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Consumer Financial Services Law Blog

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Pension Advance Loans Come Under Federal and State Scrutiny

A booming sector within the consumer financial service industry has encountered a formidable challenge at the hands of both federal and state agencies. Pension advances—also referred to variously as pension loans, sales, or buyouts—have sprouted a cottage industry of independent lenders eager to assist individuals in leveraging their pensions for immediate access to cash. Typically, a lender will offer the consumer a lump sum payment in return for an assignment of all or some of the consumer’s monthly pension checks over a given period of time, often ranging from 5 to 10 years. As the lending niche has grown, however, so has the impetus for government oversight. Read More ›