Payday lending

The problem with Financial Literacy Month


Financial education programs have been shown to be largely ineffective. What low-income consumers really need from banks are better products and more tailored advice.


Moynihan's call for unity, CFPB payday revamp, Morgan Stanley's AI strategy: Top stories of the week


'There is no division in our industry': BofA's Moynihan says; why CFPB's payday revamp is an even bigger deal than you think; Morgan Stanley's new data strategy for higher quality AI; and more from this week's most-read stories.


Where customers are also lenders: One fintech's payday alternative


To generate revenue, SoLo Funds depends on consumers willing to front funds through its platform.


A payday lender in disguise? New York investigates the Earnin app


The Earnin app appears designed to look like other early wage access programs, but critics say it’s actually a payday lender and New York regulators have taken notice.


OCC and FDIC chiefs signal progress on CRA reform


In successive speeches, Joseph Otting and Jelena McWilliams expressed hope for a Community Reinvestment Act rule by early next year, and also said regulators should align their small-dollar lending policies.


Why CFPB payday revamp is an even bigger deal than you think


The proposed rollback of underwriting requirements for small-dollar lenders could redefine a legal doctrine that governs rules affecting other companies as well.


California lawmaker considers statewide CFPB


Assemblywoman Monique Limon is in the “early stages” of exploring how to create a state-level Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as part of a broader push for more consumer protection for state residents.


Payday lenders get unexpected reprieve from CFPB rule


The bureau had already proposed removing the underwriting portion of the rule, but a judge in Texas has indefinitely delayed the other key component as well.


CFPB’s Kraninger grilled over payday, military lending


The bureau's director, Kathy Kraninger, faced a barrage of criticism from Senate Democrats on the agency's lack of enforcement actions, a reversal on Military Lending Act examinations and changes to the payday loans rule.


Bank deposit advances are payday loans in disguise


Recent history shows how dangerous these short-term products can be without appropriate guidelines in place.