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Consumer Advocates: New Rule from FDIC on Industrial Loan Companies is a Gift to Predatory Lenders

2020-12-15T13:33:08-05:00December 15, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2020 Press Contacts Center for Responsible Lending: Matthew Kravitz, matthew.kravitz@responsiblelending.org National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org FDIC rule makes it easier for lenders to exploit more financially vulnerable families WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved a new final rule to facilitate chartering additional under-regulated [...]

Statement Regarding CFPB Revamp of Mortgage Rules That Will Protect Lenders from Legal Liability for Peddling Unaffordable Loans, Increase Foreclosures, and Create Instability in the Mortgage Market

2020-12-17T20:10:43-05:00December 10, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org Washington, D.C. - Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) released two final rules revising the standards for determining a borrower’s ability to repay a mortgage and further limiting lender liability despite the lessons of the previous financial crisis, [...]

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case on December 8 that Could Open the Floodgates to More Invasive Robocalls

2020-12-07T13:06:15-05:00December 7, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 7, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Facebook v Duguid. The Court’s decision, expected by next spring, could either uphold Americans’ right to stop unwanted robocalls and robotexts to their cell phones or render [...]

New NCLC, CRL Report Proposes Roadmap for Student Borrowers to Survive the COVID Debt Crisis

2020-11-23T15:13:28-05:00November 23, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2020 Press contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Center for Responsible Lending: Vincenza Previte (previte@responsiblelending.org) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) released a policy report illustrating a path out of the student debt crisis and proposing solutions [...]

CFPB Debt Collection Rule a Mixed Bag for Consumers 

2020-10-30T13:04:44-05:00October 30, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 30, 2020 One-Third of U.S. Adults with a Credit Report Have Debt in Collection Washington, D.C. - The National Consumer Law Center, on behalf of its low income clients, Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, Center for Responsible Lending, Consumer Federation of America, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates, expressed [...]

Report: Which States Put Families at Risk of Poverty During the Covid Crisis?

2020-10-29T14:49:36-05:00October 29, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 29, 2020 National Consumer Law Center Contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Carolyn Carter (ccarter@nclc.org) Download the full report, state maps and state-specific information: https://www.nclc.org/issues/report-still-no-fresh-start.html Boston – As millions of families suffer job loss or struggle to pay bills during COVID-19, states have an important role in protecting them from seizure of essential wages [...]

New OCC Rule Protecting Predatory Lenders Could Face Legal Challenge

2020-10-27T15:58:01-05:00October 27, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2020 Press Contacts:  Jan Kruse (National Consumer Law Center ): jkruse@nclc.org or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) Carter Dougherty (AFREF) carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org Rule that evades state interest rate laws will severely impact low-income and communities of color WASHINGTON, D.C. – The regulator of the nation’s largest banks has finalized a rule that allows [...]

Consumer Groups Take on Facebook at the U.S. Supreme Court to Stop Deluge of Robocalls

2020-10-26T10:29:11-05:00October 26, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Margot Saunders (msaunders@nclc.org) or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Consumer Reports: David Butler (david.butler@consumer.org) Consumer Federation of America: Susan Grant (sgrant@consumerfed.org) National Consumer Law Center, Consumer Federation of America, and Consumer Reports submit amicus in Duguid v. Facebook WASHINGTON, D.C. — Unwanted robocalls invade the privacy [...]

Consumer Advocates Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

2020-10-26T10:13:26-05:00October 26, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org), Chi Chi Wu (cwu@nclc.org), Ariel Nelson (anelson@nclc.org) or Sarah Bolling Mancini (smancini@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. - Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of passage of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The following is the statement of National Consumer Law Center attorneys Chi [...]

New Report: Using Bankruptcy to Discharge Criminal Justice Debt 

2020-10-08T14:40:24-05:00October 8, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Andrea Bopp Stark (astark@nclc.org) DOWNLOAD the report: http://bit.ly/New-Beginning-CJ-Bankruptcy-Debt Boston - A major barrier that keeps people in the United States from successfully reentering society long after an encounter with the criminal justice system is the burden of paying fines and [...]