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PAYDAY LENDERS TRY LEGISLATIVE RUN AROUND STATE LAWS, CFPB REGULATION

  BY CHARLENE CROWELL (TriceEdneyWire.com) - ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ is a well-known adage. In recent weeks, it seems that phrase could also be an apt description of the unrelenting efforts of predatory payday lenders to sell their wares. Across the country, 15 states as well as in the District of Columbia, with varying geographies, economies and demographics have enacted strong ...

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Auto dealers charge Blacks, Hispanics higher interest rates on loans

BY CHARLENE CROWELL NNPA NEWS WIRE COLUMNIST   In recent months, this column has reported on a series of settlements reached between banks and finance companies with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Justice. All of the actions were taken to resolve claims of discrimination in auto lending. To date, over $200 million in fines and restitution have been made to car buyers of ...

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