Donations by car-title loan firms

Sunday, February 13, 2011; 10:12 PM

A bill under consideration by the Virginia General Assembly would lift a six-month ban on Virginia car-title lenders offering cash to out-of-state and often out-of-luck car owners. The bill has sparked concern in Maryland and the District, where car-title lending has effectively been banned.

Of 16 companies that have registered to offer car-title loans with the state since new regulations were adopted in October, four have made donations to Virginia politicians in recent years, donating more than $1.05 million since 2004.

Top givers since 2004:

Anderson Financial Services/LoanMax

$759,271

Community Loans of America

$159,161

TitleMax


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