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?
They're lobbying hard against proposals to regulate them, and asking their customers to speak out on their behalf.
Payday loan stores are doing very well, and their customer base is expanding.
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