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Don’t Let Payday Loans Turn Your Holiday Dreams Into A Nightmare

This holiday season, many will be tempted to turn to payday loans, auto title loans, or high-cost installment loans to purchase gifts. In fact, payday lenders make their greatest profits this time of year. With some of these loans carrying triple-digit interest rates, consumers can find themselves trapped in a cycle of debt, paying for gifts long after the holiday spirit has faded.

Consumer and Small Business Advocates Oppose OCC’s Plan to Offer Fintech Lending Charters

Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced its intention to offer national charters to financial technology firms, which could severely undermine state oversight and state consumer protection laws that protect consumers and small business owners from abusive financial products and practices. The OCC is accepting comments on its framework until January 15, 2017.

Consumer Advocacy Groups Condemn Federal Court’s Decision Regarding CFPB

The Washington D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in PPH Corporation v. CFPB, a case dealing with the CFPB’s ability to order New Jersey mortgage-lending company PPH to pay a $109 million enforcement penalty after the corporation was found offering illegal kickbacks to mortgage insurance partners.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Investec Announces Acquisition of The Esplanade Shopping Center in Oxnard

Investec Real Estate Companies, specializing in the acquisition, development, management and leasing of retail properties in California, is pleased to announce its newest acquisition, The Esplanade Shopping Center in Oxnard, California. The 356,864-­­ square-foot shopping center is anchored by Dick’s Sporting Goods

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

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SECRETARY CARSON TO LEAD WHITE HOUSE OPPORTUNITY AND REVITALIZATION COUNCIL

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council and named U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson as its chairperson.