Compromise sought on pay day loan rates.Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican

Compromise sought on pay day loan rates.Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican

A Check ‘n Go shop in Santa Fe provides loans that are payday.

A state that is former that is assisting lead the battle against high-interest payday along with other tiny loans said Monday that a bill to cap prices at 36 per cent is dead.

“The governor would veto it anyhow,” previous Sen. Steve Fischmann, co-chairman of this New Mexico Fair Lending Coalition stated, talking about home Bill 26, sponsored by Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, D-Albuquerque.

But Fischmann, a Mesilla Park Democrat, stated supporters associated with the bill come in negotiations with specific components of the industry which are supporting another bill geared towards managing companies that provide little loans at high rates of interest.

“I think we have been getting near to a deal,” Fischmann said. That bill, HB 347, sponsored by Rep. Patty Lundstrom, D-Gallup, would in effect set interest that is maximum of 175 per cent.

Both bills had been talked about in the House Business and Industry Committee monday. (more…)

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