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People arrested after falling behind on payday loans

You will find the words in the Utah constitution: “No debt imprisonment. “ And yet, more than 3,000 people in the state have received arrest warrants resulting from an unpaid loan between September 2017 and September 2018, according to to a new payday loan report from the Consumer Federation of …

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Payday loans are available through the app

Jonathan Raines needed the money. An app promised to help. He searched online for an alternative to traditional payday lenders and came across Earnin, who offered him $ 100 on the spot, to be deducted from his bank account on payday. “There are no payments and no really high interest,” …

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The explosion of personal loans is a worrying sign

We all know that US debt levels continue to reach tragic levels year after year. According to a recent study by The Balance, the average US household credit card debt stood at $8,398 per household in June 2019. Student loan debt levels have become a $1.5 trillion crisis , and …

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(ALLY) – Online loans: expectations vs. Reality

Since the 2008 financial crisis, many banks have tightened restrictions on their lending criteria, making it more difficult for borrowers to obtain loan approval. Although there are many reasons for this, people are now turning to non-traditional ways of getting approved for loans. One example is online banks, which are …

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CFPB to cancel payday loan protections

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced plans to rescind its payday loan rule designed to protect consumers from short-term, high-interest loans. The proposed changes would be one of the first major political implementations of new director Kathy Kraninger. Created in 2018, the Payday loan rule aimed at protecting consumers …

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Need an advance? These startups offer cheaper alternatives to payday loans

If you were in a financial bind, would you turn to your employer instead of a payday lender? Finding money fast can be an expensive endeavor for the 78% of working Americans who often live paycheck to paycheck. Many are turning to payday loans because they are convenient. But they …

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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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We must crack down on payday loans – for the sake of our health | Mary O’Hara

VSreducing costly and predatory lending is not only desirable, it is imperative. It’s hard enough to be poor and pay a poverty premium on utilities and other essentials, not to mention not being able to get cheaper credit that the better-off take for granted. As the Institute for Fiscal Studies …

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New rule asks if borrowers can afford payday loans

Lenders who offer payday loans and other small advances to cash-strapped consumers must first consider whether borrowers can afford to pay off debt under a long-awaited federal rule finalized on Thursday. The rule, adopted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, would also reduce repeated attempts by lenders to debit payments …

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Payday loans are dying. But payday loans are on the rise

Payday loans – the “lifelines” that drown you in debt – are on the decline. Fines and regulatory control over high rates and deceptive practices have shut down payday loan stores across the country in recent years, a trend limited by a proposal last summer from the Consumer Financial Protection …

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Title Loans Vs Payday Loans: What’s The Difference?

Securities and Payday Loans: An Overview Asking if title loans or payday loans are better is like asking which disease is best to get in winter. Both loan products feature usurious interest rates, adverse terms, and potentially aggressive collection tactics. A significant difference between a title loan and a payday …

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Limiting access to payday loans may do more harm than good

One of the few loan options available to the poor could soon evaporate if a new rule proposed on June 2 takes effect. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced the rule in an effort to eliminate what he called “debt traps” caused by the US$38.5 billion payday loan market. …

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Online payday loans hit consumers with hidden risk

Consumers who turn to online lenders for payday loans face hidden risks of costly bank fees and account closures, according to federal analysis released Wednesday. Half of borrowers who obtained the high-interest loans online later were hit with an average of $185 in bank penalties for overdraft and insufficient funds …

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Why are millennials turning to payday loans and pawnshops?

More and more millennials are turning to payday loans and pawnbrokers to get some much-needed cash — steps that can bring immediate relief, but often lead to deeper debt. It is according to a new study on millennials and financial literacy by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at George …

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Regulating payday loans is a start, but it won’t solve the underlying problem

The market for small quick loans has long been insufficient. Because banks would rather lend $50,000 than $500 and tend to require strong credit histories to borrow, options for families who are broke or a little behind on their bills are limited. This is where payday lenders come in. Although …

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The vicious cycle of personal loans

I had a hallelujah moment when I saw that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was proposing rules that would require payday lenders to make sure borrowers can afford to repay their loans. I know. You must be thinking what I’ve been thinking for years: isn’t it the responsibility of the …

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Payday loans could spur a costly cycle of debt

CHICAGO (MarketWatch) – Payday loans are designed as a stopgap for those struggling with budgets. But in many cases, these short-term loans, mired in high interest charges, perpetuate a costly cycle of mounting debt. A payday loan is like a cash advance on your salary. Marketed as a temporary solution …

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