FirstCash: California Regulator Takes Action Against Four Technologies for Operating Without License; Levitin Opines that California Retail Installment Sales Agreements Resemble Direct Loans and Loans are Unconscionable

Published on Aug 08, 2022

American First Finance, a point-of-sale consumer finance and rent-to-own company recently acquired by payday lender FirstCash (FCFS), operates in California without a nonbank lending license because the company has determined its retail sales installment agreements do not constitute a loan and are exempt from state usury and licensing laws.  But the Commissioner of the California […]

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