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CFPB Quietly Launches Web Database of Prepaid and Payroll Card Fees and Disclosures but Some Cards with Overdraft Fees are Missing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center urged the public to check out a new online tool from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) where consumers, workers, researchers, employers, and others can see prepaid [...]

CFPB Quietly Launches Web Database of Prepaid and Payroll Card Fees and Disclosures but Some Cards with Overdraft Fees are Missing2019-10-16T09:40:52-05:00

New California Law Targets Long-Term Payday Loans; Will Payday Lenders Evade it?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. - Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center applauded news that California Governor Gavin Newsom late yesterday signed into law AB 539, a bill to stop outrageous interest rates that payday lenders in California are [...]

New California Law Targets Long-Term Payday Loans; Will Payday Lenders Evade it?2019-10-11T15:07:05-05:00

Legal Experts Decry Credit Bureaus’ Lawsuit to Invalidate Maine Laws Protecting Consumers from Medical Debt and Economic Abuse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 4, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 Boston - Last week, the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) sued the State of Maine over two laws recently passed to protect consumers from unfair credit reporting practices. CDIA is a trade association for the credit reporting industry, the [...]

Legal Experts Decry Credit Bureaus’ Lawsuit to Invalidate Maine Laws Protecting Consumers from Medical Debt and Economic Abuse2019-10-04T09:01:56-05:00

National Consumer Law Center Advocate Statement Opposing Sen. Alexander’s Legislation to Reform Higher Education Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Boston - Statement of Persis Yu, director of the National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, in response to today’s introduction of a scaled-back higher education bill by Senator Lamar Alexander: “Students and borrowers need real, [...]

National Consumer Law Center Advocate Statement Opposing Sen. Alexander’s Legislation to Reform Higher Education Act2019-09-26T14:38:12-05:00

U.S. House Financial Services Committee Hearing on September 26 on Abusive Debt Collection with Testimony by National Consumer Law Center Attorney April Kuehnhoff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 National Consumer Law Center attorney April Kuehnhoff’s full testimony will be available by 10 am ET on September 26 at: http://bit.ly/testimony-kuehnhoff Washington, D.C.- National Consumer Law Center attorney April Kuehnhoff will testify on Wednesday, September 26 at 10 [...]

U.S. House Financial Services Committee Hearing on September 26 on Abusive Debt Collection with Testimony by National Consumer Law Center Attorney April Kuehnhoff2019-09-26T10:26:58-05:00

In the Wake of HUD Major Policy Change on Non-Borrowing Spouses, National Consumer Law Center Attorney to Testify on September 25 before U.S. House on Risks to Elders from Reverse Mortgage Abuses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 National Consumer Law Center attorney Sarah Bolling Mancini’s full testimony will be available by 2 pm ET on September 25 at: http://bit.ly/testimony-mancini Washington, D.C.- National Consumer Law Center attorney Sarah Bolling Mancini will testify on Wednesday, September 25 at [...]

In the Wake of HUD Major Policy Change on Non-Borrowing Spouses, National Consumer Law Center Attorney to Testify on September 25 before U.S. House on Risks to Elders from Reverse Mortgage Abuses2019-09-24T12:27:49-05:00

Consumer Advocates Applaud U.S. House for Passage of Bill that Would Restore American Families’ Right to Their Day in Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contacts: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) or (202) 595-7845; Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took a big step forward in restoring justice for American families by passing the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (H.R. 1423), which would [...]

Consumer Advocates Applaud U.S. House for Passage of Bill that Would Restore American Families’ Right to Their Day in Court2019-09-20T10:21:50-05:00

Credit Union Regulator Expands High-Cost Loan Program Without Needed Safeguards, Say Consumer Groups

For Immediate Release: September 19, 2019 Contacts: National Consumer Law Center:   Jan Kruse jkruse@nclc.org Center for Responsible Lending: Matthew Kravitz matthew.kravitz@responsiblelending.org NCUA votes for changes to Payday Alternative Loan program; while addressing some key concerns of community groups, overall the vote is a step in the wrong direction  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Credit Union [...]

Credit Union Regulator Expands High-Cost Loan Program Without Needed Safeguards, Say Consumer Groups2019-09-20T08:23:24-05:00

More than 200 Organizations across the 50 States and D.C. Call for Strong Consumer Protections on Debt Collection

For Immediate Release: September 19, 2019 Contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse at jkruse@nclc.org Americans for Financial Reform: Carter Dougherty at carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org CFPB proposal would allow for more consumer abuse and harassment from debt collection industry Washington, DC – Late yesterday, a coalition of 232 nonprofit organizations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia sent a [...]

More than 200 Organizations across the 50 States and D.C. Call for Strong Consumer Protections on Debt Collection2019-09-19T11:48:33-05:00

NCLC Attorney Statement Regarding Challenge to Constitutionality of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Leadership Structure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) or (202) 595-7845; Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Washington, D.C. – Late yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau joined an appeal by the Trump Administration to the U.S. Supreme Court asserting that the agency’s independent leadership structure is a violation [...]

NCLC Attorney Statement Regarding Challenge to Constitutionality of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Leadership Structure2019-09-18T09:33:37-05:00