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Statement on CFPB Sandbox Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2019 Contact: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) Statement on CFPB Sandbox Proposal A group of 80 consumer, civil rights, legal services, labor, environmental, and community groups today expressed their strong opposition to the proposed changes to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s no-action letter policy and its proposed product sandbox. A copy of [...]

Statement on CFPB Sandbox Proposal2019-02-14T12:37:33-05:00

The Dark Side of Payroll Withholding to Repay Student Loans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2019 Contact: Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 BOSTON - Last week, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chair Lamar Alexander proposed a program that would require student loan borrowers to repay their loans through mandatory automatic deductions from their paychecks. The National Consumer Law Center released a [...]

The Dark Side of Payroll Withholding to Repay Student Loans2019-02-14T12:34:22-05:00

Report: Unpublished FTC Data about Debt Collection Complaints Shed Light on Reported Law Violations by Collectors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contacts: April Kuehnhoff (akuehnhoff@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 National Consumer Law Center Report Analyzes Nearly 700,000 Consumer Complaints from 2017 for 50 States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico Download the full report and access debt collection fact sheets (national, state, and District [...]

Report: Unpublished FTC Data about Debt Collection Complaints Shed Light on Reported Law Violations by Collectors2019-02-14T12:29:29-05:00

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Guts Rule to Rein in High-Cost Short-Term Loans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) New Rule Proposal, If Finalized, Will Likely Face a Legal Challenge WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under the leadership of new director Kathy Kraninger has proposed to largely repeal a common-sense rule [...]

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Guts Rule to Rein in High-Cost Short-Term Loans2019-02-14T12:26:30-05:00

Legislation to Shut Down Unwanted Robocalls Reintroduced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Margot Saunders (msaunders@nclc.org); Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 The “Stopping Bad Robocalls Act” would reinforce decades-old consumer protections from robocalls WASHINGTON - Consumer advocates at the National Consumer Law Center applaud Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ-6) for reintroducing the “Stopping Bad Robocalls Act,” a bill [...]

Legislation to Shut Down Unwanted Robocalls Reintroduced2019-02-14T12:23:55-05:00

Insurance Companies Conspired to Inflate Bail Bond Premiums Contends Lawsuit Brought by Lieff Cabraser, National Consumer Law Center and Other Public Interest Groups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2019 Contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP: Dean M. Harvey (415) 956-1000 or dharvey@lchb.com Suit filed on behalf of thousands of Californians alleges conspiracy in the bail industry to fix prices and inflate bail bond premiums, making it more [...]

Insurance Companies Conspired to Inflate Bail Bond Premiums Contends Lawsuit Brought by Lieff Cabraser, National Consumer Law Center and Other Public Interest Groups2019-02-14T12:21:00-05:00

2019 Tax Filing Season: More Questions than Answers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 BOSTON ― As the potentially chaotic tax filing season officially begins today after a protracted government shutdown, advocates from the National Consumer Law Center issued their annual consumer advisory on taxpayer consumer protection issues. These include: • Refund [...]

2019 Tax Filing Season: More Questions than Answers2019-02-14T12:15:16-05:00

Advocates Applaud Senate Bill to Boost Energy Security for Low-Income Families Across the United States

For Immediate Release: JANUARY 23, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Washington, D.C. -  U.S. Senators Shaheen (D-NH), Collins (R-ME), Coons (D-DE), and Reed (D-RI) introduced bipartisan legislation that would prevent undue delay in distributing grants through the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and the State Energy Program (SEP), providing [...]

Advocates Applaud Senate Bill to Boost Energy Security for Low-Income Families Across the United States2019-02-14T12:08:31-05:00

Civil Rights and Consumer Groups Implore the FDIC to Say No to Bank Payday Loans and Rent-a-Bank Payday Lending

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2019 CONTACTS: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 Center for Responsible Lending: Ricardo Quinto (ricardo.quinto@responsiblelending.org) Washington, D.C. – In comments submitted late yesterday, national civil rights and consumer nonprofits urged the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) not to sanction high-cost loans made by banks directly or through [...]

Civil Rights and Consumer Groups Implore the FDIC to Say No to Bank Payday Loans and Rent-a-Bank Payday Lending2019-02-14T12:06:08-05:00

Advocates: Department of Education Plan to Redo Rule that Protects Students Harmed by Illegal School Conduct Falls Short

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2018 CONTACTS: National Consumer Law Center: Abby Shafroth (ashafroth@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010; Project on Predatory Student Lending: Katie Ward (kward@ctpboston.com), (603) 689-8170 Boston – Today, the Department of Education (Department) announced during its Negotiated Rulemaking session that it intends to redo its July 2018 proposal to revise [...]

Advocates: Department of Education Plan to Redo Rule that Protects Students Harmed by Illegal School Conduct Falls Short2019-02-14T11:58:38-05:00