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Debt Inc.

Lending and Collecting in America

Payday loans represent only one part of a high-cost lending industry that targets lower income consumers, trapping many in deep debt. When regulators and lawmakers try to crack down, lenders tweak their products to get around the law.

Newly Defanged, Top Consumer Protection Agency Drops Investigation of High-Cost Lender

Let The Game of Whack-A-Mole Begin: Feds Put Forward New Payday Rules

Defense Department Proposes Broad Ban on High-Cost Loans to Service Members

Insta-Loophole: In Florida, High-Cost Lender Skirts the Law

To Protect Service Members, Defense Department Plans Broad Ban on High-Cost Loans

High-Cost Lender World Finance Target of Federal Probe

Podcast: How a $1,000 Loan Ballooned into a $40,000 Debt

When Lenders Sue, Quick Cash Can Turn Into a Lifetime of Debt

To Dodge Law, High-Cost Lender Offers Cash for Free

How One State Succeeded in Restricting Payday Loans

Whack-a-Mole: How Payday Lenders Bounce Back When States Crack Down

The Payday Playbook: How High Cost Lenders Fight to Stay Legal

Senator Presses Consumer Bureau on Installment Lender World Finance

Map: Lenders Line up on Victory Drive

On Victory Drive, Soldiers Defeated by Debt

The 182 Percent Loan: How Installment Lenders Put Borrowers in a World of Hurt