CRL in the News
Even as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) moves to update the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act of 1977 to better reflect the impact of newer communications technology, some consumer advocates point to the inadequacy of the proposed measures.
Student loan debt is swelling for graduates across the country.
But according to a new report, the crisis is hitting students of color the hardest – and widening the racial wealth gap in the process.
National student debt has reached the trillion-dollar mark and some senators want to cancel it, proposing huge amounts of money to do so. But it turns out - 10-thousand dollars might do the trick. Market Watch looked at a new analysis from the center for responsible lending. It suggests just 10 grand might make a difference for a huge amount of borrowers. 40 percent of people in repayment--- and a majority of people who are defaulting.
Araceli Panameño, Center for Responsible Lending "vaya a la página de internet de la comisión federal de comercio, busque ahí la información acerca de este acuerdo, regístrese para recibir correos electrónicos". El acuerdo final está sujeto al visto bueno de una corte federal en los próximos meses.
FIRST LOOK: NAACP TO PUT SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENT DEBT:Student loan debt is unsustainable for many student borrowers — especially borrowers of color, the Center for Responsible Lending and the NAACP warn in a new research report.
Credit union advocates and lawmakers are arguing over the benefit of overdraft protection credit union programs as the CFPB considers new rules.
In the wake of the financial crisis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was established to stop predatory financial activity central to the collapse. For years, the CFPB has stood up to financial predators, holding companies acting in bad faith accountable for wrongdoing and returning $12 billion of ill-gotten profits to consumers.
Our team sat down and spoke with Cheye-Ann Corona, Senior Policy Associate with the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), to have her shed some light on common issues in the student loan industry. The CRL is part of the Self-Help Credit Union, a member-owned credit union, non-profit loan fund, and policy advocacy organization that works to help low-income families strengthen their economic opportunities.
The higher education system is broken, but instead of fixing it, the Department of Education is intent on breaking it even more.