Rent-A-Center's Collection Practices Face Scrutiny From U.S. Consumer Watchdog

A U.S. government consumer watchdog agency is investigating the $8 billion rent-to-own industry and related companies over questions about unfair, deceptive and abusive practices, NerdWallet has learned.Investigators for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are asking specifically about Plano-based Rent-A-Center, the nation's largest rent-to-own enterprise with more than 2,400 stores selling furniture and appliances mostly to low-income Americans.  Continue reading...

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