Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How Big Banks Finance Billions in Predatory Payday Lending

One of the more pernicious forms of predatory lending is payday lending, which involves firms giving usually low-income workers very short-term, high-interest loans in order to help them pay for necessities until they receive their next paycheck. While this may sound like a valuable service, the interest rates on the loans are so high that many borrowers get caught in a cycle in which they’re constantly taking out new loans to cover the new bills that they can no longer afford, due to having paid back...  Read more:   Truth Out