Payday Loan Reform News – August 13

Highlights Mulvaney Looks Weaken Oversight of Military Lending August 10, The New York Times The Trump administration is planning to suspend routine examinations of lenders for violations of the Military Lending Act, which was devised to protect military service members and their families from financial fraud, predatory loans and credit card gouging, according to internal agency documents.   CFPB is …

Payday Loan Reform News – August 6

Highlight A Gallery of Deregulators August 3, Jacobin The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which grants federal charters to banks, began accepting applications on Tuesday from financial technological (or “fintech”) firms like robo-stock advisors such as Betterment or lenders like SoFi or Lending Club. Other News Kristen Gillibrand Has an Ambitious Plan to Take on Payday Lenders: …

Payday Loan Reform News – July 30

    Online Lending Needs More Regulation: New York Regulator July 30, Bloomberg Online lenders should face stricter rules and oversight, according to a recent report from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). Despite a suspect nominee, CFPB can still protect consumers July 26, The Hill The Senate Banking Committee conducted a confirmation hearing for Consumer Financial Protection …

Payday Loan Reform News – June 18

  Highlight   Federal judge rejects CFPB’s effort to halt payday rule June 13, American Banker A federal court dealt a blow to efforts by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to slow down the agency’s payday lending rule. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Tuesday denied the request by acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney that the court delay the payday …

Mulvaney Ends CFPB Investigation into Campaign Contributor

For Immediate Release: January 23, 2018 Mulvaney Ends CFPB Investigation into Campaign Contributor WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the second time in a week, Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has taken action to protect one of his campaign donors instead of consumers by dropping an investigation into World Acceptance Corporation, a Greenville, South Carolina-based …

Payday Loan Reform News – October 11

Highlights Regulations Targeting Payday Lenders are Necessary: Regulations Can Do an Awful Lot of Good October 11, Tulsa World Federal regulators rolled out a long-awaited set of new rules for payday lenders last week, including a measure designed to prevent predatory companies from trapping poor people in debt they have no hope of ever repaying. Proposed Federal Rules Would Put …

Payday Loan Reform News September 2017

Highlight Payday Lenders Win Special Protections from Congress September 15, PaymentsJournal Faced with the opportunity to protect Americans from payday lenders and their 400 percent interest rate loans, a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives instead chose to side with America’s legalized loan sharks and give them special protections for their dangerous products.   Top Stories Consumer advocates urge …

Congress Attacks Consumer Bureau With Wrong CHOICE Act, But Consumers Fight Back

Communities across the country have been fighting for years against the impact of payday lending, urging their state officials to stop the debt trap in its tracks. On the federal front, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has clamped down on payday lenders who have broken state laws, resulting in relief for thousands of Americans who were stuck in a …

Payday Reform in the News March 10

Highlight Linda Frame: WV sees through financial lobbyists; Manchin should too (Gazette)  March 9, Charleston Gazette-Mail (WV) A project manager at WV Center on Budget and Policy asks Senator Manchin not to listen to lobbyists who want to weaken the CFPB. Top Stories House panel endorses storefront loan reforms March 10, Albuquerque Journal Legislation has been introduced in New Mexico …