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Press Releases

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New 50-State Survey Finds Gains and Losses for Consumers in Larger, Longer High-Cost Predatory Loans

2021-05-27T14:57:56-05:00May 27, 2021|Categories: Media Center, Uncategorized|

For Immediate Release:  May 27, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org NCLC’s Review of State Consumer Protection Laws for a $2,000 Two-Year Installment Loan and $500 Six-Month Loan   View the full report, with maps for the District of Columbia and each state’s APRs for two types of installment loans, tables outlining changes since the [...]

LDF and NCLC Urge DeKalb County, Georgia, to Delay Lifting Water Disconnection Moratorium, Implement Stronger Protections Against Shutoffs

2021-05-26T08:36:37-05:00May 26, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) sent a joint letter to Michael Thurmond, Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb County, Georgia, in response to the County’s recent announcement that it will lift its water disconnection moratorium and resume disconnections on July 1, 2021. In the [...]

Advocates Cheer House Passage of Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act

2021-05-18T15:17:18-05:00May 13, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 13, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or April Kuehnhoff (akuehnhoff@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act (HR 2547), sponsored by Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), which would bring much needed clarity and reforms to stop [...]

Advocates Applaud HUD’s Actions to Protect Vulnerable Widows and Widowers and Prevent Avoidable Foreclosures

2021-05-12T15:15:53-05:00May 12, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Boston - National Consumer Law Center advocates applaud the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for two recently announced policy changes that will help homeowners avoid unnecessary foreclosures. HUD’s reverse mortgage policy change, announced in Mortgagee Letter 2021-11, will [...]

Advocates Applaud Senate Repeal of National Banking Regulator’s Predatory Lending Rule; Urge the House to Act Soon

2021-05-12T09:58:29-05:00May 11, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2021 Contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Diop Harris (diop@ourfinancialsecurity.org) Rachel Gittleman (rgittleman@consumerfed.org) Mike Saunders (mikesaunders@veteranseducationsuccess.org) Matthew Kravitz (matthew.kravitz@responsiblelending.org) Washington, D.C. -  In a 52 - 47 vote tonight, the U.S. Senate voted to overturn the OCC’s “fake lender” rule, which allows predatory lenders to evade state interest rate laws by putting a [...]

Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program to Launch Wednesday

2021-05-17T09:01:19-05:00May 11, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2021 Contact: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Program aims to bring affordable broadband internet service to low-income households WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will launch the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, a temporary FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet [...]

New Bank Regulator Leadership Welcome; Congress Still Must Roll Back Rule Promoting Predatory Lending

2021-05-05T14:46:37-05:00May 5, 2021|Categories: Media Center, Uncategorized|

For Immediate Release: May 5, 2021 Press Contacts: NCLC: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) AFR: Carter Dougherty (carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org) CRL: Matthew Kravitz (matthew.kravitz@responsiblelending.org) CFA: Rachel Gittleman (rgittleman@consumerfed.org) Washington, DC –  Advocates welcomed reports that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen plans to appoint a new acting head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), replacing Blake Paulson,  [...]

Statement on Education Department’s Appointment of Richard Cordray to Oversee Trillion Dollar Federal Student Aid

2021-05-04T08:50:07-05:00May 4, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 4, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Education has appointed Richard Cordray, former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Ohio Attorney General, as Chief Operating Officer of the Department’s Federal Student Aid, which oversees $1.6 trillion in outstanding federally-backed [...]

Credit Union Regulator Must Not Facilitate Predatory Lending, Groups Say in Comment Letter

2021-05-03T13:11:14-05:00May 3, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2021 Press contacts: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse jkruse@nclc.org Center for Responsible Lending: Carol Parish: Carol.Parish@responsiblelending.org Self-Help Credit Union: Jenny Shields Jenny.Shields@Self-Help.org WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last Friday, credit unions and advocates registered their strong opposition to a proposal by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) that would allow credit [...]

Bipartisan Group of 25 State Attorneys General Urge Congress to Repeal OCC “True Lender” Rule

2021-04-21T11:36:44-05:00April 21, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2021 Contact:Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Letter Reflects Bipartisan Support for State Interest Rate Caps and the Need to Stop “Rent-a-Bank” Evasions by Predatory Lenders In a rare form of bipartisan agreement, a group of 25 Attorneys General (AGs)  sent a letter today to Congressional leadership urging it to “use the Congressional [...]