Month: December 2019

Installment loans from payday lenders circumvent laws and perpetuate predatory attacks on consumers

Installment loans seem like a softer, gentler version of their “predatory” cousin, the payday loan. But for consumers, they can be even more harmful. The use of installment lending, in which a consumer borrows a lump sum and repays principal and interest in a series of regular payments, has increased significantly since 2013 as regulators […]

Payday lenders embraced installment loans to evade regulation, but they could be even worse

Installment loans seem like a softer, gentler version of their “predatory” cousin, the payday loan. But for consumers, they can be even more harmful. Use of installment loan, in which a consumer borrows a lump sum and repays principal and interest in a series of regular installments, has increased dramatically since 2013, when regulators began […]

Payday lenders embraced installment loans to evade regulation – but they can be even worse

Installment loans seem like a softer, gentler version of their “predatory” cousin, the payday loan. But for consumers, they can be even more harmful. Use of installment loan, in which a consumer borrows a lump sum and repays principal and interest in a series of regular installments, has increased dramatically since 2013, when regulators began […]

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