Dallas Morning News: Catholic Church is taking the fight to payday lenders in Arlington

September 29, 2015

In the spring, Arlington councilman Robert Rivera began to test the waters on establishing restrictions on payday loans similar to those highly successful ones passed in Dallas several years ago. The water was lukewarm then, but now Rivera has support from the Catholic Church.

Tougher regulations are far from a done deal, but this week the Texas Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of the Catholic Bishops of Texas, joined with long standing payday lending opponents Texas Appleseed, Texas Fair Lending Alliance, and Saint Vincent DePaul Society to call for the City of Arlington to pass ordinances to put limits on payday and title loan lending.

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