NCLC in the News

Select media clips. Journalists interested in speaking with an expert at the National Consumer Law Center should contact Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org or 617.542,8010).

Press Releases

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President’s Proposed Budget: Poor Vision for Low-Income and Older Consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 18, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Trump calls for elimination of Legal Services Corp and home energy assistance; supports cuts and changes to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Social Safety Net for Older Adults Washington – President Trump’s proposed budget  once again seeks to eliminate funding for [...]

President’s Proposed Budget: Poor Vision for Low-Income and Older Consumers2019-03-18T15:39:58-05:00

New Report Examines the Benefits and Potential Risks of Fintech Products for Consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 National Consumer Law Center Urges Regulators and Policymakers to Maintain Consumer Protections and Proceed with Caution Download the report at: http://bit.ly/2Tx9BmG Washington – The use of technology in financial products and services (fintech) is resulting in a wide [...]

New Report Examines the Benefits and Potential Risks of Fintech Products for Consumers2019-03-11T11:19:39-05:00

New Report Tackles Energy System Inequities, Opportunities During the Clean Energy Transition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2019 National Consumer Law Center:  John Howat (jhowat@nclc.org); Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org) or (202) 595-7847 Despite using the least energy, households with the least means are shouldering the greatest energy burdens WASHINGTON ― A new report, “Reversing Energy Systems Inequity: Urgency and Opportunity During the Clean Energy Transition,” examines fundamental inequities [...]

New Report Tackles Energy System Inequities, Opportunities During the Clean Energy Transition2019-03-05T15:58:06-05:00

Advocates Applaud CFPB’s Intention to Deal with PACE Loan Program Abuses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2019 National Consumer Law Center:  Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org) or (202) 595-7847 Consumer Advocates Urge Strong Consumer Protections for Borrowers of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Loans WASHINGTON-- Today, advocates at the National Consumer Law Center applauded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for taking its first step in initiating a rulemaking to [...]

Advocates Applaud CFPB’s Intention to Deal with PACE Loan Program Abuses2019-03-04T15:16:21-05:00

Liberty Bank, the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc. And NCLC Announce Agreement to Settle Fair Housing Act Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2019 National Consumer Law Center: Jeremiah Battle, Jr. (jbattle@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010; Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc.: Erin Kemple (860) 247-4400;  Liberty Bank: Chandler J. Howard (860) 344-7200 BOSTON-- Liberty Bank, the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc. (“Center”) and the Center’s co-counsel, the National Consumer Law Center, jointly announced today [...]

Liberty Bank, the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Inc. And NCLC Announce Agreement to Settle Fair Housing Act Lawsuit2019-03-04T11:28:24-05:00

Advocates Applaud Bill to Restore Access to the Courts and End Forced Arbitration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2019 National Consumer Law Center: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org), (202) 595-7845; Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org), (202) 595-7847 WASHINGTON– Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center applauded today’s introduction of the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act, introduced by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA-4),which would restore access to the courts for consumers, [...]

Advocates Applaud Bill to Restore Access to the Courts and End Forced Arbitration2019-02-28T11:48:35-05:00

Report:  Despite Efforts by Regulators, Credit Bureaus Still Need Serious Reform; Consumer Complaints Skyrocket and Errors Not Fixed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Chi Chi Wu (cwu@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010 National Consumer Law Center Attorney Chi Chi Wu to Testify on February 26 at U.S. House Hearing: Holding Credit Bureaus Accountable and Repairing a Broken System Download the report at: https://bit.ly/ajustre Wu’s testimony will [...]

Report:  Despite Efforts by Regulators, Credit Bureaus Still Need Serious Reform; Consumer Complaints Skyrocket and Errors Not Fixed2019-02-25T15:52:42-05:00

New Report Highlights How the Rent to Own Industry Coerces Payments from Vulnerable Families

National Consumer Law Center’s 50-State Review of Laws Used to Pursue Criminal Charges against Rent to Own Customers For Immediate Release: February 21, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Brian Highsmith (bhighsmith@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 Download the full report, including an analysis of rental theft laws of 50 states and Washington, D.C., and complete list [...]

New Report Highlights How the Rent to Own Industry Coerces Payments from Vulnerable Families2019-02-21T10:59:00-05:00

Statement of National Consumer Law Center’s Persis Yu Regarding Report on U.S. Department of Education’s Sweetheart Deal for Loan Servicers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 BOSTON – The following statement is by Persis Yu, director of the National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project in response to the new report by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General, Federal [...]

Statement of National Consumer Law Center’s Persis Yu Regarding Report on U.S. Department of Education’s Sweetheart Deal for Loan Servicers2019-02-15T11:03:26-05:00

Statement on CFPB Sandbox Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2019 Contact: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) Statement on CFPB Sandbox Proposal A group of 80 consumer, civil rights, legal services, labor, environmental, and community groups today expressed their strong opposition to the proposed changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s no-action letter policy and its proposed product sandbox. A copy of [...]

Statement on CFPB Sandbox Proposal2019-02-14T12:37:33-05:00