The surprising logic behind the use of check cashers and payday loans

The surprising logic behind the use of check cashers and payday loans

PBS NewsHour 59,569 views 2017-06-22

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Title The surprising logic behind the use of check cashers and payday loans
Duration 08:27
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Often seen as predatory, the check cashing industry has been booming. Lisa Servon wondered why lower-income people who were struggling would cash checks instead of getting a bank account, so she took a job as a cashier to find out. What she learned -- that it’s often cheaper -- is the subject of her new book, "The Unbanking of America." Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

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