Tag: Politics


An Alternative to Payday Loans, but It’s Still High Cost

U.S. Bank, one of the country’s biggest banks, has again begun offering customers small, high-cost loans, saying the loans now have safeguards to help keep borrowers from getting in over their heads. The loans, between $100 and $1,000, are meant to help customers deal with unexpected expenses, like a car repair or a medical bill, said Lynn Heitman, executive vice

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Former Banker/Regulator Wants To Allow Banks To Make Payday Loans

A powerful banking regulator appointed by President Trump could face tough questions in a Senate hearing Thursday about his efforts to allow big banks to make small, high-interest, short-term loans to consumers. Joseph Otting is a former banking executive who is now in charge of an agency that oversees the nation’s largest banks – including some that Otting used to

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5 Tips for Better Debt Collection

Almost every business owner comes across a difficult debtor at least once in their lifetime. Troubling economic conditions, financial mismanagement, or just plain loss of the business, there are various reasons why a customer might have difficulties meeting those debts. But, if you think of it — is it your fault? Absolutely not! This is the reason why you should

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Two Democrats challenge the payday-loan industry

Could a small change in a federal tax credit significantly reduce people’s need for predatory payday loans? That’s the hope of a new tax bill introduced Wednesday by Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Ro Khanna. Their topline idea is to massively expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which gives low- and moderate-income Americans a subsidy for working. Most attention will focus

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