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Payday Lenders Prepare for Big Payday Loan Rush in December

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Payday lenders know what happens each December, they get busy. While there has been much written about the dangers of payday loans, there seems almost nothing that will break the trend of accelerating payday loan interest in December. Since 2004, December has proven to be a very popular month for payday loans, right behind late Spring. What is fascinating is ... Read More »

Debtors’ Prison, Why Creditors Don’t Care if You Repay Your Debt, and Bankruptcy – The Get Out Of Debt Guy Show

On today’s show I talk with Dr. Louis Hyman, an expert in the history of debt. Not only was it great talking with him but we chatted just as long off the air. This is one guy you’ll be hearing more from in the future on this show. We talked about the history of debt, why budgets are flawed, a ... Read More »

Payday Loan Defendant Settles FTC Charges; Illegally Tried to Garnish Borrowers’ Wages

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One of the owners of a payday loan and debt collection operation has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges for his role in a scheme that illegally tried to garnish borrowers’ wages and used other illegal debt-collection practices. According to the FTC’s complaint, the defendants, doing business as Ecash and GeteCash, offered loans to be repaid from borrowers’ upcoming ... Read More »

Arizona Payday Lenders Getting The Hell Out of Arizona

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Recent legislation changes in Arizona changed the maximum interest rate that can be charged to 36%. Payday lenders feel they can’t do business charging 36% so they are closing up and leaving the state in droves. Advance America Cash Advance Centers has announced it will close all 47 of its Arizona locations along with 75 in other states. Attorney General ... Read More »

Hard Working American’s Specifically Targeted by Businesses That Make Billions Off Them

Hard working American’s of all socioeconomic strata are specifically targeted with financial products or services to make a fortune off those either living in chronic desperate times or experiencing sudden financial troubles. The new book, Broke USA by Gary Rivlin, provides a welcome look inside the world of payday lenders and other fringe finance companies while supported by major Wall ... Read More »

Ohio Passes Bill to Cut Payday Lender Fees After Spirited Debate

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Some lawmakers argued that the unintended consequences of restricting the interest rate charged by Payday loans would lead to hurt people. Rep. Bill Coley said, “You’ve got the cart way before the horse,” he said, telling supporters they were being pious by trying to protect people from themselves. “Let’s find an alternative where people can borrow money from before we ... Read More »

Payday Lenders Not Happy With Payday Lending Limitation Act of 2010

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I can’t say I’m surprised that payday lenders are not happy with newly proposed legislation Payday Lending Limitation Act of 2010 that more heavily regulates their industry. Here is the industry response to the legislation. WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA), the industry representing storefront payday lenders, said that Senator Kay Hagan’s (D-NC) proposal to limit payday ... Read More »

Text of The Payday Lending Limitation Act of 2010

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Here is the text of the Payday Lending Limitation Act of 2010, S.3245. A BILL To establish rules for small denomination, short-term, unsecured cash advances, such as `payday loans’. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Payday ... Read More »

Something Stinks in Missouri With Payday Loan Legislation

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Payday lenders are the target of recent legislation to control predatory practices. New federal legislation is in the works and some states have moved on this issue themselves. But what is happening in Missouri is interesting. It seems that the Financial institutions Committee that has conducted hearings on the bill, only allowed representatives of the payday loan industry to testify. ... Read More »

The Payday Lending Limitation Act of 2010

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U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan (D-NC) will introduce legislation soon regarding payday lending. As she says, The purpose of the legislation is to ensure payday lenders can no longer send hardworking families into a spiral of debt. The Payday Lending Limitation Act of 2010 protects borrowers by ensuring that short-term cash advances remain short-term. Senators Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) and ... Read More »

FTC Charges Payday Lender in Scheme to Collect Debts With Wage Garnishment

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a payday loan operation with illegally trying to garnish borrowers’ wages and using other illegal debt-collection practices. The FTC seeks to stop these practices and require the operators to surrender improperly collected money so it can be used for consumer refunds. According to the FTC’s complaint, the operators do business as Ecash and GeteCash, ... Read More »

The Payday Loan Industry, Their Own Freaking Worst Enemy

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It seems that Congress is looking to pass the Payday Reform Act. The bill’s sponsors say they want to make the payday loan industry, better than it is right now. Of primary concern to lawmakers are the fees charged by cash advance and payday loan companies. Yeah, but when you look at what a bank or credit card charges you ... Read More »

Quick Cash Payday Lender Engaged in Deceptive Business Practices Says AZ AG

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard filed a lawsuit alleging deceptive business and debt litigation practices against national payday lender Quik Cash (QC Holdings, Inc., and subsidiary QC Financial Services, Inc.). The lawsuit seeks up to $5 million in restitution, asks the court to set aside hundreds of deceptively obtained court judgments against Arizona payday loan borrowers and seeks to stop ... Read More »

Quickies – Bank of America, Payday Loans, Divorce, 401k, Credit Report

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When I need a break from answering questions I often take a look for some odd or interesting search terms that people used to find me. Below are some of the latest I saw today that I wanted to provide quick answers to. Steve Search Terms will bank of america negotiate debt – Yes but debt settlement can be tricky ... Read More »

The Good Side of Check Cashing and Payday Loans

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I’ve got to be honest with you. While the righteous scream out about check cashing and payday loan stores, I’m not sure I understand all the fuss. Sure I get the fact about fees and I will admit that I’ve seem some sleazy payday loan stores and outfits. But you know what, I’ve seen my fair share of sleazy banks ... Read More »

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