The Texas Payday Loan Ordinance suffers another blow, this time Abilene voted it down.

May 12, 2017

Down goes another “payday down city ordinance! On Thursday, April 27th. 2017 the Abilene City Council did right thing and voted “NO” on the so-called “payday loan city ordinance.” Things do not seem to be going very well for the payday loan city ordinance these days the truth is really starting to get out that […]

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Huge blow dealt to the “Payday Loan Ordinance” in Texas (and more to come!)

March 21, 2017

Around March 1st a huge blow was dealt to the “Payday Loan Ordinance” in Texas.  The news came out that an Austin court had ruled in favor of Credit Access Businesses in (2) lawsuits related to the ordinance where the City of Austin was sued.  In those cases, the court ruled that the ordinances were […]

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The devil is in the details

February 27, 2017

Check your work!  Last week my team and I released a blog about Carlos Uresti, a San Antonio based Senator whose offices had been raided by the FBI.  We happened to know that a politician by the name of Uresti in the San Antonio area had also written a bill that would attempt to “cap” […]

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You are not going to believe what CFPB spends its money on

February 14, 2017

I just about fell out of my Toyota Prius when I learned what the CFPB spends its money on.  Anyone who has been watching the CFPB has probably heard about how the expenses there are out of control, but this was a mind blower.  Come to find out, they have actually been getting looked at […]

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City Ordinance is shot down in Lubbock.

February 10, 2017

Some very positive news came out of Lubbock with the City Council voting down the “Payday Loan Ordinance” by a vote 5 to 2.  Credit Access Business owners all across Texas were impressed by Lubbock’s push back of the liberal backed City Ordinance.  Ordinances across Texas have shut down over 40% of Credit Access Businesses […]

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Another City Ordinance passes in Texas. (Canyon)

February 10, 2017

Canyon, Texas The City of Canyon, Texas has enacted a “Payday Loan” ordinance. Per News Channel 10 in Amarillo, the City Council of Canyon enacted the ordinance on Monday of this week. Canyon is located about 18 miles south of Amarillo and has a population of just over 13,000.  The City of Amarillo said many of their […]

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Use caution when accepting payoff payments on motor vehicle title loans

February 10, 2017

Review your company policy regarding acceptable methods of payment for motor vehicle title loans in Texas as a Credit Access Business. With tax season upon us, there will be an increase in the number of folks paying off loans, especially motor vehicle title loans as the income tax refunds start to pour in over the […]

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Texas Legislative Session as of this week: (7) bills related to Credit Access Businesses

February 10, 2017

HB 60, Introduced by Romero Jr: Requiring a Credit Access Business to verify the vehicle identification number used to obtain a motor vehicle. HB 197, Introduced by Bernal: Relating to the contracts and other documents issued by a Credit Access Business (requiring to have English & Spanish). Also, to read the contract in its entirety […]

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Credit Access Business rules for 2017 that you need to know!

January 13, 2017

New Technical Rules for 2017 you should be aware of.  Did you know there are new rules related to the application for new licenses, transferring a license, and criminal history of CAB owners?  Much of this was covered during CAB Consulting’s “CAB II” project that many clients and members took advantage of.  *The language for […]

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Legislative Session: (3) bills as of last week, this is the 4th

January 12, 2017

New bill: HB 877, from Chris Turner (Democrat out of Tarrant County, Represents Grand Prairie & portions of Arlington). Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain telemarketing calls by a credit access business. A credit access business or a representative of a credit access business may not make a telemarketing call, as defined by Section 304.002, Business & Commerce […]

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