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An Assessment of Payday Lending: Markets and Regulatory Responses

November 21, 2016

A report prepared for The Canadian Consumer Finance Association calls for a cautious approach by policymakers considering new regulatory measures in the payday lending market.

The report, authored by Finn Poschmann, President and CEO of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, found that measures that squeeze licenced markets are likely to push buyers and sellers into unlicenced markets, with potential risks to social welfare. 

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November 21, 2016

An Assessment of Payday Lending: Markets and Regulatory Responses

 

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