- Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife (5/21/17)1
- Cape fines contractor $1,100 a day for street-project delays; contractor blames utility relocations (5/18/17)13
- Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case (5/23/17)2
- Cape police say man assaulted, kidnapped girlfriend (5/21/17)2
- Woman may lose foot after being hit by moped (5/24/17)
- Mississippi County sheriff fights efforts in court to remove him from office (5/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Cape man accused of shooting a woman in Jackson (5/21/17)
- Police apprehend Charleston man they say hit Cape woman with car (5/24/17)
- Broadening horizons: Heartland Dream Team founder stays committed to area youth (5/21/17)2
Payday loans help millions
In regard to the Nov. 15 story "Economist at foreclosure seminar in Cape predicts tough 2010":
Payday advances play a necessary role, providing hard-working people with a reasonable, well-regulated option for meeting unexpected or unbudgeted expenses and other short-term financial needs.
Payday advances are small, unsecured, short-term loans, usually due on the borrower's next payday. The average loan is $300, and the typical fee is $15 to $17 per $100 borrowed.
Payday advance customers are educated, hard-working, middle-class Americans who face unbudgeted or unexpected expenses between paychecks and want and need access to short-term credit.
Millions of customers across the country have used payday advance responsibly and appreciate having somewhere to turn when they need quick access to credit. Analysts estimate payday advances were used by 19 million households in 2008.
TOMMY MOORE, Executive Vice President, Community Financial Services Association of America, Alexandria, Va.