Message to Congress: The CFPB Has Our Back!
April 11, 2016 – 4:21 pm | Comments Off on Message to Congress: The CFPB Has Our Back!

What made the latest congressional hearings on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau different from other hearings? A delegation of consumer advocates from around the country wearing lime-green t-shirts that said “Stand Up for the CFPB” and “The CFPB Has My Back.” They were there to remind lawmakers that the great majority of Americans, across party lines, don’t just like the idea of such an agency; they also support the major steps it has taken to bring a sense of fair play to the financial marketplace.

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Stop the Debt Trap Statement: Mulvaney Drops Lawsuit Against Payday Lenders Charging More Than 950% Interest
January 19, 2018 – 1:01 pm

“This abrupt and reckless decision by Mick Mulvaney shows the level of disdain he has toward working families. He’s giving a free pass to his past campaign contributors, and he is enabling payday lenders to get away with charging obscene triple digit interest rates in violation of state law, to people who are already struggling to make ends meet.”

Letter to Congress: AFR Opposes A Dozen Deregulatory Bills Under Consideration at a House Financial Services Committee Markup
January 17, 2018 – 10:24 am

AFR sent a letter to the House Financial Services Committee opposing a dozen bills that would deregulate banks and strip away consumer and investor protections.

AFR Report: Wall Street and Single Family Rentals
January 17, 2018 – 7:00 am

Press call TODAY at 12 noon ET. For more information: carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org
Report available in PDF form, or embedded below.

Stop the Debt Trap Statement: Mulvaney, Predatory Lenders Signal Plan to Kill Payday Lending Rule
January 16, 2018 – 12:15 pm

“This move shows the level of influence that payday lenders have over Mick Mulvaney, who for years received campaign contributions while a member of Congress. With today’s announcement, Mulvaney is sending an unmistakable signal that he wants to kill this common-sense regulation.” Payday loans “trap borrowers in an unaffordable cycle of debt, causing severe financial harm such as bank penalty fees, delinquency on other bills, or even bankruptcy. There is no reason to reopen the rule, and doing so shows disdain for consumer protection and low-income communities that are targeted by these debt trap loans.”

AFR Release: Lawsuits Challenge Trump-Mulvaney Attempt to Take Over CFPB
January 12, 2018 – 4:26 pm

Americans for Financial Reform and the Center for Responsible Lending hosted a press call today with leading experts to discuss two ongoing lawsuits concerning the CFPB director and the administration’s attempts to destroy the CFPB’s independence.

Statement to Congress: Oppose Proposals To End Independent Federal Reserve Funding
January 10, 2018 – 12:30 pm

AFR sent a statement to the House Financial Services Committee regarding proposals to end independent funding for Federal Reserve bank regulation and supervision.
AFR Federal Reserve Independent Funding

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January 10, 2018 – 11:15 am

Fighting to preserve the mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau resonates strongly with an American public that is still feeling the effects of the Wall Street-induced recession and its continuing ripoffs of its own customers, according to a new polling memo.

AFR Memo: Debate on CFPB Mission Strikes Positive Chord With Public
January 10, 2018 – 11:15 am

By overwhelming majorities, across party lines and geographies, the American public supports the mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and rejects standard arguments against it.