Loans http://kuer.org en Legislators Attempt to Clamp Down on Payday Lenders http://kuer.org/post/legislators-attempt-clamp-down-payday-lenders <p>Rep. Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, is one of a few legislators introducing bills that would give consumers more protection when dealing with payday lending companies.</p><p><a href="http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/HB0127.html" target="_blank">HB127</a> would require deferred deposit lenders, also known as payday lenders, to start reporting detailed information about the loans they give out and how long it takes people to repay them. Rep. Dunnigan says this will help get to the bottom of the claim that payday lenders help create a cycle of debt for people with low income.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:21:38 +0000 Brian Grimmett 42132 at http://kuer.org Legislators Attempt to Clamp Down on Payday Lenders Utah Ranks High for Low Student Debt http://kuer.org/post/utah-ranks-high-low-student-debt <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While the cost of obtaini</span>ng a college degree in the United States continues to rise, Utah colleges and universities manage to keep college debt in check. NerdScholar, a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/nerdscholar/2013/student-debt-best-worst-states/" style="line-height: 1.5;">website</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that helps college students make better decisions about higher education is calling Utah the </span>2nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> best state in the nation for low student debt.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 23:13:54 +0000 Whittney Evans 34154 at http://kuer.org Utah Ranks High for Low Student Debt