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Tribes slam 'declaration of war' on online lending businesses
Tribes slam 'declaration of war' on online lending businesses (March 7, 2012)

An Obama administration official has issued a "declaration of war" on payday loan businesses in Indian Country, according to one tribal leader. Responding to pressure from state governments, Richard Cordray...


Colorado lobbies Obama administration on tribal payday loans
Colorado lobbies Obama administration on tribal payday loans (March 6, 2012)

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is pressing the Obama administration to look into payday loan companies owned by tribal governments. Suthers said he has given documents about tribal payday loan...


Opinion: Tribes still have a right to govern their   own affairs
Opinion: Tribes still have a right to govern their own affairs (February 20, 2012)

"In a ruling that I’ve followed closely because of my interest in the short-term cash advance industry, a Colorado court has sided with Native American tribes allowing them immunity to...


Delvin Cree: Predatory lending a   cash cow in Indian Country
Delvin Cree: Predatory lending a cash cow in Indian Country (February 17, 2012)

The new cash cow for Indian tribes is predatory lending. Some do it - some don't; in a sense, I don't know why any tribe would want to this kind...


The Street: NAFCC   defends payday lenders in Indian Country
The Street: NAFCC defends payday lenders in Indian Country (July 13, 2011)

"The Native American Fair Commerce Coalition (NAFCC) describes itself as an advocacy group comprising "like-minded tribes and tribal members that are committed to protecting the sovereign rights of Native Americans...


Column: Seminole Tribe complies with ruling on mobile homes
Column: Seminole Tribe complies with ruling on mobile homes (July 12, 2011)

"With no fanfare or resistance, the Seminole Tribe complied with a federal judge’s deadline on Monday and returned a disputed Hollywood mobile home community on tribal land to its former...


Column: Judge rules against Seminole Tribe in mobile home feud
Column: Judge rules against Seminole Tribe in mobile home feud (July 7, 2011)

"Three years ago, the Seminole Tribe settled a business dispute with the managers of a mobile home park by calling in its armed muscle. A dozen tribal cops seized the...


TheStreet: Payday lenders  a growing business in  Indian Country
TheStreet: Payday lenders a growing business in Indian Country (July 6, 2011)

"The unique nature of Native American reservations, as lands that operate as "tribal enterprises" with sovereign rights, has led to a rise in so-called payday loan businesses chartered there. Proponents...


Center: Maryland disputes payday lender run  by tribal member
Center: Maryland disputes payday lender run by tribal member (March 22, 2011)

"Western Sky Financial’s website features a logo with three teepees and a toll-free number for customers to apply for an overnight loan. A notice at the bottom of the page...


Opinion: Payday lenders hide behind tribal sovereign immunity
Opinion: Payday lenders hide behind tribal sovereign immunity (February 14, 2011)

"A curious situation came to the attention of regulators some five years ago as they were looking into complaints about online payday lenders. The folks who were doing the lending...


Payday lenders a new revenue stream for some in Indian Country
Payday lenders a new revenue stream for some in Indian Country (February 10, 2011)

Payday lenders are a growing business in Indian Country, according to the Wall Street Journal. Of the 300 companies making payday loans online, 35 are owned by tribes, a consultant...


Center: Payday lenders turning to tribes to avoid state jurisdictions
Center: Payday lenders turning to tribes to avoid state jurisdictions (February 7, 2011)

"In the battle to shield themselves from lawsuits and government oversight, some high-interest payday lenders have found unlikely allies: Native American tribes. image In legal fights in California, New Mexico,...