Speak out for predatory lending reform — the time is NOW
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Speak out for predatory lending reform — the time is NOW

Critical and Historic Moment for Predatory Lending Reform YOUR Voice is Needed TODAY! Go here TODAY to tell the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau you want a strong rule to protect borrowers nationwide from predatory lending. For tips and suggestions on making an effective comment, click here. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship began coordinated advocacy and public witness efforts at the … Continue reading

Baptist leaders call for comments on proposed payday loan rule
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Baptist leaders call for comments on proposed payday loan rule

By Carrie McGuffin and Aaron Weaver ATLANTA — This is a “momentous time” for reforming payday and auto-title lending in the United States, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leader told attendees September 15 at the 2016 New Baptist Covenant Summit in downtown Atlanta. Reeves, who serves as CBF associate coordinator for partnerships and advocacy, joined Willie … Continue reading

Religious Leaders Call for End to Abusive Payday Lending Practices
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Religious Leaders Call for End to Abusive Payday Lending Practices

Contact: Aaron Weaver, aweaver@cbf.net, 770.220.1610 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representing diverse theological views from across the country, today faith leaders united their efforts to take a single message to Capitol Hill. Faith & Credit Roundtable and members of the Faith for Just Lending coalition together called for stronger regulation to close what they believe are dangerous loopholes … Continue reading

CBF’s Reeves comments on agency’s proposal to reform payday lending
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CBF’s Reeves comments on agency’s proposal to reform payday lending

June 2, 2016 DECATUR, Ga. — Stephen K. Reeves, who leads the advocacy efforts for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, commented on the long-awaited proposal from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to reign in the payday and auto-title loan industry. The CFPB’s proposal announced today forces lenders to determine if some borrowers can afford to take … Continue reading

Faith leaders release research on ‘harmful’ and ‘predatory’ payday loans
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Faith leaders release research on ‘harmful’ and ‘predatory’ payday loans

April 13, 2016 CONTACT: Katie Thompson, katie.thompson@cpjustice.org (Center for Public Justice) Faith leaders release research on ‘harmful’ and ‘predatory’ payday loans WASHINGTON, D.C.— Faith for Just Lending (FJL), a diverse coalition of faith-based organizations, announced today the results of new polling from LifeWay Research on payday lending along with a new report titled The Collateral … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy efforts around payday lending continue and grow
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CBF Advocacy efforts around payday lending continue and grow

By Stephen Reeves As the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship continues to highlight opportunities for advocacy in response to usurious lending practices like payday and auto title loans, we are expanding our reach through the addition of Advocacy Outreach Specialists. CBF has become a national leader in the faith community among those working to reform predatory small-dollar … Continue reading

CBF field personnel fights predatory lending in southeast Kentucky with education and advocacy
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CBF field personnel fights predatory lending in southeast Kentucky with education and advocacy

August 12, 2015 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — In the Appalachian foothills of southeast Kentucky, Scarlette Jasper, one of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s field personnel, is working to educate others about the debt trap that is predatory lending. Jasper, who was commissioned by CBF in 2014 and serves through the Fellowship’s rural poverty initiative, Together … Continue reading