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November 20, 2013 | Filed under: Small Dollar Loans

“An extraordinary accounting of an issue campaign spearheaded by the policy vision of Elizabeth Warren, the organizing skills of Heather Booth and the legislative talents of Barney Frank – and powered by the people.  [This book is] essential reading for anyone who wants to learn...

November 4, 2013 | Filed under: Mortgage, Real Estate & Housing

The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) submit the following comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on behalf of its low income clients.

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November 4, 2013 | Filed under: Mortgage, Real Estate & Housing

NCLC Staff Attorney, Alys Cohen, testified before the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

Click here to read a copy of the testimony. ...

October 18, 2013 | Filed under: Mortgage, Real Estate & Housing

The National Association of Consumer Advocates along with 19 other Consumer organizations prepared a letter of opposition to the Mortgage Choice Act of 2013, HR 3211.  The bill undermines the CFPB’s Qualified Mortgage rule, allows the current broken title insurance market to...

August 7, 2013 | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

On August 6, 2013, NACA submitted comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Request for Information on its proposed survey, titled ‘‘Telephone Survey Exploring Consumer Awareness of and Perceptions Regarding Dispute Resolution Provisions in Credit Card...

July 10, 2013 | Filed under: Credit Reporting

Written by NACA Executive Director, Ira Rheingold & NACA Member, Jeff Sovern

Posted by the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/opinion/to-catch-a-creditor.html...

June 10, 2013 | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

Oxford Health Plans, LLC v. Sutter, 12-135.  The Supreme Court unanimously held that a court may not, under §10(a)(4) of the Federal Arbitration Act, vacate an arbitrator’s finding that the parties’ contract is best interpreted as authorizing class arbitration....

May 7, 2013 | Filed under: Credit Reporting

NACA’s Executive Director Ira Rheingold and Judy Thomas – client of Ohio NACA attorney Sylvia Goldsmith – will be testifying today at 2:30 pm ET before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance.  The hearing is on “...

March 22, 2013 | Filed under: Automobiles

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Will Hold Auto Lenders Accountable For Discrimination in Auto Lending

Dealers should not be allowed to impose higher interest rates than necessary on consumers

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March 7, 2013 | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

(WASHINGTON, DC) ─ More than ever, consumers are forced to surrender their rights every time they obtain a product or service, including credit cards, checking accounts, cell phone service and even jobs.  To truly honor and recognize the importance of consumer protection laws, it is time...

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