Tag: Paul Kiel

Paul Kiel: For Nebraska’s Poor, Get Sick and Get Sued

May 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 Them

March 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 Patients

January 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 ProPublica

July 2014

The company says ProPublica “inaccurately” portrayed its policies regarding military customers, but cites no errors.

Paul Kiel: Federal Law Leaves Soldiers Vulnerable

July 2014

Soldiers struggle to find substantive legal recourse against high-cost lender USA Discounters.

Paul Kiel: Protecting Soldiers from Predatory Lending

June 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 Free

September 2013

Unethical, unconscionable, legal: predatory lenders keep people in debt indefinitely.

Paul Kiel: Whack-a-Mole

August 2013

When states crack down, predatory lenders bounce right back.

Paul Kiel: The 182 Percent Loan

May 2013

How installment lenders put borrowers in a world of hurt.

Paul Kiel & Mitchell Hartman: Soldiers Defeated by Debt

May 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 Settlement

January 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 Response

January 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 Banks

September 2012

Because of big banks' poor performance, approximately 800,000 homeowners missed out on mortgage modifications.