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Missouri public employees now safe from pension advances

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Missouri public employees now safe from pension advances House Bill 1217 goes into effect, marking a huge win for consumers   JEFFERSON CITY – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) announced House Bill 1217 goes into effect today, meaning public retirees in Missouri are now protected from the predatory lending practice known as pension advances. Retired public employees who are drawn into these misleading agreements can now take legal action against

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  • Protecting Seniors

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 4:59 pm

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      “Today, Missouri became the first state in the nation to shut its doors to these predatory businesses,” Treasurer Zweifel said. “House Bill 1217 will ensure that pensions earned by our teachers, fire fighters, police officers and other public servants are protected. I am proud that yet again Missouri is leading by example, and I thank Governor Nixon for signing this bill into law.”   Victims of pension advance schemes

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    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 2:28 pm

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    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 11:59 am

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