A customer applies for a cash loan at a Money Mart on Broadway and 20th Street in Sacramento mWednesday June 27, 2001. New legislation (SB 898) would reduce the fees associated with payday loans, improve the disclosure of borrower's rights to consumers, establish a toll-free number for customer complaints, and require lenders to report data regarding their practices to the Department of Justice. But most importantly, the bill would provide repeat borrowers the opportunity to get off the payday loan treadmill by paying off their loans in installments. The Sacramento Bee / Randy Pench /ZUMA Press

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