Payday News December 17-22

Highlight December 21, Real Estate Rama:  Don’t Let Payday Loans Turn Your Holiday Dreams Into A Nightmare This consumer warning piece quotes the president of Woodstock Institute, uses the material about what holiday toys would cost if bought with payday loans and promotes a strong payday rule from the CFPB. More Coverage: Taos News: Be mindful of the Darker Side of Holidays …

Payday News December 10-16

December 15, Palm Beach Post  Holiday shopping: Gifts bought with “payday loans” come with hefty price tag   This piece features StopTheDebtTrap.org’s holiday payday lending release detailing how much popular toys would cost this year if bought with a payday loan. More Coverage:  OzarksFirst: Holiday “Debt Hangover” Can Linger for Months WSJM: Experts Urge Holiday Shoppers To Avoid Going Into Debt San Francisco Gate: Christmas Loans: …

Payday News December 3-9

Highlight: December 3, Alamogordo Daily News: ACS One-Stop Shop for Families An Army Community Service center in New Mexico is offering a “one stop shop” to low-income families, providing them with toys, food, and other holiday items. One of the purposes of the center is to prevent families from taking out payday loans to afford items around Christmastime.                  Repost: Las Cruces Sun-News …

Payday in the News – Nov 20th – Dec 2nd

Highlight: November 26, Casper Star Tribune: Barron: Protecting the Consumer This editorial piece written by a Wyoming resident voices the need for a stronger payday rule, and discusses the CFPB’s efforts to address payday lending on a federal level. Partner Blogs and Releases: Campaign for America’s Future: This Doesn’t Sound Like Our Voice Top Stories: December 2, Aberdeen News: At …

Strong Bipartisan Support for 36% Payday Lending Cap by South Dakota Voters Should Encourage Reform Across Nation

See the full post here. On November 8, 75% of South Dakota voters approved reducing the cost of payday loans from 574% to 36% annually.  At the same time, a significant majority of South Dakotans rejected the payday lenders’ proposal to allow permanent unlimited rates. The rate cap ballot measure approved by South Dakota voters will cap the annual interest rates at 36% for payday, …

Payday Reform News: October 29- November 4

Highlight November 1, WABE 90.1: Georgia Supreme Court Rules Company Violated Payday Lending Ban The Georgia Supreme Court has ordered Western Sky Financial to pay $15 million, which is about the amount that the company took from borrowers since the case was first filed. More Coverage: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Supreme Court Blocks South Dakota Payday Lender Atlanta Business Chronicle: …

Payday Reform News: October 15-24

Highlight October 23, The Brownsville Herald: Texas Appleseed Cites Loan Model Launched in Brownsville Texas Appleseed’s recent report includes the business model and loan program that Brownsville, TX uses to provide alternative financial services to payday loans. Top Stories October 24, Martinsville Bulletin: Letter to the Editor: Time for a change A letter to the editor calls on Virginians to …