April 26, 2021


Cynthia Zwick, Kelly Griffith: Ending poverty

Opinion by Cynthia Zwick (Wildfire) and Kelly Griffith (CEI) | News Herald at Havasunews.com, April 26, 2021


April 22, 2021


Congress Must Overturn OCC’s ‘Fake Lender’ Rule: Payday Lenders Benefit, Consumers Lose

Opinion by Lauren Saunders & Lisa Stifler | Morning Consult, April 22, 2021

"If Congress doesn’t act soon to repeal a rule by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the floodgates will be open for predatory lending in all 50 states and the District of Columbia."


April 21, 2021


Zwick/Griffith: Senators must protect borrowers

Opinion by Cynthia Zwick (Wildfire) & Kelly Griffith (CEI) | Anthem Independent, April 21, 2021


April 9, 2021


Local advocacy groups call on Arizona legislators to fix lending laws

"Officials from the Phoenix-based group Wildfire and the Center for Economic Integrity say proposed national legislation could halt triple-digit interest rates that get passed onto consumers on short-term loans such as advances given in exchange for a car titles."

Article by Brent Ruffner | Daily Independent, April 9, 2021


March 29, 2021


Congress to Introduce Resolution Rescinding “Fake Lender” Rule Enabling Predatory Lenders to Evade Arizona’s Interest Rate Limits

330+ groups from 50 states, District of Columbia support overturning rule that helps triple-digit interest rate loans bypass state and voter-approved interest rate caps

"Wildfire and the Center for Economic Integrity applaud plans by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Congressman Chuy García (IL-4) to introduce Congressional Review Act (CEA) resolutions eliminating a Trump-era regulation that helps lenders charging 179% APR or more evade state- and voter-approved interest rate caps."

Press Advisory | Wildfire and the Center for Economic Integrity, March 29, 2021



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