Mar 22, 2013 Payday lenders circumvented state laws by moving online, and in the process big banks became enablers (and potentially profited) from payday lending. Now Chase is making changes to protect its customers from payday lenders. Will other banks follow?
Mar 8, 2013 Last week on Marketplace, a payday loan lender defended his industry, saying as long as customers did the math, he wasn't doing anything wrong. Commentator Helaine Olen begs to differ.
Feb 21, 2013 A payday lender from Kansas City, Missouri, says his business is fair, just do the math.
Feb 20, 2013 New Pew report finds that payday borrowers feel both relief -- and that they are being taken advantage of.
Rowan Moore Gerety
Feb 15, 2013 More than 5 million homes have been lost to foreclosure since 2006. That's a lot of real estate, and con artists are determined to put it to good use.
Nov 9, 2012 Critics of payday lending say the industry is ripe for abuse and should be tightly controlled. Commentator Tom Lehman says the practice can actually be helpful, for individuals and the financial system as a whole.
Mar 30, 2012 A Big Y supermarket clerk helps a Connecticut woman from falling victim to a scam.
Mar 23, 2012 The U.S. Department of Justice takes AT&T to court over yet another Nigerian scam.
Jan 23, 2012 Commentator Mark Laws found himself on a "rat wheel" trying to pay off a loan to attend his mother's funeral.
Dec 28, 2011 Legal issues loom over privacy and what a person actually is.