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Statement Regarding Bank Regulators’ Guidance on Alternative Data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Chi Chi Wu (cwu@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010 Boston - Yesterday, the Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and National Credit Union Administration released an Interagency Statement on the Use [...]

Statement Regarding Bank Regulators’ Guidance on Alternative Data2019-12-04T15:18:02-05:00

Report: States Put Families at Risk to Feed an Insatiable Debt Collection Machine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 12, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Carolyn Carter (ccarter@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010 Download the full report, state maps and state-specific information: https://www.nclc.org/issues/report-still-no-fresh-start.html National Consumer Law Center’s 50-State Review: ‘Horse and Buggy’ Laws Need Major Reform Boston – Millions of families have still not recovered from the Great [...]

Report: States Put Families at Risk to Feed an Insatiable Debt Collection Machine2019-11-12T10:02:41-05:00

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