payday loans http://tpr.org en The Source: Payday Lenders See Big Payday Despite City Efforts http://tpr.org/post/source-payday-lenders-see-big-payday-despite-city-efforts <p>There are more payday loan shops than Starbucks&nbsp;in Texas, with 200 right here in San Antonio.&nbsp;</p><p>A new <a href="http://forabettertexas.org/images/EO_2014_05_2013paydaylendinganalysis.pdf" target="_blank">study </a>by the Center for Public Policy Priorities showed that payday lenders in Texas made more last year than ever despite giving out fewer loans.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:38:31 +0000 Paul Flahive 32809 at http://tpr.org The Source: Payday Lenders See Big Payday Despite City Efforts Texas Payday Lending Study Shows Industry Raised Fees In 2013 http://tpr.org/post/texas-payday-lending-study-shows-industry-raised-fees-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Center for Public Policy Priorities, a <span style="line-height: 1.5;">left-leaning political think tank,</span> released a study showing that in 2013 the industry raised it’s fees by 12 percent, collecting over $1.3 million from Texans.</span></p><p>Don Baylor, a senior policy Analyst with the center, said that Texans between 2012 and 2013 paid more in fees for loans using a paycheck or car title as collateral.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 16:54:50 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32087 at http://tpr.org Texas Payday Lending Study Shows Industry Raised Fees In 2013 The Source: Alternatives To Predatory Lenders http://tpr.org/post/source-alternatives-predatory-lenders <p>This week a coalition met to address San Antonio's problem with low-income access to credit. 30 people representing organizations ranging from the San Antonio Area Foundation to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Antonio make up the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Anti-Predatory Lending Coalition which is</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;looking at ways to increase alternatives to payday and auto-title lenders.&nbsp;</span></p><p>They use "predatory" to describe the lenders who charge large transaction fees as well as exorbitant interest rates on their loans.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:38:21 +0000 Paul Flahive 27751 at http://tpr.org The Source: Alternatives To Predatory Lenders Davis And Abbott Step Up Campaigning Following Finance Chair's Payday Loan Comments http://tpr.org/post/davis-and-abbott-step-campaigning-following-finance-chairs-payday-loan-comments <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A political expert says the ongoing battle over remarks made by Texas Finance Commission Chairman William White, who is also vice president of Cash America, a payday lending company, is a glimpse at how the rest of the 2014 governor’s race will play out.</span></p><p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis called for White to resign from his position following comments he made about consumers and payday lending companies, saying that White's position at a such a company compromises his ability to act as a fair regulator of the industry.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:35:20 +0000 Ryan Poppe 24544 at http://tpr.org Davis And Abbott Step Up Campaigning Following Finance Chair's Payday Loan Comments Small Earthquakes Rock North Texas Town, Residents Demand Answers From Railroad Commission http://tpr.org/post/small-earthquakes-rock-north-texas-town-residents-demand-answers-railroad-commission <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Residents in North Texas are dealing with the increased frequency of small earthquakes that some people are linking to oil and gas drilling in the area. State Rep. Mike Villarreal talks about the possible conflict of interest with William White, who as chair of the Texas Finance Commission is also vice president of a payday loan company. Also on this show: Population growth in Texas and the Kallison ranching family.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:44:09 +0000 David Martin Davies 24515 at http://tpr.org Small Earthquakes Rock North Texas Town, Residents Demand Answers From Railroad Commission Davis Asks Gov. Perry To Remove Finance Committee Chair With Links To Payday Lending Industry http://tpr.org/post/davis-asks-gov-perry-remove-finance-committee-chair-links-payday-lending-industry <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, who is running for governor in 2014, is calling on Gov. Rick Perry to remove William White, the chairman of the state’s Finance Commission, following</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> comments White made to the El Paso Times about payday lenders and the people that use them.</span></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:52:14 +0000 Ryan Poppe 24326 at http://tpr.org Davis Asks Gov. Perry To Remove Finance Committee Chair With Links To Payday Lending Industry The Source: Justice When A Child Accuses | Payday Lenders Flout SA Ordinance http://tpr.org/post/source-justice-when-child-accuses-payday-lenders-flout-sa-ordinance <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://ncrj.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">National Center for Reason and Justice</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is saying Fran Keller, who was incarcerated 20 years ago in a bizarre ritual abuse case in her Austin daycare center, is going to be freed as early as this afternoon to await the decision of the Court of Criminal Appeals on whether or not a retrial is necessary.</span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:36:18 +0000 Paul Flahive 22591 at http://tpr.org The Source: Justice When A Child Accuses | Payday Lenders Flout SA Ordinance Re-Imagining Payday Lending In San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/re-imagining-payday-lending-san-antonio <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Faith-based organization Together for the City is about to launch a new alternative to&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">payday lending&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">that the group hopes will help financially-strapped families get back on their feet. The one-year-old group also plans to carve out a variety ways to serve the community.</span></p><p>At Tuesday&rsquo;s meeting, Linda Hardberger asked the group to help Green Spaces Alliance promote and build more community gardens throughout the city.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:34:58 +0000 Eileen Pace 19078 at http://tpr.org Re-Imagining Payday Lending In San Antonio The Source: Payday Lenders Hold On | Immunizations In Texas http://tpr.org/post/source-payday-lenders-hold-immunizations-texas <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Payday lenders and their legislative allies managed to defeat a bill in the Texas Legislature this past session, and they have a whole host of tricks to get around laws in other states.</span></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:41:56 +0000 Paul Flahive 16244 at http://tpr.org The Source: Payday Lenders Hold On | Immunizations In Texas The Source: Payday Lending's Big Influence At The Capitol http://tpr.org/post/source-payday-lendings-big-influence-capitol <p><strong>In the first segment</strong>:</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It appears that regardless of what passes or doesn't pass in the legislature this month, the San Antonio city ordinance on payday lenders in San Antonio will remain.</span></p><p>According to <a href="http://www.tpj.org/" target="_blank">Texans for Public Justice</a>, an anti-corruption advocacy nonprofit, payday lenders had more than $3.7 million in donations to state lawmaker campaigns since 2010. &nbsp;</p><p>The organization says the payday loan lobby is fueling a "tepid" set of reforms. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 11:56:40 +0000 Paul Flahive 10577 at http://tpr.org The Source: Payday Lending's Big Influence At The Capitol