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Member Benefits2019-12-17T20:44:18+00:00

Our Story

We are the first national organization representing the private real estate and peer-to-peer lending industry. Formed in 2009 at the height of the recession, our founders identified the necessity of creating new standards of excellence to raise the perception of private lending.

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Our Membership

Our membership includes private money lenders, hard money lenders, mortgage fund managers, brokers and service providers from across the United States.

They are the trendsetters in the private lending industry. From their voluntary adherence to the Code of Ethics to their knowledge of the private lending process, our members are the gold standard for the profession.

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The Benefits of Membership

Code of Ethics

Our Code provides an association-backed identity that proves your competence and that you maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical principals.

Legislative Advocacy

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

Education & Certifications

Learn the latest with our Member Toolbox (featuring webinars, articles, templates, guides and more) — plus our Private Lender and Fund Manager certifications.

Industry Recognition

We offer many ways to be recognized as a top private lender: our Member Directory, Member Spotlight, Lender Limelight, Last Call, Excellence Awards and more.

Industry Publications

Stay up to date via your print subscription to our quarterly Private Lender magazine. Our writers actively work in the private lending and service provider sectors.

Advertising Discounts

Promote your business with a 20% discount on advertising in Private Lender magazine and AAPLonline.com.

Reduced Event Fees

Receive the lowest published rate for AAPL-hosted events and training opportunities, including our Annual Conference, the nation’s largest private lending event.

Member Discounts

Save on services you’ll use in your business daily, brought to you by our industry partners. They’ve pledged to provide their steepest discounts to our members.

Member Logo

Proudly display the Member Logo on all your promotional materials. We monitor this emblem to ensure only active members in good standing are able to use it.

Background Check Options

Stand out on our Member Directory with vCheck background checks that allow borrowers to verify you as a trusted partner with proven regulatory compliance.

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