Strong job market could mean small employers are getting “ghosted” how can you prevent it?

July 24, 2019

This week an interesting article came out in Fox Business (written in Motley Fool) titled “4 reasons hourly workers reject jobs – and what to do about them.”   Many of small business owners in Texas could be seeing a rise in the so-called millennial generation phenomenon of “ghosting.” According to the Urban Dictionary “Ghosting” means the shutdown/ceasing […]

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Texas Debt Buyer Bill is set to be signed by Governor Abbott

June 19, 2019

House Bill 996 a “Debt Buyer Bill” is set to be signed by Governor Abbott.  This particular bill limits when a debt buyer can initiate legal action or arbitration to collect consumer debt. It also requires specific notices to be provided to the consumer with respect to out-of-statute debt.  The new provisions are effective Sept. 1, […]

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AOC and Bernie get slam dunked over their anti-payday loan act.

May 24, 2019

Chris Talgo, a columnist at Townhall.com did a phenomenal job on his recent column regarding Bernie Sanders and AOC’s Loan Shark Prevention Act.  I would say he slam dunked the pair’s “Act” quite nicely.  Within the piece, several hard-hitting facts & statistics were used to counter many assertions made by the two in their recent […]

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Sunset process continues with the OCCC next up is the Stakeholder Meeting to discuss rule amendments.

May 20, 2019

Laurie Hobbs at the OCCC sent out an email to industry “Stakeholders” on Tuesday regarding the continuation of the Sunset process at the OCCC.  Next up is the Stakeholder Meeting to discuss rule amendments.  See below for OCCC’s comments on what will be done and how you can participate. “OCCC would like to inform us […]

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Snapshot on the progress of a five-location retail chain’s Search Engine Marketing Campaign after six months.

May 10, 2019

For the benefit of those who read our posts we are sharing a snapshot on the progress of a five-location retail chain’s Search Engine Marketing Campaign after six months.  This particular business offers cash advances and title loans in the Central Texas area.  What do you think?  Is it doing well with SEO? Room for […]

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Submit your comments to the CFPB by May 15th

May 3, 2019

CFSA has been urging industry stakeholders to submit a comment letter to the CFPB regarding the  “CFPB Rule Proposal to Reconsider the 2017 Payday Lending Rule.”   Again, right now the CFPB ATR and Payment Provisions are on hold which is referred to as a “stay.”  See below for what CFSA is saying we need to do, go […]

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Interesting development on the subject of the so-called Payday Loan City Ordinance

April 19, 2019

The Austin American Statesman put out an article this week (“Senate votes to limit city regulations on private businesses.”) that discussed two bills in the legislature that were about to be passed by the Senate.  The bills, SB 2486 and SB 2488, will limit local government control over private businesses.  It appears the bills are directly […]

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The online marketplace is booming and the brick & mortar store must adjust by increasing web presence and using alternative data.

April 9, 2019

We have been hearing a lot lately about the continued decline of retail business in the US.  Zales and Jared jewelry retail stores are the latest to announce closures of hundreds of locations. Online is booming and it seems like Amazon rules the world.  If your business does not have an online presence you are […]

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Mick Mulvaney at the CFPB wants to lean on State regulators like the OCCC

March 29, 2018

One popular counter to the CFPB and it’s regulation of the payday industry is that oversight should be shared with, or even shifted more so, to State regulators versus the much maligned federal agency.   In the case of Texas, that means our friends at the OCCC would be that ideal option. The highly experienced leadership […]

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CFPB and Mick Mulvaney focusing in on Debt Collectors

March 29, 2018
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It was in the news over the last 24 hours that Mick Mulvaney and the CFPB will be centering their focus on Debt Collectors who have traditionally been in the #1 position, as far as complaints go.  For over two years, it was discussed by the payday industry that our group was, month after month, […]

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