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In Comprehensive Official Comment Letter, Broad Coalition Rebukes Trump-appointed CFPB Director’s Plan to Gut Payday Loan Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) or (202) 595-7845; or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 CFPB is required to consider comments on its plan, which would eliminate protections from 300% APR payday loan debt traps House Oversight and Reform subcommittee hearing held on the proposal WASHINGTON, [...]

In Comprehensive Official Comment Letter, Broad Coalition Rebukes Trump-appointed CFPB Director’s Plan to Gut Payday Loan Rule2019-05-17T08:03:51-05:00

Report Documents Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Auto Sales and Finance; National Consumer Law Center Attorney to Testify at U.S. House Committee Hearing on May 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 30, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Download the report, including ten charts, at: http://bit.ly/2PFsA9b National Consumer Law Center attorney John W. Van Alst testimony will be available at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 1: http://bit.ly/2V2Tb6h Boston – For many in America, a car [...]

Report Documents Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Auto Sales and Finance; National Consumer Law Center Attorney to Testify at U.S. House Committee Hearing on May 12019-04-30T15:49:17-05:00

National Consumer Law Center Attorney Margot Saunders Will Testify at U.S. House Hearing on Legislating to Stop the Onslaught of Annoying Robocalls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 U.S. on Track to Hit 60 Billion Robocalls in 2019 Full written testimony of National Consumer Law Center Senior Counsel Margot Saunders is available at: http://bit.ly/2UIVXIM Washington - On Tuesday, April 30 at 10:00 am ET, the U.S. [...]

National Consumer Law Center Attorney Margot Saunders Will Testify at U.S. House Hearing on Legislating to Stop the Onslaught of Annoying Robocalls2019-04-30T12:24:16-05:00

Report: Defaulted Federal Student Loan Borrowers in Communities of Color Are Disproportionately Sued

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 24, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010 Download the full report: http://bit.ly/2vj2uzz Boston -- Today, the National Consumer Law Center released a report which paints a troubling picture of the efforts by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to pursue defaulted [...]

Report: Defaulted Federal Student Loan Borrowers in Communities of Color Are Disproportionately Sued2019-04-24T08:55:01-05:00

National Consumer Law Center Sues U.S. Education Department to Obtain Copy of Student Loan Servicing Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 18, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Boston - The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) filed a federal lawsuit late yesterday against the U.S. Department of Education (ED), asking the court to compel the Department to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted by NCLC on [...]

National Consumer Law Center Sues U.S. Education Department to Obtain Copy of Student Loan Servicing Contract2019-04-18T09:24:46-05:00

New Tax-Time Report: The Return of the Interest-Bearing Refund Anticipation Loan and other Perils Faced by Consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Download the full report at: http://bit.ly/2TSpEGK Boston - Tax time, typically a time for a substantial influx of funds for American consumers in the form of their refunds, was transformed into a time of uncertainty and drastic change [...]

New Tax-Time Report: The Return of the Interest-Bearing Refund Anticipation Loan and other Perils Faced by Consumers2019-04-17T15:38:23-05:00

No Fooling! New Prepaid, Payroll, and Government Benefit Card Protections Take Effect April 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) or (202) 595-7845; Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Download issue briefs summarizing protections for prepaid cards and accounts, payroll cards, and government benefit prepaid cards at https://www.nclc.org/issues/prepaid-debit-cards.html. (WASHINGTON) A new rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) goes [...]

No Fooling! New Prepaid, Payroll, and Government Benefit Card Protections Take Effect April 12019-04-01T10:22:01-05:00

Statement of National Consumer Law Center Staff Attorney Olivia Wein Regarding FCC Proposal to Cap Critical Universal Service Fund Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Olivia Wein (owein@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 (Washington) The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed to cap the Universal Service Fund programs, which provide essential funding for affordable telecommunications services for low-income households and supports affordable broadband in rural areas, and [...]

Statement of National Consumer Law Center Staff Attorney Olivia Wein Regarding FCC Proposal to Cap Critical Universal Service Fund Programs2019-03-28T10:32:53-05:00

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