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
- FDIC and OCC Finalize Crackdown on Bank Payday Lending
November 21, 2013
Good news for banking customers: Today the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) finalized guidance that effectively directs the banks they supervise to end abusive practices inherent in payday lending.
- CRL Statement on CFPB Action Against Cash America
November 20, 2013
For many years, we have warned that payday loans are a defective product designed to trap consumers in debt. Today’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) enforcement action against Cash America—one of the largest payday lenders in the U.S.—shows multiple harms to consumers that go beyond the inherent abuses of the product.
- Debt Settlement Programs May Leave Consumers Worse Off
November 19, 2013
Debt settlement programs too often are not the solution they are marketed to be, according to new CRL research.
- Federal Trade Commission Protects For-Profit College Students in New Guidance
November 12, 2013
The Center for Responsible Lending applauds the Federal Trade Commission for its tough new guidance against deceptive practices by vocational schools.