A coalition of national consumer and civil rights groups wrote letters to three top banking regulators – the FDIC, OCC and Federal Reserve – on the importance of preventing the reemergence of debt-trap bank payday loans. View the letter to the FDIC, letter to the OCC, and letter to the Fed. These letters were signed by Americans for Financial Reform, the Center for Responsible Lending, Consumer Federation of America, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP, and the National Consumer Law Center (on behalf of its low-income clients).

The letters all enclose another separate, recent letter to the CFPB, which was signed by more than 400 organizations and “prominently stressed the dangers of bank-issued payday loans in addition to those of non-bank payday lenders."