American Financial Services Association

On July 28, the Center for Responsible Lender (CRL) issued a new report regarding the “persistent harms of high-cost installment loans,” claiming that such loans come with an “exploitative cost” in fees and interest that far exceed that amount borrowed, often causing irreparable harm to borrowers.  CRL notes that the high-cost small-dollar loan market has recently seen the rise of high-cost installment loans with atypically longer terms, usually over a period of several months, in contrast to traditional payday loans, which are typically due in a lump sum within fourteen days. … Continue Reading