Payday Lending

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, 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

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, Public Education, GOTV, El Paso, County Judge

EPISO & Border Interfaith Team Up to Challenge County Candidates

Monday, February 24, 2014
El Paso Times & Univision

In advance of the early March election for County judge and Commissioner positions, leaders of EPISO and Border Interfaith organized an accountability session to challenge them on issues that emerged hundreds of conversations with their constituents.  The El Paso Times reports the following: Read more about EPISO & Border Interfaith Team Up to Challenge County Candidates

EPISO

Payday Lending, higher education, mass incarceration, environmental protection, Together Baton Rouge, Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith, Jeremiah Group

300 Leaders Make Plans to Disrupt Louisiana Legislative Session

Monday, February 17, 2014
American Press & Times Picayune

Leaders from IAF organizations across Louisiana gathered at Shiloh Baptist Church Saturday, February 15 for a conference that aims to disrupt the status quo at the legislature this year... Read more about 300 Leaders Make Plans to Disrupt Louisiana Legislative Session

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