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National Consumer Law Center Advocates Support Education Department Giving  Loan Relief for 18,000 Former ITT Students but Urge More Action

2021-06-16T09:09:25-05:00June 16, 2021|Categories: Media Center, Uncategorized|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 16, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Boston - Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced that it will discharge the federal student loans of 18,000 former for-profit ITT Tech students who applied for borrower defenses to repayment based on significant misrepresentations made by the now-shuttered school. [...]

New Maryland Law Will Protect Low-Income Families from Overpriced Electricity and Gas 

2021-06-07T09:11:27-05:00June 7, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

Maryland Joins New York, Illinois, Connecticut, and Ohio to Rein in Abuses by Competitive Energy Supply Companies FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 7, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org Washington, D.C. – National Consumer Law Center advocates applauded Maryland’s General Assembly for passing the Energy Supply Reform Bill (SB31/HB397). The effort was led [...]

How a New Federal Program Is Helping More People Get Connected to Broadband

2021-06-02T13:40:14-05:00June 2, 2021|Categories: NCLC Utilities & Telecom Blog|

By Olivia Wein (National Consumer Law Center) and Cheryl Leanza (United Church of Christ) Cross-posted with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the United Church of Christ, OC Inc. More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is certain: Our lives have forever changed — and daily reliance on digital [...]

New 50-State Survey Finds Gains and Losses for Consumers in Larger, Longer High-Cost Predatory Loans

2021-05-27T14:57:56-05:00May 27, 2021|Categories: Media Center, Uncategorized|

For Immediate Release:  May 27, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org NCLC’s Review of State Consumer Protection Laws for a $2,000 Two-Year Installment Loan and $500 Six-Month Loan   View the full report, with maps for the District of Columbia and each state’s APRs for two types of installment loans, tables outlining changes since the [...]

Advocates Cheer House Passage of Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act

2021-05-18T15:17:18-05:00May 13, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 13, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or April Kuehnhoff (akuehnhoff@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act (HR 2547), sponsored by Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), which would bring much needed clarity and reforms to stop [...]

Advocates Applaud HUD’s Actions to Protect Vulnerable Widows and Widowers and Prevent Avoidable Foreclosures

2021-05-12T15:15:53-05:00May 12, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Boston - National Consumer Law Center advocates applaud the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for two recently announced policy changes that will help homeowners avoid unnecessary foreclosures. HUD’s reverse mortgage policy change, announced in Mortgagee Letter 2021-11, will [...]

Advocates Applaud Senate Repeal of National Banking Regulator’s Predatory Lending Rule; Urge the House to Act Soon

2021-05-12T09:58:29-05:00May 11, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2021 Contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Diop Harris (diop@ourfinancialsecurity.org) Rachel Gittleman (rgittleman@consumerfed.org) Mike Saunders (mikesaunders@veteranseducationsuccess.org) Matthew Kravitz (matthew.kravitz@responsiblelending.org) Washington, D.C. -  In a 52 - 47 vote tonight, the U.S. Senate voted to overturn the OCC’s “fake lender” rule, which allows predatory lenders to evade state interest rate laws by putting a [...]

Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program to Launch Wednesday

2021-05-17T09:01:19-05:00May 11, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2021 Contact: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Program aims to bring affordable broadband internet service to low-income households WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will launch the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, a temporary FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet [...]

New Bank Regulator Leadership Welcome; Congress Still Must Roll Back Rule Promoting Predatory Lending

2021-05-05T14:46:37-05:00May 5, 2021|Categories: Media Center, Uncategorized|

For Immediate Release: May 5, 2021 Press Contacts: NCLC: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) AFR: Carter Dougherty (carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org) CRL: Matthew Kravitz (matthew.kravitz@responsiblelending.org) CFA: Rachel Gittleman (rgittleman@consumerfed.org) Washington, DC –  Advocates welcomed reports that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen plans to appoint a new acting head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), replacing Blake Paulson,  [...]

Statement on Education Department’s Appointment of Richard Cordray to Oversee Trillion Dollar Federal Student Aid

2021-05-04T08:50:07-05:00May 4, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 4, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Education has appointed Richard Cordray, former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Ohio Attorney General, as Chief Operating Officer of the Department’s Federal Student Aid, which oversees $1.6 trillion in outstanding federally-backed [...]