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U.S. Urged to Stop Predatory Lenders ‘Crippling’ Businesses (1)

June 26, 2019, 8:11 PM

Congress must act to protect small businesses from predatory lenders who seize their assets without warning using a legal instrument called a confession of judgment, U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez said June 26.

“By ending confessions of judgment in commercial lending, we can stop some of the abuses that are crippling honest small-business owners,” Velazquez, a Democrat from New York, said at a House Small Business Committee hearing in Washington. “I find it appalling that New York state law has made our state a magnet for dishonest lenders.”

Nydia Velazquez
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Velazquez, chairman of the committee, and Roger Marshall, a Republican from Kansas,...

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