Payday Reform News: September 24-30

Highlight September 28, New Brunswick Today: Federal Agency Wants Comments From Public on Payday Loan Rules The article states that the CFPB is accepting comments for payday lending reform, and provides details about the proposal. Partner Blogs & Press Releases Allied Progress: CFPB Must Closely Scrutinize Comments Opposing Proposed Payday Lending Rule Stop the Debt Trap: Stop the Debt Trap: …

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 …

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Community Activists, Faith Leaders Address Moral Imperative to Rein In Payday Lenders

Leaders Call for Comments to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Stop The Debt Trap Washington, D.C. – September 27th, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), joined by faith leaders and community activists from around the country, spoke at a tele-town hall about the dangers of payday lending, and why we have an obligation to stop the predatory payday loan debt trap. …

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 …

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 …

Predatory Lenders Plot to Sabotage New CFPB Rules

by Amit Narang, Public Citizen A couple weeks ago, VICE did some incredible and shocking reporting about an attempt by the predatory payday lending industry to sabotage proposed rules designed to finally rein-in industry practices that have ruined lives by trapping far too many Americans into endless cycles of debt. Payday lenders take advantage of consumers by charging astronomical interest …