The CFPB issued a positive press release today regarding the payday loan industry.
Consumers, lenders, employees, property owners, tax revenue, deregulation, competition… ALL WINNERS!
Washington, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today is proposing to rescind certain provisions of its 2017 final rule governing “Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans.” Specifically, the Bureau is proposing to rescind the rule’s requirements that lenders make certain underwriting determinations before issuing payday, single-payment vehicle title, and longer-term balloon payment loans. The Bureau is preliminarily finding that rescinding this requirement would increase consumer access to credit.
In October 2018, under the leadership of then-Acting Director Mulvaney, the Bureau announced that it would issue Notice of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRMs) to reconsider the rule’s mandatory underwriting requirements and to address the rule’s compliance date. The proposals the Bureau is releasing today fulfill that commitment.
The Bureau’s proposal suggests there was insufficient evidence and legal support for the mandatory underwriting provisions in the 2017 final rule. Additionally, the Bureau is concerned that these provisions would reduce access to credit and competition in states that have determined that it is in their residents’ interests to be able to use such products, subject to state-law limitations. The NPRM proposing to rescind the mandatory underwriting requirement is open to public comment for 90 days.
In a separate notice issued today, the Bureau is also proposing to delay the August 19, 2019 compliance date for the mandatory underwriting provisions of the 2017 final rule to November 19, 2020. The NPRM proposing the delay is open to public comment for 30 days.
Today’s NPRMs do not propose to reconsider the provisions of the 2017 final rule governing payments, including reconsidering the scope of their coverage. The payment provisions prohibit payday and certain other lenders from making a new attempt to withdraw funds from an account where two consecutive attempts have failed unless consumers consent to further withdrawals. The payment provisions also require such lenders to provide consumers with written notice before making their first attempt to withdraw payment from their accounts and before subsequent attempts that involve different dates, amounts, or payment channels. These provisions are intended to increase consumer protections from harm associated with lenders’ payment practices.
“The Bureau will evaluate the comments, weigh the evidence, and then make its decision,” said Kathy Kraninger, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. “In the meantime, I look forward to working with fellow state and federal regulators to enforce the law against bad actors and encourage robust market competition to improve access, quality, and cost of credit for consumers.”
Consumers WIN BIG! CFPB payday loan rule shut down!! And DEALS/OPPORTUNITIES are immense today.
Frankly, there has never been a better time to be “lending money to the masses.”
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Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. [P.J. O’Rourke.]
It’s a fact that things are looking really good for those of us who make it our “business to lend money to the masses!”
Yeah, it’s competitive out there! Yep, there is a lot of fraud. FTD [first time defaults] are scaling up.
CAC ‘s are on the increase. Elevate revealed a funded loan costs them $225 each. Enova is close. On the other hand, we have portfolios with <$80 CAC’s and <12% FTPD’s.
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A former CFPB examiner filed whistle blower charges against her employer, the CFPB, claiming she was terminated for refusing to falsify ACE Cash Express documents that resulted in a $10,000,000 fine levied against Ace!
The CFPB continues to be revealed as a reprehensible, rogue government organization whose management enabled their personal prejudices to attempt to destroy lawful, private and publicly traded businesses.
Cassandra Jackson, a former CFPB employee, filed documents strongly indicating she was fired for attempting to report that Ace Cash Express was adhering to CFPB rules and regulations.
It’s common knowledge that Ace Cash Express chose to pay the $10M fine rather than enter into costly, lengthy legal challenges against the one governmental agency having unfathomable deep pockets.
Ms. Jackson also asserts that she “encountered widespread racism and gender discrimination from management” and was eventually forced out due to an “incredibly hostile work environment.”
Jackson said her superiors at the CFPB insisted she falsify documents while she investigated Texas-based payday lender, Ace Cash Express.
Jackson said “she was asked to remove document evidence proving that Ace Cash Express adhered to CFPB regulations and her superiors insisted she write a report including findings she knew to be “false and fabricated.”
“I was specifically told to cite Ace Cash Express for a violation for which I had verified the company was in compliance and to state that Ace Cash Express did not provide, and that the CFPB did not receive, documents that would have satisfied the CFPB’s guidelines, despite having received that information from Ace Cash Express,” Jackson said.