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Payday lenders could be
a hot topic of discussion, when the state House’s Banking and Financial Services hosts a
hearing on January tenth. The discussion will focus on the reauthorization of the 1998 Check Casher Act, which
lets registered, non-bank lenders loan money for a short term, for a fee. Reps
are predicting that change is in the making. There is the concern that lenders
are not put out of business, yet they do not desire them to be predatory either.
With all the competition, there still remains a problem of high interest rates.
example, Mississippi has one of the highest rates in the South which is capped at 18 percent for two
weeks, and they have about one thousand payday lenders. Their charges for a
small loan of about one hundred dollars, for a couple of weeks, is around twenty
one dollars. Alabama is around 17.5 percent for ten to thirty days and Louisiana
about 16.75 percent for 60 days. There is an understanding of the risk payday lenders take
by loaning money, but the industry needs to get the fees in line with their