Posted on November 2, 2015

Fourteen banks are going to lend $810 million to Conn's.

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Posted on October 26, 2015

As of 61 minutes ago, Rush says that all of its systems are back up and fully functional. So what happens next? Will consumers keep using their RushCards?

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Posted on October 21, 2015

RushCard's technical problems are the product of an honest mistake. The company was switching to a new payment processor over a holiday weekend. But many people were put in very difficult circumstances when they could not access their paychecks. What does this say about management at Rush, about the image of the prepaid card, and what could it mean for changes in arbitration rules?

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Posted on October 13, 2015

Wherein I review how non-file insurance fits into World Acceptance's business model.

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Posted on September 24, 2015

Following up on earlier reports covering loans made from 2008 to 2013, the new HMDA data shows that Bryant Bank only made three home loans to African-American borrowers in 2014.

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Posted on September 16, 2015

Some interesting things have happened this week in the world of small-dollar credit.

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Posted on September 11, 2015

Credit insurance is a great deal for retailers. Bully for them! Unfortunately, credit insurance isn't much of a value to the people who buy the policies.

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"I Feel Like I was Set Up to Fail: Inside a For-Profit College Nightmare."

This story was published in Salon Magazine on January 27th, 2014. In March, Senator Richard Durbin cited this story when speaking on behalf of his bill, The Student Loan Borrowers Bill of Rights.

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