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High Interest Loans

CFPB Must Rein in Predatory Payday Lenders with Strong Regulations

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
NCLR Action Fund

Low income working families seeking to simply pay the bills confront an array of challenges these days. "Payday lenders" are taking advantage of a borrower's precarious financial state and profit from pushing low-income families deeper into debt and poverty.

Florida Lenders Skirt State Law To 'Prey On The Desperate'

ProPublica | Paul Kiel | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

This story was co-published with The Tampa Bay Times. When Florida lawmakers banned high-interest car title loans in 2000, then-Gov. Jeb Bush procl...

Common 'Cents': Money Tips for the Working Poor -- Avoid Financial Traps

Ryan Mack | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

If you saw a check cashing store, a corner store loaded with pre-debit cards for sale, a Rent-A-Center and a payday loan facility, would you think you were in Beverly Hills? Of course not! The answer lies in the basic premise of capitalism -- go where you can "capitalize" on opportunity.

Catherine New

Stopping Lawless Debt Collectors From Harassing You

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.01.2012 | Money

Cebilla DeCastro still disconnects her phone at night, afraid of the calls from creditors. The 48-year-old prep cook filed for bankruptcy in June 2...

Chris Kirkham

At Fort Sill, High-Interest Lenders Circle The Gates

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The following story has been reposted in partnership with The Dylan Ratigan Show's week long "No Way To Live" series on the financial crisis and its i...