California Payday Loans

Loans up to $255

What is a payday loan and how does it work?

At ACE, you can apply for a payday loan online or in-store, depending on your state.

Payday loans are short-term loans designed to help you pay for immediate expenses. The loan balance is due in full on your next payday.

If you need quick cash and you have a steady source of income, a payday loan could be an option for you. Payday loans can help you cover overdue utility bills, unexpected car repairs, and other emergency expenses.


To apply for a payday loan online, all you need to do is fill out a simple online application and sign a few forms online. This easy process only takes minutes. If you are approved, you could pick up the money in-store or have it deposited into your bank account the next business day.1,2 On your next payday your account will be automatically debited for the amount you owe.


You can also apply for a payday loan at certain ACE store locations. Just use the store locator to find a store near you and apply in person. If you are approved, you can walk out with cash in hand.1

Are payday loans available in my state? How much can I borrow?

Payday loans are available both online and in-store in California. Minimum and maximum loan amounts are as follows:

Online: $100 - $255

In-Store: $100 - $255

If approved, the amount you may borrow will depend upon your income and standard underwriting criteria.

What do I need to apply for a payday loan?

  • You do not have to be employed, but you must have a steady source of recurring income payments to ensure you will be able to repay your loan.
  • You must reside in the state you choose for your loan application.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must not currently be a debtor in a bankruptcy case or presently intend to voluntarily file for bankruptcy relief.
  • You must not be a regular or reserve member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard, serving on active duty under a call or order that does not specify a period of 30 days or fewer or a dependent of a member of the Armed Forces on active duty.

If applying online:

  • You must provide a valid Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
  • California residents must have a checking account that has been open for at least one month.
  • You must be able to be contacted via phone if verification of application information is necessary.

If applying in-store:

  • You must bring a valid government issued photo ID. A Social Security Number is not required.
  • You must bring proof of income and proof of a bank checking account. Pre-printed checks may be accepted in your state as proof of bank checking account; contact your local store for details. Acceptable documents may vary by state.

When will I receive my funds?


If approved by 6:00 PM Central Time on Monday – Friday for weekday applications, and by 2:00 PM Central Time on Sunday for weekend applications, you will generally receive the funds the next business day.1,2

For verification purposes, we may need to contact you by telephone before your loan is approved. Applications received on a weekend or holiday may be verified the next business day due to bank closures.


If you are approved, you will immediately receive your approved loan amount in cash.1

When will the loan be due?

Your payday loan will be due on your next payday (loan duration is state-specific). You will be informed of the due date if your loan is approved.

How and when can I pay back?


The amount you owe will be debited from your bank account on the day your loan is due.


You should pay off your loan in the store where the loan was originated with cash on or before the due date. You will not be penalized for making an early payment.

Can I extend or refinance my payday loan?

In California refinances are not permitted on payday loans.

What if I change my mind?

Every loan comes with a 72-hour satisfaction guarantee. So if you change your mind about your loan, just return the principal within 72 hours and pay nothing more.