Shadowy Front Groups
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Payday-Funded Group Cites Payday-Funded Poll to Argue Against CFPB’s Payday Rule
The main payday lending industry trade group contributed $385,000 to the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce from 2011-2014.
CFPB Reality Check: Fact Checking the CFSA’s Lame Anti-CFPB Website
Fact checking the Community Financial Services Association’s lame anti-CFPB website, CFPB Reality Check.
US Consumer Coalition: Shady Front Group Run by GOP Operatives, Paid for by Corporate Donors
This fake grassroots group is run by GOP operatives and paid for by corporate donors to roll back consumer protections.
Protecting America’s Consumers: The Shady Industry Front Group and its Untrustworthy Leadership
This anti-CFPB “astroturf group” is staffed by people who once worked for a group caught forging letters to Congress.
Consumer Credit Research Foundation: Funding (and Editing!) Supposedly Independent Academic Payday Lending Research
A payday lending industry-funded front group, CCRF has commissioned (and edited) supposedly indpendent pro-payday “academic research.”
Community Financial Services Association: Spending Millions to Influence Congress and Protect the Interests of Payday Lenders
A well-funded organization, CFSA spends millions lobbying powerful politicians and currying favor with other powerful interests.
Payday Industry Front Group’s “Voices of Support” Took at Least $492,000 from Payday Lenders
The elected officials listed by Floridians for Financial Choice as “Voices of Support” have accepted at least $492,300 in campaign contributions from the payday lenders.
Group Pushing “Florida Model” of Payday Lending Tied to Wasserman Schultz Spokesman’s Firm
Floridians for Financial Choice Appears to Be a Client of Sachs Media Group, the Same Firm Where Wasserman Schultz’s Spokesperson Serves As a Partner
Floridians for Financial Choice: Tying Itself in Knots Defending Disastrous “Florida Model”
By their own calculations, a whopping 76% of consumers take out three or more predatory loans a year!