Payday Lending News
The latest news on payday loans and the payday lending industry from the Center for Responsible Lending.
- Payday Loan Bill Flies Through Panel
Salt Lake Tribune (UT) 14 Feb 2014
Proposals to limit payday lending in Utah have hit roadblocks in the past, but recent scandals have encouraged swifter action.
- Ala. Payday Lender Bill Stalls in Committee
Associated Press 13 Feb 2014
The Alabama House Financial Services Committee this week sent a payday loan bill to a subcommittee, a move that Rep. Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham) says was meant to kill the legislation.
- Payday Lending Bill Sees Criticism
MagicValley.com 13 Feb 2014
The group Idaho Community Action Network (ICAN) is working toward state and city laws that would protect consumers from payday lenders.
- Predatory-Lending Bill Wins Unanimous Committee Support
Foster's Daily Democrat (NH) 13 Feb 2014
In Maine, the House Insurance and Financial Services Committee has granted its full support to a bill intended to beat back online predatory lenders that target consumers in the state despite a ...
- Idaho Legislators Take Aim at Predatory Loans
Idaho State Journal 09 Feb 2014
Legislators in Idaho concur that residents deserve better protections against predatory loans but disagree on the best approach to accomplish this goal.
- Utahns Want Tighter Rules on Payday Loans
Salt Lake Tribune (UT) 26 Jan 2014
A SurveyUSA poll commissioned by the Salt Lake Tribune has found that Utah residents overwhelming prefer tougher oversight of payday lenders.
- Payday Lender Agrees to Fine, Refunds
Wall Street Journal 24 Jan 2014
In an agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, online payday lender Western Sky Financial LLC agreed to a $1.5 million fine.
- Four Oaks Bank Agrees to $1M Fine to Settle DOJ Suit
WRAL.com 09 Jan 2014
In North Carolina, Four Oaks Bank has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle accusations that it and its parent company allowed illegal activity in its accounts tied to payday lending. The proposed deal -- which still needs court approval -- requires the bank to help federal authorities in possible criminal investigations of its executives, board members, and customers.
- Davis Calls on Cash America Exec to Step Down From State Commission
Fort Worth Star-Telegram 30 Dec 2013
In Texas, Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) has called for Cash America executive William J. White to resign as chairman of the Finance Commission of Texas, a state panel with authority over lending institutions. Davis spoke out after an article in the El Paso Times quoted White as blaming borrowers, rather than payday lenders, for getting caught in a cycle of debt with the high-interest loans. She said that White’s 2009 appointment to the commission was a “blatant conflict of interest” and noted that Fort Worth-based Cash America recently settled alleged abusive practices with the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau