Motor vehicle title loans, payday loans, consumer finance loans, etc.; interest rate. (HB1296)

Introduced By

Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motor vehicle title loans, payday loans, consumer finance loans, and open-end credit plans; interest rate. Caps the rate of interest that may be charged on motor vehicle title loans, payday loans, and open-end credit plans at an annual rate that is 25 percent higher than the federal funds rate in effect on the date the loan was made. The bill prohibits a lender from charging a membership fee, participation fee, or transaction fee in connection with any such extension of credit. The bill also imposes the same maximum interest rate on loans made by a licensed consumer finance company and eliminates the existing provision that permits such licensed companies to charge any agreed-upon amount of interest on consumer finance loans over $2,500. The measure caps the allowable amount of repossession and sales fees in connection with a motor vehicle title loan; imposes restrictions on open-end lending; and prevents payday lenders and other lenders from using a credit services business license to extend credit that is for less than $5,000, has a term of less than one year, is provided under an open-end credit plan, or has an interest rate that exceeds 36 percent per year. A violation of the open-end lending provisions is made a prohibited practice under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Read the Bill »


01/21/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104998D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1296)
01/21/2020Incorporated by Labor and Commerce (HB789-Bagby)