payday loans payday loans

More companies are stepping in to help their workers with a much cheaper way to get some emergency cash than payday loans. MHJ/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
MHJ/Getty Images

Walmart And Others Offer Workers Payday Loan Alternative

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/639236531/639371832" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The White House is proposing changes to the Military Lending Act that critics say would leave service members vulnerable when they buy cars. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
David McNew/Getty Images

White House Takes Aim At Financial Protections For Military

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/637992389/638120531" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting, a former bank executive, is testifying before Congress this week about reshaping some banking rules. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Brandon/AP

Former Banker, Now Regulator, Wants To Allow Banks To Make Payday-Style Loans

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/619655770/619853398" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Rev. Sekinah Hamlin (left) of Greensboro, N.C., and the Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr., of Findlay, Ohio, were among the faith leaders protesting outside the payday lenders conference near Miami. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Greg Allen/NPR

Payday Lenders Convening At A Trump Resort Are Met By Protesters

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/603637901/603693224" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is also the interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Carolyn Kaster/AP

Trump Administration Plans To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/584980698/585032386" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mick Mulvaney, a former Republican lawmaker and current White House budget chief, was also picked as interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Astrid Riecken/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Astrid Riecken/Getty Images

Under Trump Appointee, Consumer Protection Agency Seen Helping Payday Lenders

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/579961808/580827315" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Gordon Martinez (left), leader of the group Faith in Texas and payday loan borrower, marches before a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau field hearing in Kansas City, Mo., on June 2. Wes Helm/Faith In Texas hide caption

toggle caption
Wes Helm/Faith In Texas

With Payday Loans Burying Borrowers, Community Tries Alternatives

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/481558398/482279830" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Payday lender ACE Cash Express is seen on San Mateo Boulevard in Albuquerque, N.M. High-interest lending practices are being targeted by new federal regulations. Vik Jolly/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Vik Jolly/AP

New Rules To Ban Payday Lending 'Debt Traps'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/480329986/480397643" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Maranda Brooks stands in January outside a payday loans business that she used to frequent. Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are proposing expansive, first-ever rules on payday lenders, aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers from falling into a cycle of debt. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Tony Dejak/AP

Payday Loans — And Endless Cycles Of Debt — Targeted By Federal Watchdog

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/395421117/395604764" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A payday store in Madison, Wis., Ryan J. Foley/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Ryan J. Foley/AP

Petula Dvorak talks with guest host Allison Keyes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/148523440/148523792" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">