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Are Payday Loan Users Stupid?

Updated December 01, 2014 - Hound NewsPayday LoansResearch

Why would anyone borrow $300 with a 651% APR? They must be stupid. At least that appears to be the unspoken assumption at the heart of today’s payday lending legislation debate.

Recent legislation from Texas to California focuses on banning payday lending. This ban inherently assumes that the 12 million people who take out ~$7.4 billion in payday loans every

Payday Loans Too Taboo To Touch?

Updated September 18, 2014 - Hound NewsPayday LoansResearch

Search engines, news sites, and press release companies have limited efforts to publicize payday lending sites. Payday Loans are too taboo to touch! Although these actions are designed to protect consumers from predatory lending practices and are well intended, we believe efforts to censure payday lending sites may hinder rather than help the clean up of unscrupulous lending practices in