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- State home committee to take into account bill enabling “flex loans” designed for those who have dismal credit.
- Proponents say flex loans are “debt traps” which have people pay off triple the total amount lent.
Finance institutions could be in a position to provide little loans called “flex loans” to Arizona customers with damaged credit under conditions of the measure made available from state Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler.
Flex loans are designed for individuals seeking $500 to $3,000 for unforeseen vehicle repairs, medical bills or any other costs, in accordance with the Arizona Financial solution Association, a bunch that supports the measure and whoever users include payday-loan companies.
Old-fashioned banking institutions just do not provide loans that are traditional those customers, stated Jason Rose, a spokesman for the relationship.
Opponents such as for instance Rep. Debbie McCune Davis, D-Phoenix, contend that flex loans are predatory and harmful for customers currently residing during the side. High interest levels along with high costs can trap borrowers in unaffordable financial obligation, she stated.
The bill, she stated, develops an improved financial obligation trap than pay day loans.