The Two Men with the Power to Shape Regulation of Tribal Lending

The Two Men with the Power to Shape Regulation of Tribal Lending

Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) couldn’t be more different in personality. Crapo is a soft-spoken, unassuming career politician from the mountain west. First elected in 1984, the Harvard law-educated Crapo has been an Idaho state...
Regarding the December 22 Supreme Court of California Ruling

Regarding the December 22 Supreme Court of California Ruling

Washington, DC – On December 22nd, the Supreme Court of California [ruled] that various affiliated online payday loan entities of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska are not entitled to tribal immunity for violations of the California...
Statement: NAFSA Comments on Proposed CFPB Lending Rule

Statement: NAFSA Comments on Proposed CFPB Lending Rule

WASHINGTON, DC (June 2, 2016) – Following the release of a notice of proposed rulemaking by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) covering certain consumer lending products, Barry Brandon, Executive Director of the Native American Financial Services...
CFPB Lending Tussle Echoes Early Days Of Tribal Gambling

CFPB Lending Tussle Echoes Early Days Of Tribal Gambling

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s plan to regulate tribal lenders and other providers of short-term, often-high-interest loans comes at a sensitive stage for tribes’ involvement in the industry, as their efforts to kick-start lending businesses under the wary...

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