How Cash Advance Payday Loans Works
Posted by Ftc.gov
on 10/22/07 2:41 PM
Payday Loans = Costly Cash
A cash advance loan secured by a personal check – such as a payday loan – is very expensive credit.
Let’s say you write a personal check for $115 to borrow $100 for up to 14 days. The check casher or payday lender agrees to hold the check until your next payday.
At that time, depending on the particular plan, the lender deposits the check, you redeem the check by paying the $115 in cash, or you roll-over the check by paying a fee to extend the loan for another two weeks.
In this example, the cost of the initial loan is a $15 finance charge and 391 percent APR. If you roll-over the loan three times, the finance charge would climb to $60 to borrow $100.
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