Tag: Paul Kiel
Paul Kiel: For Nebraska’s Poor, Get Sick and Get SuedMay 2016
Cheap court fees and looser rules make suing over medical debts as small as $60 easy. Every year Nebraska collection agencies file lawsuits by the tens of thousands.
Paul Kiel: Feds Put Forward New Payday Rules as Lenders Scramble to Evade ThemMarch 2015
New rules put forward by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau would have a major impact on the high-cost loan industry. But if history is any guide, lenders will quickly find some loopholes.
Paul Kiel and Chris Arnold: Senator to Hospitals, Stop Suing Poor PatientsJanuary 2015
Sen. Charles Grassley asks a Missouri nonprofit hospital to explain why it seizes the wages of thousands of its patients.
Paul Kiel: USA Discounters Responds to ProPublicaJuly 2014
The company says ProPublica “inaccurately” portrayed its policies regarding military customers, but cites no errors.
Paul Kiel: Federal Law Leaves Soldiers VulnerableJuly 2014
Soldiers struggle to find substantive legal recourse against high-cost lender USA Discounters.
Paul Kiel: Protecting Soldiers from Predatory LendingJune 2014
To protect service members, the Defense Department plans broad ban on high-cost loans.
Paul Kiel: To Dodge Law, High-Cost Lender Offers Cash for FreeSeptember 2013
Unethical, unconscionable, legal: predatory lenders keep people in debt indefinitely.
Paul Kiel: Whack-a-MoleAugust 2013
When states crack down, predatory lenders bounce right back.
Paul Kiel: The 182 Percent LoanMay 2013
How installment lenders put borrowers in a world of hurt.
Paul Kiel & Mitchell Hartman: Soldiers Defeated by DebtMay 2013
Federal law is supposed to protect service members from predatory lending, but many military personnel are trapped in high-interest debt.
Paul Kiel: Feds Replace Flawed Foreclosure Review With Vague $8.5 Billion SettlementJanuary 2013
Banking regulators admitted the Independent Foreclosure Review was a big expensive mess and shut it down. But many details about the $8.5 billion settlement that replaces it remain murky.
Paul Kiel: As Foreclosure Crisis Drags On, So Does Flawed Government ResponseJanuary 2013
A look at the government's response as the foreclosure crisis enters its seventh year.
Paul Kiel: Study Pins Foreclosure Fail Blame on Big BanksSeptember 2012
Because of big banks' poor performance, approximately 800,000 homeowners missed out on mortgage modifications.