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, …

Congress Attacks Consumer Bureau With Wrong CHOICE Act, But Consumers Fight Back

Communities across the country have been fighting for years against the impact of payday lending, urging their state officials to stop the debt trap in its tracks. On the federal front, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has clamped down on payday lenders who have broken state laws, resulting in relief for thousands of Americans who were stuck in a …

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 Reform News February 17

Highlight Local advocates continue to push back against state level efforts to allow predatory lending, while linking their state legislative work to the need to defend consumers and the CFPB at the national level: February 10, New York Daily News: Cage the sharks circling consumers Andy Morrison of the New Economy Project defends the CFPB and warns against a bill introduced …

Payday Reform News February 13

Highlight February 9, Bezinga: 'Know Before You Owe' Prepaid Card User Protections At Risk From New Senate Bill Article calls out a congressional effort to roll back the CFPB’s new protections on kinds of  prepaid cards that function as payday loans, with hidden fees that make them not really prepaid. More Coverage: Vanity Fair: Republican Effort to Screw Consumers Hits a Speed Bump …