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Consumer Rights Litigation Conference: Know Before You Go

2021-12-03T11:48:30-05:00November 18, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Know Before You Go NCLC is using a platform called the Attendee Hub to host the 2021 Consumer Rights Litigation Conference. Please read the user guide below before December 6th and review all technology instructions to prepare yourself for the virtual event. Get familiar with the Attendee Hub (Virtual Conference Platform) Click here to login [...]

Mack Makishima, Fundraising and Development Communications Manager

2021-08-06T14:30:17-05:00August 6, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Mack Makishima is NCLC’s Fundraising and Development Communications Manager. Mack is responsible for communicating with NCLC’s supporters and the consumer law community about our work and developments in the field. He also engages current and prospective donors to expand and strengthen NCLC’s individual giving base of support. Previously, he was a legislative aide and community [...]

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 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 [...]

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,  [...]

New Government Data Exposes Complete Failure of Education Department’s Income-Driven Repayment Program

2021-04-14T14:05:29-05:00March 8, 2021|Categories: Media Center, Uncategorized|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2021 Contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Student Borrower Protection Center: Walter Suskind (walter@protectborrowers.org) Just 32 Students Have Received Promised Debt Cancellation as 2 Million Remain Trapped in Decades-Old Debts; Advocates Call for Immediate Action to Deliver Debt Relief and Overhaul the Department’s Program Washington, D.C. – Approximately [...]