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Fundamental Aspects You Should Understand About Payday Loans - FinSMEsFundamental Aspects You Should Understand About Payday Loans  FinSMEs

A payday loan-also known as “check loan” or “cash advance” is a short term loan usually capped at $1000 that is normally payable on your next payday.

25% of US households are either unbanked or underbanked - CNBC25% of US households are either unbanked or underbanked  CNBC

Twenty-five percent of U.S. households are unbanked or underbanked, according to a 2017 survey by the FDIC. Those are people who either don't have a bank ...

Tax refunds went up for these Americans - USA TODAYTax refunds went up for these Americans  USA TODAY

The tax refund story is mixed. Some are seeing bigger refunds, while homeowners in high tax states report paying taxes, instead of getting refunds.

Consumer Protection Bureau Cripples New Rules for Payday Loans - The New York TimesConsumer Protection Bureau Cripples New Rules for Payday Loans  The New York Times

Payday lenders won a major victory on Wednesday after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau moved to gut tougher restrictions that were to take effect ...

The best and worst ways to borrow money during the federal shutdown - CNBCThe best and worst ways to borrow money during the federal shutdown  CNBC

When you are short on cash, not all types of borrowing are created equal. Here are some of the best and worst loans out there.

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 ...

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?

Payday Loans Are No Worse Than Avocado Toast - ForbesPayday Loans Are No Worse Than Avocado Toast  Forbes

The CFPB is proposing es to rescind key provisions of its 2017 payday lending rule. Good. The old rule threatens to starve millions of hard working Americans ...

LendUp Payday Loan Alternative: 2019 Review - NerdWalletLendUp Payday Loan Alternative: 2019 Review  NerdWallet

When to consider: A last resort in a true emergency after you've exhausted other options. LendUp is an online lender that makes small loans — both ...

Will Indiana payday loan rates remain above state's 'loan shark' threshold? - Indianapolis StarWill Indiana payday loan rates remain above state's 'loan shark' threshold?  Indianapolis Star

Excluded from the state's loan-sharking law that caps ARP at 72 percent, payday lenders in Indiana can legally charge an APR of up to 391 percent.

Churches use political pressure, small-dollar loans to fight predatory payday lending - Religion News ServiceChurches use political pressure, small-dollar loans to fight predatory payday lending  Religion News Service

(RNS) — Anyra Cano Valencia was having dinner with her husband, Carlos, and their family when an urgent knock came at their door. The Valencias, pastors at ...

Feds to return $505 million to consumers duped by Scott Tucker’s payday loan scheme - Kansas City StarFeds to return $505 million to consumers duped by Scott Tucker’s payday loan scheme  Kansas City Star

The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission are refunding $505 million to consumers duped by KC payday loan mogul Scott Tucker's illegal ...

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.

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.

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 ...

State senators say buffer for Wesselman Woods could remain - Evansville Courier & PressState senators say buffer for Wesselman Woods could remain  Evansville Courier & Press

The University of Evansville asked for, and appears likely to receive, clearance from the lawmakers to sell 41 acres of land off Lloyd Expressway.

This week's letters to the editor: Green New Deal, One Big Sky, dog food - Billings GazetteThis week's letters to the editor: Green New Deal, One Big Sky, dog food  Billings Gazette

The Billings Gazette publishes letters from readers in the Opinion section. Here are today's letters. To submit a letter to the editor, go here.

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.

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 ...

Taking Names: Vermont Builds Dossier on Firms That Sell Our Data - Seven DaysTaking Names: Vermont Builds Dossier on Firms That Sell Our Data  Seven Days

Most Vermonters haven't heard of Datastream Group, a Naples, Fla., company with 68 Facebook "likes" and a nondescript office on a street called Business ...

Form 10-K CSB BANCORP INC /OH For: Dec 31 - StreetInsider.comForm 10-K CSB BANCORP INC /OH For: Dec 31  StreetInsider.com

UNITED STATES. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549. FORM 10-K. (Mark one). [X] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO ...

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.

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 ...

'Money: It's Personal': Understanding payday loans - KSAT 12'Money: It's Personal': Understanding payday loans  KSAT 12

If you need a bit more cash to last you until your next paycheck comes in, you may be considering a payday loan. They're quick, short-term and they're available ...

New U.S. rule on payday loans to hurt industry, boost banks: agency - ReutersNew U.S. rule on payday loans to hurt industry, boost banks: agency  Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Revenues for the $6 billion payday loan industry will shrivel under a new U.S. rule restricting lenders' ability to profit from high-interest ...

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 ...

Let them have payday loans: Commerce Secretary Ross wonders why unpaid workers can't afford food - RTLet them have payday loans: Commerce Secretary Ross wonders why unpaid workers can't afford food  RT

As the longest government shutdown on record drags on, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross pondered the seemingly obvious question of why unpaid federal ...

Christmas cheer is not a policy solution - Brookings InstitutionChristmas cheer is not a policy solution  Brookings Institution

Way too many Americans are dependent on layaways, payment plans, credit card debt, payday loans and other stopgaps to survive in an unfair economy.

New version of payday loan bill could make Ohio a national model, reform advocates say - cleveland.comNew version of payday loan bill could make Ohio a national model, reform advocates say  cleveland.com

The Ohio Senate Finance Committee is looking at a substitute version of House Bill 123, which is less restrictive on payday lenders than the original version.

Oportun Loans: 2019 Review - NerdWalletOportun Loans: 2019 Review  NerdWallet

Oportun makes personal loans for borrowers with bad credit or no credit history and is an alternative to payday loans. Learn more about Oportun and compare it ...

'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 ...

The Case for a State-Owned Bank - Jacobin magazineThe Case for a State-Owned Bank  Jacobin magazine

Regulating finance won't cut it. To combat predatory lending, we need a fully public, state-owned bank. Money Mart payday loans and check cashing store in ...

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 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.

'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.

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 ...

The top 9 reasons for personal loans - Bankrate.comThe top 9 reasons for personal loans  Bankrate.com

Getting married? Trip of a lifetime? These are the most coomon reasons people apply for a personal loan.

Need cash fast? Ask 4 questions before rushing to a lender to borrow money - USA TODAYNeed cash fast? Ask 4 questions before rushing to a lender to borrow money  USA TODAY

When you need money in a crisis — to pay for car repairs, an overdue bill, or a trip to the emergency room — you may not take time to think about your financial ...

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 ...

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.

Can credit unions be “alternative financial services providers?” - CUinsight.comCan credit unions be “alternative financial services providers?”  CUinsight.com

Payday loans are marketed as a quick-fix solution to financial emergencies. However, they carry fees that amount to triple-digit interest rates and often ...

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, a Leawood businessman, was convicted Friday of 14 criminal charges against him in connection to a $2 billion payday lending enterprise that ...

7 Alternatives to Costly Payday Loans | US - U.S News & World Report Money7 Alternatives to Costly Payday Loans | US  U.S News & World Report Money

The average American payday loan customer spends five months of the year in debt and pays $520 in interest and fees. You can do better.

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?

Payday Loan Definition - InvestopediaPayday Loan Definition  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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Title Loans vs. Payday Loans: Which Are Better? - InvestopediaTitle Loans vs. Payday Loans: Which Are Better?  Investopedia

Asking if title loans or payday loans are better is tantamount to asking which illness is best to come down with. Both loan products feature usurious interest rates, ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Loans for bad credit - Bankrate.comLoans for bad credit  Bankrate.com

Having bad credit can feel like getting a flat tire on your way toward a solid financial future. It can also make you feel like you're the only one stranded on the side ...

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

Payday and title loans give borrowers quick access to cash. With a title loan, lenders place a lien on a car owner's car title in exchange for a loan. Payday loans ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

7 ways to spot personal loan scams - Bankrate.com7 ways to spot personal loan scams  Bankrate.com

A personal loan may be the answer to your financial woes. But watch for these signs to avoid getting scammed.

Tax Refund Loans: Where to Get an Advance in 2019 - NerdWalletTax Refund Loans: Where to Get an Advance in 2019  NerdWallet

Tax refund loans provide fast cash up to $3500 while you wait for your income tax refund. Here's what to know about refund advances, options and costs.

Oportun Completes its 11th Asset-Backed Securitization in the Amount of $225 Million - GlobeNewswireOportun Completes its 11th Asset-Backed Securitization in the Amount of $225 Million  GlobeNewswire

SAN CARLOS, Calif., July 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oportun, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing inclusive, affordable ...

Consumer financial services at a crossroads: Small-dollar loans - JD SupraConsumer financial services at a crossroads: Small-dollar loans  JD Supra

Supervision - The CFPB has historically focused on how to address so-called "debt traps" associated with payday lending. After five years of research and...

Podcast 156: James Gutierrez of Insikt - Lend AcademyPodcast 156: James Gutierrez of Insikt  Lend Academy

I love creative approaches to helping the unbanked and underserved consumer. The promise of fintech is not just to bring cheaper, faster and better products for ...

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 ...

Company offers loans at grocery stores - Bend BulletinCompany offers loans at grocery stores  Bend Bulletin

LOS ANGELES — Walk into a Northgate supermarket and, along with produce and pan dulce, you can walk out with a small loan from the store's Prospera ...

46000 payday loans are taken out in Alabama each week, database shows - AL.com46000 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 ...

Cash Is a Miracle. So Why Are More Businesses Refusing It? - SlateCash Is a Miracle. So Why Are More Businesses Refusing It?  Slate

For years, small businesses have asked customers to pay cash, set credit card minimums, or added a surcharge onto card transactions, in an effort to defray the ...

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:.

U.S. credit scores hit new high while household debt skyrockets - Indianapolis Business JournalU.S. credit scores hit new high while household debt skyrockets  Indianapolis Business Journal

Almost a decade after the average FICO score hit a low of 686 in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the number is at its highest point ever, 704. The new ...

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

Payday Loans. Pins await protestors Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, before a rally in Montgomery, Ala. (Julie Bennett/jbennett@al.com). ( ). Neal R. Berte, President ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

The Postal Banking Solution - Jacobin magazineThe Postal Banking Solution  Jacobin magazine

The post office can offer financial services that private banks won't. In fact, it's done it before. Post office at Alamo, May 1972. Charles O'Rear / US National ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

What is the XYO Network? Decentralizing GPS and Putting Location on Blockchain - CoinCentralWhat is the XYO Network? Decentralizing GPS and Putting Location on Blockchain  CoinCentral

XYO aims to replace GPS as it is with a decentralized blockchain-based system. Does it have the chops?

Hoosier Politics: A child labor bill's slippery slope, teacher pay and Trump's Indiana tweet - Indianapolis StarHoosier Politics: A child labor bill's slippery slope, teacher pay and Trump's Indiana tweet  Indianapolis Star

The General Assembly's vague ethics rules and the state's citizen legislature leaves plenty of gray area when it comes to what's officially considered a conflict of ...

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.

California Regulator Investigates Links Between High-Cost Lenders and Consumer Finance Sites - KTLA Los AngelesCalifornia Regulator Investigates Links Between High-Cost Lenders and Consumer Finance Sites  KTLA Los Angeles

The state's top financial regulator launched an investigation Wednesday of high-cost consumer lenders following the failure of several bills in the Legislature that ...

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.

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 ...

Indiana bill watch: Where notable bills stand at the halfway point - Indianapolis StarIndiana bill watch: Where notable bills stand at the halfway point  Indianapolis Star

Lawmakers were busy debating some of the General Assembly's more controversial bills last week, as they faced looming deadlines. Some bills just didn't make ...

OVERVIEW GLOBAL BANANA MARKET - FreshPlaza.comOVERVIEW GLOBAL BANANA MARKET  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza, portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.

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.

Teachers union sues student loan servicing firm Navient - Indianapolis Business JournalTeachers union sues student loan servicing firm Navient  Indianapolis Business Journal

The American Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Navient, one of the country's largest student loan servicing companies, alleging that it ...

Hoover council passes temporary moratorium on new vape shops, pawn brokers - AL.comHoover council passes temporary moratorium on new vape shops, pawn brokers  AL.com

The Hoover City Council on Monday put a temporary moratorium on new business licenses for certain establishments, including pawn shops, payday lenders ...

Ethlend vs Salt: Which is the Better Crypto Lending Platform - CoinCentralEthlend vs Salt: Which is the Better Crypto Lending Platform  CoinCentral

Ethlend vs Salt. One year one, we explore the current state of blockchain-based loans and what these 2 platforms offer businesses and consumers.

Five Banks and Credit Unions Rocking The Small Business Market - The Financial BrandFive Banks and Credit Unions Rocking The Small Business Market  The Financial Brand

Small businesses want to work with local institutions, but they don't want to suffer with subpar mobile banking solutions, lengthy loan applications and limited ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Fundamental Aspects You Should Understand About Payday Loans - FinSMEsFundamental Aspects You Should Understand About Payday Loans  FinSMEs

A payday loan-also known as “check loan” or “cash advance” is a short term loan usually capped at $1000 that is normally payable on your next payday.

25% of US households are either unbanked or underbanked - CNBC25% of US households are either unbanked or underbanked  CNBC

Twenty-five percent of U.S. households are unbanked or underbanked, according to a 2017 survey by the FDIC. Those are people who either don't have a bank ...

Tax refunds went up for these Americans - USA TODAYTax refunds went up for these Americans  USA TODAY

The tax refund story is mixed. Some are seeing bigger refunds, while homeowners in high tax states report paying taxes, instead of getting refunds.

Consumer Protection Bureau Cripples New Rules for Payday Loans - The New York TimesConsumer Protection Bureau Cripples New Rules for Payday Loans  The New York Times

Payday lenders won a major victory on Wednesday after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau moved to gut tougher restrictions that were to take effect ...

The best and worst ways to borrow money during the federal shutdown - CNBCThe best and worst ways to borrow money during the federal shutdown  CNBC

When you are short on cash, not all types of borrowing are created equal. Here are some of the best and worst loans out there.

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 ...

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?

Payday Loans Are No Worse Than Avocado Toast - ForbesPayday Loans Are No Worse Than Avocado Toast  Forbes

The CFPB is proposing es to rescind key provisions of its 2017 payday lending rule. Good. The old rule threatens to starve millions of hard working Americans ...

LendUp Payday Loan Alternative: 2019 Review - NerdWalletLendUp Payday Loan Alternative: 2019 Review  NerdWallet

When to consider: A last resort in a true emergency after you've exhausted other options. LendUp is an online lender that makes small loans — both ...

Will Indiana payday loan rates remain above state's 'loan shark' threshold? - Indianapolis StarWill Indiana payday loan rates remain above state's 'loan shark' threshold?  Indianapolis Star

Excluded from the state's loan-sharking law that caps ARP at 72 percent, payday lenders in Indiana can legally charge an APR of up to 391 percent.

Churches use political pressure, small-dollar loans to fight predatory payday lending - Religion News ServiceChurches use political pressure, small-dollar loans to fight predatory payday lending  Religion News Service

(RNS) — Anyra Cano Valencia was having dinner with her husband, Carlos, and their family when an urgent knock came at their door. The Valencias, pastors at ...

Feds to return $505 million to consumers duped by Scott Tucker’s payday loan scheme - Kansas City StarFeds to return $505 million to consumers duped by Scott Tucker’s payday loan scheme  Kansas City Star

The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission are refunding $505 million to consumers duped by KC payday loan mogul Scott Tucker's illegal ...

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.

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.

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 ...

State senators say buffer for Wesselman Woods could remain - Evansville Courier & PressState senators say buffer for Wesselman Woods could remain  Evansville Courier & Press

The University of Evansville asked for, and appears likely to receive, clearance from the lawmakers to sell 41 acres of land off Lloyd Expressway.

This week's letters to the editor: Green New Deal, One Big Sky, dog food - Billings GazetteThis week's letters to the editor: Green New Deal, One Big Sky, dog food  Billings Gazette

The Billings Gazette publishes letters from readers in the Opinion section. Here are today's letters. To submit a letter to the editor, go here.

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.

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 ...

Taking Names: Vermont Builds Dossier on Firms That Sell Our Data - Seven DaysTaking Names: Vermont Builds Dossier on Firms That Sell Our Data  Seven Days

Most Vermonters haven't heard of Datastream Group, a Naples, Fla., company with 68 Facebook "likes" and a nondescript office on a street called Business ...

Form 10-K CSB BANCORP INC /OH For: Dec 31 - StreetInsider.comForm 10-K CSB BANCORP INC /OH For: Dec 31  StreetInsider.com

UNITED STATES. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549. FORM 10-K. (Mark one). [X] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO ...

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.

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 ...

'Money: It's Personal': Understanding payday loans - KSAT 12'Money: It's Personal': Understanding payday loans  KSAT 12

If you need a bit more cash to last you until your next paycheck comes in, you may be considering a payday loan. They're quick, short-term and they're available ...

New U.S. rule on payday loans to hurt industry, boost banks: agency - ReutersNew U.S. rule on payday loans to hurt industry, boost banks: agency  Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Revenues for the $6 billion payday loan industry will shrivel under a new U.S. rule restricting lenders' ability to profit from high-interest ...

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 ...

Let them have payday loans: Commerce Secretary Ross wonders why unpaid workers can't afford food - RTLet them have payday loans: Commerce Secretary Ross wonders why unpaid workers can't afford food  RT

As the longest government shutdown on record drags on, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross pondered the seemingly obvious question of why unpaid federal ...

Christmas cheer is not a policy solution - Brookings InstitutionChristmas cheer is not a policy solution  Brookings Institution

Way too many Americans are dependent on layaways, payment plans, credit card debt, payday loans and other stopgaps to survive in an unfair economy.

New version of payday loan bill could make Ohio a national model, reform advocates say - cleveland.comNew version of payday loan bill could make Ohio a national model, reform advocates say  cleveland.com

The Ohio Senate Finance Committee is looking at a substitute version of House Bill 123, which is less restrictive on payday lenders than the original version.

Oportun Loans: 2019 Review - NerdWalletOportun Loans: 2019 Review  NerdWallet

Oportun makes personal loans for borrowers with bad credit or no credit history and is an alternative to payday loans. Learn more about Oportun and compare it ...

'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 ...

The Case for a State-Owned Bank - Jacobin magazineThe Case for a State-Owned Bank  Jacobin magazine

Regulating finance won't cut it. To combat predatory lending, we need a fully public, state-owned bank. Money Mart payday loans and check cashing store in ...

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 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.

'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.

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 ...

The top 9 reasons for personal loans - Bankrate.comThe top 9 reasons for personal loans  Bankrate.com

Getting married? Trip of a lifetime? These are the most coomon reasons people apply for a personal loan.

Need cash fast? Ask 4 questions before rushing to a lender to borrow money - USA TODAYNeed cash fast? Ask 4 questions before rushing to a lender to borrow money  USA TODAY

When you need money in a crisis — to pay for car repairs, an overdue bill, or a trip to the emergency room — you may not take time to think about your financial ...

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 ...

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.

Can credit unions be “alternative financial services providers?” - CUinsight.comCan credit unions be “alternative financial services providers?”  CUinsight.com

Payday loans are marketed as a quick-fix solution to financial emergencies. However, they carry fees that amount to triple-digit interest rates and often ...

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, a Leawood businessman, was convicted Friday of 14 criminal charges against him in connection to a $2 billion payday lending enterprise that ...

7 Alternatives to Costly Payday Loans | US - U.S News & World Report Money7 Alternatives to Costly Payday Loans | US  U.S News & World Report Money

The average American payday loan customer spends five months of the year in debt and pays $520 in interest and fees. You can do better.

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?

Payday Loan Definition - InvestopediaPayday Loan Definition  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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Title Loans vs. Payday Loans: Which Are Better? - InvestopediaTitle Loans vs. Payday Loans: Which Are Better?  Investopedia

Asking if title loans or payday loans are better is tantamount to asking which illness is best to come down with. Both loan products feature usurious interest rates, ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Loans for bad credit - Bankrate.comLoans for bad credit  Bankrate.com

Having bad credit can feel like getting a flat tire on your way toward a solid financial future. It can also make you feel like you're the only one stranded on the side ...

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

Payday and title loans give borrowers quick access to cash. With a title loan, lenders place a lien on a car owner's car title in exchange for a loan. Payday loans ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

7 ways to spot personal loan scams - Bankrate.com7 ways to spot personal loan scams  Bankrate.com

A personal loan may be the answer to your financial woes. But watch for these signs to avoid getting scammed.

Tax Refund Loans: Where to Get an Advance in 2019 - NerdWalletTax Refund Loans: Where to Get an Advance in 2019  NerdWallet

Tax refund loans provide fast cash up to $3500 while you wait for your income tax refund. Here's what to know about refund advances, options and costs.

Oportun Completes its 11th Asset-Backed Securitization in the Amount of $225 Million - GlobeNewswireOportun Completes its 11th Asset-Backed Securitization in the Amount of $225 Million  GlobeNewswire

SAN CARLOS, Calif., July 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oportun, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing inclusive, affordable ...

Consumer financial services at a crossroads: Small-dollar loans - JD SupraConsumer financial services at a crossroads: Small-dollar loans  JD Supra

Supervision - The CFPB has historically focused on how to address so-called "debt traps" associated with payday lending. After five years of research and...

Podcast 156: James Gutierrez of Insikt - Lend AcademyPodcast 156: James Gutierrez of Insikt  Lend Academy

I love creative approaches to helping the unbanked and underserved consumer. The promise of fintech is not just to bring cheaper, faster and better products for ...

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 ...

Company offers loans at grocery stores - Bend BulletinCompany offers loans at grocery stores  Bend Bulletin

LOS ANGELES — Walk into a Northgate supermarket and, along with produce and pan dulce, you can walk out with a small loan from the store's Prospera ...

46000 payday loans are taken out in Alabama each week, database shows - AL.com46000 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 ...

Cash Is a Miracle. So Why Are More Businesses Refusing It? - SlateCash Is a Miracle. So Why Are More Businesses Refusing It?  Slate

For years, small businesses have asked customers to pay cash, set credit card minimums, or added a surcharge onto card transactions, in an effort to defray the ...

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:.

U.S. credit scores hit new high while household debt skyrockets - Indianapolis Business JournalU.S. credit scores hit new high while household debt skyrockets  Indianapolis Business Journal

Almost a decade after the average FICO score hit a low of 686 in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the number is at its highest point ever, 704. The new ...

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

Payday Loans. Pins await protestors Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, before a rally in Montgomery, Ala. (Julie Bennett/jbennett@al.com). ( ). Neal R. Berte, President ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

The Postal Banking Solution - Jacobin magazineThe Postal Banking Solution  Jacobin magazine

The post office can offer financial services that private banks won't. In fact, it's done it before. Post office at Alamo, May 1972. Charles O'Rear / US National ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

What is the XYO Network? Decentralizing GPS and Putting Location on Blockchain - CoinCentralWhat is the XYO Network? Decentralizing GPS and Putting Location on Blockchain  CoinCentral

XYO aims to replace GPS as it is with a decentralized blockchain-based system. Does it have the chops?

Hoosier Politics: A child labor bill's slippery slope, teacher pay and Trump's Indiana tweet - Indianapolis StarHoosier Politics: A child labor bill's slippery slope, teacher pay and Trump's Indiana tweet  Indianapolis Star

The General Assembly's vague ethics rules and the state's citizen legislature leaves plenty of gray area when it comes to what's officially considered a conflict of ...

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.

California Regulator Investigates Links Between High-Cost Lenders and Consumer Finance Sites - KTLA Los AngelesCalifornia Regulator Investigates Links Between High-Cost Lenders and Consumer Finance Sites  KTLA Los Angeles

The state's top financial regulator launched an investigation Wednesday of high-cost consumer lenders following the failure of several bills in the Legislature that ...

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.

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 ...

Indiana bill watch: Where notable bills stand at the halfway point - Indianapolis StarIndiana bill watch: Where notable bills stand at the halfway point  Indianapolis Star

Lawmakers were busy debating some of the General Assembly's more controversial bills last week, as they faced looming deadlines. Some bills just didn't make ...

OVERVIEW GLOBAL BANANA MARKET - FreshPlaza.comOVERVIEW GLOBAL BANANA MARKET  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza, portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.

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.

Teachers union sues student loan servicing firm Navient - Indianapolis Business JournalTeachers union sues student loan servicing firm Navient  Indianapolis Business Journal

The American Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Navient, one of the country's largest student loan servicing companies, alleging that it ...

Hoover council passes temporary moratorium on new vape shops, pawn brokers - AL.comHoover council passes temporary moratorium on new vape shops, pawn brokers  AL.com

The Hoover City Council on Monday put a temporary moratorium on new business licenses for certain establishments, including pawn shops, payday lenders ...

Ethlend vs Salt: Which is the Better Crypto Lending Platform - CoinCentralEthlend vs Salt: Which is the Better Crypto Lending Platform  CoinCentral

Ethlend vs Salt. One year one, we explore the current state of blockchain-based loans and what these 2 platforms offer businesses and consumers.

Five Banks and Credit Unions Rocking The Small Business Market - The Financial BrandFive Banks and Credit Unions Rocking The Small Business Market  The Financial Brand

Small businesses want to work with local institutions, but they don't want to suffer with subpar mobile banking solutions, lengthy loan applications and limited ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...