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Cynthia’s Story: Medical Bills & Title Loan Create a Debt Trap

October 3, 2016

Dangerous and abusive payday lenders, consumer installment lenders, and auto title lenders continue to strip wealth from Illinois communities. According to the Illinois...

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Alternative Small Dollar Loan Calculator

June 18, 2014

The calculator provided here allows you to enter your own institution's data to calculate a profitability analysis for a mid-sized small dollar loan portfolio. Fill in the...

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Texas’ Scalable Small Dollar Loan Program

September 25, 2013

This is the first installment of a series of blogs on Innovations in Asset Building. The Problem Payday loans are rampant in Texas and payday lenders consider Texas a profit...

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Online Payday Lending Skirts State Regulations

March 14, 2013

Online payday lending has become a growing business and a growing concern. Online payday lending has more than doubled from $5.8 billion in 2006 to $13 billion in 2011. A...

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Webinar: Creating Safe, Profitable Small Dollar Loans

January 15, 2013

Individuals need access to safe small dollar loans to assist them during periods of financial crisis without causing even greater hardship. Our Alternative Small Dollar Loan...

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What Happened to the Rainy Day Fund?

January 8, 2013

Hypothetical Situation: You’re about to travel to Indiana. You go to start the car – nothing. The battery is dead and a jump start won’t do the trick. It costs you $100...

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Consumer Protections

Local Strategies to Stop Predatory Lending

December 19, 2012

Predatory lending practices strip wealth from financially vulnerable families and communities. This panel from our 2012 Conference discusses the impact of predatory lending...

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City Of Chicago Announces Partnership with CFPB and Predatory Lending Reforms

December 6, 2012

Earlier this week City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel announced two new initiatives aimed at protecting city residents from dangerous financial products and practices. The...

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Alternative Small Dollar Loan Toolkit

November 8, 2012

The Alternative Small Dollar Loan Toolkit (ASDL) serves as a resource for banks and credit unions interested in offering a safe, profitable, small dollar loan (SDL) product....

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