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Paul Blumenthal

Online Payday Lender Pumped Dark Money Into Effort To Beat Back Regulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing the prospect of imminent oversight by a newly created government regulator, the much-reviled payday loan industry’s lobbying ma...

I Was Scared With Wage Garnishment and Paid Again a Debt I Previous Settled

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.04.2014 | Money
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I used to have various payday loans back in 2009-2010 that I settled through a company but somehow back ...

Making Banking Work for Everyone

Keith Mestrich | Posted 06.18.2014 | Money
Keith Mestrich

Some of the most important pathways to middle class American life become out of reach when one has little or no credit history. Buying a car or house, or sending a child to college can become close to impossible.

Zach Carter

What Do Chase Bank, Condoms, The Tea Party, And Petty Fraud Have In Common?

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

In mid-March, a division of JPMorgan Chase rejected an application to process payments for the fledgling New York City condom company Lovability, citi...

Eleazar David Melendez

Overdraft Fees Continue To Make Banks Richer, Poor Poorer

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 03.29.2013 | Business

Financially struggling Americans paid an increasing amount of money in overdraft fees last year, in spite of a 2010 rule designed to prevent abusive o...

Catherine New

Why Your Friends Won't Pay You Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 07.31.2012 | Money

Friends will never pay you back. It's not because they are forgetful or cheap, it's because they told themselves the $200 you kindly lent them in June...

Catherine New

New Credit Score Aims To Bring More People Into Lending Fold

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.14.2012 | Money

The poorest consumers, currently living off the financial grid, may soon be pulled back onto it in an unexpected way. Experian, a data collection a...

This City's Not Letting Any More Payday Lenders Set Up Shop

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.18.2012 | Money

Not all residents of the wealthy Silicon Valley are flush with cash. Turns out payday lending -- a type of short-term, high-interest loan that can...

Catherine New

Payday Hound Site Points To Alleged Illegal Lender, Offshore Loans

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 05.04.2012 | Money

A new online comparison site may be serving as a gateway to dangerous lending practices. The newly launched Payday Hound website advertises itsel...

Catherine New

Look Who's Outsourcing

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

Even scam artists are outsourcing. On Tuesday in its first crackdown on fraudulent telemarketing in South Asia, the Federal Trade Commission announced...

Arthur Delaney

Extended Unemployment Could Outlast Extended Unemployment Insurance

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government announced Friday morning that the unemployment situation barely changed in October. The unemployment rate has been stuck ...

Online Lenders Fight Regulation (VIDEO)

David Murdock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Murdock

Payday loan offices were sprouting up in strip malls across America for years before Wall Street collapsed last fall -- quiet evidence that hard times began hitting working families long ago.