Comment letter submitted in support of recent rules proposed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (ILDFPR) developed in cooperation with the Egan Campaign for Payday Loan Reform.

The 2005 Payday Loan Reform Act applies to loans with terms of 120 or less, which the payday loan industry has circumvented by making loans with terms over 120 days. The proposed rules extended PLRA consumer protections to all payday loans, including those with terms over 120 days.  Recent data documents that one-third of payday loans made to Illinois consumers in early February have terms over 120 days.