New Military Lending Act Requirements

Last July, the Department of Defense published a final rule to amend and dramatically expand the scope of the Military Lending Act (MLA). First enacted in 2007, the MLA was designed to provide specific protections for active duty service members and their dependents in consumer credit transactions. The MLA initially applied to three specific “consumer credit” products: payday loans, vehicle title loans, and tax refund anticipation loans.


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