February 4, 2020
Legal loan sharks, rejoice! The campaign to put you out of business in Arizona is dead
Opinion: A proposal to lower the cap interest rates is dead, priced out of participating in democracy. Meanwhile, the payday loan industry's proposal to eliminate any caps on interest is go, go, go.
"Arizonans for Fair Lending pulled the plug on the proposed ballot initiative on Monday, saying hurdles the Legislature has set up in recent years to get to the ballot have made the race just too expensive to run."
Article by Laurie Roberts | Arizona Republic, azcentral, February 4, 2020
New Poll: Bipartisan Support for Stopping Predatory High-Interest Loans
Morning Consult conducted a survey, commissioned by Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), of approximately 10,000 registered voters. The poll is presented as a short Powerpoint-style slide deck with key takeaways, charts, and maps.
CRL research publication | February 3, 2020
January 13, 2020
The Sky Doesn't Fall: Life After Payday Lending in South Dakota
"DURHAM, N.C. – Today the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) released a report analyzing the impact of a 36% interest rate cap on South Dakota following its 2016 passage by ballot measure. The Sky Doesn’t Fall: Life After Payday Lending in South Dakota finds that some South Dakotans are still suffering the harmful consequences of predatory payday lending from before the rate cap was enacted in the form of aggressive debt collections. But much lower cost options for meeting cash shortfalls are available in the state, and the storefronts that once peppered cities and towns have been replaced by productive businesses. Two years after passage, South Dakotans still voiced strong support for the 36% cap and opposed attempts to undermine the measure."
Press Release | Center for Responsible Lending, January 13, 2020
New CRL Report | Charla Rios, Diane Standaert, Yasmin Farahi, CRL, January 2020
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