A recent report by the Colorado Attorney General's Office on payday lending provides strong evidence that reforms enacted by the legislature in 2010 are working. Data for the last five months of the year – the period the reforms were in effect – suggest borrowers are paying much lower effective interest rates and are largely avoiding the cycle of debt that trapped many of them under the previous rules.
(Ink by the barrel, payday loan spammers – promoted by Colorado Pols)
Today, the Colorado Attorney General's office released its annual report of state payday lending activities. The report, which provides data for 2008, shows that although the overall number of payday loans and total amount borrowed decreased from 2007 to 2008, payday lenders are still profiting at the expense of Colorado consumers.