Small Dollar Lending

Providing financial services to those whose needs require special treatment, either because of the dollar amount of credit sought or other credit-related problems, has been a long-standing concern of CBA and its membership. Categories of those requiring such special treatment include low-income individuals and families, as well as military personnel and others who may be in temporary financial distress. CBA's Government Relations team has worked with financial regulators, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Congress to develop innovative financial products to serve the needs of those requiring special attention based upon their financial situation.
  • June 2, 2016
    Lenders who offer payday loans and other small-dollar advances would have to assess whether borrowers could afford and repay the debts, according to a federal rule proposed Thursday. The long-awaited Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposal would also cut off repeated debit attempts that hit overdue borrowers with additional fees and charges as lenders seek repayment. The regulator also...
  • June 2, 2016
    Claiming Americans consumers have been “set up to fail” by the short-term lending industry, federal regulators on Thursday issued sweeping new rules that would drastically alter the payday and title lending industries. Under the proposed rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, short-term lenders would have to verify borrowers’ ability to promptly repay loans, and be prevented from...
  • June 2, 2016
    Lenders who offer payday loans and other small-dollar advances would have to assess whether borrowers could afford and repay the debts, according to a federal rule proposed Thursday. The long-awaited Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposal would also cut off repeated debit attempts that hit overdue borrowers with additional fees and charges as lenders seek repayment. The regulator also...
  • June 2, 2016
    Lenders who offer payday loans and other small-dollar advances would have to assess whether borrowers could afford and repay the debts, according to a federal rule proposed Thursday. The long-awaited Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposal would also cut off repeated debit attempts that hit overdue borrowers with additional fees and charges as lenders seek repayment. The regulator also...
  • June 2, 2016
    The federal government has proposed new rules aimed at protecting consumers from loan traps. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants lenders to make sure borrowers can pay them back by conducting a "full-payment test" before loans are granted. The full-payment test would require lenders to calculate whether borrowers can afford to make repayments on time and still cover basic living...
  • June 2, 2016
    Claiming Americans consumers have been "set up to fail" by the short-term lending industry, federal regulators on Thursday issued sweeping new rules that would drastically alter the payday and title lending industries. Under the proposed rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, short-term lenders would have to verify borrowers' ability to promptly repay loans, and be prevented from...
  • June 2, 2016
    Claiming Americans consumers have been “set up to fail” by the short-term lending industry, federal regulators on Thursday issued sweeping new rules that would drastically alter the payday and title lending industries. Under the proposed rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, short-term lenders would have to verify borrowers’ ability to promptly repay loans, and be prevented from...
  • June 2, 2016
    Lenders who offer payday loans and other small-dollar advances would have to assess whether borrowers could afford and repay the debts, according to a federal rule set to be proposed Thursday. The long-awaited Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposal would also cut off repeated debit attempts that hit overdue borrowers with additional fees and charges as lenders seek repayment. The regulator...
  • June 2, 2016
    The Obama administration’s new regulations for payday loans are based on a seemingly simple principle: Lenders should only extend credit to borrowers if they have confirmed those customers can afford the deal. But the rules crafted to implement that notion are incredibly complex. And some analysts say they may backfire—discouraging new lenders from entering the business while preserving the...

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