How to Contact The Consumer Protection Office in Your ProvinceBy Caitlin in Posts
Payday lenders prey upon the financially constrained and target those who are desperate for loans to help deal with their financial issues; this is why it’s so important that all Canadians have access to the proper information concerning payday loans. While payday lenders are regulated by the government, this doesn’t mean that they all properly follow the rules set out for them and it’s possible that you’ll have a negative experience.
Below we’ve listed, by province or territory, the appropriate offices and departments that you should contact if you need more information about payday lenders or are currently experiencing difficulties while dealing with one. Each province/ territory in Canada has their own set of rules and regulations that payday lenders are required to follow, so if you have any questions or concerns please get in contact with your provinces’ consumer protections office.
Consumer Protection BC
The Consumer Protection Division
Manitoba Consumer Protection Office
Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services
Québec Office de la protection du consommateur
Newfoundland and Labrador
New Brunswick Consumer Affairs
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island Consumer Services
Nova Scotia Consumer Awareness
Yukon Consumer Services
Northwest Territories Consumer Protection
Nunavut Consumer Affairs
While payday loans may seem like a quick and easy way to get some extra cash to cover a few of your expenses, in the long run, they can and will put your financial health in danger. We would never recommend that anyone apply for a payday loan, the consequences are simply not worth it. But, if you are currently dealing with a predatory payday lender the information provided in this article should help you fight back and regain control of your finances. Check out the articles listed below.
Need more information about payday lenders?
- How Much Do Payday Loans Really Cost?
- Getting Rid of Your Payday Loans
- Personal Loans vs Payday Loans
- Alternatives to Payday Loans
- Payday Loan Help: Break the Cycle and Get Help