A Basic Guide to Understanding Missouri Payday Loans for the Missouri Consumer

In 2003, Elliot Clark took out five short-term loans of $500 from payday lenders in Kansas City so he could keep up with the bills his security job simply could not cover. Clark juggled the five loans for five years, paying off a $500 loan and interest using loans he took from another payday lender.…

Payday Lending FAQ

What is a payday loan? Short-term loan designed to meet immediate needs Generally three features Small amounts —Typically due your next payday You must give lenders access to your checking account or write a check for the full balance in advance that the lender can deposit when the loan comes due. How much does a…

The Pros and Cons of Prepaid Cards

Increasingly, consumers are leaving traditional banking avenues and moving towards alternative sources of money management such as prepaid cards. According to Nilson, “the top 50 largest US Banks and credit union issuers of general purpose prepaid card accounted for $118.09 billion in spending at merchants in 2013.” Additionally, the Mercator Advisory group found that from 2008…