Welcome to AAPL

We are the oldest and largest association for private lenders, hard money lenders, mortgage fund managers, brokers, and service providers.

We safeguard the industry’s only Code of Ethics, which all members pledge to follow before joining AAPL.

Start with AAPL to find lenders you can trust.

To find a private lender, choose “Private Lender” under “Select a Category” then choose the type of loan you need from the subcategory list that pops up. From there, choose the location your property is located in under “Service Area.”

All AAPL members have pledged to follow our Code of Ethics, and are subject to expulsion from the association should they be reported for a Code violation and found to be non-compliant.

When it’s time to look for funding for your deals, knowing the ins and outs of the private lending industry can save you time, money and headache. Sign up for our free bi-weekly e-newsletter to stay up to date on everything private lending.

Find Trustworthy Lenders

Our members pledge to follow our Code of Ethics, which means you can trust that you’re getting a fair deal from a reputable source. And if that doesn’t happen, you can report a Code violation.

Learn About Private Lending

Access the nation’s most extensive private lender knowledge base so you always know you’re getting a fair deal.

Bi-Weekly Newsletter • Webinars • Print Magazine • Annual Conference • AAPL Market Insight Reports

Avoid Scams

Our Government Relations Committee safeguards your interests in the halls of Congress and state legislatures, actively working on beneficial regulation.


Our Member Directory gets 150,000+ visits annually from people looking to validate membership or find reputable lenders. We also offer many ways to be recognized, from our Excellence Awards to the Lender Limelight feature, Proud Member Emblem, and more!


Our Annual Conference is the nation’s largest gathering place for the industry. Nowhere else can you find all the people you need to know in one place. Members receive our lowest published rate to attend.