payday lending

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A payday lending CEO appears to have reversed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on a critical rule. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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A new proposed rule would allow ‘rent-a-bank’ schemes that could permit unlimited interest rates on loans as long as they come via a chartered bank. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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In Arizona, the industry has a bill that would block minimum wage increases, because when people don’t have money, they need short-term loans. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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ZestFinance is implicated in high-cost payday lending and backed by Peter Thiel. It’s now working with a government-sponsored mortgage giant. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The government shutdown reminded us that millions of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck—which payday lenders will only continue to exploit if the CFPB has its way. Read more

Economic Policy


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A deregulatory push led by top-level Republicans could turn back the clock to the heyday of predatory lending. Read more

Economic Policy


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The new rules are good, but could be better. Read more

Economic Policy

Concern over the predatory practices of the payday lending industry has forged an unorthodox partnership in Virginia between religious, consumer-rights, and anti-poverty groups. Read more