Credit Union Times’ recent report about a letter sent by NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz to the National Consumer Law Center and the Center for Responsible Lending led me to question the agency’s priorities. I continue to be puzzled by why the NCUA, and especially Matz, expends so much energy...
Two long-term opponents of payday lending said that nine federal credit unions in five states continue to offer members payday loans with triple-digit interest rates.
The CEO of a federal credit union criticized for making payday loans has strongly defended her institution, arguing the loans help members escape short-term, high-interest debt.
XtraCash says it and its clients exceed bar set by payday lenders and if forced to meet NCUA standards, the credit unions couldn't do it.
Louisiana FCU charges far less than payday lenders, offering escape not predation, CEO Rhonda Hotard says.
Two of the nine credit unions hit in NCLC letter respond; NCUA says it'll look into the complaint.
Consumer advocates say most credit unions cited in 2010 have abandoned the practice.
A new report from the Center for Responsible Lending has documented that payday lending at six large banks is continuing, and the reported alleged it is damaging consumers financially.
Six banks named in report, charging abuse through high interest rates, other practices, and calling for program shutdowns.
Ohio credit union CEO to testify to House panel on Tuesday.