Are you short of cash and need a payday type loan and need it quick? Well, some would argue that these payday loans are problematic and one would have a tough time arguing against that obvious statement. Should government outlaw payday loans to protect consumers? Should they add more regulations? Should the payday loan industry be regulated by the Federal Reserve?
Some say that the payday loan should have more regulatory oversight, however, my experience with government regulation is that they botch everything they do. They make one rule or law and they have a built job security adding to it, making exceptions and our courts fill up with lawyers arguing over case law, letter of the law and original intent. Thus government cannot be trusted to make laws like this.
What may end up happening after such a law is made is that these high-risk loans become unavailable to people who may need them in an emergency because businesses will not wish to take the risks associated with the bad debts which are incurred and the fraud they themselves end up with when folks bring in fake paychecks (forged on laser printers), ID and/or stolen paychecks.
Due to government's absolute piss poor performance at every level, in every endeavor without exception; are we sure we want them making such laws. Why not educate people, students and consumers on how to figure out percentages, credit risks and compounding interest? Will such rules be putting small businesses out of business? Payday loans may not be a good choice, but it is a consumer choice to partake or not, why do we need government making laws and reducing choice. Recommended Reading; Ayn Rand. Think on it.