CRL's Media Center
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Latest Press Releases
- Consumer Bureau Takes First Step to Increase Consumer Rights in Contracts
October 6, 2015
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a proposal to rein in the widespread use of clauses in financial services contracts that ban class action lawsuits by groups of consumers who have been harmed. They stopped short of also banning binding mandatory arbitration provisions.
- Report Shows Payday, Car Title Lenders Moving Into Unsafe Installment Loans
October 1, 2015
A new policy brief released today by the Center for Responsible Lending provides a state-by-state snapshot showing predatory payday and car title lenders increasingly moving into installment loans. The lenders are continuing to offer unsafe loans with excessive interest rates, which are carefully designed to trap borrowers in a cycle of debt they cannot escape, and actively seeking to expand into new states.
- Fifth Third to Pay $21 Million for Illegal Auto Lending, Credit Card Practices
September 29, 2015
Yesterday, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that Fifth Third Bank will pay $21 million back to consumers as a part of two investigations into the institution’s practices. The bank will pay $18 million to African American and Latino consumers for engaging in auto dealer markups a discriminatory lending practice that resulted in borrowers of color paying more for their car loans.
- Report Shows Student Loan Servicing Is A Mess In Need of Urgent Cleanup
September 29, 2015
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) and Department of Education (DOE) issued a new report on student loan servicing that confirms concerns that the student loan servicing system is both hurting borrowers and taxpayers and in need of swift regulatory reform.