Bipartisan 36 Percent Interest Rate Cap Bill Introduced in Congress Earns Praise from Stop The Debt Trap Coalition

The “Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act of 2019” would protect all Americans from predatory lending Washington, DC – The Stop the Debt Trap coalition today applauded Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL) and Glenn Grothman (R-WI) and Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jack Reed (D-RI) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) for introducing the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit …

Stop The Debt Trap Launches Debt Trap Tracker Showing Harm from Payday Loans

Today is the day a Consumer Bureau rule was scheduled to go into effect and to begin protecting consumers from payday loan debt traps Washington, DC – Today, the Stop the Debt Trap coalition launched the Payday Loan Debt Trap Tracker, an online tool visualizing the fees paid by American consumers to payday and car-title lenders. The debt trap – …

Advocates Across the Country Fight to Preserve Strong Consumer Protections on Predatory Payday and Car-title Loans

For the last 90 days, we have been fighting to retain the protections afforded by the 2017 payday rule which required lenders to assess a borrower’s ability to repay prior to granting a loan. Now, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing to overturn his common-sense provision under the administration’s new Bureau director, Kathy Kraninger.   Keeping Up the …

Trump’s CFPB Appointees Face Backlash for Siding with Payday Lenders

President Trump’s appointees at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are facing heat in news outlets across the country for siding with predatory payday lenders. Just in the past few days, Military and Veteran Service Organizations called out Director Kraninger for ending CFPB supervision that ensures military servicemembers aren’t fleeced by lenders, a CFPB political appointee admitted to Congress that …

400+ Organizations Urge CFPB: Stop Attack on Payday Lending Protections

Stop the Debt Trap Coalition Letter Opposes the CFPB’s Proposal to Gut Consumer Protections on Predatory Payday Loans Washington, DC – Over 420 civil rights, consumer, labor, faith, veterans, elder, business, and community organizations from 46 states, plus the District of Columbia, in an official comment letter registered strong opposition to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposal to gut …

Advocates from States That Ban Predatory Payday Lending Emphatically Oppose CFPB’s Proposal to Gut Federal Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sarah Ludwig or Andy Morrison, 212-680-5100 Listen to press briefing: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today advocates from states across the country that ban predatory payday lending voiced strong opposition to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s actions to gut federal rules to curb predatory payday lending.  On a telephone briefing this morning and in comment letters submitted …

Highlights of Congressional Hearing on Payday Loan Debt Traps

On Tuesday, the House Financial Services subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions held a landmark hearing, entitled “Ending Debt Traps in the Payday and Small Dollar Credit Industry,” which highlighted the harms of these predatory lenders. Video highlights of the hearing are linked here in this Twitter thread and the full video is available here. The hearing included the …

As House Convenes on Predatory Lending, Consumer Advocates Press for Congressional Action on Payday Debt Traps

This afternoon, the House Financial Service subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions will hold a hearing entitled, “Ending Debt Traps in the Payday and Small Dollar Credit Industry.” The hearing that will touch on the predatory nature of payday lending, the terrible decision of the CFPB to propose crippling crucial consumer protections on this form of credit, and new …