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Anatomy of Predatory Credit

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Predatory lending in a nutshell

Predatory lending in a nutshell

The Pew Research Center’s payday loan infographic is helpful, but it doesn’t quite show what sort of a trap you fall into when you borrow the same $375 loan over and over again without ever paying off principal. Their latest study on the payday loan industry reports that only 14% of typical payday loan borrowers have room enough in their budget to pay off the loan in full.¬†Another interesting finding from the same report is that 27% of payday borrowers also end up with overdraft fees from the bank when the payday lender withdraws the full amount of the loan. That would mean you pay $85 or more for the privilege of disposing of $375 for the duration of two weeks.

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