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As a non-partisan research and policy organization, we’re here to provide expertise on the financial services industry, whether it’s about mortgage lending, payday loans, credit cards or a host of other products and services that have a daily impact on the wallets and economic well-being of every American.

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Latest Press Releases

  • US Department of Education Proposes Rules to Better Protect College Students, Federal Financial Aid Dollars
    July 2, 2015
    The comment period on the US Department of Education proposed rule governing college-bank marketing partnerships closes on Thursday, July 2. CRL senior policy counsel Maura Dundon submitted comments to the Department and offered the following remarks:
  • High Court Upholds Disparate Impact
    June 26, 2015
    On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States held that disparate impact claims are recognizable under the Fair Housing Act. In the case Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. the Inclusive Communities Project, the Justices ruled 5-4 to uphold the use of disparate impact to help prove claims of housing discrimination. Center for Responsible Lending president Mike Calhoun offered the following statement:
  • Proposed Payday Lending Rules Will Enforce CA Law, Stop Payday Lending Abuses
    June 25, 2015
    Today, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) filed a public comment on urgently needed rules proposed by the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) that would require payday lenders to follow California law by prohibiting the use of electronic transfers and debit cards in payday transactions. The rules would also create a new real-time electronic database to enforce existing law requirements that borrowers take out only one loan at a time.
  • New CFPB Report Finds Troubling Practices in Private Loan Servicing and Origination
    June 19, 2015
    On June 18, the Student Loan Ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a new report on the private student loan industry that sheds light on many troubling servicing practices affecting students and loan co-signers.CRL senior policy counsel Maura Dundon offered remarks:

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