Infographic: The Payday Loan Cycle

Infographic: The Payday Loan Cycle

Written by Caitlin Wood
Last Updated November 10, 2021

Payday loans have been around for decades, they represent a part of the financial world that many people have never even heard of. Within the last month payday loans and the lenders that offer them have been written about in the majority of Canadian news publications. With payday loans on everyone’s mind right now, we’re taking a look at how these lenders pay upon those in desperate financial situations and then trap them in what is called the payday loan cycle. Take a look at our newest infographic for an in-depth look at how this vicious cycle of debt is perpetrated.

Infographic The Payday Loan Cycle

Take a look at some of our previous articles for more information on payday loans.

  • How Much Do Payday Loans Really Cost? Click here.
  • Payday Loan Help: Break the Cycle and Get Help, read this.
  • How Payday Lenders Prey Upon the Poor, here.
  • Payday Loans vs Installment Loans Video, watch here.

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Caitlin Wood is the Editor-in-Chief at Loans Canada and specializes in personal finance. She is a graduate of Dawson College and Concordia University and has been working in the personal finance industry for over eight years. Caitlin has covered various subjects such as debt, credit, and loans. Her work has been published on Zoocasa, GoDaddy, and deBanked. She believes that education and knowledge are the two most important factors in the creation of healthy financial habits. She also believes that openly discussing money and credit, and the responsibilities that come with them can lead to better decisions and a greater sense of financial security.

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