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 …

Payday Reform News February 17

Highlight Local advocates continue to push back against state level efforts to allow predatory lending, while linking their state legislative work to the need to defend consumers and the CFPB at the national level: February 10, New York Daily News: Cage the sharks circling consumers Andy Morrison of the New Economy Project defends the CFPB and warns against a bill introduced …

Rural voters support the CFPB by a margin of 4 to 1

See the poll results here. Here’s something rural Americans and urban Americans have in common: a high regard for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the work it’s doing to protect consumers against deceptive, unfair, and abusive lending and debt collection practices. Most voters in rural parts of the country believe that the financial industry is still too powerful and …

Payday News January 13

Highlight January 13, The Register-Guard: Protecting the little guy This editorial out of Oregon outlines the threats against the CFPB, mentions its action against payday lenders and supports its independence. Top Stories January 12, Huffington Post: Trump Moves Closer To Gutting Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Watchdog Ben Walsh and Ryan Grim report that Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said that Trump is considering appointing …