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CFPB Should Treat 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Products Like Credit Cards and Protect Consumers from Harmful Practices.

March 28, 2022
Payday and Other Small Dollar Loans
Small Consumer Loans
Comment Letter

In response to the Request for Comments issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Center for Responsible Lending, the Consumer Federation of America, and the National Consumer Law Center (on behalf of its low-income clients) offer joint recommendations for further guidance and monitoring of the growing Buy-Now-Pay-Later market overall, which are specific to the "pay-in-four" model. Our comment covers substantial background of the BNPL market; considerations based on current consumer protection laws, and concerns we hope the Bureau, within its authority, will address.