Monthly Archives: September 2018

US bank offers payday loans and is slammed by critics

For years, consumer advocates have decried payday loans as an expensive way to borrow that keeps people trapped in a cycle of high-interest debt. The howls of protest could get louder now that a major bank has offered a similar product. US Bank, the fifth largest bank nationally, lends up …

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An Alternative To Payday Loans, But It’s Still A High Cost

The reaction to the new loans has been mixed. Nick Bourke, director of consumer credit at Pew Charitable Trusts, which supports making affordable small loans available to consumers with appropriate collateral, said the new loan looked promising. When the loan program was announced, he tweeted that it was a ‘game …

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