Borrowing While Bad

Borrowing While Bad

Upcoming legislation will not fix the problem that is underlying of loans: too little use of credit.

The marketplace for fast, tiny loans is certainly insufficient. Because banking institutions prefer to provide $50,000 than $500, and have a tendency to require strong credit records to borrow after all, the choices for families which are down and away, or a bit behind on the bills, are restricted. That’s where lenders that are payday in. As they may seem like an instant fix, the high rates of interest in conjunction with the lower incomes frequent among their customers can make a period of indebtedness far even worse compared to monetary problems that force families to locate such loans to begin with.

An account my colleague Derek Thompson shared this past year captures this perfectly. Read more