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A Call for Prudent Consumer Credit Legislation in Alaska

Representing the Southwest Public Policy Institute, I recently had the opportunity to testify before the Alaska House Finance Committee and the Alaska Senate Community and Regional Affairs Committee regarding proposed legislation on consumer credit. The bills in question, House Bill 145 and its Senate counterpart, Senate Bill 264, aim to implement rate caps similar to […]

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A Letter To The Better Business Bureau Regarding Specialized Emergency Lending

Kip MorseChief Executive OfficerBetter Business Bureau3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600Arlington, Virginia 22201 Dear Mr. Morse, We are seeking clarifications regarding a new report published by your organization on small-dollar lending on September 1, 2022. While the report includes dozens of false assertions about the industry – from using the meaningless metric of APR, to […]