March 28, 2022
Payday and Other Small Dollar Loans
Small Consumer Loans
The group letter begins:
The undersigned 77 consumer, housing, civil rights, legal services, faith, community, small business, student borrower, and public interest organizations appreciate the opportunity to comment on the CFPB’s inquiry into Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) credit products that are proliferating across market areas. We welcome the CFPB’s recent inquiry into Affirm, Afterpay, Klarna, PayPal, and Zip, however we remain alarmed by the lack of regulation of this exploding consumer credit product market. We urge the CFPB to view BNPL products as credit cards covered by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), to enact a larger participant rule to supervise this market, and to look out for practices that harm consumers.