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AAPL offers three types of membership levels based on desired level of professional development and exposure.

Service Provider Memberships

Service Provider

AAPL offers one type of membership for service providers based on desired level of professional development and exposure.

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  • Learn Today Bank on Tomorrow

    Expand your capabilities, find your inspiration, and build on your success at the 2014 American Association of Private Lender’s Annual Conference this November! Only an event of this caliber can bring together the most distinguished speakers and offer the most strategic breakout sessions covering the latest topics and trends in private lending. Our goal is that you leave not only motivated, but up-to-date on effective strategies and tactics that will help you succeed.


  • Welcome to American Association of Private Lenders

    Formed in 2009, the American Association of Private Lenders (AAPL) is the national organization representing the private real estate and peer-to-peer lending industry. Our membership includes private money lenders, hard money lenders, mortgage fund managers, brokers and service providers from around the United States. Read more >>

    Welcome to AAPL

  • Ask An Expert

    Membership to AAPL includes access to industry experts that have been in the business for decades. Members at any time can “ask an expert” and get direct and specific answers to their questions. These are not pre-populated answers that are drawn from a file but specific to your actual needs and questions. Read more >>


  • Our Vision

    Our vision is to be a nationally renowned association within the industry of private lending. One that is clearly defined and well organized around the shared principles of cooperation, education, ethics, and accountability. AAPL operates as a codifying force and an unbiased knowledge custodian for lenders, investors, Read more >>

    AAPL Vision

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