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 …

Payday Loan Sharks in Doral, Chumming it up with Trump

Last week, the payday lending trade group, CFSAA, held their annual conference at none other than the Trump Doral resort near Miami. Last year, they moved their annual conference from Phoenix to Trump’s gaudy hotel and golf course. Later that year, then-director of the CFPB Mick Mulvaney signaled that the agency would roll back crucial protections against predatory lending practices, …

Broad Coalition Opposes Proposal to Delay CFPB Payday Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed delaying when payday lenders would need to comply with a 2017 rule on predatory payday lenders by 15 months. This would allow the industry to skip the common-sense requirement that it verify that a borrower has the ability to repay a loan – and to continue trapping Americans in vicious cycles of …

Kraninger’s Feet Were Brought to the Fire. They’re Burnt to a Crisp.

You can find the piece in its entirety with images here Last week CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger testified in front of the House Financial Services Committee, marking her first hearing since taking the helm last December. Percy the Payday Loan Shark made his 2019 debut at the hearing, speaking to attendees outside. Percy wanted to give a huge thanks to …

Act now! Tell CFPB to Keep Protections from Payday Loan Debt Traps

Download the Call to Action In early February 2019, the current Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger released a proposal to gut the CFPB’s 2017 rule aimed at stopping payday and car title loans from trapping people in debt. Director Kraninger’s plan would repeal the heart of the 2017 payday rule, which generally requires that lenders determine a …

Compendium of Outrage – Payday Rule Repeal

On February 6th, the CFPB announced their plans to gut crucial protections that would stop payday lenders from trapping consumers in spiraling debt. The existing rule establishes the common sense requirement, typical of other types of loans, that lenders should have to verify a borrower’s ability to repay a loan before issuing it. The new CFPB leadership is taking away …

CFPB Releases Plan to Gut Payday Loan Protections

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2019 CONTACT: Desmond Lee; desmond.lee@berlinrosen.com; 646-517-1826 A Gift to the Payday Loan Sharks  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under Trump-appointed Director Kathy Kraninger unveiled a plan to gut the CFPB’s landmark 2017 payday and car title lending rule before it even goes into effect. By eviscerating this consumer protection, …

Payday Loan Reform in the News – February 1, 2019

Highlight Columbia prof’s ties to payday lenders cloud CFPB rollback January 31, New York Post Kevin Dugan Since at least 2017, US regulators have relied on a single, “objective” academic study to shape restrictions on short-term, high-interest loans, which critics claim are prone to victimize cash-strapped borrowers. But the Ivy League professor behind that study — which scrutinized in particular …