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How to Get Help with Your Mortgage During COVID-19

2020-07-17T10:38:26-05:00July 9, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2020 The following organizations have made this important information available in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Bangla, and English: AFR Language Access Task Force, Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, Center for Responsible Lending, Consumer Action, Empire Justice Center, National CAPACD, National Consumer Law Center, National Fair Housing Alliance, and UnidosUS. [...]

CFPB Guts Curbs on Unaffordable 400% APR Payday Loans

2020-07-07T12:20:17-05:00July 7, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. - Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its final rule gutting the protections against unaffordable payday loans. The previous payday loan rule, issued under former CFPB director Richard Cordray in October 2017, limited [...]

Supreme Court Votes to Uphold Right to Stop Political Robocalls and Texts; Advocates Stress Importance of FCC in Upholding Key Consumer Privacy Law (TCPA)

2020-07-06T10:59:30-05:00July 6, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 6, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Margot Saunders (msaunders@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Barr et al v. American Political Consultants, upheld the constitutionality of the provision of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) that gives Americans the right to stop unwanted [...]

Advocates Slam FDIC Proposed Rule for Industrial Loan Companies as Invitation for Predatory Lending

2020-07-02T13:11:25-05:00July 2, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org) or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) The bank regulator’s plan, described as “recipe for disaster” and as a way to “fuel financial exclusion,” provides an avenue for lenders to evade state laws that cap interest rates and to harm families suffering most in [...]

Alert: IRS Sending Letters About Unactivated Stimulus Prepaid Cards

2020-07-02T10:43:19-05:00July 2, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org) or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) WASHINGTON, D.C. – People who have not received their Economic Impact Payments (EIP) should be on the lookout for letters being sent starting today by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) telling them that they may have an [...]

Statement of National Consumer Law Center Advocate in Support of The Emergency Broadband Connections Act of 2020

2020-06-29T14:20:24-05:00June 29, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JUNE 29, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Olivia Wein (owein@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. The National Consumer Law Center commends the leadership of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, who joined with Senators Richard Blumenthal, Mazie Hirono, and Chuck Schumer to introduce The Emergency Broadband Connections Act of 2020, which would [...]

Supreme Court Weakens Independence of Consumer Watchdog

2020-06-29T10:11:19-05:00June 29, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June  29, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) National Consumer Law Center Advocates’ Statement re: U.S. Supreme Court Decision Challenging the Structure and Constitutionality of the CFPB (Seila Law v CFPB) Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its decision in Seila Law LLC v The Consumer [...]

Advocates Decry Congress’s Failure to Protect Student Loan Borrowers and Taxpayers from School Fraud and Closures

2020-06-26T11:11:38-05:00June 26, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Boston – National Consumer Law Center advocates are extremely disappointed that today Congress  failed to override President Trump’s veto of Congress’s prior bipartisan vote to protect federal student loan borrowers by striking down the Department of Education’s new borrower defense regulations. The [...]

Advocates Condemn FDIC Rule that Encourages Predatory High-Cost Loans; Call on Congress to Pass Federal 36% Interest Rate Cap Limit

2020-06-25T09:28:46-05:00June 25, 2020|Categories: Media Center, Uncategorized|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 25, 2020 Media Contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Center for Responsible Lending: Matthew Kravitz (matthew.kravitz@responsiblelending.org) Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund: Diop Harris (diop@ourfinancialsecurity.org) Washington, D.C. – Consumer advocates criticized the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) for today finalizing a rule that encourages online non-bank lenders to launder [...]

CFPB Proposal Would Encourage Unaffordable Mortgage Lending and Threaten Access to Credit

2020-06-22T15:26:18-05:00June 22, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released two proposed rules that together will fundamentally reshape the mortgage market at a time when the market is attempting to adjust to the pandemic and recession and access to credit for communities [...]