Research & Analysis
According to a recent poll of San Jose voters, payday lenders are less popular than liquor stores and check cashers.
Predatory Profiling: The Role of Race and Ethnicity in the Location of Payday Lenders in California
New CRL analysis finds that California's payday lenders overwhelmingly locate in African-American and Latino neighborhoods, even after controlling for income and other factors, draining $247 million in the process.
An Attack without Merit
Payday industry pays Prof. Thomas Lehman to challenge CRL's 2005 race research, but none of his criticisms are accurate. (Feb. 2006 article)