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What is Payday Lending?
Why is it a problem?

Scroll through the page to find research studies, statistics, videos, legislation, and more.

"Let My People Go"

A 30-minute film from the Center for Responsible Lending following the journey South Dakota took to cap short-term interest rates at 36%.

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Pew Charitable Trust Research

A 2012 study from Pew Charitable Trust found that on average borrowers take out 8 payday loans, of $375 per year, and spend $520 in interest.

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What Is Payday Lending?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau defines a payday loan as "a short-term, high-cost loan, generally, for $500 or less, that is typically due on your next payday."

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Predatory Lending: Last Week Tonight

John Oliver (featuring Sarah Silverman) explains the predatory cycle of the payday lending industry in 15 minutes of comedy*. **Contains explicit language

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House File 1501

On February 27, 2019 House File 1501, which would cap the short-term loan APR at 36 percent, was moved forward by the House of Representatives Commerce Committee. Exodus Lending has been pushing for this legislative change to payday lending regulations since 2015 and we are excited for the possibilities that this bill has going forward.

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Payday Loans Explained

Follow our friend Jennifer in this short video from The Pew Charitable Trusts. She may be a fictional, blue, human but her struggle to escape the payday loan debt trap is a very real narrative that is far too common.

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Broke: How Payday Lenders Crush Alabama Communities

“There are more payday and title lenders in Alabama than hospitals, high schools, movie theaters, and county courthouses combined.” In this 2019 report from Alabama Arise and Alabama Appleseed the stories from Alabamians and the statistics surrounding payday lending will make you mad, break you down, and get you ready to create change.

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Diane Standaert on Potential Changes to Payday Lending Rules

Center for Responsible Lending’s Diane Standaert discussed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed changes to payday lending rules.

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interview on C-Span

How Borrowers Choose and Repay Payday Loans

This report—the second in Pew's Payday Lending in America series—answers questions about why borrowers choose payday loans, how they ultimately repay the loans, and how they feel about their experiences.

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Beware of Payday Loans

The official website of the Minnesota attorney general warns its constituents against the interest and fees associated with payday lenders. The article breaks down different issues with payday lending and offers advice to consumers.

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Statement Here

Auto Title Loans and the Law

Although illegal in Minnesota, Exodus Lending has refinanced many predatory title loans made in Wisconsin. Learn all about this form of predatory lending on the Center for Responsible Lending's website.

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Lutheran Social Services (LSS)

Free financial counseling, debt consolidation programs, and a wide knowledge of local resources are only the beginning of what LSS has to offer. As one of our closest organizational partners we incentivize our own participants for meeting with one of their financial counselors.

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