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 …

Payday Reform News: July 29-August 5

Highlight of the week: August 4, Wisconsin Public Radio: Rally Against Payday Loan And Vehicle-title Lenders More than 100 activists from across the nation rallied at a Milwaukee payday loan storefront earlier this week demanding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau properly regulate payday and car-title lenders with high interest loans. Partner Blogs and Statements: August 4, National Council of La …

AFR statement on CFPB online payday report

Some payday lenders do business through storefronts; others operate online. This new report puts one more nail in the coffin of the idea that either is a safe form of credit in the current regulatory environment. Previous research, including studies by the CFPB, showed that most payday loan customers end up in high-cost long-term debt, often paying more in fees …

Payday News, December 11-22

December 21 CBS Dallas-Forth Worth New Ordinance In Mequite For Payday Lending Companies Mesquite joins 29 other Texas cities to pass ordinances regulating payday and title loans. For more coverage: NBC Dallas-Forth Worth | Mesquite Approves New Policies for Payday Lenders December 21 Connecticut Post Connecticut probes Oklahoma tribe’s payday loan businesses The state Department of Banking is investigating small …