We aim to communicate complex issues in ways that are compelling and accessible so that policymakers and the public have the information they need to make informed decisions.
CRL monitors developments across the consumer finance sector and acts to protect people’s pocketbooks from financial misconduct so families can build financial stability.
More than 4 million Americans are subject to wage garnishments for outstanding consumer debts and over 64 million people are being pursued by debt collectors.
Home ownership has been the primary means for most American families to build and pass on inter-generational wealth.
Excessive overdraft fees charged by banks and credit unions can cause devastation for financially vulnerable families.
Payday, car-title, and similar high-cost loans, typically with interest rates of 100% APR and higher, trap people in crippling long-term debt.
CRL works to ensure fair treatment of small businesses and works to ensure that regulations do not exacerbate pre-existing inequities in the small business space.