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STOP PREDATORY PAYDAY LENDING — signed letter

As Faith and Community leaders in Hawaii, it is vital that we speak out against predatory lending practices hurting the families in our congregations and communities. Payday loans, short term loans where our families are being charged more than 450% APR, are spreading on our islands, trapping families in a cycle of debt. As many…

Hawaii Could Reign in usurious payday loans

Published in the Star Advertiser April 8, 2015 By Kim Harman Hawaii law allows payday lenders to charge families 459 percent APR (annual percentage rate) on 14- to 32-day loans. This high interest rate is the result of a loophole that was created in Hawaii law in 1999; prior to 1999, payday loans were not legal…

Payday Lenders: It’s Time to Reign In Hawaii’s Loan Sharks

CIVIL BEAT EDITORIAL Payday Lenders: It’s Time to Rein In Hawaii’s Loan Sharks New legislation would eliminate the industry’s current 459 percent APR ceiling, but an amendment passed Wednesday makes it unclear what the new cap would be. MARCH 27, 2015·By THE CIVIL BEAT EDITORIAL BOARD  If you were broke and desperate, perhaps the least you…

Immigration Reform Update: FACE Hosts Mexican Consulate; Thanks Obama For Executive Action

The Hawaii Coalition for Immigration Reform thanked Obama for his Executive Action which has extended legal status to thousands of Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Tongan, and Latino Immigrants in our state. HCIR and FACE was featured in the Washington Post with its Mahalo sign waving right before Christmas. See article at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/12/24/hawaiians-cheer-president-obamas-immigration-actions/ FACE also assisted in…