NCLC in the News

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Press Releases

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Advocates Applaud the Fed’s Faster Payment System, Urge Fraud Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org),  (202) 595-7845 Washington, D.C. - Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center applauded yesterday’s announcement by the Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) that it will develop a real-time payment system, while urging the Fed to [...]

Advocates Applaud the Fed’s Faster Payment System, Urge Fraud Protection2019-08-06T12:17:29-05:00

Government Report Shows Harm to Consumers from HUD Loan Auctions to Private Equity Firms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Geoff Walsh (gwalsh@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010 Boston - A report released to the public today by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) analyzes the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Loan Sale Program and shows the harm the program [...]

Government Report Shows Harm to Consumers from HUD Loan Auctions to Private Equity Firms2019-08-02T10:49:55-05:00

Statement Regarding Capital One Data Breach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Boston – Chi Chi Wu, staff attorney at National Consumer Law Center, issued the following statement and advice to consumers about the Capital One data breach: “It’s disappointing but not unexpected that consumers face yet another breach of [...]

Statement Regarding Capital One Data Breach2019-07-30T10:21:54-05:00

National Consumer Law Center and the Consumer Federation of America Urge CFPB to Maintain Ability to Repay Determinations for All Mortgage Loans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2019 Contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Consumer Federation of America: Barry Zigas (bzigas@consumerfed.org) Washington, D.C. - Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center and the Consumer Federation of America issued the following statement today in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) announcement [...]

National Consumer Law Center and the Consumer Federation of America Urge CFPB to Maintain Ability to Repay Determinations for All Mortgage Loans2019-07-26T09:46:03-05:00

U.S. General Accountability Office Report Misses the Mark on Income-Driven Repayment Plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010   U.S. General Accountability Office Report Misses the Mark on Income-Driven Repayment Plans BOSTON- Today, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the Department of Education’s process for verifying income and family size [...]

U.S. General Accountability Office Report Misses the Mark on Income-Driven Repayment Plans2019-07-25T15:25:30-05:00

Consumer groups praise overwhelming House passage of strong anti-robocalls bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2019 CONTACTS: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 Consumer Reports: David Butler, dbutler@consumer.org or (202) 462-6262 Download letter from 80 organizations across the nation sent to House Members urging passage of H.R. 3375: http://bit.ly/ib-alt-data WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives struck a strong bipartisan [...]

Consumer groups praise overwhelming House passage of strong anti-robocalls bill2019-07-24T15:48:28-05:00

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

Statement Regarding Support of Bills to Relieve Student Loan Debt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Boston – Today marks the introduction of the second of two bills designed to help Americans burdened with student loan debt. Today, U.S. Senator Warren and Representative Clyburn introduced the Student Loan Debt Relief [...]

Statement Regarding Support of Bills to Relieve Student Loan Debt2019-07-23T09:48:56-05:00

Statement Regarding Settlement with Equifax over its 2017 Data Breach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22. 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Boston - Today, class action attorneys, federal regulators (Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and state Attorneys General reached a settlement with Equifax regarding its data breach that affected 147 million consumers. The final settlement [...]

Statement Regarding Settlement with Equifax over its 2017 Data Breach2019-07-22T11:34:59-05:00

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