Wyoming Financial Snapshot

At a Glance

Wyoming is the United States’ least populous state. Home to Yellowstone, the first national park, and a plethora of beautiful outdoor activities, it is known as the “Equality State” for being the first in the nation to allow women the right to vote.

In recent years, the state’s primary industries of tourism, coal, and gas have faced a significant downturn. In 2018, Wyoming had an 11.1% poverty rate.

Average Credit Card Debt and Median Household Income in Wyoming vs. the U.S.
Average Credit Card Debt (Q2 2019)
Median Household Income (2018)

Payday Loans in Wyoming

Payday loans typically average around $500. They must be repaid in full by the borrower’s next payday, and in order to fulfill this requirement, the borrower provides the lender with a post-dated check for the loan amount plus a financing fee, which is automatically cashed at the end of the loan term.

The payday lending industry is mainly regulated by states, and in Wyoming, payday loans are legal. According to a 2013 report by the Center for Responsible Lending, there were about 87 payday lending stores in the state at that time. Each store lent out about 3,541 loans (on average) for nearly $108 million and almost $11 million in fees. The average amount taken out for a payday loan in Wyoming is about $350.

  • # of Stores:87
  • Average # of Loans per Store:3,541
  • Payday Loan Dollar Volume:$107,823,450
  • Total Payday Fees:$10,782,345

Consumer Protection in Wyoming

How to Report a Lender in Wyoming

In Wyoming, the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit can take consumer complaints online: http://ag.wyo.gov/cpu/consumer-complaints

The Wyoming Division of Banking is responsible for licensing and regulating lenders in the state, and utilizes the the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System to make sure the public has access to check if a lender is licensed to operate in Wyoming.

The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office website also lists numerous consumer educational resources for protecting yourself against a variety of financial scams and predatory practices.

Consumer Protection Division

  • Address: 2320 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002
  • Phone: 307-777-8962
  • Fax: 307-777-3435


Payday Lending in Wyoming Cities

Check back soon for these loan guides to the following cities in Wyoming:

Cheyenne | Casper | Riverton