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NCLC in the News

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Press Releases

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Consumer Advocates to CFPB: Don’t Destabilize the Mortgage Market in the Midst of a Pandemic

2020-07-27T10:49:52-05:00July 27, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 27, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Alys Cohen (acohen@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. - Today, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and 13 other organizations sent a comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) urging it not to revamp the rules governing the residential mortgage market—a [...]

Consumer Groups Demand Review of FCC Ruling that the Calling Industry Claims Will Allow Millions More Unsolicited Text Messages and Calls to Consumers’ Cellphones

2020-07-24T14:22:24-05:00July 24, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Margot Saunders (msaunders@nclc.org)  Advocates seek review of the Declaratory Ruling issued by the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, which blesses P2P texting platforms invented to evade consumer protections WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer groups, led by the National Consumer Law Center [...]

Leading Civil Rights & Housing Groups Condemn President’s Effort to Gut Fair Housing, Use of Incendiary Racial Rhetoric for Political Gain

2020-07-23T16:13:43-05:00July 23, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2020 Media contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Odette Williamson (owilliamson@nclc.org) Fair housing advocates denounce Trump’s newest effort to eliminate a critical tool to desegregate communities and call on the president to instead concentrate on ensuring housing equity during a pandemic Washington, D.C.- Today, a coalition of civil rights, affordable housing [...]

OCC Proposal Would Turn State Interest Rate Limits Into a “Dead Letter,” Causing Explosion of Rent-a-Bank Payday Lending that Will Devastate Struggling Families

2020-07-20T15:01:14-05:00July 20, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 20, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. - Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a proposed rule that overturns the “true lender” rule that courts have used since the early 1800s to prevent evasions of state usury [...]

National Consumer Law Center Attorney Alys Cohen to Testify at U.S. House Hearing on Thursday, July 16: Mortgage Servicers’ Implementation of the CARES Act

2020-07-15T16:00:04-05:00July 15, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 15, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Alys Cohen (acohen@nclc.org) Full testimony is available at: https://bit.ly/oversight-svcrs-cares Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, July 16 at 12pm ET, National Consumer Law Center attorney Alys Cohen will testify virtually at the U.S. House Financial Services Oversight Subcommittee hearing: Protecting Homeowners [...]

Report: Student Loan Borrowers Teetering on the Edge of Catastrophe after Having Tax Refunds Seized

2020-07-15T08:34:04-05:00July 15, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 15, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Congress Must Act to Stop Snatching of Earned Income Tax Credits Boston – This Tax Day, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) has released Voices of Despair: How Seizing the EITC Is Leaving Student Loan Borrowers Homeless [...]

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 [...]