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Congress Must Protect Consumers from Predatory Lending During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 8, 2020
Payday and Other Small Dollar Loans
Payday Loans
Policy & Legislation

Payday lenders see chaos and crisis as a profit opportunity—this pandemic is no different. In many states, payday lenders are working to be declared essential businesses so that they can continue to prey on families even as financial insecurity increases. However, these loans that trap people in a cycle of debt are never essential--and in a crisis they are even more harmful.

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