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British Pay Day Lender Used ‘Fake Lawyers’, Says Report

July 07, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Pay Day Loans   |   Comments Off on British Pay Day Lender Used ‘Fake Lawyers’, Says Report

“Fake Lawyers Used by UK Payday Lender to Chase Debt” is the headline on a recent Claims Journal article, which begins by stating that “Regulators have ordered Britain’s biggest payday lender to pay 2.6 million pounds ($4.4 million) in compensation to tends of thousands of people for unfair debt collection practices.” Such practices included sending […]

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Article’s Author Recalls That ‘In A Town Full Of Hustlers, Prostitutes, and Gamblers, The Profession They Looked Down On Was Loan Sharking”

July 30, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Pay Day Loans   |   Comments Off on Article’s Author Recalls That ‘In A Town Full Of Hustlers, Prostitutes, and Gamblers, The Profession They Looked Down On Was Loan Sharking”

Don McKay, a settlement planning consultant who also has written opinion pieces for a number of outlets and authored other publications, had a few thoughts to share about pay day lenders – and how even bookies (like his father) looked down on the pay day loan business.  Here is the link to “Why My Late […]

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Payday Loan Transactions Likened To Drug Addiction

June 04, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Pay Day Loans   |   Comments Off on Payday Loan Transactions Likened To Drug Addiction

Sometimes the headline sums it up. ” ‘Like a drug’: Payday loan users hooked on quick-cash cycle” is the headline from an NBC News article on the use of payday loans by people who sometimes get into the habit of taking out more and more payday loans. The full article is available here.

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The Problem With Military Pension Factoring? For One, It May Be Illegal

May 17, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Annuities,Pay Day Loans,Structured Settlements,Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on The Problem With Military Pension Factoring? For One, It May Be Illegal

In the past week, considerable attention has been focused on the issue of pension factoring.  Sometimes, the news stories and press releases (which can be found at the links at the prior posts here, here, here and here) also have an emphasis about the problem of military pension factoring. Why is there a problem with […]

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Law School Professor Focuses On Call For Legal Scholarship On Pay-Day Lending And Other ‘Fringe Economy’ Markets

June 08, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Pay Day Loans   |   Comments Off on Law School Professor Focuses On Call For Legal Scholarship On Pay-Day Lending And Other ‘Fringe Economy’ Markets

Professor Todd Zywicki has provided some interesting and sometimes provocative commentary on the pay-day lending business, and today he highlights the need for more legal scholarship on the subject. In particular, he points out that the Washington and Lee Law Review recently completed a symposium on "Regulation in the Fringe Economy" and the law review has […]

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Maryland Court Describes Credit Repair Law’s Connection With Pay Day Lending, Rejects Application To Tax Preparation

April 01, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Pay Day Loans   |   Comments Off on Maryland Court Describes Credit Repair Law’s Connection With Pay Day Lending, Rejects Application To Tax Preparation

Does a Maryland law aimed at the "credit repair business" apply to tax preparation services?  No, says the Maryland Court of Appeals in a decision issued yesterday in Gomez v. Jackson Hewitt, Inc., — A.3d —-, 2011 WL 1167189 (Md. App. Ct. 2011). In reaching its decision, the court described its views on the law, which was […]

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Comments about Pay-Day Lending, Unintended Consequences, and Montana’s New Law

January 11, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Pay Day Loans   |   Comments Off on Comments about Pay-Day Lending, Unintended Consequences, and Montana’s New Law

Here, from Volokh Conspiracy commentator Todd Zywicki, is a post about Montana's new pay-day lending law.  The post is entitled "Non-Traditional Lenders Shutting Down in Montana."  Professor Zywicki teaches at George Mason University School of Law.  Professor Zywicki indicates that the unintended consequences of the law are that, rather then eliminate the unwanted pay-day lenders […]

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Usury from the 30,000-Foot-View

November 30, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Annuities,Life Settlements,Litigation Funding,Pay Day Loans,Structured Settlements   |   Comments Off on Usury from the 30,000-Foot-View

On occasion, secondary insurance market matters involve some question relating to usury, and in particular whether a secondary market transaction is usurious. Panning back to take the 30,000-foot-viewof usury is UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge, who writes here about whether usury is a "core feature" of modern society – and further on various perspectives on usury's place in historical […]

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