The proposed rule absolves the consumer of any responsibility for good decision-making and is likely to have two key impacts: (a) make short-term credit harder for consumers to come by, and (b) contract the small lending market while there is no doubt there may be need for reform. Both these effects is recognized by the CFPB and so are of concern to stakeholders.
Effect on people. The rule significantly curtails short-term loans, a fact acknowledged by the CFPB in its present form. (more…)