2012 Assets Learning Conference

State and Local Strategies to Curb Predatory Small Dollar Lending

September 21, 2012  11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Room: Washington 1

Predatory small dollar lending strips wealth from financially vulnerable families and leaves them with fewer resources to devote to building assets and climbing the economic ladder. This session will provide an overview of the latest approaches – and industry counter-approaches – to curbing predatory small dollar lending; a concrete example of one newer state-level approach, statewide ballot initiatives; and an example of how local strategies, such local zoning ordinances, can not only curb abusive lending locally, but also build the case for state-level change.


  • Kelly Griffith, Center for Economic Integrity
  • Linda Reed, Montana Community Foundation
  • Uriah King, Center for Responsible Lending (Moderator)
 This session is sponsored by Assets & Opportunity sponsor, Wells Fargo.
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