Payday Loan Reform News – November 17

Highlights Democrats May Deny It, But This Bill Is A Handout To Payday Lenders November 16, Huffington Post Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) has a payday lending problem. On Tuesday, HuffPost published an article highlighting an obscure piece of legislation moving through Congress that would help payday lenders and other shady operators skirt predatory lending laws passed by state governments. It’s …

Payday Loan Reform News – November 10

Highlights Payday loans are predatory November 10, The Billings Gazette As a former U.S. Air Force air traffic controller for six years, I saw payday lenders prey on men and women in uniform. Financial distress is the top reason military personnel take their own lives. The Military Lending Act gave relief to active duty service members. Payday loans are prohibited …

Senate Bill Could Let Payday Lenders Circumvent State Usury Laws

Consumers sound off on bills in Congress to allow payday lenders to partner with banks to circumvent state usury laws: In Pennsylvania’s Courier Times: House Resolution 3299 and Senate Resolution 1642 would allow payday lenders or “non-banks” to ignore state interest rate caps and make high-rate loans. If they pass, we would see vulnerable Pennsylvanians become prey to loans with …

Payday Loans Reform News – October 30

  Highlights The Little Guys Win One on Payday Loans October 23, New York Times Since the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened its doors in 2011, the agency’s investigations and enforcement actions have returned more than $12 billion to auto buyers, homeowners, credit-card holders and other borrowers who were victimized by deceptive or predatory practices. Consumers who have been …

Dear Payday Lenders, Maine Just Isn’t That Into You

Read the polling memo here. According to a new poll, only 6% of Maine residents think of payday lenders positively, and most support payday lending reform. There are more Mainers who dislike the New England Patriots than Mainers who oppose reforming payday loans. These sentiments reach across the partisan divide, as 76% of Trump voters and 86% of Clinton voters …

Payday Loan Reform News – October 11

Highlights Regulations Targeting Payday Lenders are Necessary: Regulations Can Do an Awful Lot of Good October 11, Tulsa World Federal regulators rolled out a long-awaited set of new rules for payday lenders last week, including a measure designed to prevent predatory companies from trapping poor people in debt they have no hope of ever repaying. Proposed Federal Rules Would Put …

Payday Loan Reform News – October 2

Highlight: Guest opinion: Montana's payday lending law at risk in Congress September 29, Billings Gazette Payday loans continue to ensnare their communities in cycles of debt with false promises of fast cash. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been reining in these loans when they break the law and is planning to release further protections for borrowers of these loans, …