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The Safe Act vs. The So-Called “Florida Model” of Payday Lending Reform

April 27, 2016
Payday and Other Small Dollar Loans
Payday Loans
Letters to Congress

This letter commends Representative Wasserman Schultz for cosponsoring the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act of 2016 and urges her to withdraw support from H.R. 4018. That bill would export the problematic "Florida model" of payday lending laws to the rest of the country. Florida's payday laws are riddled with loopholes: the average borrower is saddled with nine 300%+ interest loans each year and nearly one-in-three are burdened with a dozen or more.