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Choose your payday lender wisely

For the millions of Americans struggling to afford an unexpected expense, high-interest payday and online loans may seem like acceptable options despite the inherent risk. But guidelines issued by federal regulators in the spring could bring a competitor to small-dollar lending: banks. The guidelines omit a previous suggestion from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. that […]

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Dropbox documents are now accessible from the Chrome OS file manager

[ad_1] Last year, Chrome OS added support for viewing files from Android cloud storage apps. The feature worked immediately with apps already in use Android DocumentsProvider API, including OneDrive and Box, but Dropbox didn’t support the API at the time. Dropbox eventually added the API, allowing it to integrate with the Chrome OS file manager. […]

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Google Chrome for Android will soon have a File Manager-like “download later” feature

The feature is available on the Canary version of Google Chrome 86. Here’s how it works. Google is working on a new feature for Chrome users. The upcoming feature will allow users to schedule and better manage downloads. You can use the feature by enabling the “Enable download later” flag on the Canary version of […]

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‘A big mistake’: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau drops payday loan limits

After a years-long battle, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has rolled back a series of proposals to limit payday loans in a move advocacy groups call a “serious mistake” that could potentially trap vulnerable people in debt. The CFPB announced on Tuesday that it was rescinding the mandatory underwriting provisions – which essentially require lenders […]

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US consumer watchdog removes need for ‘ability to pay’ from payday loan final rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its long-awaited payday loan measure on Tuesday that reverses an Obama-era proposal requiring lenders to first ensure a borrower is able to reimburse them. Consumer advocates blasted the move as yet another sign the Trump administration is being soft on predatory lenders. The rule follows […]

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US consumer watchdog removes need for ‘ability to pay’ from payday loan final rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its long-awaited payday loan measure on Tuesday that reverses an Obama-era proposal requiring lenders to first ensure a borrower is able to repay them. Consumer advocates blasted the move as yet another sign the Trump administration is getting soft on predatory lenders. The rule follows […]