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 …

Payday Reform News: October 8-15

Highlight October 10, Chicago Tribune: There’s High Interest in Cracking Down on Payday Loans This article gives a general overview of the fight against payday lending the in the last 20 years, and the difficulties that must be overcome in order to create a feasible solution to this issue. This article quotes Mike Calhoun. More Coverage: Wall Street Journal Partner …

Payday Reform News: October 1-7

Top Stories October 7 Philadelphia Tribune, 1st Presbyterian panel discussion focuses on payday lending By Samaria Bailey Reports on September 29 event co-sponsored by Pennsylvania PIRG and One Less Foundation, a local organization. October 7 The Intercept, Google said it would ban all payday loan ads, it didn’t By David Dyen Reports on the payday industry’s use of “lead generators” …

More than 400,000 Comments Call on CFPB to Crack Down on Abusive Lending

As comment period closes Friday on payday lending rule, agency flooded with demands to make it stronger, smarter WASHINGTON – More than 400,000 comments asking for a rule on payday lending to be stronger and smarter have flooded in to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) since a draft proposal on the rule was unveiled in June, consumer advocates announced …