Tanking an Offensive Stance on Predatory Lending:. Cap the Rate – 400% is Too High A Montana Case Study Christina Barsky – Northern Plains Initiative / RDI 17 May 2011 – Rapid City, South Dakota – SDIBA Conference . What are Payday Loans?. What are Payday Loans?.
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Cap the Rate – 400% is Too High
A Montana Case Study
Christina Barsky – Northern Plains Initiative / RDI
17 May 2011 – Rapid City, South Dakota – SDIBA Conference
That $300 payday loan cost:
Loan Amount + Finance Charge / Interest Rate =
The Montana Story
Under Montana law, deferred deposit (payday) lenders may charge fees equaling one-fourth of the loan, which, as an annual interest rate could range from 300 percent to 650 percent. Title lenders may charge similar interest rates. I-164 reduces interest, fees, and charges that payday lenders, title lenders, retail installment lenders, and consumer loan licensees may charge to an annual interest rate of 36 percent. It prohibits businesses from structuring other transactions to avoid the rate limit. It also revises statutes applicable to pawn brokers and junk dealers.
Montanans Support 36% Interest Cap
Northern Plains Initiative / RDI
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