Sharks and Superheroes

October 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Payday Lending, Recent Blog Posts

What do sharks and superheroes have in common? They’ll both be at: The Tennessee Citizen Action Fall Fundraiser on November 3rd in Nashville! Our hosts are Will Cheek and Kathryn Barnett 1619 18th Ave. South in Nashville Will you be there? Will you take a chance to meet Payday the Loan Shark? Do you want to help us […]

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Someone You Need to Meet

October 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Issues, Payday Lending, Recent Blog Posts

Friends, We’ve got someone you need to meet: Payday the Loan Shark. He’ll be joining us on November 3rd as we celebrate our successes from this year and look to the legislative session of 2016. Tickets for this special event are $50 per person and you can get them here. Just type “Sharks” in the comment section to reserve your […]

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Financed by Loan Sharks: A Stephen Fincher Story

In August, we told you about Tennessee Congressman Stephen Fincher standing up for payday loan sharks and against Tennessee consumers. Now, we’ve learned that Fincher’s earning a big political payday from those who prey on Tennessee’s most vulnerable. The Campaign for Accountability filed an ethics complaint about Fincher and 10 other Members of Congress, calling into question donations from the […]

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Payday Loan Sharks and the High Cost of Being Poor

A recent article in The Economist highlights the high cost of being poor in America. From fees to cash checks to getting paid on prepaid debit cards that carry costly fees and yes, to accessing credit by way of high-priced predatory lending loan sharks. The article notes: To access credit, the poor typically rely on high-cost payday lenders. In 2013 the […]

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Free and Fair Elections — It’s Time to Investigate

On August 14th, we called for an investigation into potentially illegal campaign activity between a Texas-based SuperPAC and the mayoral campaign of David Fox. The SuperPAC is funded by Fox’s wealthy hedge fund investor brother, George Fox. When the Fox Brothers failed to respond, we stated our intent to keep monitoring the situation — and, if […]

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Return of the SuperPAC

Last week, we called for an investigation into potentially illegal campaign activity between a Texas-based SuperPAC and the mayoral campaign of David Fox. The SuperPAC is funded by Fox’s wealthy hedge fund investor brother, George Fox. The Fox campaign called our complaint “fake” and the SuperPAC said it was “frivolous.” But guess what? The Fox Brothers have […]

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