This chapter summarizes the book first by chapter and then, second, by theme. Payday lending is an important manifestation of financialization in Canada and so experiences with it offer important lessons for other products that crop up through this process. Evidence finds that payday loan borrowers tend to be from more modest economic backgrounds and some borrowers find their way into repeat borrowing. Repeat borrowing is an important source of efficiencies for payday lenders, and so this is a ‘rub’ (or conflict of interest) that state regulators need to address carefully. Regulation can be directed at payday lenders, other fringe banks, and, possibly more importantly, towards mainstream FIs to enable them to offer more competitive products.
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