Center for Straight Answers

Here are all the straight answers regarding us and our work.  If you can't find what you are looking for, please feel free to use the search box to find the right answer.  Do not forget to help us stay one step ahead of predatory lenders and their lobbyists by using the tip-line to alert us to their new attacks and schemes.


 

  • How To Find A Legal Loan Shark?
    June 15, 2009
    This video posted on Howcast shows you how to find a legal loan shark, if you are willing to pay their high price.

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  • Front Group Busy Distorting Facts
    May 12, 2009
    In the last few weeks, the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Literacy and its website ECON4U.ORG have been busy distorting the facts around payday lending and its grave impact in hard-working families across the country. It is no coincide that this flurry of pro-payday lending activity by this Berman & Co. front group has picked up lately with the recent talk on Capitol Hill of a 36% federal APR cap on high-interest consumer loans.

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  • Self-Help Credit Union: Fair Lending, Strong Results
    January 7, 2009
    In their newest attempt to halt reform on their industry, payday lenders have created a fake "grassroots" group called the Consumers Rights League (CR League) to attack Self-Help and CRL by spreading misinformation about the groups' work.

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  • Doing What We Preach Everyday
    January 6, 2009
    As a community development lender, Self-Help offers responsible loan products at fair rates. It seeks to live up to the standards pushed for in its advocacy work.

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