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A bill capping rates of interest that payday loan providers may charge had been delivered to a residence subcommittee Wednesday, seriously weakening its likelihood of passage. However a friend bill to modify name loans may have a heartbeat still.
The bills, sponsored by Reps. Rod Scott, D-Fairfield, and Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, would cap the attention charged by both payday and title creditors at 36 per cent APR and establish a main database to enforce current restrictions from the quantity of loans an individual may remove. The name loan bill would further cap APR at 24 per cent on loans of $2,000 and 18 % APR on loans of $3,000.
Advocates forced comparable bills within the 2013 session that is legislative but House Financial solutions president Lesley Vance, R-Phenix City, delivered them up to a subcommittee, effectively killing them for the session.