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MCC Opposes Payday Lending Legislation
Legislation in the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee this week would modify the state’s payday lending laws. Senate Bills 842 and 843, sponsored by Senator David Robertson (R-Grand Blanc), allows payday lenders to work through credit service organizations, who arrange loans for consumers but usually work with one lender and add on an extra service fee. As a result, short-term loans could have both the current permissible interest rate and additional fees which could bring the rate up to above 300 percent. Michigan Catholic Conference opposed the bill, which continues the cycle of poverty for low-income consumers. Currently the committee chairman has indicated that he has no other action planned for the bills, but Michigan Catholic Conference will continue to monitor them in case there is any change.
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