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Businesses offer furlough freebies, shutdown specials and assistance to federal workers - USA TODAYBusinesses offer furlough freebies, shutdown specials and assistance to federal workers  USA TODAY

Wireless providers including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are willing to work with furloughed federal government workers on payment programs.

Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others not receiving pay - USA TODAYOutpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others not receiving pay  USA TODAY

Food, financial help and haircuts are among the goods and services being given to TSA agents and other federal employees who are working without pay.

Community Foundation partners with credit union to offer zero-interest loans for fed employees - Springfield News-LeaderCommunity Foundation partners with credit union to offer zero-interest loans for fed employees  Springfield News-Leader

Community Foundation of the Ozarks partnering with Multipli Credit Union to offer 0% interest loans for federal employees affected by shutdown.

Outpouring of Generosity for TSA Workers and Others Without Pay - Meetings & ConventionsOutpouring of Generosity for TSA Workers and Others Without Pay  Meetings & Conventions

Various agencies and individuals are providing food, household supplies, transportation and more to beleaguered federal employees.

Here's why 1 in 3 college-age Americans consider payday loans with interest rates of 400% - CNBCHere's why 1 in 3 college-age Americans consider payday loans with interest rates of 400%  CNBC

With just six weeks to go before he needed to turn over $600 in rent for his new apartment, Austin Wilson was starting to panic. He simply didn't have the money.

A look at payday loan options in Las Vegas - KTNV Las VegasA look at payday loan options in Las Vegas  KTNV Las Vegas

You're strapped for cash and need a payday loan. What are some of the better-rated options in the Las Vegas valley?

US Bank Simple Loan: 2019 Review - NerdWalletUS Bank Simple Loan: 2019 Review  NerdWallet

The U.S. Bank Simple Loan is a short-term, payday-style loan designed for consumers with unexpected expenses. Find out rates and compare with alternatives.

ALEC Payday Loan Company Gets Reprieve Under Trump Administration - PR WatchALEC Payday Loan Company Gets Reprieve Under Trump Administration  PR Watch

Corporate members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) are benefiting from the deregulation frenzy of the Trump Administration. ALEC of ...

New Experian tool helps consumers boost credit score - Bizwomen - The Business JournalsNew Experian tool helps consumers boost credit score - Bizwomen  The Business Journals

If improving your credit score is one of your financial resolutions, a new program from consumer credit reporting agency Experian could help.

State Laws Put Installment Loan Borrowers at Risk - The Pew Charitable TrustsState Laws Put Installment Loan Borrowers at Risk  The Pew Charitable Trusts

Approximately 14000 individually licensed stores in 44 states offer installment loans, and the largest lender has a wider geographic presence than any bank and ...

US Bank takes on payday lenders - MPR NewsUS Bank takes on payday lenders  MPR News

U.S. Bank is launching a new short-term loan product with double-digit annual percentage rates, saying a large portion of Americans need short-term cash ...

As government shutdown continues, Iowans forced to make adjustments - Des Moines RegisterAs government shutdown continues, Iowans forced to make adjustments  Des Moines Register

As the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history hits a four-week mark, Iowans and institutions built to serve them are forced to make adjustments.

9 in 2019: What to watch in Sioux Falls business - Sioux Falls Argus Leader9 in 2019: What to watch in Sioux Falls business  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

As the calendar turns to 2019, the world of business in Sioux Falls finds itself at a turning point in a number of crucial areas.

Need to escape payday loan debt? Here’s how. - USA TODAYNeed to escape payday loan debt? Here’s how.  USA TODAY

Nobody likes being in debt, but it's even worse when it seems like there's no way out. You don't have to be stuck in the payday loan debt cycle forever.

Advance America Loans Review: Get Cash Fast But Beware High Fees - Student Loan HeroAdvance America Loans Review: Get Cash Fast But Beware High Fees  Student Loan Hero

Advance America's payday and installment loans have incredibly high fees. Read our review of Advance America loans here.

Earnin App Review - Is it a Better Alternative to Payday Loans? - The Dough RollerEarnin App Review - Is it a Better Alternative to Payday Loans?  The Dough Roller

Move over payday loans, a new app is giving borrowers a far more affordable option. While the Earnin app limits borrowing to small amounts, this is a good ...

Ohio Senate passes payday loan bill - cleveland.comOhio Senate passes payday loan bill  cleveland.com

The Ohio Senate passed a bill that reins in payday loans in Ohio. The bill is different than the version passed in the Ohio House, and House members will have ...

'We’re coming after you': Inside the merchant cash advance industry - Yahoo Finance'We’re coming after you': Inside the merchant cash advance industry  Yahoo Finance

In the past decade since the financial crisis, the merchant cash advance business exploded.

Your local post office could become a bank if this bill passes - CNBCYour local post office could become a bank if this bill passes  CNBC

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is proposing legislation aimed at putting an end to current payday lending practices by giving some banking services a new ...

CFPB, Payday Lender Cash Express Settle Lawsuit - PYMNTS.comCFPB, Payday Lender Cash Express Settle Lawsuit  PYMNTS.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced a settlement with payday lender Cash Express, which will pay approximately $32,000 in ...

American Indian tribes used by convicted payday lender Scott Tucker settle with feds - Kansas City StarAmerican Indian tribes used by convicted payday lender Scott Tucker settle with feds  Kansas City Star

The Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma and Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, tribes used by Kansas City payday loan mogul Scott Tucker, reach settlements with federal ...

‘A way of monetizing poor people’: How private equity firms make money offering loans to cash-strapped Americans - The Washington Post‘A way of monetizing poor people’: How private equity firms make money offering loans to cash-strapped Americans  The Washington Post

As treasury secretary, Tim Geithner criticized predatory lenders. Now the private equity firm he leads runs a company that mails high-rate loans to risky ...

What would happen if big banks competed with payday lenders? - Minnesota Public Radio NewsWhat would happen if big banks competed with payday lenders?  Minnesota Public Radio News

U.S. Bank announced a plan to start lending small, short-term loans between $100 and $1,000. The "Simple Loan" program gives current customers a quick way ...

Lenders, consumer advocates spar over payday loan proposals - The Columbus DispatchLenders, consumer advocates spar over payday loan proposals  The Columbus Dispatch

Waiting for the unveiling of Senate changes to a payday lending regulation bill, industry critics continued to pick apart those ideas Monday, while lenders worried ...

ACFCS DECEMBER REGULATORY REPORT: BANKING, SECURITIES PENALTIES APLENTY, FATF GRADES UK, AND MORE - ACFCSACFCS DECEMBER REGULATORY REPORT: BANKING, SECURITIES PENALTIES APLENTY, FATF GRADES UK, AND MORE  ACFCS

By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org. January 3, 2018. Welcome to a monthly feature from ACFCS to help you keep up to date on the latest rules, guidance and ...

There Are More Payday Lenders in U.S. Than McDonald's - NBCNews.comThere Are More Payday Lenders in U.S. Than McDonald's  NBCNews.com

There are more payday lenders in the U.S. than McDonald's or Starbucks, reflecting economic conditions in which fast money is even more important than fast ...

Payday lender Scott Tucker gets 16 years, 8 months in prison for $2 billion ripoff scheme - Kansas City StarPayday lender Scott Tucker gets 16 years, 8 months in prison for $2 billion ripoff scheme  Kansas City Star

Scott Tucker, Leawood payday loan businessman and professional race car driver, was taken into custody immediately after receiving a 16 year, 8 month prison ...

Payday Lending Faces Tough New Restrictions by Consumer Agency - The New York TimesPayday Lending Faces Tough New Restrictions by Consumer Agency  The New York Times

New rules announced Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could largely eliminate short-term, high-interest loans to working-class ...

Alabama Senate passes bill to reduce payday loan costs - AL.comAlabama Senate passes bill to reduce payday loan costs  AL.com

People who take out payday loans would have more time to pay them off under a bill that passed the Alabama Senate today, a change that would effectively ...

Ferraris, homes, jewelry in play in KC payday loan case as judge seeks $3.5 billion - Kansas City StarFerraris, homes, jewelry in play in KC payday loan case as judge seeks $3.5 billion  Kansas City Star

A preliminary forfeiture order seeks $3.5 billion from convicted payday loan mogul Scott Tucker, which includes his homes in Leawood and Colorado, several ...

Payday lender or loan shark: Is there really a difference? - cleveland.comPayday lender or loan shark: Is there really a difference?  cleveland.com

Experts say there is a line between the loan sharks of the past and the modern short-term, small loan industry.

U.S. Breaks Up Vast I.R.S. Phone Scam - The New York TimesU.S. Breaks Up Vast I.R.S. Phone Scam  The New York Times

The Justice Department said sentences of up to 20 years in prison should discourage future fraud. Callers posed as tax or immigration officials.

Payday lenders are winning so big they're gonna get tired of winning - Des Moines RegisterPayday lenders are winning so big they're gonna get tired of winning  Des Moines Register

The average Iowa payday loan customer borrows 12 loans annually from a single lender. The average annual percentage rate is 273 percent.

The State AG Report Weekly Update January 2019 #2 | Cozen O'Connor - JD SupraThe State AG Report Weekly Update January 2019 #2 | Cozen O'Connor  JD Supra

Breaking News Hawaii Governor Appoints Clare Connors as Attorney General Clare Connors, a Democrat, has been appointed to serve as Hawaii AG by ...

Colorado Proposition 111: Payday loan interest limit wins big - The Denver PostColorado Proposition 111: Payday loan interest limit wins big  The Denver Post

Voters are overwhelmingly supporting a measure that would cap interest rates on payday loans in Colorado according to early returns Tuesday.

Payday lender Scott Tucker of Leawood convicted of illegal payday loans, racketeering - Kansas City StarPayday lender Scott Tucker of Leawood convicted of illegal payday loans, racketeering  Kansas City Star

Scott Tucker, professional race car driver and payday lender, and his attorney Tim Muir were convicted in New York of 14 criminal charges associated with their ...

Correction: CNS-Predatory Loans Story | Virginia News - U.S. News & World ReportCorrection: CNS-Predatory Loans Story | Virginia News  U.S. News & World Report

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A VCU Capital News *Service* story published Feb. 20 by The Associated Press about a bill to set a cap on high-interest loans ...

US-based payday loan giants could face legal action in UK - Daily MailUS-based payday loan giants could face legal action in UK  Daily Mail

Giant American payday lenders could face legal action in the UK today after they were accused of mis-selling loans to up to a million Britons.

Disgraced Racer Scott Tucker Has Ferraris Repossessed in Payday Loan Scam Sentencing - RoadandTrack.comDisgraced Racer Scott Tucker Has Ferraris Repossessed in Payday Loan Scam Sentencing  RoadandTrack.com

Among the many charges levied against former race car driver Scott Tucker, the convicted payday loan scam artist should also be credited for being the most ...

Coalition says amendment would gut payday loan bill: Capitol Letter - cleveland.comCoalition says amendment would gut payday loan bill: Capitol Letter  cleveland.com

An amendment is in the works for House Bill 123, the payday lending restriction bill. But advocates for industry overhaul say the proposal is too industry friendly.

Payday loan companies oppose change to 30-day loans - AL.comPayday loan companies oppose change to 30-day loans  AL.com

Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, takes questions from the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee during a public hearing about his bill to make payday loans ...

Oportun Opening 20 Locations in Florida, Providing Affordable Loans for Residents With Little or No Credit History - GlobeNewswireOportun Opening 20 Locations in Florida, Providing Affordable Loans for Residents With Little or No Credit History  GlobeNewswire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oportun, a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission of ...

Xiaomi backs Indian consumer lending startup ZestMoney in $13.4M deal - TechCrunchXiaomi backs Indian consumer lending startup ZestMoney in $13.4M deal  TechCrunch

Xiaomi has continued its investment in India after it led a $13.4 million round for fintech startup ZestMoney. The newly-public Chinese firm previously said it ...

Moderate payday loan reform proposed for Missouri amid regulatory uncertainty - Springfield News-LeaderModerate payday loan reform proposed for Missouri amid regulatory uncertainty  Springfield News-Leader

JEFFERSON CITY — While holding payday loan hearings in February, Rep. Steve Helms found himself facing a couple of financial surprises: he had to pay for ...

When tariffs on Mexico cause layoffs in the United States - Chicago TribuneWhen tariffs on Mexico cause layoffs in the United States  Chicago Tribune

When a Mexican company bought Mid Continent Nail Corp. in 2012, workers at the factory here feared it was the beginning of the end.

General Assembly asked to crack down on internet lending - Daily PressGeneral Assembly asked to crack down on internet lending  Daily Press

It was a jam plenty of people get into: divorced, daughters in college and monthly bills piling up — so Elizabeth Jensen thought an easy-to-get internet loan ...

Trapped in Payday Loan Debt? How to Escape - Credit.com NewsTrapped in Payday Loan Debt? How to Escape  Credit.com News

Is it possible to get ahead of the payday loans and get your credit back in good standing?

10 Ways to Get a Loan With Bad Credit - MarketWatch10 Ways to Get a Loan With Bad Credit  MarketWatch

If you're among the nearly one-third of Americans dealing with bad credit, then you may have simply accepted that you aren't going to be able to qualify for ...

Do payday loans exploit poor people? Research review - Journalist's ResourceDo payday loans exploit poor people? Research review  Journalist's Resource

Half of Americans have almost no savings, according to a May 2016 survey by the Federal Reserve. For such people, car trouble or a toothache can trigger ...

Here come the payday lenders | Arkansas Blog - Arkansas TimesHere come the payday lenders | Arkansas Blog  Arkansas Times

The Trump administration's aim to destroy the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seen here as good news for the bloodsuckers of the payday lending ...

Payday Loan - InvestopediaPayday Loan  Investopedia

A payday loan is a type of short-term borrowing where a lender will extend high interest credit based on a borrower's income and credit profile.

How Trump’s tariffs on Mexico are taking jobs from U.S. workers - The Washington PostHow Trump’s tariffs on Mexico are taking jobs from U.S. workers  The Washington Post

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — When a Mexican company bought Mid Continent Nail Corp. in 2012, workers at the factory here feared it was the beginning of the end.

Dollar stores are thriving – but are they ripping off poor people? - The GuardianDollar stores are thriving – but are they ripping off poor people?  The Guardian

While online retailers have transformed the landscape of American commerce, the largest three dollar-store chains are prospering offline, opening more than ...

9 Places to Get a Loan When You Need to Borrow Money - Student Loan Hero9 Places to Get a Loan When You Need to Borrow Money  Student Loan Hero

Need money for a car, a college class, a mortgage, or just to get you through to your next paycheck? You're not alone. Currently, 44 million Americans have ...

The poor need bank accounts, and USPS has the answer | TheHill - The HillThe poor need bank accounts, and USPS has the answer | TheHill  The Hill

The Gillibrand bill seeks to address the lack of universal access through the creation of a postal bank.

It's time to reform payday predatory lending in Alabama - AL.comIt's time to reform payday predatory lending in Alabama  AL.com

Nearly 20 states and the United States military have protected themselves from this industry by restricting the triple-digit interest rates and unfair terms lenders ...

The Treasury's Fintech Report: Key Takeaways | Cato @ Liberty - Cato InstituteThe Treasury's Fintech Report: Key Takeaways | Cato @ Liberty  Cato Institute

Today was a busy day for financial regulatory policy. In the morning, the Department of the Treasury released its long-awaited report on nonbank financials, ...

Bill would give payday loan borrowers more time to pay - AL.comBill would give payday loan borrowers more time to pay  AL.com

Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, appears with advocates for his bill to extend the term of payday loans from a minimum of 10 days to 30 days.

Philip Hammond plans to hammer payday lenders by offering interest-free loans to those in need - Daily MailPhilip Hammond plans to hammer payday lenders by offering interest-free loans to those in need  Daily Mail

In today's Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond (pictured) announced ministers will partner with UK debt charities and banks to offer interest-free loans to those ...

Bad Credit Loans - Bankrate.comBad Credit Loans  Bankrate.com

Compare loans from trusted lending partners to consolidate debt or finance a purchase. You'll get personalized rates to help you find the right loan, faster.

Postal banking is back on the table. Here's why that matters - American BankerPostal banking is back on the table. Here's why that matters  American Banker

Whether you like the idea or hate it, expect to hear a lot more about postal banking over the next two and a half years.

I Applied For An Online Payday Loan. Here's What Happened Next - NPRI Applied For An Online Payday Loan. Here's What Happened Next  NPR

Payday lenders made about $49 billion in high-interest loans last year. More than a third of those loans were made online. I wondered what happens when you ...

The Myth vs. the Truth About Regulating Payday Lenders - GoverningThe Myth vs. the Truth About Regulating Payday Lenders  Governing

In 2010, Montana voters overwhelmingly approved a 36 percent rate cap on payday loans. The industry -- the folks who run the storefronts where borrowers are ...

The Best Capital One Personal Loan Alternatives - Student Loan HeroThe Best Capital One Personal Loan Alternatives  Student Loan Hero

Looking for personal loans from Capital One, but discovering it doesn't offer them? No worries. Here are some Capital One personal loan alternatives.

Post offices that are also banks? Genius idea. But don't hold your breath - Los Angeles TimesPost offices that are also banks? Genius idea. But don't hold your breath  Los Angeles Times

Sen. Kirsten Gillbrand has introduced legislation to create a Postal Bank, empowering the nation's vast network of post offices to offer checking and savings ...

Fed Mulls Big Bank Rules Change On Oct. 31 - PYMNTS.comFed Mulls Big Bank Rules Change On Oct. 31  PYMNTS.com

Banking Regulation News: The U.S. Federal Reserve will consider some Dodd-Frank deregulation for all but the nation's largest big banks at the end of this ...

Easy Money robbed at gunpoint in Jackson - Jackson Clarion LedgerEasy Money robbed at gunpoint in Jackson  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson police said two armed men robbed Easy Money Friday.

Education Department Wants To Protect Student Loan Debt Collectors - NPREducation Department Wants To Protect Student Loan Debt Collectors  NPR

The Trump administration is considering a policy change to prevent states from making tough demands of companies that collect student loan debt, according to ...

Best Payday and Title Loan Companies - ConsumerAffairsBest Payday and Title Loan Companies  ConsumerAffairs

Need quick cash? Use our guide to compare the best payday and title loan companies, research qualifications and read consumer reviews.

Why are payday loan ads still showing on Google after the ban? - Search Engine LandWhy are payday loan ads still showing on Google after the ban?  Search Engine Land

To consumer advocates, payday loans have become synonymous with predatory lending. The small short-term loans often come with astronomical interest rates ...

Voter Guide: Everything you need to know about the 2018 election in Colorado - 9News.com KUSAVoter Guide: Everything you need to know about the 2018 election in Colorado  9News.com KUSA

How to make sure you're registered to vote, profiles on all the top candidates, analysis of statewide ballot measures and everything else you need to know for ...

It's time to let banks compete with payday lenders - AL.comIt's time to let banks compete with payday lenders  AL.com

The CFPB has been identifying processes by which banks and credit unions can enter the short-term loan market as less-expensive alternatives.

Wisconsin Republicans received nearly $90,000 from execs of title lender involved in free London trip for Robin Vos - Milwaukee Journal SentinelWisconsin Republicans received nearly $90,000 from execs of title lender involved in free London trip for Robin Vos  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON - Over the past decade, Wisconsin Republicans have received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from the leader of a title loan ...

The US payday loans crisis: borrow $100 to make ends meet, owe 36 times that sum - The GuardianThe US payday loans crisis: borrow $100 to make ends meet, owe 36 times that sum  The Guardian

In Missouri, there are 958 more payday lenders than there are McDonald's restaurants as payday loans have become part of the economic landscape.

Toronto latest to crackdown on payday lending outlets - Toronto SunToronto latest to crackdown on payday lending outlets  Toronto Sun

TORONTO — Canada's largest city is the latest of a host of municipalities to crack down on payday lenders with bylaws to impose restrictions on their business ...

New year means lower fees for payday loans in Ontario - CBC.caNew year means lower fees for payday loans in Ontario  CBC.ca

The Ontario government has lowered the cost of payday loans from $18 to $15 for every $100 borrowed.

Wonga collapses into administration - Daily MailWonga collapses into administration  Daily Mail

In a statement, Wonga said that having assessed all options, the board 'concluded that it is appropriate to place the businesses into administration'.

McFarland: Wisconsin Native American Tribes innovate with financial technology - Appleton Post CrescentMcFarland: Wisconsin Native American Tribes innovate with financial technology  Appleton Post Crescent

Wisconsin is home to 11 federally-recognized Native American tribes. Like elsewhere in America, the reservations within Wisconsin's borders are, with few ...

Extortion Scam Related to Delinquent Payday Loans - Federal Bureau of InvestigationExtortion Scam Related to Delinquent Payday Loans  Federal Bureau of Investigation

If you are receiving payday loan scam calls, which are described in the below press release, do not follow the caller's instructions. Rather, you should:.

Lenders and borrowers finding way around Colorado payday loan reforms, research finds - The Denver PostLenders and borrowers finding way around Colorado payday loan reforms, research finds  The Denver Post

Colorado passed groundbreaking reforms on payday lending in 2010 that were held up as a national model. But a group that opposes abusive lending tactics ...

Payday Lending: Will Anything Better Replace It? - The AtlanticPayday Lending: Will Anything Better Replace It?  The Atlantic

The practice is slowly being regulated out of existence. But it's unclear where low-income Americans will find short-term loans instead.

Two Chattanooga buildings linked to Carey V. Brown sold at auction - Chattanooga Times Free PressTwo Chattanooga buildings linked to Carey V. Brown sold at auction  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Two Chattanooga buildings tied to Carey V. Brown, who built one of America's biggest payday lending empires before it fell earlier this decade, were sold at ...

Lawmakers eye caps on changing payday lending industry - The News JournalLawmakers eye caps on changing payday lending industry  The News Journal

Triple-digit interest rates are the norm in the payday lending industry. But federal and state regulations could curb that.

Aussies struggling with Christmas debt warned of 'buy now, pay later' dangers - 9news.com.auAussies struggling with Christmas debt warned of 'buy now, pay later' dangers  9news.com.au

Australians struggling with Christmas debt are being warned of the dangers of resorting to quick-fix loans and "buy now, pay later" services, ahead of a Senate ...

Iowa payday lenders beware: New rules are coming - DesMoinesRegister.comIowa payday lenders beware: New rules are coming  DesMoinesRegister.com

Overall, Iowa's payday lenders issued more than 613000 loans, valued at more than $220 million, last year, according to the banking division.

Nevada’s state treasurer, payday business owners debate industry issues - Las Vegas Review-JournalNevada’s state treasurer, payday business owners debate industry issues  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz on Friday suggested that payday lenders are strategically located in low-income neighborhoods and near military bases ...

Apple's Fourth US Campus: Handicapping Where It Will Go - BloombergApple's Fourth US Campus: Handicapping Where It Will Go  Bloomberg

It's Apple's turn to go shopping. In January, Apple Inc. announced plans for a fourth U.S. campus—a down-payment of sorts on its commitment to hire thousands ...

Missouri payday lenders shift to installment loans - STLtoday.comMissouri payday lenders shift to installment loans  STLtoday.com

Installment loans still carry high interest; lenders are wary of regulation, scrutiny.

First phage therapy center in the US signals growing acceptance - STATFirst phage therapy center in the US signals growing acceptance  STAT

The U.S. is getting its first phage therapy center. Its mission: Run clinical trials and streamline the mad dash to treat patients before they die.

Google Bans Payday Loan Advertisements - The AtlanticGoogle Bans Payday Loan Advertisements  The Atlantic

The search engine's new policy will hurt companies pitching high-interest loans, but how will it affect borrowers?

Three companies dominate the car title loan industry - Las Vegas Review-JournalThree companies dominate the car title loan industry  Las Vegas Review-Journal

The title loan industry is fragmented, with dozens of players ranging from small mom-and-pop locations to nationwide operators with thousands of locations.

46,000 payday loans are taken out in Alabama each week, database shows - AL.com46,000 payday loans are taken out in Alabama each week, database shows  AL.com

A new state database that tracks payday lending shows that people took out 462,209 payday loans -- totaling $146 million-- from payday loan stores in Alabama ...

Make money and get it faster: Instant pay apps give you quick access to wages — but there’s a catch - MicMake money and get it faster: Instant pay apps give you quick access to wages — but there’s a catch  Mic

Goodbye, payday loans! New apps give you faster access to your earnings — but be warned that they could end up hurting you, if you're not careful.

Is the Payday Soon Over for Payday Lenders? - Jackson Free PressIs the Payday Soon Over for Payday Lenders?  Jackson Free Press

De'Keither Stamps says that the more money people spend on payday-loan and check-cashing fees, the less they have to help bolster the City's treasury by ...

This is what Americans do when they need money quickly - MarketWatchThis is what Americans do when they need money quickly  MarketWatch

Nearly half of U.S. adults don't have $400 saved for an emergency. How they respond can have big financial consequences.

Masked gunman leaves behind stolen car after failed robbery attempt in Santa Paula - Ventura County StarMasked gunman leaves behind stolen car after failed robbery attempt in Santa Paula  Ventura County Star

A masked gunman failed at robbing a payday loan operation in Santa Paula but left behind a stolen car, police say.

How Some Payday Lenders Charge Over 700% on Loans - CNBC.comHow Some Payday Lenders Charge Over 700% on Loans  CNBC.com

A little known loophole is letting some payday loan companies dodge state laws and charge interest rates much higher than the states would otherwise allow, ...

Desperate Times: Stuck in 'Payday Loans' - ABC NewsDesperate Times: Stuck in 'Payday Loans'  ABC News

Payday loan companies such as Advance America offer short-term loans and cash advances to people desperate for cash, at high interest rates. GMA gets ...

Businesses offer furlough freebies, shutdown specials and assistance to federal workers - USA TODAYBusinesses offer furlough freebies, shutdown specials and assistance to federal workers  USA TODAY

Wireless providers including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are willing to work with furloughed federal government workers on payment programs.

Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others not receiving pay - USA TODAYOutpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others not receiving pay  USA TODAY

Food, financial help and haircuts are among the goods and services being given to TSA agents and other federal employees who are working without pay.

Community Foundation partners with credit union to offer zero-interest loans for fed employees - Springfield News-LeaderCommunity Foundation partners with credit union to offer zero-interest loans for fed employees  Springfield News-Leader

Community Foundation of the Ozarks partnering with Multipli Credit Union to offer 0% interest loans for federal employees affected by shutdown.

Outpouring of Generosity for TSA Workers and Others Without Pay - Meetings & ConventionsOutpouring of Generosity for TSA Workers and Others Without Pay  Meetings & Conventions

Various agencies and individuals are providing food, household supplies, transportation and more to beleaguered federal employees.

Here's why 1 in 3 college-age Americans consider payday loans with interest rates of 400% - CNBCHere's why 1 in 3 college-age Americans consider payday loans with interest rates of 400%  CNBC

With just six weeks to go before he needed to turn over $600 in rent for his new apartment, Austin Wilson was starting to panic. He simply didn't have the money.

A look at payday loan options in Las Vegas - KTNV Las VegasA look at payday loan options in Las Vegas  KTNV Las Vegas

You're strapped for cash and need a payday loan. What are some of the better-rated options in the Las Vegas valley?

US Bank Simple Loan: 2019 Review - NerdWalletUS Bank Simple Loan: 2019 Review  NerdWallet

The U.S. Bank Simple Loan is a short-term, payday-style loan designed for consumers with unexpected expenses. Find out rates and compare with alternatives.

ALEC Payday Loan Company Gets Reprieve Under Trump Administration - PR WatchALEC Payday Loan Company Gets Reprieve Under Trump Administration  PR Watch

Corporate members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) are benefiting from the deregulation frenzy of the Trump Administration. ALEC of ...

New Experian tool helps consumers boost credit score - Bizwomen - The Business JournalsNew Experian tool helps consumers boost credit score - Bizwomen  The Business Journals

If improving your credit score is one of your financial resolutions, a new program from consumer credit reporting agency Experian could help.

State Laws Put Installment Loan Borrowers at Risk - The Pew Charitable TrustsState Laws Put Installment Loan Borrowers at Risk  The Pew Charitable Trusts

Approximately 14000 individually licensed stores in 44 states offer installment loans, and the largest lender has a wider geographic presence than any bank and ...

US Bank takes on payday lenders - MPR NewsUS Bank takes on payday lenders  MPR News

U.S. Bank is launching a new short-term loan product with double-digit annual percentage rates, saying a large portion of Americans need short-term cash ...

As government shutdown continues, Iowans forced to make adjustments - Des Moines RegisterAs government shutdown continues, Iowans forced to make adjustments  Des Moines Register

As the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history hits a four-week mark, Iowans and institutions built to serve them are forced to make adjustments.

9 in 2019: What to watch in Sioux Falls business - Sioux Falls Argus Leader9 in 2019: What to watch in Sioux Falls business  Sioux Falls Argus Leader

As the calendar turns to 2019, the world of business in Sioux Falls finds itself at a turning point in a number of crucial areas.

Need to escape payday loan debt? Here’s how. - USA TODAYNeed to escape payday loan debt? Here’s how.  USA TODAY

Nobody likes being in debt, but it's even worse when it seems like there's no way out. You don't have to be stuck in the payday loan debt cycle forever.

Advance America Loans Review: Get Cash Fast But Beware High Fees - Student Loan HeroAdvance America Loans Review: Get Cash Fast But Beware High Fees  Student Loan Hero

Advance America's payday and installment loans have incredibly high fees. Read our review of Advance America loans here.

Earnin App Review - Is it a Better Alternative to Payday Loans? - The Dough RollerEarnin App Review - Is it a Better Alternative to Payday Loans?  The Dough Roller

Move over payday loans, a new app is giving borrowers a far more affordable option. While the Earnin app limits borrowing to small amounts, this is a good ...

Ohio Senate passes payday loan bill - cleveland.comOhio Senate passes payday loan bill  cleveland.com

The Ohio Senate passed a bill that reins in payday loans in Ohio. The bill is different than the version passed in the Ohio House, and House members will have ...

'We’re coming after you': Inside the merchant cash advance industry - Yahoo Finance'We’re coming after you': Inside the merchant cash advance industry  Yahoo Finance

In the past decade since the financial crisis, the merchant cash advance business exploded.

Your local post office could become a bank if this bill passes - CNBCYour local post office could become a bank if this bill passes  CNBC

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is proposing legislation aimed at putting an end to current payday lending practices by giving some banking services a new ...

CFPB, Payday Lender Cash Express Settle Lawsuit - PYMNTS.comCFPB, Payday Lender Cash Express Settle Lawsuit  PYMNTS.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced a settlement with payday lender Cash Express, which will pay approximately $32,000 in ...

American Indian tribes used by convicted payday lender Scott Tucker settle with feds - Kansas City StarAmerican Indian tribes used by convicted payday lender Scott Tucker settle with feds  Kansas City Star

The Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma and Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, tribes used by Kansas City payday loan mogul Scott Tucker, reach settlements with federal ...

‘A way of monetizing poor people’: How private equity firms make money offering loans to cash-strapped Americans - The Washington Post‘A way of monetizing poor people’: How private equity firms make money offering loans to cash-strapped Americans  The Washington Post

As treasury secretary, Tim Geithner criticized predatory lenders. Now the private equity firm he leads runs a company that mails high-rate loans to risky ...

What would happen if big banks competed with payday lenders? - Minnesota Public Radio NewsWhat would happen if big banks competed with payday lenders?  Minnesota Public Radio News

U.S. Bank announced a plan to start lending small, short-term loans between $100 and $1,000. The "Simple Loan" program gives current customers a quick way ...

Lenders, consumer advocates spar over payday loan proposals - The Columbus DispatchLenders, consumer advocates spar over payday loan proposals  The Columbus Dispatch

Waiting for the unveiling of Senate changes to a payday lending regulation bill, industry critics continued to pick apart those ideas Monday, while lenders worried ...

ACFCS DECEMBER REGULATORY REPORT: BANKING, SECURITIES PENALTIES APLENTY, FATF GRADES UK, AND MORE - ACFCSACFCS DECEMBER REGULATORY REPORT: BANKING, SECURITIES PENALTIES APLENTY, FATF GRADES UK, AND MORE  ACFCS

By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org. January 3, 2018. Welcome to a monthly feature from ACFCS to help you keep up to date on the latest rules, guidance and ...

There Are More Payday Lenders in U.S. Than McDonald's - NBCNews.comThere Are More Payday Lenders in U.S. Than McDonald's  NBCNews.com

There are more payday lenders in the U.S. than McDonald's or Starbucks, reflecting economic conditions in which fast money is even more important than fast ...

Payday lender Scott Tucker gets 16 years, 8 months in prison for $2 billion ripoff scheme - Kansas City StarPayday lender Scott Tucker gets 16 years, 8 months in prison for $2 billion ripoff scheme  Kansas City Star

Scott Tucker, Leawood payday loan businessman and professional race car driver, was taken into custody immediately after receiving a 16 year, 8 month prison ...

Payday Lending Faces Tough New Restrictions by Consumer Agency - The New York TimesPayday Lending Faces Tough New Restrictions by Consumer Agency  The New York Times

New rules announced Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could largely eliminate short-term, high-interest loans to working-class ...

Alabama Senate passes bill to reduce payday loan costs - AL.comAlabama Senate passes bill to reduce payday loan costs  AL.com

People who take out payday loans would have more time to pay them off under a bill that passed the Alabama Senate today, a change that would effectively ...

Ferraris, homes, jewelry in play in KC payday loan case as judge seeks $3.5 billion - Kansas City StarFerraris, homes, jewelry in play in KC payday loan case as judge seeks $3.5 billion  Kansas City Star

A preliminary forfeiture order seeks $3.5 billion from convicted payday loan mogul Scott Tucker, which includes his homes in Leawood and Colorado, several ...

Payday lender or loan shark: Is there really a difference? - cleveland.comPayday lender or loan shark: Is there really a difference?  cleveland.com

Experts say there is a line between the loan sharks of the past and the modern short-term, small loan industry.

U.S. Breaks Up Vast I.R.S. Phone Scam - The New York TimesU.S. Breaks Up Vast I.R.S. Phone Scam  The New York Times

The Justice Department said sentences of up to 20 years in prison should discourage future fraud. Callers posed as tax or immigration officials.

Payday lenders are winning so big they're gonna get tired of winning - Des Moines RegisterPayday lenders are winning so big they're gonna get tired of winning  Des Moines Register

The average Iowa payday loan customer borrows 12 loans annually from a single lender. The average annual percentage rate is 273 percent.

The State AG Report Weekly Update January 2019 #2 | Cozen O'Connor - JD SupraThe State AG Report Weekly Update January 2019 #2 | Cozen O'Connor  JD Supra

Breaking News Hawaii Governor Appoints Clare Connors as Attorney General Clare Connors, a Democrat, has been appointed to serve as Hawaii AG by ...

Colorado Proposition 111: Payday loan interest limit wins big - The Denver PostColorado Proposition 111: Payday loan interest limit wins big  The Denver Post

Voters are overwhelmingly supporting a measure that would cap interest rates on payday loans in Colorado according to early returns Tuesday.

Payday lender Scott Tucker of Leawood convicted of illegal payday loans, racketeering - Kansas City StarPayday lender Scott Tucker of Leawood convicted of illegal payday loans, racketeering  Kansas City Star

Scott Tucker, professional race car driver and payday lender, and his attorney Tim Muir were convicted in New York of 14 criminal charges associated with their ...

Correction: CNS-Predatory Loans Story | Virginia News - U.S. News & World ReportCorrection: CNS-Predatory Loans Story | Virginia News  U.S. News & World Report

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A VCU Capital News *Service* story published Feb. 20 by The Associated Press about a bill to set a cap on high-interest loans ...

US-based payday loan giants could face legal action in UK - Daily MailUS-based payday loan giants could face legal action in UK  Daily Mail

Giant American payday lenders could face legal action in the UK today after they were accused of mis-selling loans to up to a million Britons.

Disgraced Racer Scott Tucker Has Ferraris Repossessed in Payday Loan Scam Sentencing - RoadandTrack.comDisgraced Racer Scott Tucker Has Ferraris Repossessed in Payday Loan Scam Sentencing  RoadandTrack.com

Among the many charges levied against former race car driver Scott Tucker, the convicted payday loan scam artist should also be credited for being the most ...

Coalition says amendment would gut payday loan bill: Capitol Letter - cleveland.comCoalition says amendment would gut payday loan bill: Capitol Letter  cleveland.com

An amendment is in the works for House Bill 123, the payday lending restriction bill. But advocates for industry overhaul say the proposal is too industry friendly.

Payday loan companies oppose change to 30-day loans - AL.comPayday loan companies oppose change to 30-day loans  AL.com

Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, takes questions from the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee during a public hearing about his bill to make payday loans ...

Oportun Opening 20 Locations in Florida, Providing Affordable Loans for Residents With Little or No Credit History - GlobeNewswireOportun Opening 20 Locations in Florida, Providing Affordable Loans for Residents With Little or No Credit History  GlobeNewswire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oportun, a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission of ...

Xiaomi backs Indian consumer lending startup ZestMoney in $13.4M deal - TechCrunchXiaomi backs Indian consumer lending startup ZestMoney in $13.4M deal  TechCrunch

Xiaomi has continued its investment in India after it led a $13.4 million round for fintech startup ZestMoney. The newly-public Chinese firm previously said it ...

Moderate payday loan reform proposed for Missouri amid regulatory uncertainty - Springfield News-LeaderModerate payday loan reform proposed for Missouri amid regulatory uncertainty  Springfield News-Leader

JEFFERSON CITY — While holding payday loan hearings in February, Rep. Steve Helms found himself facing a couple of financial surprises: he had to pay for ...

When tariffs on Mexico cause layoffs in the United States - Chicago TribuneWhen tariffs on Mexico cause layoffs in the United States  Chicago Tribune

When a Mexican company bought Mid Continent Nail Corp. in 2012, workers at the factory here feared it was the beginning of the end.

General Assembly asked to crack down on internet lending - Daily PressGeneral Assembly asked to crack down on internet lending  Daily Press

It was a jam plenty of people get into: divorced, daughters in college and monthly bills piling up — so Elizabeth Jensen thought an easy-to-get internet loan ...

Trapped in Payday Loan Debt? How to Escape - Credit.com NewsTrapped in Payday Loan Debt? How to Escape  Credit.com News

Is it possible to get ahead of the payday loans and get your credit back in good standing?

10 Ways to Get a Loan With Bad Credit - MarketWatch10 Ways to Get a Loan With Bad Credit  MarketWatch

If you're among the nearly one-third of Americans dealing with bad credit, then you may have simply accepted that you aren't going to be able to qualify for ...

Do payday loans exploit poor people? Research review - Journalist's ResourceDo payday loans exploit poor people? Research review  Journalist's Resource

Half of Americans have almost no savings, according to a May 2016 survey by the Federal Reserve. For such people, car trouble or a toothache can trigger ...

Here come the payday lenders | Arkansas Blog - Arkansas TimesHere come the payday lenders | Arkansas Blog  Arkansas Times

The Trump administration's aim to destroy the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seen here as good news for the bloodsuckers of the payday lending ...

Payday Loan - InvestopediaPayday Loan  Investopedia

A payday loan is a type of short-term borrowing where a lender will extend high interest credit based on a borrower's income and credit profile.

How Trump’s tariffs on Mexico are taking jobs from U.S. workers - The Washington PostHow Trump’s tariffs on Mexico are taking jobs from U.S. workers  The Washington Post

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — When a Mexican company bought Mid Continent Nail Corp. in 2012, workers at the factory here feared it was the beginning of the end.

Dollar stores are thriving – but are they ripping off poor people? - The GuardianDollar stores are thriving – but are they ripping off poor people?  The Guardian

While online retailers have transformed the landscape of American commerce, the largest three dollar-store chains are prospering offline, opening more than ...

9 Places to Get a Loan When You Need to Borrow Money - Student Loan Hero9 Places to Get a Loan When You Need to Borrow Money  Student Loan Hero

Need money for a car, a college class, a mortgage, or just to get you through to your next paycheck? You're not alone. Currently, 44 million Americans have ...

The poor need bank accounts, and USPS has the answer | TheHill - The HillThe poor need bank accounts, and USPS has the answer | TheHill  The Hill

The Gillibrand bill seeks to address the lack of universal access through the creation of a postal bank.

It's time to reform payday predatory lending in Alabama - AL.comIt's time to reform payday predatory lending in Alabama  AL.com

Nearly 20 states and the United States military have protected themselves from this industry by restricting the triple-digit interest rates and unfair terms lenders ...

The Treasury's Fintech Report: Key Takeaways | Cato @ Liberty - Cato InstituteThe Treasury's Fintech Report: Key Takeaways | Cato @ Liberty  Cato Institute

Today was a busy day for financial regulatory policy. In the morning, the Department of the Treasury released its long-awaited report on nonbank financials, ...

Bill would give payday loan borrowers more time to pay - AL.comBill would give payday loan borrowers more time to pay  AL.com

Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, appears with advocates for his bill to extend the term of payday loans from a minimum of 10 days to 30 days.

Philip Hammond plans to hammer payday lenders by offering interest-free loans to those in need - Daily MailPhilip Hammond plans to hammer payday lenders by offering interest-free loans to those in need  Daily Mail

In today's Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond (pictured) announced ministers will partner with UK debt charities and banks to offer interest-free loans to those ...

Bad Credit Loans - Bankrate.comBad Credit Loans  Bankrate.com

Compare loans from trusted lending partners to consolidate debt or finance a purchase. You'll get personalized rates to help you find the right loan, faster.

Postal banking is back on the table. Here's why that matters - American BankerPostal banking is back on the table. Here's why that matters  American Banker

Whether you like the idea or hate it, expect to hear a lot more about postal banking over the next two and a half years.

I Applied For An Online Payday Loan. Here's What Happened Next - NPRI Applied For An Online Payday Loan. Here's What Happened Next  NPR

Payday lenders made about $49 billion in high-interest loans last year. More than a third of those loans were made online. I wondered what happens when you ...

The Myth vs. the Truth About Regulating Payday Lenders - GoverningThe Myth vs. the Truth About Regulating Payday Lenders  Governing

In 2010, Montana voters overwhelmingly approved a 36 percent rate cap on payday loans. The industry -- the folks who run the storefronts where borrowers are ...

The Best Capital One Personal Loan Alternatives - Student Loan HeroThe Best Capital One Personal Loan Alternatives  Student Loan Hero

Looking for personal loans from Capital One, but discovering it doesn't offer them? No worries. Here are some Capital One personal loan alternatives.

Post offices that are also banks? Genius idea. But don't hold your breath - Los Angeles TimesPost offices that are also banks? Genius idea. But don't hold your breath  Los Angeles Times

Sen. Kirsten Gillbrand has introduced legislation to create a Postal Bank, empowering the nation's vast network of post offices to offer checking and savings ...

Fed Mulls Big Bank Rules Change On Oct. 31 - PYMNTS.comFed Mulls Big Bank Rules Change On Oct. 31  PYMNTS.com

Banking Regulation News: The U.S. Federal Reserve will consider some Dodd-Frank deregulation for all but the nation's largest big banks at the end of this ...

Easy Money robbed at gunpoint in Jackson - Jackson Clarion LedgerEasy Money robbed at gunpoint in Jackson  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson police said two armed men robbed Easy Money Friday.

Education Department Wants To Protect Student Loan Debt Collectors - NPREducation Department Wants To Protect Student Loan Debt Collectors  NPR

The Trump administration is considering a policy change to prevent states from making tough demands of companies that collect student loan debt, according to ...

Best Payday and Title Loan Companies - ConsumerAffairsBest Payday and Title Loan Companies  ConsumerAffairs

Need quick cash? Use our guide to compare the best payday and title loan companies, research qualifications and read consumer reviews.

Why are payday loan ads still showing on Google after the ban? - Search Engine LandWhy are payday loan ads still showing on Google after the ban?  Search Engine Land

To consumer advocates, payday loans have become synonymous with predatory lending. The small short-term loans often come with astronomical interest rates ...

Voter Guide: Everything you need to know about the 2018 election in Colorado - 9News.com KUSAVoter Guide: Everything you need to know about the 2018 election in Colorado  9News.com KUSA

How to make sure you're registered to vote, profiles on all the top candidates, analysis of statewide ballot measures and everything else you need to know for ...

It's time to let banks compete with payday lenders - AL.comIt's time to let banks compete with payday lenders  AL.com

The CFPB has been identifying processes by which banks and credit unions can enter the short-term loan market as less-expensive alternatives.

Wisconsin Republicans received nearly $90,000 from execs of title lender involved in free London trip for Robin Vos - Milwaukee Journal SentinelWisconsin Republicans received nearly $90,000 from execs of title lender involved in free London trip for Robin Vos  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON - Over the past decade, Wisconsin Republicans have received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from the leader of a title loan ...

The US payday loans crisis: borrow $100 to make ends meet, owe 36 times that sum - The GuardianThe US payday loans crisis: borrow $100 to make ends meet, owe 36 times that sum  The Guardian

In Missouri, there are 958 more payday lenders than there are McDonald's restaurants as payday loans have become part of the economic landscape.

Toronto latest to crackdown on payday lending outlets - Toronto SunToronto latest to crackdown on payday lending outlets  Toronto Sun

TORONTO — Canada's largest city is the latest of a host of municipalities to crack down on payday lenders with bylaws to impose restrictions on their business ...

New year means lower fees for payday loans in Ontario - CBC.caNew year means lower fees for payday loans in Ontario  CBC.ca

The Ontario government has lowered the cost of payday loans from $18 to $15 for every $100 borrowed.

Wonga collapses into administration - Daily MailWonga collapses into administration  Daily Mail

In a statement, Wonga said that having assessed all options, the board 'concluded that it is appropriate to place the businesses into administration'.

McFarland: Wisconsin Native American Tribes innovate with financial technology - Appleton Post CrescentMcFarland: Wisconsin Native American Tribes innovate with financial technology  Appleton Post Crescent

Wisconsin is home to 11 federally-recognized Native American tribes. Like elsewhere in America, the reservations within Wisconsin's borders are, with few ...

Extortion Scam Related to Delinquent Payday Loans - Federal Bureau of InvestigationExtortion Scam Related to Delinquent Payday Loans  Federal Bureau of Investigation

If you are receiving payday loan scam calls, which are described in the below press release, do not follow the caller's instructions. Rather, you should:.

Lenders and borrowers finding way around Colorado payday loan reforms, research finds - The Denver PostLenders and borrowers finding way around Colorado payday loan reforms, research finds  The Denver Post

Colorado passed groundbreaking reforms on payday lending in 2010 that were held up as a national model. But a group that opposes abusive lending tactics ...

Payday Lending: Will Anything Better Replace It? - The AtlanticPayday Lending: Will Anything Better Replace It?  The Atlantic

The practice is slowly being regulated out of existence. But it's unclear where low-income Americans will find short-term loans instead.

Two Chattanooga buildings linked to Carey V. Brown sold at auction - Chattanooga Times Free PressTwo Chattanooga buildings linked to Carey V. Brown sold at auction  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Two Chattanooga buildings tied to Carey V. Brown, who built one of America's biggest payday lending empires before it fell earlier this decade, were sold at ...

Lawmakers eye caps on changing payday lending industry - The News JournalLawmakers eye caps on changing payday lending industry  The News Journal

Triple-digit interest rates are the norm in the payday lending industry. But federal and state regulations could curb that.

Aussies struggling with Christmas debt warned of 'buy now, pay later' dangers - 9news.com.auAussies struggling with Christmas debt warned of 'buy now, pay later' dangers  9news.com.au

Australians struggling with Christmas debt are being warned of the dangers of resorting to quick-fix loans and "buy now, pay later" services, ahead of a Senate ...

Iowa payday lenders beware: New rules are coming - DesMoinesRegister.comIowa payday lenders beware: New rules are coming  DesMoinesRegister.com

Overall, Iowa's payday lenders issued more than 613000 loans, valued at more than $220 million, last year, according to the banking division.

Nevada’s state treasurer, payday business owners debate industry issues - Las Vegas Review-JournalNevada’s state treasurer, payday business owners debate industry issues  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz on Friday suggested that payday lenders are strategically located in low-income neighborhoods and near military bases ...

Apple's Fourth US Campus: Handicapping Where It Will Go - BloombergApple's Fourth US Campus: Handicapping Where It Will Go  Bloomberg

It's Apple's turn to go shopping. In January, Apple Inc. announced plans for a fourth U.S. campus—a down-payment of sorts on its commitment to hire thousands ...

Missouri payday lenders shift to installment loans - STLtoday.comMissouri payday lenders shift to installment loans  STLtoday.com

Installment loans still carry high interest; lenders are wary of regulation, scrutiny.

First phage therapy center in the US signals growing acceptance - STATFirst phage therapy center in the US signals growing acceptance  STAT

The U.S. is getting its first phage therapy center. Its mission: Run clinical trials and streamline the mad dash to treat patients before they die.

Google Bans Payday Loan Advertisements - The AtlanticGoogle Bans Payday Loan Advertisements  The Atlantic

The search engine's new policy will hurt companies pitching high-interest loans, but how will it affect borrowers?

Three companies dominate the car title loan industry - Las Vegas Review-JournalThree companies dominate the car title loan industry  Las Vegas Review-Journal

The title loan industry is fragmented, with dozens of players ranging from small mom-and-pop locations to nationwide operators with thousands of locations.

46,000 payday loans are taken out in Alabama each week, database shows - AL.com46,000 payday loans are taken out in Alabama each week, database shows  AL.com

A new state database that tracks payday lending shows that people took out 462,209 payday loans -- totaling $146 million-- from payday loan stores in Alabama ...

Make money and get it faster: Instant pay apps give you quick access to wages — but there’s a catch - MicMake money and get it faster: Instant pay apps give you quick access to wages — but there’s a catch  Mic

Goodbye, payday loans! New apps give you faster access to your earnings — but be warned that they could end up hurting you, if you're not careful.

Is the Payday Soon Over for Payday Lenders? - Jackson Free PressIs the Payday Soon Over for Payday Lenders?  Jackson Free Press

De'Keither Stamps says that the more money people spend on payday-loan and check-cashing fees, the less they have to help bolster the City's treasury by ...

This is what Americans do when they need money quickly - MarketWatchThis is what Americans do when they need money quickly  MarketWatch

Nearly half of U.S. adults don't have $400 saved for an emergency. How they respond can have big financial consequences.

Masked gunman leaves behind stolen car after failed robbery attempt in Santa Paula - Ventura County StarMasked gunman leaves behind stolen car after failed robbery attempt in Santa Paula  Ventura County Star

A masked gunman failed at robbing a payday loan operation in Santa Paula but left behind a stolen car, police say.

How Some Payday Lenders Charge Over 700% on Loans - CNBC.comHow Some Payday Lenders Charge Over 700% on Loans  CNBC.com

A little known loophole is letting some payday loan companies dodge state laws and charge interest rates much higher than the states would otherwise allow, ...

Desperate Times: Stuck in 'Payday Loans' - ABC NewsDesperate Times: Stuck in 'Payday Loans'  ABC News

Payday loan companies such as Advance America offer short-term loans and cash advances to people desperate for cash, at high interest rates. GMA gets ...