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Council May Urge Payday Loan Cap Again

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


In 2007, Harrisonburg City Council passed a resolution asking General Assembly to cap payday loan interest rates at 36 percent. At tonight’s council meeting, members could vote to reiterate that request to Richmond.

PayDay Lending Explanations

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

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In this post I would like to pose questions to spur not debate but explanations. I am referencing the headline at “Senator Threatens Payday Kill”.

Payday Lending Demonstrators March In Harrisonburg

Friday, November 30, 2007


Here’s some video I shot with a little digital still camera on Carlton Street about an hour ago.

payday loan cap resolution

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


During the last session, efforts in General Assembly to put a 36 percent interest rate cap on payday loans failed. This time, the push for an interest rate cap is coming from Virginia’s municipalities. The Staunton City Council, at the behest of council member Bruce Elder, recently passed a resolution that will ask the General […]

payday lending meeting on the 3rd

Saturday, January 27, 2007


Next Saturday, February 3, at 10 am, there will be an informational meeting regarding payday lending at the Library (which just launched a new website this week). Stephen Winslow (of The New Dominion and Virginia Viewpoints) will be there. I’ve written about payday lending here before. You can read Stephen’s open letter to the House […]

Check n’ Go Settlement

Friday, January 18, 2008


Yesterday the AP reported that Check n’ Go, the nation’s second largest payday lender, has agreed to pay Virginia $100,000 “for violating numerous state laws regulating the industry.” The State Corporation Commission cannot disclose which laws Check n’ Go violated because such reports are confidential, but a commission spokesman said an examination of the company […]

Obenshain’s LoanMax bill

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Senator Mark Obenshain just introduced SB565, a bill that would regulate an unregulated industry: car title lenders.

Don’t Think of an Elephant

Saturday, December 15, 2007


Don’t think of an elephant. No, really. Don’t think of an elephant. What’d you think of? An elephant, right? The ARA rally was a colorful scene, with a number of posters and signs, a couple drums – and at least a dozen cops in the immediate vicinity (inspired by “vague threats” I’m sure).

LoanMax in Newsweek

Saturday, May 5, 2007


Harrisonburg’s LoanMax is mentioned in the current issue of Newsweek.

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