By Alan Pyke on March 7, 2014
Payday loan interest rates average 339 percent nationwide. Louisiana legislators want to cap rates at 36 percent in their state.
By Alan Pyke on March 1, 2014
Only 15 states prohibit high-interest payday loans, and that could fall to 14 if a pair of Pennsylania Republicans get their way.
By Alan Pyke on February 20, 2014
Wall Street's entry into being America's landlord is set to explode over the coming years. That's great for banks, but probably terrible for their tenants.
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By Alan Pyke on February 18, 2014
The companies that profit off of the 401(k) system are pleased to report that America's retirement accounts have never been so full.
By Alan Pyke on February 14, 2014
By a 44-37 margin, Americans support replacing predatory cash-advance companies with the U.S. Postal Service.
By Alan Pyke on February 12, 2014
House conservatives who oppose the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau turned to Nazi comparisons.
By Alan Pyke on February 10, 2014
The Department of Justice acted "as prosecutor, jury, and judge" in settling with JP Morgan unilaterally rather than seeking judicial review, the suit says.
The fight to curb abusive payday lenders continues to simmer at the state level, but real relief for consumers might need to come from national action.
By Alan Pyke on February 7, 2014
A new legally binding banker oath of office in the Netherlands indicates regulators may be at their wit's end.
By Alan Pyke on February 6, 2014
Corporate America seems to have figured out how to kill the one good thing for workers about 401(k) retirement accounts.