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 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 …

Payday News, week of January 29, 2016

January 28, 2016 ChristianToday Iowa: Catholics and evangelicals unite to put payday loans on agenda Evangelicals and Catholics have united in an effort to put payday lending on the agenda ahead of the Iowa caucus, according to the Catholic News Service. For more coverage: CatholicPhilly.com|Iowa caucuses, lawmakers getting payday lending issue on their radar January 29, 2016 Public News Service …

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The Pit of Despair goes to Michigan

AFR’s two-dimensional art piece “the Pit of Despair” traveled to Detroit for Michigan United’s annual conference. This “street theater” illustrates the hazard that short-term, high interest loans present to working families. The conference attracted over 400 attendees including labor groups, and legislators such as US Representative Debbie Dingell and a multitude of state senators and representatives. Detroit passersby were offered …