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Congress Introduces Resolution to Rescind OCC’s “Fake Lender” Rule, Which Protects Predatory Lenders’ Evasions of State Interest Rate Limits

2021-03-25T15:02:07-05:00March 25, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) 325+ groups representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia called for Congress to support a resolution to overturn a rule that helps triple-digit interest rate loans evade state and voter-approved interest rate caps and spread [...]

The National Consumer Law Center Stands with the Asian American Pacific Islander Community and Condemns the Hate-Fueled Violence in Atlanta

2021-03-23T14:53:15-05:00March 23, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

March 23, 2021 By Richard Dubois, Executive Director The National Consumer Law Center stands in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander community in condemning last week’s hate-fueled violence in Atlanta and offers our condolences to the families and loved ones of the eight people killed. The murder of eight people, including six Asian women, [...]

Days Before Crucial Deadline, the National Consumer Law Center Joins Over 325 Groups Calling for Congress to Rescind “Fake Lender” Rule that Facilitates Predatory Loan Schemes

2021-03-22T19:45:57-05:00March 22, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) Only a majority vote in Congress would be needed to overturn rule that helps triple-digit interest rate loans evade state and voter-approved interest rate caps and spread across the country Link to coalition letter: http://bit.ly/CRA-fake-lender WASHINGTON, D.C. [...]

Advocates Applaud Passage of $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Economic Stimulus to Help Americans but Congress Must Ensure EIPs Feed Families, Not Debt Collectors

2021-03-10T14:14:50-05:00March 10, 2021|Categories: Media Center, Press Releases (Archived)|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 10, 2021 National Consumer Law Center Contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center praised Congress for passing the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to help struggling families. But they noted that more needs to be done, especially [...]

 19 Financial Services and Consumer Groups Urge Congress to Exempt Economic Impact Payments from Garnishment 

2021-03-09T12:01:53-05:00March 9, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) Congress should protect the third-round of economic impact payments from garnishment so families that need the financial relief can access funds without delay  Washington, D.C. – In a joint letter sent to Congress yesterday, 19 consumer and [...]

New Government Data Exposes Complete Failure of Education Department’s Income-Driven Repayment Program

2021-04-14T14:05:29-05:00March 8, 2021|Categories: Media Center, Uncategorized|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2021 Contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Student Borrower Protection Center: Walter Suskind (walter@protectborrowers.org) Just 32 Students Have Received Promised Debt Cancellation as 2 Million Remain Trapped in Decades-Old Debts; Advocates Call for Immediate Action to Deliver Debt Relief and Overhaul the Department’s Program Washington, D.C. – Approximately [...]

Report: What States Can Do to Save Lives and Protect Seriously Ill Residents from Utility Shut-Offs

2021-02-24T13:00:47-05:00February 24, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 24, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Download the report and appendices, including each state’s rules and recommendations for crafting a strong rule at: http://bit.ly/ill-consumer-utility Boston – In each of the 50 states and in D.C., utility commissions set the rules regarding when and how the companies they [...]

COVID-Driven Utility Debt Fuels a Looming Crisis in Shut-offs in Massachusetts and the Nation

2021-02-17T14:00:09-05:00February 17, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) National Consumer Law Center Analysis Finds Huge Increase in Number of Small Business and Residential Customers at Risk of Termination Download the report at: http://bit.ly/covid-util-arrearages Boston - The COVID-19 crisis put millions of Americans in financial peril, hitting households of color [...]

Report: Vulnerable Taxpayers Can Expect Higher Costs for Tax Preparation Services During the COVID Economic Crisis; Missing Stimulus Payments Can Be Claimed through Tax Returns

2021-02-11T13:41:05-05:00February 11, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2021 National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Download the report at: http://bit.ly/2021-tax-season Boston ― Tax season kicks off on February 12, several weeks later than usual. Today, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) issued its annual advisory on taxpayer consumer protection issues and warned that consumers need to [...]

Advocates Applaud Bill to Restore Access to the Courts and End Forced Arbitration

2021-02-11T09:46:40-05:00February 11, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2021 Livestream the House Judiciary hearing on Forced Arbitration on Feb. 11 at 10am here. National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – Robinhood may be able to thwart access to the courts for customers harmed in the recent GameStop incident. By inserting a [...]