The current payday loan environment is oddly split in sentiment. On the one hand, several large, federally chartered banks are beginning to expand into the “deposit advance” business- yet another euphemism for short-term, high-interest loans. Additionally, the number of websites offering payday loans online grow by the day, making them easier and easier to access. On the other hand, many state governments are banning payday loans altogether. 12 state governments, including Georgia and New York, have banned payday lending outright. 22 states no longer allow debt rollover, and only three states have no laws on payday lending whatsoever. For the most part, federal law has been silent on the matter of payday loans, but a 2007 bill in the defense department was passed to protect military families from predatory payday lending. President Obama spoke often about the necessity of regulating the payday loan industry, if not ending it altogether. Others say the payday loan industry is but a symptom of the larger issue of growing wealth inequality, and that it’s merely the easiest target in a system of institutionalized discrimination and the widening of the income gap in America. Regardless of your stance on the issue, there is a good reason to be wary of payday loans one being the fact that they are marketed as personal loans with no credit check. Relying on them should be a last resort, after exhausting other avenues of funding. When reducing spending and taking steps to improve one’s credit score might be better options, payday loans are enticing as a quick fix, but often that “fix” ends up just creating more debt. Knowing your options when it comes to funding and reducing the need for it in the first place is key to avoid the cycle of entrapment that so often accompanies a payday loan.
We adhere to the principles of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Because we may report your payment history to one or more credit bureaus, late or non-payment of your loan may negatively impact your credit rating. If you fail to repay your loan in accordance with its terms, we may place your loan with or sell your loan to a third-party collection agency or other company that acquires and/or collects delinquent consumer debt.
An "installment loan" is a broad, general term that refers to the overwhelming majority of both personal and commercial loans extended to borrowers. Installment loans include any type of loan that is repaid with regularly scheduled payments, or installments. Each payment on an installment debt includes repayment of a portion of the principal amount borrowed and also the payment of interest on the debt. The main variables that determine the amount of each regularly scheduled loan payment include the amount of the loan, the interest rate charged to the borrower, and the length or term of the loan.
Payday loans have a bad reputation, and in fact many people refer to these loans as “predatory lending.” Twelve states have even banned payday loans altogether. Caution should be taken when considering obtaining these types of loans, which often “rollover” or are extended when they can’t be repaid in time and result in additional extension fees and an overall larger repayment amount. Because of the risk, payday loans should only be used in emergency situations when you know you can pay the loan back in full on time. If you do not borrow, you could end up in more debt.
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