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, …

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 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 …

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 23-30

Highlights December 27, Los Angeles Times Nine years later, state wins key verdict over tribal payday lenders This article reports that the California Supreme Court ruled for the state saying a case against payday lenders can proceed, and finding that their weak connections to Native American tribes did not give them immunity from state lending laws. More coverage: Metropolitan News-Enterprise …

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: …