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Is San Antonio FloatMe a Safer Alternative to Payday Loans?

FloatMe, a San Antonio tech startup that gives workers cash advances on their next paycheck, said it has increased $16.2 million from investors during its last fundraising. Overall, the startup has raised $49.1 million in funding since June 2019, including $25 million in debt funding, according to Crunchbase, which tracks investments in tech companies. FloatMe’s […]

What to know before borrowing

Payday loans usually come with very high interest rates and are often based on your income. Personal loans are long-term installment loans that generally have lower rates than payday loans. Payday loans are always a worse option than personal loans due to their high rates. Read more stories from Personal Finance Insider. Loading Something is […]

The CFPB’s arbitrary attacks on personal loans

The new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Rohit Chopra, began to shake his interventionist saber only two months after his confirmation in the Senate. Whether pushing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Whether it’s blocking bank mergers or tackling bank overdraft fees, Mr. Chopra is acting aggressively. If the CFPB’s “buy now, pay later” […]

Payday loans are a problem. Can a public bank be part of the solution?

When the coronavirus first posed a threat to the health and finances of Americans, Tiffany Moore of Forest Park first turned to an installment lender hoping for financial relief. The good news: She was approved for a $9,500 loan to compensate a tenant in her property who couldn’t pay rent. The bad news: an interest […]

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