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Hoosiers for Responsible Lending Coalition General Body Meeting: Predatory Lending in Disguise

  • 23 Apr 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom
  • 40

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Predatory Lending in Disguise

Payday loans and larger installment loans without consumer protection guardrails aren't the only types of predatory lending products on the market, but they are probably the ones you hear about the most often. If you do hear about other alternative financial services, you may not even realize that they might be a form of predatory lending. 

While there are many examples of this, in this webinar we will be talking about Early Wage Access programs and Buy-Now-Pay-Later products. Both of them are often presented as financial tools to help low income Hoosiers, but you may be surprised about the harm that they can cause. 

Join us on Zoom on April 23rd to learn more from a national expert about lesser known predatory lending products hurting financial consumers.

Attendees will learn about...

  • What fintech is and why it needs to be regulated

  • How Early Wage Access programs and Buy-Now-Pay-Later programs work and how they can be problematic for consumers and contribute to a cycle of debt
  • How you can get involved

Speakers include...

Yasmin Farahi, Deputy Director of State Policy & Senior Policy Counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending


Yasmin Farahi is a deputy director of state policy and senior policy counsel based out of CRL’s Durham, North Carolina office. She advises local organizations and lawmakers that are working to eliminate abusive lending practices in their states, with a particular focus on small dollar lending and student loans.

Prior to joining CRL, Yasmin was a civil rights attorney at Disability Rights NC working with clients who faced barriers to full participation in community life. She was also a consumer protection and employment law attorney at Legal Services of Southern Piedmont in Charlotte, NC, focused on helping homeowners facing foreclosure during the financial crisis.

Yasmin graduated with honors from N.C. State University with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy and received her law degree from New York University School of Law. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, exploring the local food scene, and spending time outdoors with her family.


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Indianapolis, IN 46204 
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