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Senate Banking Democrats see the specter of the 2008 financial crisis in emerging technology-based lending products that lack the consumer protections applied to traditional forms of credit, including buy now, pay later services.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., warned that unregulated financial products have migrated from the commercial to the retail sector since the last crisis. The lead-up to 2008 was characterized by the proliferation of asset-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations, but now it's the rise of consumer-focused fintech services, including buy now, pay later and advanced paycheck products, he said at a Senate Banking hearing Tuesday.
Buy now, pay later products rose in popularity during the pandemic as lockdowns drove consumers online. Spending through the products grew 230 percent from January 2020 to September 2021, according to a study commissioned by buy now, pay later provider Afterpay.
Rachel Gittleman, financial services outreach manager for the Consumer Federation of America, said laws requiring standard disclosure of borrowing costs, providing additional protections for members of the military, protecting against discrimination in lending and in electronic payments should apply to buy now, pay later products. 781b155fdc