The End of Payday Loans or a Kinder, Gentler Predator?

Fintech products offer options and also high fees

Andy Spears

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Adam Hardy writes in Money.com that a number of cash-advance apps are suggesting they offer a viable alternative to payday loans but may instead offer a similar product in a more tech-friendly package.

Hardy reviews the policies and practices of apps such as Dave, Earnin, and Brigit and finds that:

“. . .consumer experts warn their fees are just as bad as — if not worse than — traditional payday loan APRs…

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Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .