‘And Justice for All’ Series Looks at Predatory Lending on Feb. 15

Poster for Predatory Lending Discussion

The popular Muskegon Community College “And Justice for All…” series continues on Thursday, Feb. 15, with a discussion of the in-depth research conducted by MCC students into Muskegon area check cashing services, rent-to-own and pawn shop activities.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will provide attendees with the knowledge and confidence to avoid being a target. Listen and learn from MCC students uncovering predatory lending practices.

The event takes place from 6-8 p.m. in MCC’s Stevenson Center Room 1100.

Predatory lending is any lending practice that imposes unfair or abusive loan terms on a borrower. It is also any practice that convinces a borrower to accept unfair terms through deceptive, coercive, exploitative or unscrupulous actions for a loan that a borrower doesn’t need, doesn’t want or can’t afford.

Predatory targets include:

  • Young consumers
  • People needing immediate cash
  • People living beyond their means
  • People with limited education and income

For more information on the “And Justice for All…” series, contact the MCC Office of the Provost at (231) 777-0266.