Jamie Fulmer, vice president of public affairs for payday lender Advance America, says he welcomes the opportunity to work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, because consistent disclosures would allow his product to be measured by the same metrics as competing short-term credit union loans.
Front page article describes how banks have begun to court lower income, underbanked and unbanked consumers in an attempt to boost fee income.
The credit union short-term lending model is consistent with CFPB objectives to protect consumers from predatory payday lending, CUNA told the regulator.
With Bank Transfer Day as a backdrop, credit unions in western South Dakota managed to gain some high level attention recently by becoming prime participants in the “Bank on Rapid City” venture that is designed to warn against predatory payday lending.
Rapid City project part of national effort by League of U.S. Cities.
The NCUA will likely have much to consider as it reads through more than 280 comment letters that came in on the agency’s proposal to amend the CUSO rule.
A credit union payday loan alternative program that has reportedly saved members $15 million wins plaudits from Keystone treasurer.
Online Resources Corp. will be offering its direct billing customers, including utilities and financial services, a small-dollar loan service as a consumer option.
Pennsylvania's state treasurer visited a Wilkes-Barre credit union Tuesday to sing the praises of a payday lending alternative.