Some big banks provide a product that's not quite as loathsome as a payday loan, but it's close, and it may become more widely available.
With the economy still sour, an online pawnbroker gets a cash infusion from some big names in an attempt to tap the middle-class market.
Not all short-term loans from credit unions are created equal. Some are nearly as predatory as the loans from the corner check-cashing place.
A new report says that a borrower remains in debt to the payday lender for more than half a year on average.
Not really, but reports indicate more Americans are being threatened with jail -- or jailed -- for failing to pay their bills.
New report details how large banks finance the payday loan industry.
Arizona is one of 16 states that have set limits on interest rates for short-term loans. Is this the beginning of the end for payday lenders?
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