CRL's Media Center
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
- Dear DC Council, Please Protect Consumers from Abusive Debt Collection
September 11, 2014
In a letter sent today, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) along with several other groups - Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, District of Columbia Consumer Rights Coalition, Consumers Union, National Association of Consumer Advocates, National Consumers League, and U.S. PIRG - asked Councilmember Vincent Orange, the Chair of the Council’s Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, to schedule a hearing and committee markup on legislation designed to protect consumers from unscrupulous debt buyers’ abusive collection tactics. The group also urged other members of the council to take a leading role in ensuring debt collectors are transparent with consumers and accountable for abusive actions.
- Groups Welcome New Guidelines for Banks Selling Old Consumer Debt to Debt Collectors
August 12, 2014
Civil rights, consumer, and community groups lauded the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) for issuing strong guidance this week regarding banks’ selling of charged-off consumer debts to debt buyers.
- DOJ, US Attorney of Southern New York Cast Light on Subprime Auto Lending
August 5, 2014
The New York Times reported that the US Department of Justice has issued a subpoena to General Motor’s finance subsidiary. The DOJ subpoena specifically asks for information about auto loan underwriting criteria and how loans are securitized and sold to investors.
- Banks Fees Exceed Overdraft Amounts, CFPB Study Finds
July 31, 2014
Today’s release underscores the urgent need for reform on banks fees – particularly tacking on fees on debit card transactions that could be denied at no cost.