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John Oliver on Payday Loans and Predatory Lending

August 12, 2014 Brian V. Lee

Payday loans are essentially a form of predatory lending. Payday loans can legally lend at usurious interest rates, which means consumers lose. There are alternatives to payday loans. There are more payday lenders in the United States than there are [ . . . ]

Payday Loans Are Rarely a Wise Credit Choice

April 25, 2010 Brian V. Lee

Payday loans are bad news. Defaulting on any loan reflects negatively on a person’s ability to re-pay debt, but not all lenders report defaulting loans. Payday loans do. There are lots of negative consequences to defaulting on cash advance or payday loans. [ . . . ]