Payday Loan Reform News – October 2

Highlight   Protect the Military Lending Act September 20, The Hill Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Mick Mulvaney has vowed to end proactive oversight of payday lenders and other predatory lenders, accusing his own agency’s supervisors of being “overly aggressive.” The MLA’s protections include clear-cut guidelines for bank and non-bank lenders. Among them, lenders can’t charge service members …

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 23

Highlight Trump’s Pick for CFPB Dodges Senators’ Policy, Budget Questions July 19, Bloomberg President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau dodged most questions about her policy priorities and plans for cutting the bureau’s budget at a contentious July 19 confirmation hearing. Other News The Structural Biases Behind Financial Lending Won’t Stop Until We Start Speaking Out …

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 …

Rep. Waters Releases Report: Five Tactics Payday Lenders Use To Evade State Consumer Protection Laws

Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member on the House Financial Services Committee, recently released a report exposing five tactics used by payday lenders to evade state consumer laws. Titled “Skirting The Law: Five Tactics Payday Lenders Use To Evade State Consumer Protection Laws,” the report highlights underscores the need for strong federal protections. For example: Ohio: Had previously enacted the …