Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract] Description of Our Business Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements Disclosure [Text Block] Income Statement [Abstract] Interest income: Interest and Fee Income, Loans and Leases [Abstract] Consumer loans, including past due fees Interest and Fee Income, Loans, Consumer Other Other Interest and Dividend Income Total interest income Interest and Dividend Income, Operating Interest expense Interest Expense Net interest income before fees and related income on earning assets and provision for losses on loans and fees receivable Interest Income (Expense), Net Fees and related income on earning assets Fees and related income on earning assets Fees and related income on earning assets primarily include: (1) lending fees; (2) fees associated with our credit card receivables; (3) changes in the fair value of loans and fees receivable; (4) changes in fair value of notes payable associated with structured financings; (5) income on investments in previously charged-off receivables; (6) gross profits and losses from auto sales; (7) gains associated with investments in securities; and (8) gains realized associated with our settlement of litigation. Net recovery of (losses upon) charge off of loans and fees receivable recorded at fair value Losses Upon Charge Off Of Loans And Fees Receivable Recorded At Fair Value Net of Recoveries Reflects charge offs associated with the de-securitization and reconsolidation of our lower-tier credit card receivables portfolio upon investor repayment and the consolidation of our formerly off-balance-sheet credit card receivables securitizations pursuant to accounting rules changes. Provision for losses on loans and fees receivable recorded at net realizable value Provision for Loan and Lease Losses Net interest income, fees and related income on earning assets Net Interest Income Fees And Related Income On Earning Assets Total aggregate amount of net interest income before fees and related income on earning assets and provision for losses on loans and fees receivable, fees and related income on earning assets, losses upon charge off of loans and fees receivable recorded at fair value and the provision for losses on loans and fees receivable recorded at net realizable value. Other operating income: Noninterest Income [Abstract] Servicing income Bank Servicing Fees Noninterest Income, Other Operating Income Noninterest Income, Other Operating Income Gains (Losses) on Extinguishment of Debt Gain (Loss) on Extinguishment of Debt Equity in income of equity-method investee Income (Loss) from Equity Method Investments Total other operating income Noninterest Income Other operating expense: Noninterest Expense [Abstract] Salaries and benefits Labor and Related Expense Cost of Services Cost of Services Marketing and solicitation Marketing and Advertising Expense Depreciation Depreciation, Nonproduction Other Nonoperating Income (Expense) Other Nonoperating Income (Expense) Total other operating expense Noninterest Expense Income (loss) before income taxes Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Equity Method Investments, Income Taxes, Noncontrolling Interest Income tax benefit Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Net income (loss) Net Income (Loss), Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Net loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Net income (loss) attributable to controlling interests Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Parent Net (loss) income attributable to controlling interests per common share-basic (in dollars per share) Earnings Per Share, Basic Net (loss) income attributable to controlling interests per common share-diluted (in dollars per share) Earnings Per Share, Diluted Notes Payable [Abstract] Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table] Schedule of Long-term Debt Instruments [Table] Credit Facility [Axis] Credit Facility [Axis] Credit Facility [Domain] Credit Facility [Domain] Expiring November 2018 [Member] Expiring November 2019 [Member] Expiring November 2019 Revolving Credit Facility [Member] Revolving Credit Facility [Member] Expiring October 2017 [Member] Expiring October 2019 [Member] Loan Agreement Expiring October 2019 [Member] Expiring October 4 2017 [Domain] Expiring December 21, 2019 [Domain] Expiring December 21, 2019 [Domain] Expiring December 2019 [Member] Expiring December 2019 [Member] Represents the expiration date for the particular amortizing securitization facility issued. Expiring February 2022 [Member] Expiring February 2022 [Member] Expiring February 2022 Expiring June 2020 [Domain] Expiring June 2020 [Domain] Expiring June 2020 [Domain] Expiring June 25, 2020 [Member] Expiring June 25, 2020 [Member] Expiring June 25, 2020 [Member] Debt Instrument [Axis] Debt Instrument [Axis] Debt Instrument, Name [Domain] Debt Instrument, Name [Domain] Amortizing Debt Facility Secured By Underlying Merchant Expiring July 2017 [Member] Amortizing Debt Facility Secured By Underlying Merchant Expiring July 15, 2017 [Member] Amortizing Debt Facility Secured By Underlying Merchant Expiring July 15, 2017 [Member] Expiring August 2018 [Member] Expiring September 2017 [Member] Expiring September 2017 [Member] Expires March 2018 [Member] Expires March 2018 [Member] Expires March 2018 Expiring June 2018 [Member] Expiring June 2018 [Member] Loan Agreement Expiring June 2018 Expires August 2018 [Member] Expires December 2018 [Member] Loan Agreements Expiring December 2018 [Member] Expiring November 2018 2 [Member] Expiring November 2018 2 [Member] Expiring November 2018 2 [Member] Expires April 22, 2019 [Member] Expires April 22, 2019 [Member] Expires April 22, 2019 [Member] Expires September 29, 2019 [Domain] Expires September 29, 2019 [Domain] Expires September 29, 2019 [Domain] Senior Secured Term Loan, Expiring 2018 [Domain] Senior Secured Term Loan, Expiring 2018 [Domain] Senior Secured Term Loan, Expiring 2018 [Domain] Debt Instrument [Line Items] Debt Instrument [Line Items] Notes Payable, at Face Value [Abstract] Notes Payable, Current and Noncurrent [Abstract] Long-term Line of Credit Long-term Line of Credit Amortizing debt facilities Secured Debt Notes Payable, Related Parties Notes Payable, Related Parties Notes Payable, Gross Notes Payable, Gross Notes Payable at outstanding face amount. Notes Payable Notes Payable Debt Issuance Costs, Net Debt Issuance Costs, Net Debt, Weighted Average Interest Rate Debt, Weighted Average Interest Rate Carrying Amount of Receivables as Security for Structured Financing Notes Carrying Amount of Receivables as Security for Structured Financing Notes This line item represents aggregate carrying amount of receivables and other assets that provides security for structured financing notes, as of balance sheet date. Loans Pledged as Collateral Loans Pledged as Collateral Line of Credit Facility, Expiration Date Line of Credit Facility, Expiration Date Debt Instrument, Interest Rate, Stated Percentage Debt Instrument, Interest Rate, Stated Percentage Maturity date Debt Instrument, Maturity Date Related Party Transaction, Date Related Party Transaction, Date Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract] Schedule of Fair Value of Assets and Liabilities [Table] Schedule of Fair Value of Assets and Liabilities [Table] Schedule of assets and liabilities by class, including financial instruments measured at fair value that are classified in shareholders' equity, if any, that are measured at fair value. The disclosures that may be required or desired may include, but are not limited to: (a) the fair value measurements recorded during the period and the reasons for the measurements and (b) the level within the fair value hierarchy in which the fair value measurements are categorized in their entirety (level 1, 2, 3) and transfers between levels 1 and 2. 5.875% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2035 [Member] Five Point Eight Seven Five Percent Convertible Senior Notes Due Two Thousand Thirty Five [Member] Represents a debt security that contains an option where the notes will be converted into a predefined amount of issuer's shares. Derivative Instrument Risk [Axis] Derivative Instrument [Axis] Derivative Contract Type [Domain] Derivative Contract [Domain] Asset Class [Axis] Asset Class [Axis] Fair Value by Asset Class [Domain] Asset Class [Domain] Loans and Fees Receivable, at Fair Value [Member] Loans And Fees Receivable [Member] Represents the fair value of the de-securitized and reconsolidated lower-tier credit card receivables. Loans and Fees Receivable Pledged as Collateral under Structured Financings, at Fair Value [Member] Loans and Fees Receivable Pledged as Collateral [Member] Represents assets that reflects the fair value of the consolidation of our securitization trusts presenting certain non-recourse, asset-backed structured financing debt facilities that is secured by these credit card receivables that are held within such trusts. Liability Class [Axis] Liability Class [Axis] Fair Value by Liability Class [Domain] Fair Value by Liability Class [Domain] Structured Financing Notes Payable [Member] Structured Financing Notes Payable [Member] Represents debt that reflects the fair value of the consolidation of our securitization trusts presenting certain non-recourse, asset-backed structured financing debt facilities that is secured by these credit card receivables that are held within such trusts. Schedule of Fair Value Assets And Liabilities [Line Items] Schedule of Fair Value Assets And Liabilities [Line Items] Line items represent financial concepts included in a table. These concepts are used to disclose reportable information associated with domain members defined in one or many axes to the table. Interest rate on notes Aggregate unpaid principal balance within loans and fees receivable that are reported at fair value Fair Value Option Loans and Fees Receivable Unpaid Principal Balance This item represents the aggregate unpaid principal balance within loans and fees receivables that are reported at fair value for which the fair value option has been elected. Aggregate fair value of loans and fees receivable that are reported at fair value Loans Receivable, Fair Value Disclosure Aggregate fair value of receivables carried at fair value that are 90 days or more past due (which also coincides with finance charge and fee non-accrual policies) Fair Value, Option, Loans Held as Assets, 90 Days or More Past Due Aggregate excess of balance of unpaid principal receivables within loans and fees receivable that are reported at fair value and are 90 days or more past due (which also coincides with finance charge and fee non-accrual policies) over the fair value of such loans and fees receivable Fair Value, Option, Loans Held as Assets, 90 Days or More Past Due, Aggregate Difference Aggregate unpaid principal balance of notes payable Fair Value Option Notes Payable Unpaid Principal Balance This item represents the aggregate unpaid principal balance within notes payable that are reported at fair value for which the fair value option has been elected. Aggregate fair value of notes payable Fair Value Option Notes Payable Reported at Fair Value This item represents the aggregate fair value of notes payable for which the fair value option has been elected. Fair Values of Assets and Liabilities Fair Value Disclosures [Text Block] Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] Equity Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest [Abstract] Common stock, par value Common Stock, No Par Value Common stock, shares authorized Common Stock, Shares Authorized Common stock, shares issued Common Stock, Shares, Issued Common stock, shares outstanding Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding Own-share Lending Arrangement, Shares, Outstanding Own-share Lending Arrangement, Shares, Outstanding Schedule of Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation [Abstract] Schedule of Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation [Abstract] Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, at Federal Statutory Income Tax Rate, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, at Federal Statutory Income Tax Rate, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Percent Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Income Tax Penalties Expense Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Income Tax Penalties Expense Income tax settlement amount with taxing authority Income tax settlement amount with taxing authority Income tax settlement amount with taxing authority Income Tax Examination, Interest Accrued Income Tax Examination, Interest Accrued Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Change in Deferred Tax Assets Valuation Allowance, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Change in Deferred Tax Assets Valuation Allowance, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Contingency, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Tax Contingency, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Foreign Income Tax Rate Differential, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Foreign Income Tax Rate Differential, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Nondeductible Expense, Other, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Nondeductible Expense, Other, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Change in Enacted Tax Rate, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Change in Enacted Tax Rate, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, State and Local Income Taxes, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, State and Local Income Taxes, Percent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Federal Tax Rate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Federal Tax Rate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Federal Tax Rate Troubled Debt Restructuring [Abstract] Troubled Debt Restructuring [Abstract] Troubled Debt Restructurings on Financing Receivables [Table Text Block] Troubled Debt Restructurings on Financing Receivables [Table Text Block] Statement of Cash Flows [Abstract] Operating activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Net income (loss) Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities: Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income (Loss) to Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities [Abstract] Depreciation of rental merchandise Depreciation of leased merchandise Depreciation of leased merchandise Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization Losses upon charge off of loans and fees receivable recorded at fair value Losses upon charge off of loans and fees receivable recorded at fair value Reflects charge offs associated with the de-securitization and reconsolidation of our lower-tier credit card receivables portfolio upon investor repayment and the consolidation of our formerly off-balance-sheet credit card receivables securitizations pursuant to accounting rules changes. Provision for losses on loans and fees receivable Interest expense from accretion of discount on notes Amortization of Debt Discount (Premium) Income from accretion of discount associated with receivables purchases Accretion (Amortization) of Discounts and Premiums, Investments Unrealized gain on loans and fees receivable and underlying notes payable held at fair value Unrealized gain on loans and fees receivable and underlying notes payable held at fair value The aggregate increase (decrease) in the market value on loans and fees receivable and underlying notes payable held at fair value whose gains (losses) were included in earnings. Amortization of Deferred Loan Origination Fees, Net Amortization of Deferred Loan Origination Fees, Net Income from equity-method investments Gains (Losses) on Extinguishment of Debt Changes in assets and liabilities: Increase (Decrease) in Operating Capital [Abstract] Increase in uncollected fees on earning assets Increase (Decrease) in Accrued Interest Receivable, Net Decrease in income tax liability Increase (Decrease) in Income Taxes Payable (Increase) decrease in deposits Increase (Decrease) in Deposits Outstanding (Decrease) increase in accounts payable and accrued expenses Increase (Decrease) in Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities Additions to rental merchandise Additions to leased merchandise Additions to leased merchandise Other Increase (Decrease) in Other Operating Assets Net cash provided by operating activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities Investing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities [Abstract] (Increase) decrease in restricted cash Increase (Decrease) in Restricted Cash Proceeds from equity-method investee Proceeds from Equity Method Investment, Distribution Investments in earning assets Payments for (Proceeds from) Other Loans and Leases Proceeds from earning assets Proceeds from Principal Repayments on Loans and Leases Held-for-investment Purchases and development of property, net of disposals Payments to Acquire Property, Plant, and Equipment Net cash used in investing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities Financing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities [Abstract] Proceeds from Contributions from Affiliates Proceeds from Contributions from Affiliates Payments for Repurchase of Common Stock Payments for Repurchase of Common Stock Proceeds from borrowings Proceeds from Issuance of Long-term Debt Repayments of Long-term Debt Repayments of Long-term Debt Net cash provided by financing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities Effect of exchange rate changes on cash Effect of Exchange Rate on Cash and Cash Equivalents Net increase in cash and cash equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, Period Increase (Decrease) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period Cash and Cash Equivalents, at Carrying Value Cash and cash equivalents at end of period Supplemental cash flow information Supplemental Cash Flow Information [Abstract] Cash paid for interest Interest Paid Proceeds from Income Tax Refunds Proceeds from Income Tax Refunds Net cash income tax (refunds) payments Income Taxes Paid Supplemental non-cash information Cash Flow, Noncash Investing and Financing Activities Disclosure [Abstract] Issuance of stock options and restricted stock Stock Issued Income Taxes [Abstract] Income Taxes [Abstract] Income Tax Disclosure [Text Block] Income Tax Disclosure [Text Block] Property [Abstract] Property [Abstract] Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure [Text Block] Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure [Text Block] Accounting Policies [Abstract] Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Table] Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Table] Range [Axis] Range [Axis] Range [Domain] Range [Domain] Minimum [Member] Minimum [Member] Maximum [Member] Maximum [Member] Equity Method Investee, Name [Axis] Investment, Name [Axis] Equity Method Investee, Name [Domain] Investment, Name [Domain] Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items] Schedule of Equity Method Investments [Line Items] Equity-method investment, interests Equity Method Investment, Ownership Percentage Fair Value Inputs, Liabilities, Quantitative Information [Table] Fair Value Inputs, Liabilities, Quantitative Information [Table] Loans And Fees Receivable [Member] Loans and Fees Receivable Pledged as Collateral [Member] Weighted Average [Member] Weighted Average [Member] Fair Value Inputs, Liabilities, Quantitative Information [Line Items] Fair Value Inputs, Liabilities, Quantitative Information [Line Items] Notes payable associated with structured financings, at fair value Notes Payable Associated With Structured Financings At Fair Value Debt that reflects the fair value of the consolidation of our securitization trusts presenting certain non-recourse, asset-backed structured financing debt facilities that are secured by these credit card receivables that are held within such trusts. Gross yield Fair Value Inputs Gross Yield Represents rate used to find the present value of an amount in the future as an input to measure fair value pertaining to gross yield. Principal payment rate Fair Value Inputs, Prepayment Rate Expected credit loss rate Fair Value Inputs, Probability of Default Discount rate Fair Value Inputs, Discount Rate Fair Value Inputs Servicing Rate Fair Value Inputs Servicing Rate Represents rate used to find the present value of an amount to be paid or received in the future as an input to measure fair value pertaining to servicing costs. Statement of Comprehensive Income [Abstract] Other comprehensive income: Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Tax [Abstract] Foreign currency translation adjustment Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Foreign Currency Transaction and Translation Adjustment, before Tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Foreign Currency Transaction and Translation Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI, Realized upon Sale or Liquidation, Net of Tax Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Foreign Currency Transaction and Translation Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI, Realized upon Sale or Liquidation, Net of Tax Income tax expense related to other comprehensive income Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Tax Comprehensive income (loss) Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Comprehensive loss (income) attributable to noncontrolling interests Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to controlling interests Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Attributable to Parent Debt Disclosure [Abstract] Aggregate principal amount Debt Instrument, Face Amount Own Share Lending Arrangement, Duration of Share Lending Arrangement Own Share Lending Arrangement, Duration of Share Lending Arrangement Own Share Lending Arrangement, Duration of Share Lending Arrangement Own Share Lending Arrangement, Value Received Own Share Lending Arrangement, Value Received Own Share Lending Arrangement, Value Received Own-share Lending Arrangement, Shares, Outstanding, Value Own-share Lending Arrangement, Shares, Outstanding, Value Debt Instrument, Convertible, Conversion Ratio Debt Instrument, Convertible, Conversion Ratio Debt Conversion, Converted Instrument, Amount Debt Conversion, Converted Instrument, Amount Tender Offer Repurchase Amount - Face Value Extinguishment of Debt, Amount Conversion price for convertible senior notes (in dollars per share) Debt Instrument, Convertible, Conversion Price Tender Offer Repurchase Amount Debt Repurchase Amount, Net Amount paid for debt repurchase Related Party Transactions [Abstract] Schedule of Related Party Transactions, by Related Party [Table] Schedule of Related Party Transactions, by Related Party [Table] Five Point Eight Seven Five Percent Convertible Senior Notes Due Two Thousand Thirty Five [Member] Related Party Transaction [Domain] Related Party Transaction [Domain] Title of Individual [Axis] Title of Individual [Axis] Relationship to Entity [Domain] Relationship to Entity [Domain] Related Party [Axis] Related Party [Axis] Related Party [Domain] Related Party [Domain] Chief Executive Officer [Member] Chief Executive Officer [Member] Related Party Transaction [Line Items] Related Party Transaction [Line Items] Related Party Transaction, Percent of Common Stock Purchase to Trigger Share Sale Related Party Transaction, Percent of Common Stock Purchase to Trigger Share Sale Related Party Transaction, Percent of Common Stock Purchase to Trigger Share Sale Area of Real Estate Property Area of Real Estate Property Related Party Transaction, Other Revenues from Transactions with Related Party Related Party Transaction, Other Revenues from Transactions with Related Party Related Party Transaction, Due from (to) Related Party, Noncurrent Related Party Transaction, Due from (to) Related Party, Noncurrent Related Party Transaction, Amounts of Transaction Related Party Transaction, Amounts of Transaction Notes Payable, Related Party Max Facility Limit Notes Payable, Related Party Max Facility Limit Notes Payable, Related Party Max Facility Limit Employee Benefit Plan [Abstract] Employee Benefit Plan [Abstract] Defined Contribution Plan, Eligibility Defined Contribution Plan, Eligibility Defined Contribution Plan, Eligibility Defined Contribution Plan, Employer Matching Contribution, Percent of Match Defined Contribution Plan, Employer Matching Contribution, Percent of Match Defined Contribution Plan, Employer Discretionary Contribution Amount Defined Contribution Plan, Employer Discretionary Contribution Amount Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Percent of Wages Withheld, Maximum Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Percent of Wages Withheld, Maximum Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Percent of Wages Withheld, Maximum Amount an Employee can withhold to purchase stock. Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Max Annual Contribution by Employees Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Max Annual Contribution by Employees Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Max Annual Contribution by Employees Percent of Purchase Price to Companys Common Stock on Last Day of Offering Period Percent of Purchase Price to Companys Common Stock on Last Day of Offering Period Percent of Purchase Price to Companys Common Stock on Last Day of Offering Period Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Contributions Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Contributions Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Contributions Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Shares Purchased During Period Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Shares Purchased During Period Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Shares Purchased During Period Employee Stock purchase plan, shares authorized Employee Stock purchase plan, shares authorized Employee Stock purchase plan, shares authorized Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employer Expense During Period 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Deposits [Member] Deposits [Member] Penalty for Termination Prior to Contractual Termination Period [Member] Penalty for Termination Prior to Contractual Termination Period [Member] Represents the penalty to be paid in case of contract termination prior to contractual termination period. 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No documentation exists for this element. -- Net revaluations of notes payable associated with structured financings, at fair value Fair Value Measurement With Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation Recurring Basis Liability Revaluations of Notes Payable This element represents [net] revaluations of notes payable liability measured at fair value on a recurring basis using unobservable inputs (Level 3) which have taken place during the period. Repayments on outstanding notes payable, net Fair Value, Measurement with Unobservable Inputs Reconciliation, Recurring Basis, Liability, Settlements Ending Balance Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract] Stock-Based Compensation Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Text Block] Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract] Income Tax Examination [Table] Income Tax Examination [Table] Subsequent Event Type [Axis] Subsequent Event Type [Axis] Subsequent Event Type [Domain] Subsequent Event Type [Domain] Subsequent Event [Member] Subsequent Event [Member] Income Tax Examination [Line Items] Income Tax Examination [Line Items] Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Income Tax Penalties Expense Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Income Tax Penalties and Interest Expense Loans and Leases Receivable, Deferred Income Loans and Leases Receivable, Deferred Income Weighted Average Remaining Accretion Period of Deferred Revenue Weighted Average Remaining Accretion Period of Deferred Revenue This line item represents the weighted average remaining accretion period of deferred revenue during the reporting the period. 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Maximum Aggregate Exposure to Pretax Equity Loss Associated With Structured Financing at Fair Value Maximum Aggregate Exposure to Pretax Equity Loss Associated With Structured Financing at Fair Value This line item represents maximum aggregate exposure to pre-tax equity loss associated with structured financing at fair value. 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This element represents the portion of the balance sheet assertion valued at fair value by the entity whether such amount is presented as a separate caption or as a parenthetical disclosure. Additionally, this element may be used in connection with the fair value disclosures required in the footnote disclosures to the financial statements. The element may be used in both the balance sheet and disclosure in the same submission. This item represents loan receivable as presented on the statement of financial position which may include mortgage loans held for investment, finance receivables held for investment, policy loans on insurance contracts, or any other loans which are due the Company as of the balance sheet date. 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Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Gross Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Forfeitures in Period Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Forfeitures in Period Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Forfeitures in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Forfeitures in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Intrinsic Value Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Intrinsic Value Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Number Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Number Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Weighted Average Exercise Price Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Weighted Average Exercise Price Share-based Compensation 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Amortizing Securitization Facility Expiration Date [Domain] Amortizing Securitization Facility Expiration Date [Domain] The expiration date for the particular amortizing securitization facility issued that distinguishes it from other facility. Amortizing Securitization Facility Expiration Date December 1, 2021 [Member] Amortizing Securitization Facility Expiration Date December 1, 2021 [Member] Represents the expiration date for the particular amortizing securitization facility issued. 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No documentation exists for this element. -- Trading Symbol Trading Symbol Entity Registrant Name Entity Registrant Name Entity Central Index Key Entity Central Index Key Current Fiscal Year End Date Current Fiscal Year End Date Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Entity Voluntary Filers Entity Voluntary Filers Entity Current Reporting Status Entity Current Reporting Status Entity Filer Category Entity Filer Category Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding Document Fiscal Period Focus Document Fiscal Period Focus Document Type Document Type Amendment Flag Amendment Flag Entity Public Float Entity Public Float Number of reportable segments Number of Reportable Segments Leases of Lessee Disclosure [Text Block] Leases of Lessee Disclosure [Text Block] Property, Plant and Equipment [Abstract] Property, Plant and Equipment [Table Text Block] Property, Plant and Equipment [Table Text Block] Unrecognized Tax Benefits [Abstract] Unrecognized Tax Benefits [Abstract] Unrecognized Tax Benefits that Would Impact Effective Tax Rate Unrecognized Tax Benefits that Would Impact Effective Tax Rate Unrecognized Tax Benefits Unrecognized Tax Benefits Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Decrease Resulting from Prior Period Tax Positions Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Decrease Resulting from Prior Period Tax Positions Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Increase Resulting from Prior Period Tax Positions Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Increase Resulting from Prior Period Tax Positions Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Income Tax Penalties and Interest Expense Schedule of Future Minimum Rental Payments [Abstract] Schedule of Future Minimum Rental Payments [Abstract] Schedule of Future Minimum Rental Payments for Operating Leases [Table Text Block] Schedule of Future Minimum Rental Payments for Operating Leases [Table Text Block] Schedule of structured financing notes at fair value Schedule Of Structured Financing Notes At Fair Value [Table Text Block] Represents tabular disclosure of (1) the carrying amounts of structured financing notes secured by our credit card receivables and reported at fair value, (2) the outstanding face amounts of structured financing notes secured by our credit card receivables and reported at fair value, and (3) the carrying amounts of the credit card receivables and restricted cash that provide the exclusive means of repayment for the notes. Schedule of structured financing notes at face value Schedule of Structured Financing Notes at Face Value [Table Text Block] Represents tabular disclosure of principal amount of the structured financing notes outstanding and the carrying amounts of the assets that provide the exclusive means of repayment for the notes. 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Excludes interim and annual periods when interim periods are reported on a rolling approach, from latest balance sheet date. Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Due Thereafter Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments, Due Thereafter Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Receivable, Thereafter Operating Leases, Future Minimum Payments Receivable, Thereafter Operating Leases, Future Minimum Lease Payments, Due Thereafter, Net Operating Leases, Future Minimum Lease Payments, Due Thereafter, Net Amount of required minimum rental payments for operating leases having an initial or remaining non-cancelable lease term in excess of one year due after five years from the current fiscal year following the latest fiscal year net of contractual sublease payments over the same term. Excludes interim and annual periods when interim periods are reported on a rolling approach, from latest balance sheet date. 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