More research is needed on payday borrower habits before any regulation curbing payday lending is adopted, say researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The authors examined criticisms of payday lending that are used to justify reform and said that most did not hold up to scrutiny. Research is split, for instance, on
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s reach is spreading and threatening to choke consumers’ access to small-dollar loans, ABA EVP Wayne Abernathy said in an opinion piece published in The Washington Times last week. “Much like planting kudzu in a rose garden, the unchecked spread of the consumer bureau threatens to smother when it tries to
Regulators see fair lending risk in small-dollar loan products that allow significant discretion in pricing and underwriting, according to a panel discussion today at ABA’s Regulatory Compliance Conference.