NCLC in the News

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Press Releases

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In Comprehensive Official Comment Letter, Broad Coalition Rebukes Trump-appointed CFPB Director’s Plan to Gut Payday Loan Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) or (202) 595-7845; or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 CFPB is required to consider comments on its plan, which would eliminate protections from 300% APR payday loan debt traps House Oversight and Reform subcommittee hearing held on the proposal WASHINGTON, [...]

In Comprehensive Official Comment Letter, Broad Coalition Rebukes Trump-appointed CFPB Director’s Plan to Gut Payday Loan Rule2019-05-17T08:03:51-05:00

Consumer Watchdog’s Proposed Debt Collection Rule Bites Consumers: Authorizes Harassment by Debt Collectors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Consumer Watchdog’s Proposed Debt Collection Rule Bites Consumers: Authorizes Harassment by Debt Collectors Washington – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a proposed debt collection rule today which provides numerous gifts to debt collectors with limited new protections for consumers. [...]

Consumer Watchdog’s Proposed Debt Collection Rule Bites Consumers: Authorizes Harassment by Debt Collectors2019-05-09T08:36:04-05:00

Advocates Applaud CFPB for Suing Firms Accused of Illegally Taking Upfront Fees for Credit Repair Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2019 CONTACT: National Consumer Law Center: Andrew Pizor (apizor@nclc.org) or Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org) (202) 595-7847 Advocates Applaud CFPB for Suing Firms Accused of Illegally Taking Upfront Fees for Credit Repair Services WASHINGTON– Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center applaud the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) legal action against Lexington [...]

Advocates Applaud CFPB for Suing Firms Accused of Illegally Taking Upfront Fees for Credit Repair Services2019-05-03T13:01:41-05:00

Report Documents Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Auto Sales and Finance; National Consumer Law Center Attorney to Testify at U.S. House Committee Hearing on May 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 30, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Download the report, including ten charts, at: http://bit.ly/2PFsA9b National Consumer Law Center attorney John W. Van Alst testimony will be available at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 1: http://bit.ly/2V2Tb6h Boston – For many in America, a car [...]

Report Documents Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Auto Sales and Finance; National Consumer Law Center Attorney to Testify at U.S. House Committee Hearing on May 12019-04-30T15:49:17-05:00

National Consumer Law Center Attorney Margot Saunders Will Testify at U.S. House Hearing on Legislating to Stop the Onslaught of Annoying Robocalls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 U.S. on Track to Hit 60 Billion Robocalls in 2019 Full written testimony of National Consumer Law Center Senior Counsel Margot Saunders is available at: http://bit.ly/2UIVXIM Washington - On Tuesday, April 30 at 10:00 am ET, the U.S. [...]

National Consumer Law Center Attorney Margot Saunders Will Testify at U.S. House Hearing on Legislating to Stop the Onslaught of Annoying Robocalls2019-04-30T12:24:16-05:00

Court Decision Signals End of Faux Tribal Payday Lending

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 24, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) Court Decision Signals End of Faux Tribal Payday Lending Washington - The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in a decision today against Think Finance and the officers of Plain Green Loans has made crystal clear that online [...]

Court Decision Signals End of Faux Tribal Payday Lending2019-04-24T12:39:07-05:00

Report: Defaulted Federal Student Loan Borrowers in Communities of Color Are Disproportionately Sued

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 24, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010 Download the full report: http://bit.ly/2vj2uzz Boston -- Today, the National Consumer Law Center released a report which paints a troubling picture of the efforts by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to pursue defaulted [...]

Report: Defaulted Federal Student Loan Borrowers in Communities of Color Are Disproportionately Sued2019-04-24T08:55:01-05:00

National Consumer Law Center Sues U.S. Education Department to Obtain Copy of Student Loan Servicing Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 18, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Boston - The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) filed a federal lawsuit late yesterday against the U.S. Department of Education (ED), asking the court to compel the Department to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted by NCLC on [...]

National Consumer Law Center Sues U.S. Education Department to Obtain Copy of Student Loan Servicing Contract2019-04-18T09:24:46-05:00

NCLC Attorney Margot Saunders to Testify at U.S. Senate Hearing on Stopping Illegal Robocalls on April 11; Will Urge FCC to Strengthen Key Federal Privacy Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 NCLC Attorney Margot Saunders to Testify at U.S. Senate Hearing on Stopping Illegal Robocalls on April 11; Will Urge FCC to Strengthen Key Federal Privacy Law Robocalls increase 370% since Dec. 2015 with 5.2 billion robocalls in March [...]

NCLC Attorney Margot Saunders to Testify at U.S. Senate Hearing on Stopping Illegal Robocalls on April 11; Will Urge FCC to Strengthen Key Federal Privacy Law2019-04-11T09:14:27-05:00

New Tax-Time Report: The Return of the Interest-Bearing Refund Anticipation Loan and other Perils Faced by Consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Download the full report at: http://bit.ly/2TSpEGK Boston - Tax time, typically a time for a substantial influx of funds for American consumers in the form of their refunds, was transformed into a time of uncertainty and drastic change [...]

New Tax-Time Report: The Return of the Interest-Bearing Refund Anticipation Loan and other Perils Faced by Consumers2019-04-17T15:38:23-05:00