More Than 100 House Members Send Letter Urging Strong CFPB Payday Rule

Members Applaud Bureau for First Step in Regulating Small-Dollar Lending Industry Washington, D.C.- Today, 104 House Members, led by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) urging it to adopt a strong final payday lending rule and close loopholes that harm consumers. Congress gave the …

Payday Reform News: September 10-16

Highlights September 13, My News LA: Californians paying over $700 million in payday loan fees On September 12th, California’s Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to support reform for predatory lending practices, stating that borrowers in California are paying over $700 million on their loans each year, including fees. More Coverage: Los Angeles Wave: Payday Lenders May Face New Regulations Top …

Cities Demand the CFPB Strengthen the Payday Lending Rule

Cities around the country are passing resolutions telling the CFPB to strengthen its rule to rein in abuses by the payday lending industry. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, municipalities are calling on their state capitals to stand strong against industry lobbyists, and want a stronger CFPB rule that protects their already strong state caps. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Essex County, New Jersey …

Payday Reform News: August 27-Sep 2

Highlights August 30, Arizona Capitol Times: Stop triple-digit interest rates for good This opinion piece from Diane Brown and Kelly Griffith recount Arizona’s 2008 ballot measure defeating the payday industry’s attempt to keep triple-digit interest rates legal in Arizona. It mentions PIRG’s August report showing 91% of consumer complaints on payday to the CFPB show evidence of the unaffordability of …

Payday News, week of April 22, 2016

Partner blogs, posts & press releases: April 20, 2016 Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) New CFPB Report Details Financial Harms Caused by Payday Lending Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new report that proves how high-cost fees on small-dollar loan create rather than resolve financial challenges for borrowers. April 20, 2016 Consumer Federation of America (CFA) CFPB …

Payday News, week of April 1, 2016

Partner blogs, posts & press releases: March 29, 2016 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Letter to Rep. Wasserman Schultz on the “Consumer Protection and Choice Act” “H.R. 4018 would impose a two-year moratorium on any rulemaking by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that would regulate “deferred presentment transactions” – better known as, but not limited to, so-called …

Arizona Payday Lenders Caught Fraudulently Getting Petition Signatures

As reported in The Arizona Republic: Heavy lobbying …And it follows on the heels of an aggressive campaign to open up Arizona to flexible-credit loans. Backers of the quick-loan industry, many of whom offer payday loans in other states, hired Axiom, a lobbying and consulting firm with ties to Ducey, to shepherd the bill through the Legislature. Industry representatives have …

Payday News, week of March 4, 2016

March 1, 2016 Huffington Post DNC Chair Joins GOP Attack On Elizabeth Warren’s Agency Wasserman Schultz is co-sponsoring a new bill that would gut the CFPB’s forthcoming payday loan regulations. For more coverage: Palm Beach Post | Cerabino: Lawmakers should try fund-raising by payday loan terms The Detroit News | O’Connor: Payday loan act is a payday for somebody Huffington …