Research

CRL conducts in-depth research on the extent and impact of predatory lending, to provide useful information to consumers, community advocates, and policymakers alike.

  • The State of Lending: Debt Collection and Debt Buying
    Published: Apr 30 2014      Issue: Debt Collection

    The debt collection industry is a rapidly expanding business, with revenue increasing up to 600 percent between 2003 and 2012. Private companies buy billions of dollars of charged-off debt from...