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CBF’s Stephen Reeves comments on federal proposal to end payday loan abuses
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CBF’s Stephen Reeves comments on federal proposal to end payday loan abuses

DECATUR, Ga. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Thursday an outline of federal regulation proposals to end abusive practices in the payday lending industry. The draft set forth would require payday lenders to verify borrowers’ income and expenses before making a loan to determine whether they could reasonably be expected to both pay off … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy welcomes proposed federal rules to rein in predatory lending
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CBF Advocacy welcomes proposed federal rules to rein in predatory lending

By Carrie McGuffin DECATUR, Ga. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced today a draft of proposed federal regulations to end abusive practices in the payday lending industry. The draft set forth would require payday lenders to verify borrowers’ income and expenses before making a loan to determine whether they could reasonably be expected to … Continue reading

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Net Work

By Suzii Paynter For many years, I have worshipped beneath these beautifully simple fishing nets draped across the chancel of the sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Austin, Texas. Nets are not a common item in our 21st century American culture, but they were oddly present in the Gospel accounts. In Matthew and Mark, disciples … Continue reading