ISSUE 5

Promote consumer protections and enforcement of the predatory lending regulation

Military consumers are vulnerable to unscrupulous practices. Additionally, some lending practices create a cycle of debt, thus detracting from financial wellbeing and military readiness. 

States can help by working with the military community on consumer concerns and by fully enforcing the Department of Defense (DoD) Regulation on payday, vehicle title, and refund anticipation loans.

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    Bill introduced and currently active
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Desired Outcomes


This issue is comprised of two elements:

Enforcement of predatory lending regulation
The credit administrator has enforcement authority or the covered credit products are not authorized in the state.

Access to the Military Sentinel database
Has access to the Military Sentinel database.