Bills to limit payday loans in Alabama stall

Laws attempting to change payday and title loans in Alabama stalled recently in the Alabama Legislature.

The bills were being reviewed in the House Committee, but failed after industry leaders argued that the bills would substantially affect their business, even causing them to go out of business. Rod Scott and Patricia Todd, both Democratic representatives from Birmingham, sponsored the bills that were aimed at lowering the interest rates for payday and title loans to 36 percent on a yearly basis.

After these bills stalled, Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh introduced a bill that would still lower payday loan interests rates but in a less significant manner. However, his bill also saw opposition from the same business leaders and died after not receiving enough support or having enough time to review it.

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Paula Greenway is a native of Birmingham and has focused her practice on consumer bankruptcy since 1996. She is licensed to practice law in all jurisdictions throughout the State of Alabama. Paula has handled over 5,000 bankruptcy cases ranging in complexity throughout her career and prides herself on being able to come up with creative solutions to her clients’ financial issues.