Regulators should eliminate unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices in the alternative financial services industry.
Programs that offer early wage access or pay advance benefits should be regulated as loans subject to state and federal law (see also
Policymakers should limit refinancing of consumers loans.
Regulators should provide robust oversight to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local consumer protection laws.
All levels of government should protect consumers against unfair debt collection practices.
States and localities should carefully evaluate the effectiveness of the incentives they offer to attract or retain businesses.
When considering bond financing, state and local policymakers should:
Federal legislation should provide a minimum level of consumer protections. It should preserve states’ ability to provide additional protections to consumers.
Regulators should ensure robust consumer protections in the financial marketplace. They should provide effective oversight of the financial industry.
Policymakers should enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.