Historic settlement sees lenders that are online away $380 million with debt. Virginians led the way in which.

Historic settlement sees lenders that are online away $380 million with debt. Virginians led the way in which.

RICHMOND — A handful of persistent Virginians, burned by triple-digit rates of interest on the online loans, won a groundbreaking national settlement that aims to shut a loophole that let loan firms pretend to be indigenous Americans to skirt state loan-sharking regulations.

The settlement, authorized by U.S. District Judge Hannah Lauck, wipes out some $380 million of debts owed by more than one million people across the country wednesday.

Lenders promised to get rid of all reference to those loans — most of those theoretically […] Read more