Monday, May 22, 2017

Banks and CUs Are Seeking Part of The Payday Lending Market

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that banks and credit unions are hoping that the Trump Administration will block the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed payday lending rule and will scrap 2013 guidelines that forced banks to abandon the short-term loan market.

The article notes that "[s]ome credit unions continue to offer payday alternative loans"; however, the proposed requirement that lenders assess borrowers’ ability to repay could make this product too expensive to offer.

Proponents argue that letting banks and credit unions offer payday loans would benefit U.S. households that have paid billions in fees annually to payday and auto title lenders.

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