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Advocates Applaud Senate Vote to Restore Rule to Protect Borrowers from School Fraud and Closures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Abby Shafroth (ashafroth@nclc.org), (617) 542-8010 Boston – Today, National Consumer Law Center advocates applauded the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan use of the Congressional Review Act to block the 2019 Borrower Defense to Repayment rule from going into effect and to preserve [...]

Advocates Applaud Senate Vote to Restore Rule to Protect Borrowers from School Fraud and Closures2020-03-11T12:05:31-05:00

New CFPB Advisory Opinion Program Would Give Lenders a Safe Harbor for Violating Federal Consumer Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 6, 2020 Contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund: Carter Dougherty (carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org) Washington, D.C. - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced plans to create an advisory opinion program which, if enacted, would circumvent the public notice-and-comment process, a pillar of our government [...]

New CFPB Advisory Opinion Program Would Give Lenders a Safe Harbor for Violating Federal Consumer Laws2020-03-06T15:09:20-05:00

Telecom Carrier and Consumer Groups Stress Critical Need to Maintain Landmark Consumer Privacy Law to Protect Integrity of Communications System and Curb Robocalls in U.S. Supreme Court Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2020 CONTACTS: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Verizon: Richard Young (richard.j.young@verizon.com) Consumer Federation of America: Susan Grant (sgrant@consumerfed.org) Washington, D.C. – The National Consumer Law Center, the Consumer Federation of America and Verizon filed a joint amicus brief in Barr v American Association of Political [...]

Telecom Carrier and Consumer Groups Stress Critical Need to Maintain Landmark Consumer Privacy Law to Protect Integrity of Communications System and Curb Robocalls in U.S. Supreme Court Case2020-03-03T08:31:58-05:00

West Virginia to Adopt Used Car Donor Tax Credit Program, Incentivizing Donation of Reliable and Affordable Vehicles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2020 Good News Mountaineer Garage contact: Ron Wiles (goodnews.ron@gmail.com) or (304) 680-7140; National Consumer Law Center contacts: Margot Saunders (msaunders@nclc.org), Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org) or (202) 595-7847 This afternoon, the West Virginia state senate unanimously approved HB 4969, Creating a Used Car Donor Tax Credit Program to incentivize the donation and [...]

West Virginia to Adopt Used Car Donor Tax Credit Program, Incentivizing Donation of Reliable and Affordable Vehicles2020-03-02T14:43:49-05:00

CFPB Fails to Protect Consumers from Abusive Collection of Time-Barred Debts (Again)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund contact: Carter Dougherty (carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org) or (202) 251-6700 Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a proposed debt collection rule late last Friday to supplement the proposed debt collection rule [...]

CFPB Fails to Protect Consumers from Abusive Collection of Time-Barred Debts (Again)2020-02-24T10:12:31-05:00

Defrauded Borrowers Sue U.S. Department of Education Contractor for Seizing Funds While They Wait in Limbo for Borrower Defense Relief 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Download the complaint  Boston- The National Consumer Law Center, Justice Catalyst Law, and Flitter Milz, P.C. today served Maximus Federal Services, Inc. (Maximus) with a class action lawsuit, alleging that the company is engaging in illegal collection activity [...]

Defrauded Borrowers Sue U.S. Department of Education Contractor for Seizing Funds While They Wait in Limbo for Borrower Defense Relief 2020-02-12T14:58:47-05:00

Cruel Cuts for Struggling Families in the President’s Proposed FY21 Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact:  Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Trump again calls for elimination of Legal Services Corp and home energy assistance; supports drastic cuts and changes to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Washington - President Trump’s proposed budget  once again seeks to eliminate funding for programs that have bipartisan support and [...]

Cruel Cuts for Struggling Families in the President’s Proposed FY21 Budget2020-02-10T15:44:38-05:00

Consumer and Civil Rights Groups Strongly Oppose FDIC Rent-a-Bank Payday Proposal that Would Sidestep State Interest Rate Caps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2020 National Consumer Law Center and Center for Responsible Lending Experts to Testify in Rent-a-Bank Hearing before U.S. House Today at 10am ET Washington, D.C. – Eleven national consumer and civil-rights groups submitted a comment letter late yesterday to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) strongly opposing the federal banking [...]

Consumer and Civil Rights Groups Strongly Oppose FDIC Rent-a-Bank Payday Proposal that Would Sidestep State Interest Rate Caps2020-02-05T15:38:08-05:00

​Statement Regarding CFPB and U.S. Department of Education MOU on Handling Student Loan Borrower Complaints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 4, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Persis Yu, director of the National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, released the following statement on yesterday’s announcement of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Department of [...]

​Statement Regarding CFPB and U.S. Department of Education MOU on Handling Student Loan Borrower Complaints2020-02-04T15:04:33-05:00

2020 Tax Season: More Delays and Higher Costs for Struggling Taxpayers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), Michael Best (mbest@nclc.org) or Chi Chi Wu (cwu@nclc.org); (617) 542-8010 READ the full report, including a list of resources and free tax preparation resources for taxpayers. Boston - As tax filing season begins, advocates from the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) [...]

2020 Tax Season: More Delays and Higher Costs for Struggling Taxpayers2020-01-30T17:01:39-05:00