Staunton Loans Letters

The Staunton City Council is hoping several more communities will follow the example of Harrisonburg and support a resolution to cap payday loan interest rates.

Staunton mailed a letter to all towns, cities and counties in Virginia to ask for their support.

Staunton City Councilman Dickie Bell explains the rationale behind seeking a cap on interest rates.

He says, "Well, the first thing we had to decide was is this really a service and if it is, do we want to interfere with it? We've come to the conclusion here, as I think a lot of people have across the state and across the country, that this is not a solution to a short-term cash problem." is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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