Profiting from Poverty—making a buck from bad luck

Low-income debtors often get the worst deal when it comes to dealing with debt—inaccessible or weak hardship assistance, particularly for those in long-term hardship; misleading or severe debt collection practices; default judgments and harsh debt enforcement; inappropriate bankruptcy or debt agreements.

There are also more and more businesses seeking to profit from those in financial difficulty, including debt consolidation, credit repair and ‘budgeting’ services. We will expose these new business models and campaign to ensure low-income debtors have the necessary protections, advocacy and support to ensure that they are not denied their dignity.

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