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NCLC Statement in Response to Latest Reports on Student Debt Cancellation

2022-05-27T14:43:46-05:00May 27, 2022|Categories: Media Center|Tags: , |

May 27, 2022 Today, in response to reports that the White House is planning to cancel $10,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower earning less than $150,000, Abby Shafroth, director of the National Consumer Law Center's Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, issued the following statement: “We urge President Biden to move forward with student [...]

SafeRent Solution Accused of Illegally Discriminating Against Black and Hispanic Rental Applicants

2022-05-25T10:40:34-05:00May 25, 2022|Categories: Media Center|

May 25, 2022 Federal Lawsuit Alleges SafeRent Solutions Violated the Fair Housing Act, State Law by Discriminating Against Black and Hispanic Voucher Holders in Tenant Screenings SafeRent Employs Algorithm That Assigns Disproportionately Lower “SafeRent Scores” to Black and Hispanic Applicants  BOSTON– A lawsuit filed today in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts against [...]

TAB Bank and EasyPay Finance’s Predatory Loans Harm Veterans and Servicemembers

2022-05-25T13:12:34-05:00May 25, 2022|Categories: Media Center|

May 25, 2022 Military servicemembers, veterans, and their families report outrageously high interest rates and deceptive lending practices WASHINGTON – The predatory lending practices of EasyPay Finance and Utah-based, FDIC-supervised Transportation Alliance Bank (TAB Bank) are hurting military servicemembers, veterans, and their families, according to a new report from a coalition of consumer advocacy groups [...]

New FedNow Rules Lack Fraud Protection

2022-05-19T14:38:25-05:00May 19, 2022|Categories: Media Center|

May 19, 2022 Fed to launch FedNow instant payments service in 2023 WASHINGTON – The final FedNow rules announced today by the Federal Reserve Board lack protection against scams and fraud, which, if unaddressed, could leave consumers exposed when the payment service launches next year, warns advocates at the National Consumer Law Center, National Consumers [...]

Biden Administration Sued Again Over Languishing Debt Relief Claims Disproportionately Shouldered by Communities of Color

2022-05-19T13:42:48-05:00May 19, 2022|Categories: Media Center|

May 19, 2022 Advocates aim to secure relief for former Westwood College students WASHINGTON – A group of student, consumer advocacy, and civil rights organizations today filed a lawsuit against U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and the Department of Education on behalf of former Westwood College students who have been waiting nearly six years for [...]

National Auto Repair Chains Must Stop Offering Predatory Loans Through EasyPay Finance and TAB Bank

2022-05-18T09:57:53-05:00May 18, 2022|Categories: Media Center|

May 18, 2022 Advocates urge auto repair chains, including AAMCO, Meineke, and Midas, to stop offering predatory auto repair loans with interest rates of as high as 189% WASHINGTON – Today, a coalition of consumer advocacy groups sent letters to major national auto repair chains AAMCO and Precision Tune Auto Care (Icahn Enterprises), Big O [...]

New Report and Consumer Alert Flag Deceptive Auto Repair Financing Practices

2022-05-13T10:24:31-05:00May 11, 2022|Categories: Media Center|

May 11, 2022 National auto repair chains like AAMCO, JiffyLube, Meineke, and Midas, and local repair shops are steering customers to predatory lenders engaged in deceptive and abusive practices, charging up to 189% APR WASHINGTON – A report released today by the Stop The Debt Trap coalition finds auto repair shops across the country are [...]

How to Stop EasyPay Finance/TAB Bank Automatic Debits from Your Bank Account

2022-05-10T15:21:53-05:00May 10, 2022|Categories: High Cost Small Loans|

You have two separate options for stopping preauthorized recurring debits from your bank account. You may want to use both. For more information, visit the website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: How do I stop automatic payments from my bank account? IMPORTANT: Stopping debits from your bank account does not stop your obligation to [...]

NCLC 2022 Federal Priorities

2022-05-04T13:54:23-05:00May 4, 2022|Categories: Issues|

NCLC 2022 Consumer Protection Federal Priorities Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Debt: 2022 Federal Legislative Priorities Housing Ensuring Access to Sustainable Homeownership: 2022 Priorities  Racial Justice and Equal Economic Opportunity Unfinished Business: Roadmap for an Equitable Economic Recovery in 2022