With yearly rates of interest around 400 per cent, pay day loans are known as exploitative by experts. But the industry states those prices are necessary. And almost 90% of borrowers are happy clients. (picture: stallio)
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Experts — including President Obama — say short-term, high-interest loans are predatory, trapping borrowers in a period of financial obligation.