Cash Store Financial Group, which operates Cash Stores and Instaloans in British Columbia, Canada, has been ordered to repay more than $1 million to B.C. customers after allegedly charging them exorbitant interest rates on payday loans and charging extra to load the loans onto debit cards.

Consumer Protection BC issued the order. The consumer watchdog found the company violated provincial law starting in 2009 by overcharging customers for payday loans by requiring customers to also pay for cash cards.

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