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Proposed Repeal of Payday Loan Rule: Overview & Initial Reaction

February 14, 2019
Payday and Other Small Dollar Loans
Policy & Legislation

The following provides an overview of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger’s proposal to repeal the CFPB’s 2017 rule aimed at stopping the debt trap of payday and car title loans. This document includes the Center for Responsible Lending’s (CRL’s) initial analysis of the purported rationale for the repeal. As we further consider the proposal, our reactions may evolve. Undeniably, the proposal would result in a significant reversal of key consumer protections for the benefit of lenders who charge interest rates of more than 300% APR.

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