Payday Reform in the News March 17

Highlight They’re Back! Loan Sharks Circling Again March 15, Arkansas Online Strong editorial backing lawmakers in their work to keep CashMax from getting borrowers caught up in “involuntary servitude.”   Top Stories   Huge majority of Ohioans want payday lending reform – now legislature must act: Brent Larkin March 16, Cleveland.com A new poll commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts …

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 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 …

Cities Demand the CFPB Strengthen the Payday Lending Rule

Cities around the country are passing resolutions telling the CFPB to strengthen its rule to rein in abuses by the payday lending industry. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, municipalities are calling on their state capitals to stand strong against industry lobbyists, and want a stronger CFPB rule that protects their already strong state caps. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Essex County, New Jersey …

Payday Reform News: August 27-Sep 2

Highlights August 30, Arizona Capitol Times: Stop triple-digit interest rates for good This opinion piece from Diane Brown and Kelly Griffith recount Arizona’s 2008 ballot measure defeating the payday industry’s attempt to keep triple-digit interest rates legal in Arizona. It mentions PIRG’s August report showing 91% of consumer complaints on payday to the CFPB show evidence of the unaffordability of …

28 Senators call for CFPB to strengthen payday lending rule

28 Senators, led by Senators Brown Coons, Durbin, and Merkley, signed onto a letter in support of a strong final CFPB small-dollar lending rule. The detailed letter is a powerful call to the CFPB to strengthen its final rule and ensure that we stop the debt trap. Read the full letter. “We believe that the CFPB’s efforts will help to …

New Poll: Ohio voters loathe payday lenders

A poll of Ohio voters released last week confirmed what we already knew: people really don’t like payday lenders, and really want regulation to protect themselves from the debt trap. See the full poll data here And read the COHHIO summary of the poll here The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) the poll, finding that 70% of …

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 …

Payday News Stories, Week Ending December 3rd, 2015

November 30 Business First Ohio payday lender cuts jobs, blames new regulations The payday lending business Community Choice Financial Inc. claims to be letting go of employees due to impending restrictions on the industry. November 20 The Nation Payday Lenders Keep Evading Their Regulators. Can Anyone Stop Them? The article highlights how loopholes in payday lending regulations allow lenders to …

Payday News Stories, Week of November 20, 2015

November 18 Portsmouth Daily Times Brown comes out against predatory loans Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown comes out against predatory payday and car title lenders. For more coverage: November 18 | Cleveland.com | With more payday lenders than McDonald’s, a crackdown is needed now, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says November 18 The Dallas Weekly Ohioans Lose over $500 million to Payday …