Presentation on theme: "Texas Appleseed. The Texas Market Texas has 3300 payday and auto title locations across the state, in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Loan charges average."— Presentation transcript:
The Texas Market Texas has 3300 payday and auto title locations across the state, in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Loan charges average 300%- 600%APR. 3 of 4 borrowers rollover loans. 17,000 cars were repossessed in the first half of 2012nearly 1 in 10 borrowers lost their vehicles.
Borrower Overview It started out to help me over a temporary cash flow shortage and has turned into a five-year nightmare. –Nancy Oliver, Denton, Texas Loans are most often used for basic expenses, such as rent, utilities, and food. Primary product appeal: speed, convenience, and guaranteed results 2009 Texas Payday Borrowers 2009 Texas Auto Title Borrowers Majority are years old with incomes of $35,000 or less More likely than general population to have credit score below 620 and no credit cards. Source: Texas Appleseed analysis of 2009 FINRA Financial Capacity Survey
Current Market Standards Banks – FDIC 2005 examination guidelines : 6 rollovers – FDIC Suggested Standards: 36% rate cap with 90 minimum term Credit Union – NCUA: 28% interest plus $20 fee (charged once per 6 months) – TCUC: 18% interest plus $20 fee (charged once per 180 days) Texas Licensed Lenders – Licensed and examined by OCCC – $20 fee/18% interest or $10 fee/$4 per $100 borrowed per month – Must consider borrower ability to repay the loan on-time Payday and Auto Title Lenders – Jan. 1, 2012: Licensed and examined by OCCC – Under CSO model, 10% rate cap, no fee cap – City ordinances in Dallas and Austin: 3 rollover/4 installment limit; 20% of monthly income; each payment must reduce principal by 25%.
Emerging Lending Approaches Bank/Credit Union – FDIC Pilot: Amarillo National Bank; First Convenience Bank – REAL Solutions: Fort Worth City Credit Union Nonprofit – Lender Partner: Family Services of Greater Houston – Nonprofit Lender: Foundation Communities Finance Company – Progreso Financiero – Community Loan CenterEmployer Partnership
Taking New Models to Scale 1.Basic standards for affordable credit to support fair competition in the small-dollar lending market. 2.Increasing participation of banks and credit unions in the small dollar loan space. 3.Replicating local nonprofit models. 4.Expanding models that can have statewide impact.
Ann Baddour Senior Policy Analyst Texas Appleseed