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Why Retail Bad Debt Statutes are Vital for Businesses and Consumers Alike

HB 3389 in Texas is critical for protecting consumers and businesses.

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SPPI Employment Index: October-March

The American Southwest’s jobs boom continues.

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SPPI Offers Driven Students Exciting Fellowship Opportunity

Jack Radomski and Brandt Kringlie are the inaugural recipients of the Marianne T. Anderson Memorial Fellowship.

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President of SPPI Invited as Speaker to 2023 Independents Conference & Expo

Patrick Brenner has been invited as a speaker and panelist to discuss SPPI’s report “No Loan for You!” and how the war on specialized emergency lending is hurting the American Southwest.

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SPPI Joins Coalition Urging CFPB to Rethink Nonbank Disclosure Rule

A coalition of organizations has urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to rethink its proposed nonbank disclosure rule.

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American Banker: If I Can’t Get An ‘Emergency’ Loan From A Bank, It’s Not Clear Who Possibly Can

We tested the prediction that banks will step in when payday lenders face restrictions. They didn’t want our business.

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Report: No Loan for You!

How the war on specialized emergency loans has hurt New Mexicans.

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The Unintentional Consequences of Banning Specialized Emergency Loans

Specialized emergency lenders play a crucial role in providing access to credit for individuals who may not qualify for traditional loans from banks or credit unions, and can be a lifeline for those facing unexpected expenses or a temporary financial setback.

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It’s Time to Redistribute New Mexico’s Government-Accumulated Wealth

As the oil and gas industry in New Mexico booms, the state’s projected revenue for the 2024 fiscal year is close to $12 billion. We believe it’s time for the state to consider redistributing some of this newfound wealth to its citizens.

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SPPI Job Index: Dark Clouds Are Gathering

Today‚Äôs fresh employment numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics are concerning.