CRL conducts in-depth research on the extent and impact of predatory lending, to provide useful information to consumers, community advocates, and policymakers alike. We also share our market and legal knowledge with advocates and policymakers across the nation interested in reforming lending practices.
- Six Principles for Real Reform: Balancing Bank Safety and Sensible Lending
Published: Jun 24 2009 Issue: Auto Financing, Car Title Loans, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Credit Cards, Mortgage Lending, Overdraft Loans
As Congress considers how to address improving consumer protection and regulation of our financial system going forward over the next several months, we offer six essential principles for achieving...
- Regulatory Restructuring: Enhancing Consumer Financial Products Regulation
Published: Jun 24 2009 Issue: Auto Financing, Car Title Loans, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Credit Cards, Mortgage Lending, Overdraft Loans, Payday Loans, Refund Anticipation Loans
Kathleen Keest, Senior Policy Counsel at CRL, testified before the House Financial Services Committee on CRL's support for a strong, state-of-the-art consumer protection agency for financial...
- H.R. 2309, the Consumer Credit and Debt Protection Act
Published: May 12 2009 Issue: Auto Financing, Credit Cards
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a legislative hearing on H.R. 2309, the Consumer Credit and Debt Protection Act.
- Testimony of Kathleen Keest In Regards To HR 2309
Published: May 12 2009 Issue: Auto Financing, Credit Cards, Financial Literacy, Overdraft Loans, Payday Loans
Testimony of Kathleen E. Keest on behalf of the Center for Responsible Lending, Consumer Federation of America, and the National Consumer Law Center before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and...
- Borrowers do not need to rely on documents violating federal lending law in order to receive actual damages
Published: Mar 18 2009 Issue: Auto Financing
CRL's amicus brief in support of a class of auto loan borrowers in Vallies v. Sky Bank. CRL, along with a number of consumer groups, argues that the Truth in Lending Act does not require borrowers...