Financial Reform

Payday Lending, Predatory Lending, Dallas, Arlington, Texas IAF

DAI, Catholic Church Credited with Blocking Arlington Payday Lending

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
University of Utah & University of New Mexico

"Catholic congregations and leaders ...were central in the push for payday lending reform in nearby Arlington.   Father Daniel Kelley of St. Joseph Catholic Church was particularly influential.  In addition, the Texas Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of Texas’ Catholic bishops, worked directly on payday lending reform at the state and local level, and also participated in Dallas Area Interfaith and Faith Leaders for Fair Lending. Read more about DAI, Catholic Church Credited with Blocking Arlington Payday Lending

DAI

Payday Lending Reform

North Texas IAF WINS Payday Lending Reform in Arlington, TX

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Star Telegram & Dallas Morning News

After undergoing a congregational development process in partnership with the North Texas IAF that involved 3,000 parishioners – 600 of which participated in small group encounters led by 80 ministry leaders — leaders of St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish in Arlington, Texas were astounded by the number of stories about payday lending... Read more about North Texas IAF WINS Payday Lending Reform in Arlington, TX

Dallas Area Interfaith

Payday Lending, Texas Catholic Conference, St. Joseph Catholic Church

North Texas IAF Takes on Payday Lenders w/ TX Catholic Conference

Friday, October 2, 2015
Dallas Morning News

Fr. Daniel Kelly of St. Joseph Catholic Church and North Texas IAF – in partnership with the Texas Catholic Conference — hosted a press conference at his church announcing a coordinated interfaith effort to place limits on payday and title loan lending. Read more about North Texas IAF Takes on Payday Lenders w/ TX Catholic Conference

Dallas Area Interfaith

Financial Reform
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 15:30

Border Interfaith & EPISO Undercut Payday Lending Market with $13 Million Alternative Lending Program

For the second time in one year, IAF organizations (EPISO and Border Interfaith) dealt a harsh blow to the bottom line of payday lenders in El Paso, Texas. Read more about Border Interfaith & EPISO Undercut Payday Lending Market with $13 Million Alternative Lending Program


Respect the Cap, Organizing in England, Financial Reform, Interest Rates, Payday Lending

Citizens UK Calls on (Payday) Lenders to 'Respect the Cap'

Friday, January 2, 2015
Daily Mail

Campaigners will today mark a new cap on payday loans by calling on the Government to set up a community finance fund.  New rules from the Financial Conduct Authority will require lenders to cap their interest rates at 0.8% a day, charge no more than £15 for a default, and never charge a customer more than twice the amount they originally borrowed.  Wonga, the UK's biggest payday lender, has responded by imposing a cap on the cost of its short-term loans." Read more about Citizens UK Calls on (Payday) Lenders to 'Respect the Cap'

Citizens UK

Texas IAF, Community Organizing in Texas, Payday Lending, Statewide Reform, Arturo Aguila

Border Interfaith & EPISO Set Sights on Texas Payday Lending Reform

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Texas Tribune

With the victory of limiting the profitability of payday lending in El Paso, congregational leaders of Border Interfaith and El Paso are turning their attention to statewide payday lending reform... Read more about Border Interfaith & EPISO Set Sights on Texas Payday Lending Reform

Border Interfaith

Payday Lending Reform, Together Baton Rouge, Jeremiah Group, Community Organizing in Louisiana, Louisiana IAF

'Together Louisiana' Moves Legislative Bill on Payday Lending

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The Advocate

With the press calling it “the sleeper issue of the session,” leaders from ‘Together Louisiana,’ stormed the Capitol to testify in Committee hearings and weigh in on debate over payday lending in Louisiana... Read more about 'Together Louisiana' Moves Legislative Bill on Payday Lending

West / Southwest IAF

Payday Lending Reform, Community Organizing in Louisiana, Predatory Lending, Thelma Fleming

Together Louisiana Takes Payday Lending Fight to the Capitol

Monday, March 24, 2014
The Advocate

First, Thelma Fleming lost one of her two jobs. Later, she had to pawn some of the gifts her children had given her. Eventually, the bank closed her account, and she had to give up her car.

Fleming’s troubles can be traced back to the $300 loan she took out from a payday lender two years ago after the detox center where she worked closed its doors. Read more about Together Louisiana Takes Payday Lending Fight to the Capitol

West / Southwest IAF

Payday Lending, Credit, Loans, economic justice, Arturo Aguila

EPISO & Border Interfaith Pass Payday Lending Reforms

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
El Paso Times

El Paso leaders succeeded in their efforts to limit how much payday lenders can make on the backs of working families....  Read more about EPISO & Border Interfaith Pass Payday Lending Reforms

EPISO

Pay Day Lending, Credit, Citizens UK, Living Wage Campaign, economic justice

Acting Together for Economic Justice

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Huffington Post

Today's decision to cap the cost of payday loans did not emerge in a vacuum. It is the fruit of years of determined campaigning, which started in churches, mosques and synagogues in some of Britain's poorest neighbourhoods. Indeed, George Osborne's announcement comes exactly four years after 2000 members of the religious and civic institutions in Citizens UK asked all three parties' Treasury spokesmen to adopt precisely this policy. Read more about Acting Together for Economic Justice

Citizens UK

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