Tag: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Is it possible to really make sense of new CFPB Payday Lending Rules?

Is it possible to really make sense of new CFPB Payday Lending Rules?There used to be an old cartoon that ran on Saturday mornings, called Schoolhouse Rocks. These short, animated shows tried to help make sense out of seemingly complex things. One of the most popular episodes was about how a bill becomes a law. It was a fun show that taught lots of kids (and adults)... Read More »

Has Government Pressure led to Google Banning Ads for the Payday Lending Industry?

Has Government Pressure led to Google Banning Ads for the Payday Lending Industry?It wasn’t all that long ago that Google seemed to have a real love for the payday lending industry, and other similar types of financial products. However, something seems to have happened that turned the search engine giant away from an industry it once helped to support via its popular online ads. Google Ventures has... Read More »

CFPB Catching Criticism from All Directions Lately

CFPB Catching Criticism from All Directions LatelyThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was formed in 2011, ever since then the CFPB has been squarely in the targets of a wide range of financial institutions. There are active members of the Senate – Republicans for the most part – who are trying with all their might to get it shut down completely. They... Read More »

Prominent Democratic Leaders Face Off Over Payday Loan Industry Regulations

Prominent Democratic Leaders Face Off Over Payday Loan Industry RegulationsYou don’t have to be a fan of professional wrestling or boxing to enjoy a good rumble. As a matter of fact, the political arena often offers up some of the most interesting battles that take place. For example, currently two of the most prominent leaders of the Democratic Party are going toe-to-toe over paydaAnti-Malwarey... Read More »

Payday Loan Customers are Fed Up with Federal Government Interference

Payday Loan Customers are Fed Up with Federal Government InterferenceThe federal government here in the United States is not shy about regulating industries to provide protection to its citizens. However, there are times when regulation runs amuck and causes more problems than it solves. The feds, via the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, have recently been stirring up a hornet’s nest by proposing excessively strict... Read More »