At CreditSlips, Professor Adam Levitin writes that a rule proposed today by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency "provides that nonbank assignees of loans from banks may charge whatever interest rate the bank may charge." In effect, the proposal "green lights unregulated subprime lending nationwide. In particular, [it] allows unregulated payday lending (although it also applies to title lending, installment lending, etc.). Currently payday loans are allowed in only about half of the states, and the other half all strictly regulate it, including through restrictions on finance charges. "
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