Solarbird (solarbird) wrote,

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preying on the desperate

You see these all the time - payday loan companies, and all that - and this is just one example. ThinkCash ( is a vulture lender advertising "quick cash!" lending on television through direct deposit into your chequing account. Unlike most of their customers, I looked at the numbers in the fine-print. The interest rate is 217%. (Not 21.7%; 217%.) Clearly, it is compound often - probably continually - as a US$1,000 loan results in you paying back US$2,775.9.

If you know anyone, anyone, who is in the sort of position to consider these things, stop them.
Tags: economics
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