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Payday and Installment Loans

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Marketed as a way to help consumers pay the bills until their paychecks arrive, payday loans trap consumers in terrible cycles of debt, dragging their families more deeply into financial crisis. In return for a loan the consumer provides the lender a post-dated check for the amount borrowed plus a fee. The check is held for one to four weeks (usually until the customer’s payday) at which time the customer redeems the check by paying the face amount or allowing the check to be cashed. Payday lenders encourage their customers to get on a debt treadmill by refinancing one payday loan with another. The fees for payday loans are exorbitant with effective interest rates that can top 1,000 percent.

The repeal of usury laws has allowed payday loans and other predatory lending to flourish.

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  • Letter from 61 consumer, civil rights and community groups to the OCC, FDIC, and the Federal Reserve Board re: the threat that national banks could help predatory lenders charging 135% to 199% APR to evade new California law (rent-a-bank schemes), Nov. 7, 2019 Press Release
  • Coalition letter to OCC and FDIC opposing their support for predatory small business lender using rent-a-bank scheme, Oct. 24, 2019;  Press Release

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Litigation

  • Amicus brief: Community Financial Services Assoc. of America and Consumer Services Alliance of Texas v. CFPB and J. Mulvaney
    NCLC joined AFR, CRL and PC seeking to oppose the joint motion of the CFPB and the payday industry representatives to stay both the litigation and the implementation date of the rule.
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