Monthly Archives: July 2021

Manchester council vows to crack down on ‘scourge’ of city payday lending companies

Manchester council has pledged to fight payday loan companies opening new stores on the city’s main streets. A motion to tackle the “scourge” of companies offering short-term loans with “punitive” interest rates received unanimous support from councilors on Wednesday. The bosses of the town hall will now take measures to …

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More states are putting interest rate caps on payday loans

By Annie Millerbernd | Nerdwallet Low-cost, short-term lenders, unencumbered by a maximum federal interest rate, can charge borrowers rates of 400% or more on their loans. But more and more states are reducing that number by setting ceiling rates to curb high-interest lending. Currently, 18 states and Washington, DC, have …

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Do you really need an artistic advisor?

Recently, we were asked to advise one of our long-time clients on the advisability of purchasing an expensive piece of art. The question reminded me of the old joke about how to know when you’ve seen a good opera (answer: when someone tells you). We politely declined, but it sparked …

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Are government interest rate caps an automatic gain for borrowers? Payday Loans Minnesota Illinois Chicago Email

Low-cost, short-term lenders, unencumbered by a maximum federal interest rate, can charge borrowers rates of 400% or more on their loans. But more and more states are reducing that number by setting ceiling rates to curb high-interest lending. Currently, 18 states and Washington, DC, have laws that limit short-term loan …

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