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This page will keep you up to date on what’s going on with the issue of payday lending in Virginia.

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Richmond Times Dispatch, VA – Aug 10, 2008
Virginia’s payday lenders have offered yet another reason it is hard to support their arguments — even for those sympathetic to the notion that adults have


Richmond Times Dispatch, VA – Aug 5, 2008
Representatives of payday lenders and opponents of payday lending disagreed yesterday on how much information lenders should be required to orally provide


Daily Press, VA – Jul 30, 2008
Consider the $3.8 million payday lenders spent on lobbying. Some of it went to pay folks who buttonhole representatives and some for advertising that gave


MarketWatch – 3 hours ago
Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have controlled predatory payday lending by enforcing interest rate caps at or around 36 percent. The Durbin


Daily Press – Newport News,VA,USA
By CHRIS FLORES | 247-4738 The Virginia State Corporation Commission has entered into a settlement for $38000 with payday lender Allied Cash Advance for


The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com, OH –
May 1, 2008
First, Democrats were stung by the revelation that House Minority Leader Joyce Beatty’s spouse was registered as a lobbyist for payday lenders in Virginia.



Washington Post, United States –
Apr 20, 2008
Payday loans were illegal in Virginia until about six years ago. In 2002, the General Assembly permitted the industry to enter the state when it began



Wall Street Journal –
Apr 30, 2008
The News: Rent-A-Center pressured an Ohio charity to quit a coalition that advocates a crackdown on payday loans.


Daily Press, VA – April 11, 2008
The General Assembly had a straightforward task when it convened in January: Fix the mess it created when it invited payday lenders into Virginia in 2002.



Richmond Times Dispatch, VA –
April 5, 2008
AARP, the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, the Virginia Poverty Law Center and the Virginia Organizing Project held a news conference yesterday

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