CRL's Media Center
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Latest Press Releases
- CFPB Field Hearing on Payday Lending Prepared Remarks of Michael D. Calhoun
March 26, 2015
CRL president Mike Calhoun delivered the following testimony at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau field hearing on payday loans in Richmond, VA on March 26, 2015.
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Limit Payday Loan Debt Trap; Curb 400% Interest Rate Loans
March 26, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offered a first look at where the agency’s efforts to rein in the abusive practices of payday and car title lenders are headed. At a hearing in Richmond, VA, the consumer agency released information outlining a proposed rule and took testimony from a panel of consumer and civil rights advocates as well as industry representatives.
- Student Aid Bill of Rights Would Ease the Burden of Student Debt
March 11, 2015
In a speech delivered at Georgia Tech yesterday, President Obama discussed his plans to implement more robust consumer protection for student loan borrowers. Shortly before his address, the president signed a Memorandum directing the Department of Education and other federal agencies to help students better manage their loans.
- Forced Arbitration Negatively Affects Consumers, New Report to Congress Shows
March 10, 2015
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau releases report on the effects of forced arbitration clauses in financial service contracts