Let me make it clear about Journal Gazette: Payday of Reckoning

Let me make it clear about Journal Gazette: Payday of Reckoning

Payday of reckoning

High-interest loans yet to be capped

The great news is the time and effort to generate brand brand new forms of high-interest loans which could entrap struggling Hoosier families seems to be dead, at the very least for the remaining with this session for the legislature. The bad news is that, again, lawmakers did absolutely nothing to eradicate or change the current payday system, makes it possible for loan providers to charge their clients roughly the same as 391per cent interest for short-term loans.

Customer and veterans teams and spiritual and social businesses had mobilized against Senate Bill 613, that has been co-authored by one northeast Indiana legislator, Sen. Andy Zay, R-Huntington, and sponsored in the home by another, Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne.

The initial indication of difficulty arrived a week ago, whenever an amount of Republicans joined Democrats to vote down two amendments made available from Lehman. Continue reading “Let me make it clear about Journal Gazette: Payday of Reckoning”