Statement by CFPB Acting Director Uejio on CFPB Victory in Legal Challenge to Payday Lending Rule Protections
WASHINGTON, D.C. – CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio issued a statement after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas upheld the Payment Provisions in the CFPB’s 2017 rule on payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans.
CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio:
“I am pleased the court reaffirmed our ability to protect borrowers from unfair and abusive payment practices in the payday lending and other markets covered by the rule. These provisions will prohibit lenders from continuing to attempt to withdraw payment from borrowers’ accounts after two attempts have failed, which will protect borrowers from being hit with multiple fees for returned payments or insufficient funds and reduce the risk that consumers’ accounts will be closed.
“Today’s ruling will provide relief to all those who could face these practices. Under the court’s order, compliance with the rule will become mandatory on June 13, 2022. The CFPB expects lenders to follow the requirements of the payment provisions, consistent with the court’s order.”
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