Donations by car-title loan firms
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
Community Loans of America