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Advocates Applaud U.S. House Vote to Restore Rule to Protect Borrowers from School Fraud and Closures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Abby Shafroth (ashafroth@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 Boston – Today, National Consumer Law Center advocates applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ use of the Congressional Review Act to overturn the 2019 Borrower Defense to Repayment rule issued by the U.S. Department of [...]

Advocates Applaud U.S. House Vote to Restore Rule to Protect Borrowers from School Fraud and Closures2020-01-16T11:57:23-05:00

New Report: A 50-State Review Finds Many States Lacking Hospital Financial Assistance Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Andrea Bopp Stark (astark@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 Download the report, including appendices summarizing 50 states and Washington, D.C.’s financial assistance plans. The National Consumer Law Center Provides a Blueprint for States to Adopt Boston – With more than 27 million Americans [...]

New Report: A 50-State Review Finds Many States Lacking Hospital Financial Assistance Programs2020-01-15T08:05:46-05:00

National Consumer Law Center Attorney Testifies at Jan. 14 Hearing  on Massachusetts Competitive Energy Supply Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 More than 50 Groups, Individuals Urge MA DPU to Investigate Unfair and Deceptive Practices of Competitive Suppliers that Harm Massachusetts Families Boston – On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, National Consumer Law Center attorney Jenifer Bosco testified at a hearing between [...]

National Consumer Law Center Attorney Testifies at Jan. 14 Hearing  on Massachusetts Competitive Energy Supply Bills2020-01-14T15:37:43-05:00

Statement Condemning Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s New Taskforce to Review Consumer Protection Regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JANUARY 9, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 Washington, D.C.- Late today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced four members who will serve on the Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law. The Taskforce will examine the existing legal and regulatory environment facing consumers and financial services [...]

Statement Condemning Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s New Taskforce to Review Consumer Protection Regulations2020-01-09T18:02:34-05:00

Student Loan Giant Accused of Cheating Public Service Workers Moves to Block Montana Legal Services Program from Advocating for Low-Income Borrowers’ Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2019 HELENA, MT — This week, student loan servicer Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), also known as FedLoan Servicing, urged the Montana Supreme Court to reject a brief submitted to the court by the Montana Legal Services Association, the National Consumer Law Center, and the Student Borrower Protection Center [...]

Student Loan Giant Accused of Cheating Public Service Workers Moves to Block Montana Legal Services Program from Advocating for Low-Income Borrowers’ Rights2019-12-20T17:18:44-05:00

Bipartisan TRACED Act Signed Into Law, Latest Tool in Fight Against the Robocall Epidemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 30, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Bipartisan TRACED Act Signed Into Law FCC must now move aggressively to provide critical relief for consumers Washington, D.C. – Today, the bipartisan Pallone-Thune TRACED Act was signed into law in an important step forward to provide Americans [...]

Bipartisan TRACED Act Signed Into Law, Latest Tool in Fight Against the Robocall Epidemic2020-01-03T13:49:02-05:00

The National Consumer Law Center Earns Top Rating From Charity Navigator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Boston - The National Consumer Law Center’s (NCLC)  strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the third consecutive time that [...]

The National Consumer Law Center Earns Top Rating From Charity Navigator2019-12-06T09:49:35-05:00

Statement Regarding Bank Regulators’ Guidance on Alternative Data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Chi Chi Wu (cwu@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010 Boston - Yesterday, the Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and National Credit Union Administration released an Interagency Statement on the Use [...]

Statement Regarding Bank Regulators’ Guidance on Alternative Data2019-12-04T15:18:02-05:00

Advocates Condemn U.S. Department of Education Delays on Student Debt Relief for Disabled Veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 22, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Boston - Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) condemned news that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) is delaying its plans to automatically forgive federal student loan debt for totally and permanently [...]

Advocates Condemn U.S. Department of Education Delays on Student Debt Relief for Disabled Veterans2019-11-22T09:03:08-05:00

FDIC/OCC Proposal Would Encourage Rent-a-Bank High-Cost Predatory Lending

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2019 Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 OCC Proposes Rent-a-Bank Rule Today; Proposed Rule is on Agenda for FDIC Meeting on Nov. 19 Washington, D.C. - Advocates reacted with outrage to a new proposal from two federal bank regulators that could make it easier for payday and other high-cost [...]

FDIC/OCC Proposal Would Encourage Rent-a-Bank High-Cost Predatory Lending2019-11-20T10:51:44-05:00