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National Consumer Law Center Attorney Chi Chi Wu to Testify on July 25 before U.S. House on Use of Alternative Credit Data to Expand Access to Credit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Full testimony of NCLC attorney Wu will be available before or by 10 a.m. EDT on July 25, 2019: https://bit.ly/alt-credit-scoring Download new NCLC issue brief: “Credit Invisibility and Alternative Data: Promises and Perils” Boston - On Thursday, July 25, at [...]

National Consumer Law Center Attorney Chi Chi Wu to Testify on July 25 before U.S. House on Use of Alternative Credit Data to Expand Access to Credit2019-07-24T13:01:11-05:00

Federal Government Strips Legal Rights of Older Consumers in Nursing Homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Washington – Late yesterday, the U.S. Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final nursing home arbitration rule, allowing nursing homes to force residents into arbitration and depriving them of access to the courts in case of a [...]

Federal Government Strips Legal Rights of Older Consumers in Nursing Homes2019-07-17T14:21:06-05:00

Statement: Nearly 50 Organizations Oppose FCC Proposed Cap on Universal Service Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 Washington, D.C.- The parties listed below make the following joint statement regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the Federal Communications Commission proposing to place a cap on the federal Universal Service Fund (USF): “When Congress [...]

Statement: Nearly 50 Organizations Oppose FCC Proposed Cap on Universal Service Fund2019-06-11T14:33:03-05:00

Consumer and Civil Rights Groups Send Letters to FDIC, OCC, and Fed Urging them to Prevent Bank Payday Loans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 Letters come after news that regulators pursuing joint small-dollar policy; Growing concern that several Administration appointees may be giving green light for predatory loans WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) joined a coalition of [...]

Consumer and Civil Rights Groups Send Letters to FDIC, OCC, and Fed Urging them to Prevent Bank Payday Loans2019-06-11T11:42:48-05:00

Racial Justice and Equal Economic Opportunity Archives

Credit & Economic Opportunity Policy Analysis Policy Briefs, Reports & Press Releases Policy Brief: Past Imperfect: How Credit Scores and Other Analytics "Bake In" and Perpetuate Past Discrimination, May, 2016 Policy Brief: Racial Disparities in Auto Loan Markups: State-by-State Data, June 2015 Press Releases: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Will Hold Auto Lenders Accountable For Discrimination in [...]

Racial Justice and Equal Economic Opportunity Archives2019-05-16T13:14:07-05:00

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

Bankruptcy Date Calculator

NCLC Bankruptcy Date Calculator Amounts effective 4/1/2019 The Bankruptcy Code specifies several time periods relating to certain prepetition events that may control fundamental aspects of a bankruptcy case, such as the availability of the automatic stay, the ability to claim exemptions, and the right to a discharge. In some cases, these time periods may affect [...]

Bankruptcy Date Calculator2019-04-02T05:16:32-05:00

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