JD Supra Business Advisor: Changes to Military Lending Act on the Horizon

August 29, 2015

The Department of Defense (DoD) recently published its Final Rule amending the Military Lending Act’s (MLA) implementing regulation. The MLA, passed by Congress in 2006, provides active duty service members and their dependents with certain protections in a limited number of consumer credit transactions.

It originally applied to (1) closed-end payday loans of less than $2,000 with a maximum term of 91 days; (2) closed-end motor vehicle title loans with a maximum term of 181 days; and (3) closed-end tax refund anticipation loans. A creditor extending any such covered loan may not impose a Military Annual Percentage Rate (MAPR) greater than 36% to a covered borrower.

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