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A plan to offer more financial services to people who don't use traditional banks has the support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Big banks are doing away with 'deposit advance loans,' which many have compared to payday loans.
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The FTC says a business that claimed to expedite loans actually used information provided online to raid thousands of victims' bank accounts, to the tune of $5 million.
New York state sues one lender over its usurious rates, but consumers keep getting taken in by predatory loan companies. There are better options, even if you have bad credit.
If you're down on your luck and can't pay the bills, paying 400% interest isn't going to help. Here are some alternatives.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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In a tax case, a US judge ruled that the agency's published guidelines don't hold up in court.
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