Payday Lenders

The Shutdown Is Great for Lenders

The Shutdown Is Great for Lenders

Susie Cagle

FEATURES

Co-published with The Nation. Over 800,000 furloughed workers missed two paychecks during the most recent government shutdown. And credit unions, banks, and finance companies reaped the rewards.

Why It's So Hard to Regulate Payday Lenders

Why It's So Hard to Regulate Payday Lenders

Astra Taylor

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The New YorkerGeorgia has long struggled to rein in payday lenders, but even ambitious regulations can’t always stop the predatory practice.

America's Poverty Tax

America's Poverty Tax

Gary Rivlin

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Daily BeastWhile America’s jobs and economy remain flat, it’s getting more expensive to be poor, with everyone from payday lenders to subprime credit cards charging extortionate rates.