The Senate bill, designed to close a loophole in the state's interest rate cap and was closley monitored by the Ohio Credit Union League, must still be reconciled with a similar measure that was passed by the Ohio House of Representatives.
The legislation, signed Monday by Gov. Rick Scott, authorizes 60- to 90-day loans of up to $1,000. It makes Florida the first state to pass a law designed to blunt the impact of the CFPB’s payday lending rule.
The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a set of 10 standards for banks and credit unions that want to to offer small loans to subprime customers. Among its ideas: keep monthly payments at or below 5% of the borrower’s paycheck and make loans available quickly through digital channels.