Payday loans can be useful for those who have an immediate need for cash to meet short-term obligations.  Be sure to exhaust these alternatives prior to seeking a payday loan: —Borrow from a credit union or other small loan lender. Be sure you understand all the fees and terms before you sign. Put off the expense […]

A few weeks ago my colleague Mary Sue Greenleaf wrote a post about filing consumer complaints with the Colorado Attorney General’s office. This post is intended as a supplement to her post and will include some additional places to file a complaint for different types of consumer problems.   First, some general tips for filing […]

Internet payday lending has increased significantly over the last decade and the industry continues to evolve to skirt state regulations. Payday lending is a predominately state regulated field and the federal government has not widely addressed the issue. However, a new development in internet lending poses significant risks to consumers.  It has been referred to […]

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to monitor and supervise fringe creditors, study fringe markets, and promulgate rules relating to fringe banking transactions. Under these powers, the CFPB can regulate the fringe banking industry which includes payday lending. Here are some of the arguments for […]