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Churches Use Political Pressure, Small-Dollar Loans to Fight Predatory Payday Lending

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A few years ago a family member took out one of these pay day loan, I think it was a $300. loan. The interest rate as I remember was over 300%! when we became involved they eventually wound up owing more that $600.! With our help they were able to pay it off. These pay day loans or anything but a help, they are blood suckers that once they get you, then you become a slave to these dirty greedy loans. Interesting that those who furnish the money to start up these loans are insurance and real estate companies, according to our states Attorney General.

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Some states have laws as to how much interest can be charged. Usually under 30%. Seems that a lot of pay day loan businesses surround military bases.

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1 minute ago, William said:

Some states have laws as to how much interest can be charged. Usually under 30%. Seems that a lot of pay day loan businesses surround military bases.

In the town where we live close to there was a such a pay day rip off place. It was there a couple of years. This same company which had at least 4 to five locations stayed about five years, then all of a sudden they were gone, I was glad but why the went bust I have no idea. But there a few still about. There are two Air Force bases within 40 miles of our home, and yes I believe you are right William there are a lost at both bases. Also there are more Mobile Home sales about the bases compared to most of Missouri towns and cities.

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Military personnel are prime targets. They are guaranteed paychecks and should a solider miss a payment the creditor only needs to contact the soldier's commanding officer to make life hell for them. Not many soldiers want to be article 15'd or discharged because of financial irresponsibility.

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