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August 29, 2018 - 4:24pm | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director

Fintech Brings New Options and a Lingering Old Problem for Consumers

Financial technology companies are regularly rolling out new products and services made for our cell phones. Some online products or mobile...

July 19, 2018 - 11:31am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: CFPB

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director

In July 2011, Richard Cordray­—formerly an Ohio Attorney General and Ohio state representative—...

June 8, 2018 - 12:00am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: CFPB

Are Public “Requests for Information” Merely a Smokescreen to Feign Legitimacy of Mick Mulvaney’s Disruption of Consumer Agency?

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director

This week, Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer...

May 25, 2018 - 11:39am | Filed under: Debt Collection

Guest Blog by NACA Member Amy Hennen, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

As the Managing Attorney for Housing and Consumer Law at the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), I oversee all aspects of our consumer work, not the least of which is debt collection defense. In...

April 16, 2018 - 12:00am | Filed under: Automobiles

Written by Christine Hines, Legislative Director

This Congress continues to let its friends in the financial industry have their way at the expense of American consumers.

The ...

February 12, 2018 - 12:21pm | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

A new year brings on new challenges, and there may be no greater challenge for consumer attorneys than the surprise we found in the tax law passed at the end of 2017. What we discovered was that new law all but eliminated...

January 4, 2018 - 11:59am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest | Tagged with: Tax Issues

From: Ayalon B. Eliach
To: NACA Members
Date: January 4, 2018
Subject: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

This memorandum does not constitute tax advice. It is intended solely as an informational resource for NACA members to understand some of the issues that the NACA Tax...

December 5, 2017 - 11:01am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

This year has been a tough one for consumer attorneys. From our painfully close loss on the arbitration rule that would have allowed class actions against financial service institution’s unlawful acts, to ongoing threats to debt collection, student lending, and payday lending laws and...

November 29, 2017 - 12:00am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

Hi all,

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. A couple NACA members have posted concerns about the updated criteria for NACA membership, the process of developing those criteria, and various other things. While we’re all for open discussion of the issues...

October 2, 2017 - 12:00am | Filed under: Other Areas of Interest

Dear fellow NACA members:

We’re writing to let you know that, starting today, new prospective members who apply to join NACA will use updated membership criteria and a new application and pledge, and will pledge to abide by a new Member Code of Conduct. These improvements are the...

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