafcu.org

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Evergreen Credit Union
225 Riverside St, Portland
ME 04103 - www.egcu.org
207.221.5000

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Town & Country FCU
557 Main St, South Portland
ME 04106 - www.tcfcu.com
207.773.5656

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Evergreen Credit Union
799 Broadway, South Portland
ME 04106 - www.egcu.org
207.799.0074

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Coast Line Credit Union
333 Cottage Road South Portland
ME 04106 - 207.799.7245
www.coastlinecu.com

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Signature Loan Example In Maine

Kevin purchased a used truck a few months ago and put the entire purchase on his credit card.

The dealer he was dealing with was really reluctant to accept the credit card because of the fees charged business by the credit card companies, but in the end they accepted the deal and Kevin had a new used truck to drive.

He has since paid most of it off, but has come to realize that he is paying almost 21% interest on the overdue balance.

This is adding a lot of interest and cost to the purchase of his truck. Kevin would like to negotiate a low interest loan for the remaining $1000 with a term of one year.

He plans to pay the remainder of the balance on his credit card and save some of the interest he would otherwise pay.

With such a small amount he is not really saving much, but he realizes that every little bit counts.

The one year term will give him a low monthly payment and he may even repay the loan early if he can come up with the funds.

He has an average credit rating which he indicates that he expects it to improve once he repays both the credit card balance and of course the loan balance.

A $1000 loan with a 1 year term and 4.86% interest rate for Kevin would cost him the following per month:

• Loan Amount (principal) = $1000
• Interest Rate = 4.86%
• Term Length =1 year
• Monthly Payment = $85.54
• Total Paid Back = $1026.52
• Total Interest = $26.52

Kevin will likely be approved for this small loan with his current credit score and other financial data he provided.

The loan can be deposited into his checking account within several days and he will be able to repay the credit card account.

He has not really discussed or provided any information about any savings he may have.

He also did not indicate his income level or what other debts he may have at the moment. Keven will have to update his application before his loan can be approved.

If he does have other debts or does not make sufficient income, his loan application could be in jeopardy even with his average credit score.

At the time Kevin was desperate to purchase the truck from the dealer. As we mentioned earlier most dealers will not accept much more than a $1000 credit card payment when they are selling a vehicle.

Some will not take a credit card payment at all. In special circumstances, they may ask the buyer to absorb the added fees for the credit card charge.

In the end Kevin actually paid more for the truck than he planned if you include the interest costs for the credit card and later on this loan that he has applied for.

Consumers are often encouraged to only charge items to credit cards when they know they have sufficient funds to pay the total balance when the credit card statement is due.

Many consumers carry a balance and end up paying much more for whatever they have purchased because of the interest costs, negating any savings from discounts or sale prices they might have received.

If you live in the State of Maine and you're struggling to get a loan approval with a bad credit rating we hope our website helps you in some way.

Sincerely,

Chris Somerset

Chris Somerset is the daughter of Lance Somerset who founded the We Find Lenders Pool. She contributes to WeFindLenders.com whenever she's not having fun with her three children and her husband Ron.

Debt Consolidation Loans In ME

Last 5 debt service loans approved in the State of Maine. Source: WFL Lender Pool. Updated daily. Principals rounded to the nearest $1000. Relative interest rates listed below in order left to right.

$10000 $75000 $8500 $90000 $45000

9.81% 15.70% 12.34% 6.69% 12.02%

Debt Consolidation Providers In ME

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A American Debt Consolidation
Portland ME 04101
debtconsolidation.com
207.775.7790

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A American Debt Consolidation
10 Jefferson St
Biddeford, ME 04005
207.283.3047

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Five County Credit Union
201 Civic Center Drive
Augusta, - ME 04330
www.fivecounty.com
800.750.0959

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KV Federal Credit Union
316 West River Road, Augusta
ME 04330 - www.wsecu.org
207.623.5171

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New Dimensions FCU
72 Cony St, Augusta
ME 04330 - newdimensionsfcu.com
207.430.0779

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cPort Credit Union
399 Western Ave, Augusta
ME 04330 - www.cportcu.org
207.623.1001

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Five County Credit Union
19 Commercial St, Portland
ME 04101 - www.fivecounty.com
800.750.0959

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Dirigo Federal Credit Union
391 Main St, Lewiston
ME 04240 - 207.784.5435
www.dirigofcu.com

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Midcoast Federal Credit Union
186 Lower Main St, Freeport
ME 04032 - www.midcoastfcu.me
877.964.3262

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Gardiner Federal Credit Union
420 Brunswick Ave, Gardiner
ME 04345 - gardinerfcu.org
207.582.2676

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Penobscot County Federal Credit Union
466 Main Street Bangor
ME 04401 - 207.941.6373
penobscotcountyfcu.com

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Down East Credit Union
24 Springer Dr #111, Bangor
ME 04401 - www.downeastcu.com
207.990.5444

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About Consolidation Loans In Maine

There are specific laws regarding debt services in Maine. You must use your own due diligence when you see offers online (or offline) for consolidation or debt settlement services. If any company or individual asks you for ANY upfront fees before they approve a loan, then you must walk away - they're not legitimate.

You can use the links on this page on our fair to bad credit loan page for Maine if you want to learn more about the laws in Maine regarding debt servicing companies. Make sure you're fully away of your rights and the laws of Maine before entering into any kind of loan agreement. Just because they have a fancy office and fancy leather chairs doesn't mean they're conducting business in accordance with the legal Statues of Maine.

Consolidation Loan Example in Maine

Kerri would like a debt consolidation loan of $2500 with a two year term so that she can manage her monthly expenses and not be overly stressed with meeting the payments.

At the moment she owes $1500 on her credit card and she has committed to going on a vacation trip with a girlfriend that is going to cost her approximately $2000.

She has a thousand dollars saved up so if she can borrow another thousand over and above what she owes on her credit card she will have enough money to pay for the trip as well as pay off the debt she owes on the credit card.

She really did not want to arrange a debt consolidation loan at this time, however she spent the money and charged her purchases to her credit card not realizing that she also would have a chance to go on a great vacation.

If she cannot find a loan, she really will be disappointed and her girlfriend will also be disappointed. Both are waiting to hear about the loan approval before they commit to the trip.

If she had not purchased a new bedroom set and charged it on her credit card, everything would have been fine. Kerri has no other debts at this time.

She lives in an apartment and she pays the rent on time along with all of the utilities that she owns.

She really wants to go on this trip and will even settle for a loan approved for one thousand dollars instead of twenty five hundred.

A $2500 loan with a 2 year term and 6.48% interest rate for Kerri would cost her the following per month:

• Loan Amount (principal) = $2500
• Interest Rate = 6.48%
• Term Length =2 year
• Monthly Payment = $111.34
• Total Paid Back = $2672.23
• Total Interest = $172.23

Kerri is desperate to go on this trip so much so that she is willing to settle for a smaller loan as long as it is enough to pay for the trip.

She would still have to pay interest on the credit card at the usual interest rates charged by credit card companies.

Fortunately for Kerri it is unlikely that she will need to do this.

She has a good credit score, does not have any other debts and makes enough income to carry her living expenses as well as this loans monthly payment.

She has asked for a two year term to keep the payments lower. With her ability to manage her money, we fully expect she will pay this loan off well ahead of the two year term.

If she does her credit score will improve further making it easier for her to obtain a loan in the future and also at a more competitive interest rate.

Kerri will have the funds in her checking account within a couple days and she will be able to pay her credit card balance off immediately and then pay for her trip.

She is really looking forward to this trip and is about as excited as one could be!

If you live in the State of Maine and you're trying to get approved for a debt consolidation loan, we hope our website helps you find a good lender regardless of your credit rating.

Sincerely,

Andy Somerset

Andy Somerset is the son of Lance Somerset who founded the We Find Lenders Pool. He writes for WeFindLenders.com whenever he's not working hard on his degree in finance.

Credit Counseling Services In ME

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Consumer Credit Counseling Services
Bangor ME 04401 - 207.947.9933
www.consumercredit.com

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New England Credit Consultants
84 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
www.necreditconsultants.com
207.358.7490

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Institute For Financial Literacy
260 Western Ave, South Portland
ME 04106 - 866.662.4932

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