Jennifer Lewis Priestley, Ph.D. - Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw, GA, US

Jennifer Lewis Priestley, Ph.D. Jennifer Lewis Priestley, Ph.D.

Professor of Statistics and Data Science | Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA, US

Jennifer Lewis Priestley is the director of the Center for Statistics and Analytical Services at Kennesaw State.

Payday loan rollovers do not harm some borrowers’ financial welfare

Payday loan rollovers do not harm some borrowers’ financial welfare 2017-04-07
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Jennifer Lewis Priestley, Ph.D.

Research by a Kennesaw State University professor has found that there is a potentially limited adverse relationship between repeated refinancing and credit scores for those at the lowest end of the credit spectrum, casting doubt on the claims of payday loan critics that extended refinancing of these loans is universally harmful to consumers' financial welfare. Jennifer Priestley, a professor of applied statistics and data science and author of the 2014 study, says that "payday loans may not only fail to harm borrowers, but may actually contribute to an improvement in borrower welfare for some customers on the lower end of the credit continuum."

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With legislators convening in washington and austin, the next few years could be make-or-break for texas’ $5.8 billion payday loan market. in washington, the industry’s future could hinge on whether donald trump fulfills a pledge to gut the consumer financial protection bureau. in june, that federal agency proposed rules requiring firms like payday lenders to …

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