WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The payday lending industry got a rare showing of regulator support on Monday as the New York Fed took on its critics.

Payday lenders have seen a great deal of criticism for their practices. President Barack Obama has said the industry traps people in a cycle of debt, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has identified practices it’s concerned about, including failure to underwrite for affordable payments, repeatedly rolling over or refinancing loans, holding a security interest in a vehicle as collateral, accessing the consumer’s account for repayment, and performing costly withdrawal attempts.

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