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 News December 31-January 6

Highlight January 4, St. Louis American: What will you lose if you lose consumer financial protection? CRL’s Charlene Crowell discusses the threats to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the benefits it has brought to consumers during its existence. More Coverage:  Morning Consult: Time to Stand Up for Federal Agency That Delivers on Its Promises Common Dreams: Consumer Bureau Under Attack Partner Releases …

Payday News December 17-22

Highlight December 21, Real Estate Rama:  Don’t Let Payday Loans Turn Your Holiday Dreams Into A Nightmare This consumer warning piece quotes the president of Woodstock Institute, uses the material about what holiday toys would cost if bought with payday loans and promotes a strong payday rule from the CFPB. More Coverage: Taos News: Be mindful of the Darker Side of Holidays …

Payday News December 10-16

December 15, Palm Beach Post  Holiday shopping: Gifts bought with “payday loans” come with hefty price tag   This piece features StopTheDebtTrap.org’s holiday payday lending release detailing how much popular toys would cost this year if bought with a payday loan. More Coverage:  OzarksFirst: Holiday “Debt Hangover” Can Linger for Months WSJM: Experts Urge Holiday Shoppers To Avoid Going Into Debt San Francisco Gate: Christmas Loans: …

Payday News December 3-9

Highlight: December 3, Alamogordo Daily News: ACS One-Stop Shop for Families An Army Community Service center in New Mexico is offering a “one stop shop” to low-income families, providing them with toys, food, and other holiday items. One of the purposes of the center is to prevent families from taking out payday loans to afford items around Christmastime.                  Repost: Las Cruces Sun-News …

Payday Reform News: October 29- November 4

Highlight November 1, WABE 90.1: Georgia Supreme Court Rules Company Violated Payday Lending Ban The Georgia Supreme Court has ordered Western Sky Financial to pay $15 million, which is about the amount that the company took from borrowers since the case was first filed. More Coverage: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Supreme Court Blocks South Dakota Payday Lender Atlanta Business Chronicle: …

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 Reform News: September 17-23

Highlight September 19, KY3: Springfield City Council Asking Feds to Better Regulate Payday Loans The Springfield City Council decided to pass a resolution allowing the city to inform the CFPB that they must further regulate payday lending. There was a large presence of faith-based community members who came to express their concerns about how the payday lending industry has affected …

Payday Reform News: September 10-16

Highlights September 13, My News LA: Californians paying over $700 million in payday loan fees On September 12th, California’s Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to support reform for predatory lending practices, stating that borrowers in California are paying over $700 million on their loans each year, including fees. More Coverage: Los Angeles Wave: Payday Lenders May Face New Regulations Top …