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Report: Rampant Errors on Criminal Background Check Reports Are Still Preventing Consumers from Securing Jobs and Housing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Ariel Nelson (anelson@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010 Report: Rampant Errors on Criminal Background Check Reports Are Still Preventing Consumers from Securing Jobs and Housing National Consumer Law Center Urges Federal and State Action to Stop Faulty Criminal Background Check Reports and Hold [...]

Report: Rampant Errors on Criminal Background Check Reports Are Still Preventing Consumers from Securing Jobs and Housing2019-12-09T14:33:48-05:00

The National Consumer Law Center Earns Top Rating From Charity Navigator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Boston - The National Consumer Law Center’s (NCLC)  strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the third consecutive time that [...]

The National Consumer Law Center Earns Top Rating From Charity Navigator2019-12-06T09:49:35-05:00

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

Bipartisan Bill Moves the Ball Forward in the Fight against the Robocall Epidemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 FCC Should Move Aggressively to Provide Needed Relief for Consumers Washington, D.C. – Last week, lawmakers in Congress took an important step forward to provide Americans some relief from the plague of robocalls by passing a bipartisan bill. [...]

Bipartisan Bill Moves the Ball Forward in the Fight against the Robocall Epidemic2019-12-02T11:40:32-05:00

Advocates Condemn U.S. Department of Education Delays on Student Debt Relief for Disabled Veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 22, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Boston - Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) condemned news that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) is delaying its plans to automatically forgive federal student loan debt for totally and permanently [...]

Advocates Condemn U.S. Department of Education Delays on Student Debt Relief for Disabled Veterans2019-11-22T09:03:08-05:00

FDIC/OCC Proposal Would Encourage Rent-a-Bank High-Cost Predatory Lending

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2019 Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 OCC Proposes Rent-a-Bank Rule Today; Proposed Rule is on Agenda for FDIC Meeting on Nov. 19 Washington, D.C. - Advocates reacted with outrage to a new proposal from two federal bank regulators that could make it easier for payday and other high-cost [...]

FDIC/OCC Proposal Would Encourage Rent-a-Bank High-Cost Predatory Lending2019-11-20T10:51:44-05:00

Beware Holiday Shoppers: Deferred Interest Promotions Promise No Interest Now, but Can Cost Big Bucks Later

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Chi Chi Wu (cwu@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 Boston – As Black Friday approaches, the National Consumer Law Center warns holiday shoppers of a lurking danger in the local mall, big box store or online: deferred interest promotions on credit cards. These promotions entice [...]

Beware Holiday Shoppers: Deferred Interest Promotions Promise No Interest Now, but Can Cost Big Bucks Later2019-11-13T16:20:21-05:00

Advocates Applaud Bill to Cap Interest Rates at 36%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010; or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) or (202) 595-7845 Washington, D.C. -  Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) applauded today’s introduction in Congress of a bill to cap interest rates nationwide at 36%, including fees, which NCLC is [...]

Advocates Applaud Bill to Cap Interest Rates at 36%2019-11-12T13:35:16-05:00

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

Advocates Urge FDIC, OCC, Federal Reserve to Stop Banks from Helping Payday Lenders Evade State Interest Rate Limits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2019 Washington, D.C. - A coalition of 61 consumer, civil rights, and community groups today sent letters to three federal bank regulators urging them not to allow their banks to help payday lenders evade state interest rate limits.  The groups sent separate letters to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), [...]

Advocates Urge FDIC, OCC, Federal Reserve to Stop Banks from Helping Payday Lenders Evade State Interest Rate Limits2019-11-07T15:07:33-05:00