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Apr 16, 2016

It’s no secret that payday loans charge an outrageously high interest rate. In Ontario, they can charge $21 for $100. If you take out a new $100 loan every two weeks, you would pay $546 a year, that's an interest rate is 546% on an annual basis. And therein lies the problem with these types of loans. But what is the solution?

On today’s podcast, Doug Hoyes speak with Jonathan Bishop, a Research and Parliamentary Analyst at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) about Bill 156 and pay day loan regulation. The PIAC is a non-profit organization that conducts research into public service issues that affect consumers. The payday loan industry is something they have been investigating for well over a decade.