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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

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