Press Releases

NEW! 7/24/2018: Ohio House of Representatives Concurs with Senate: Payday Lending Reform Heads to Governor Kasich to Approve

July 10, 2018: Payday reform advocates elated with Ohio Senate approval of reforms: Bill protects vulnerable Ohioans, preserves payday lending in Ohio with fairer terms and cuts exorbitant borrowing costs that will pump money back into state economy

June 28, 2018: Payday industry helping legislator draft bill to gut reform

June 21, 2018: Ohio Senate Leadership Preparing To Gut Payday Loan Reform

May 23, 2018:

Continuing delays by Ohio House reward payday lenders; Canceled House sessions hurt borrowers.

April 11, 2018:


March 22, 2018 – Ohio Coalition Blasts House “Watered Down” Payday Lending Proposal

March 9, 2018: Coalition leaders respond to Ohio Attorney General’s decision on petitions

March 8, 2018: One year after introduction of bill to reform payday loans, Ohio House Leadership has failed to act, costing Ohioans $75 million in borrowing costs

February 28, 2018:

First round of signatures filed to put payday lending reform initiative on November statewide ballot

January 25, 2018:

Ohio Payday Lending Reform Supporters Launch Statewide Ballot Initiative to Cap Interest Rates at 28%

January 17, 2018

Second Hearing for Ohio Payday Loan Reform Bill: Hearing on Ohio payday loan reform bill draws dozens of notable proponents from across the state with convincing testimony about why Ohio’s payday loan law is broken.

November 28, 2017

Public Hearing Scheduled For Ohio Payday Loan Reform Bill: HB 123 would close loopholes that payday lenders use to trap borrowers in debt and thwart will of Ohio voters

November 1, 2017

Dozens Hold Rally at Ohio State Capital, Demand Payday Lending Reform

Summer, 2017

HB 123, a Primer on the Bipartisan Bill for Payday Lending Reform in Ohio.

Spring, 2017

Movement for Payday Loan Reforms Grows as Faith Leaders Hold Prayer Vigil: Clergy and others call for bill to be passed by the end of 2017.

April 29th, 2017

Delay Tactics Benefit Payday Lenders and Cost Ohioans More Than $200,000 Per Day.

March 29th, 2017

New Poll Shows Ohioans Overwhelmingly Support Reforms for Payday Loans; 95% of those polled favor reforms that cap interest rates as proposed in recently introduced legislation.

March 8th, 2017

New legislation spells out reforms that would make payday lending fair and affordable in Ohio; Reps. Koehler and Ashford say sensible changes would save residents tens of millions of dollars annually and have strong public support; Ohio groups support efforts and join growing statewide momentum for reform.


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