Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Georgia Payday Loan Companies Closing

By Roman Parchowsky
Payday Loan Writer

Bainbridge, Georgia — Just recently five payday loan companies have voluntarily shut down in Bainbridge. Two more payday loan companies, "Money Now" and "Fast Cash Title Pawn" are on trial. If found guilty, this will add two more companies to the closing list.

District Attorney, Joe Mulholland, is prosecuting the two companies for violating the payday lending act with their interest "rollover."

The payday lending act, established in July 2004, made it illegal to charge more than 16% interest for any faxless payday loans under the amount of $3,000.

Mulholland said "Money Now" and "Fast Cash Title Pawn" tried getting around that law by "giving a rebate, or an option, or they're giving a gift certificate, when, in fact, there's no gift to be got."

A decision by the judge is expected to make by March.

One Response to “Georgia Payday Loan Companies Closing”

  1. Payday Loan Times » Blog Archive » Georgian Supports End of Payday Loan Practices Says:

    […] Taking advocates of payday loans to ask, Mr. Winslow is probably a supporter of the December closing of a handful of payday advance operations in Georgia. Here are excerpts of what he had to say: […]

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