The Most Hideous Financial Image Ever

7 responses

  1. Financial Samurai
    March 29, 2011

    Pretty crafty! Do we blame the marketer, or the dumbo who falls for this?


    • bigcajunman
      March 30, 2011

      Not sure, but it is still disgusting.


  2. Vacatures Online
    December 25, 2010

    I totally agree that the payday loan business must be stopped. There are so many people in financial problems these days and these financial services keep getting them deeper in the problems.


  3. Michelle
    December 27, 2009

    Well, the credit card industry has moved into the traditional loan shark space, so these guys had to go even farther out.

    Neil, I don’t think their terms are all that straighforward, do they advertise that their yearly rates are in excess of 12,000%? Don’t think so.

    They are parasites.


  4. Neil
    December 26, 2009

    It has always struck me that foreign exchange doesn’t quite fit with the rest. Most people in Canada are sending money home, not exchanging it. And foreign currency is usually something that the better off deal with (or at least those with the financial wherewithal to save up for a plane ticket).

    I find that I don’t get overly offended at these kinds of places. There’s demand. Their terms are pretty straightforward. And unlike the loan shark, they won’t break your legs. So, while I’d like to live in a world where everyone is knowledgeable enough to not use these services, I prefer the storefront business to the back alley business. More regulation wouldn’t hurt, though.


  5. Gene
    February 9, 2009

    You must admit, all that neon does add a touch of class to the whole operation. 😉

    Sort of reminiscent of the neon “GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS” you might have seen on a seedy strip club, so maybe your “financial pornography” phrase is apt


  6. FOREX trading strategy
    February 9, 2009

    LOL 🙂 “financial pornography” term expresses it’s true essence.


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