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


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...

February 11, 2013 | Filed under: Credit Reporting

A new study indicates as many as 40 million consumers have a mistake on their credit report and Steve Kroft finds it's hard to get them fixed.

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December 7, 2012 | Filed under: Automobiles

Read the full article below or on the Americans for Financial Reform website here.

WASHINGTON─ Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) and consumer...

June 25, 2012 | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

Consumer Attorneys report: Arbitration clauses are everywhere, consequently causing consumer claims to disappear.


A June 2012 survey by the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) demonstrates: pre-dispute arbitration clauses...

February 22, 2012 | Filed under: Automobiles

Are Certified Pre-Owned Cars Better?

Consumer groups are seeing growing complaints about the used vehicles.

By Chris...

January 25, 2012 | Filed under: Forced Arbitration


Umpqua Bank is joining other major financial services firms in barring customers from filing class-action lawsuits, requiring instead that they arbitrate disputes privately, outside of a courtroom...

January 5, 2012 | Filed under: Small Dollar Loans


Now that it has a director, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can begin writing and enforcing rules for a wide range of financial service providers that have been largely unregulated at the federal level.

The bureau, created by the Dodd-Frank Act, has had authority to...

February 28, 2011 | Filed under: Forced Arbitration

 Using data from reports filed by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) pursuant to California Code requirements, this article examines outcomes of employment arbitration.