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Credit Reports Riddled With Errors, FTC Confirms
February 11, 2013 – 6:33 pm
Credit Reports Riddled With Errors, FTC Confirms

“These findings of widespread and damaging errors… underscore once again how important the [CFPB] is, and how important it is for the Senate to confirm Richard Cordray as Director.”

At a Crossroads: Lessons from HAMP
January 15, 2013 – 2:31 pm
At a Crossroads: Lessons from HAMP

A new report from the National Consumer Law Center analyzes the record of the government’s main mortgage modification initiative, and where we go from here.

STACKING THE DEBT: Consumer Rights in the Financial Marketplace
October 17, 2012 – 3:49 pm
STACKING THE DEBT: Consumer Rights in the Financial Marketplace

Mandatory arbitration and its impact on the world of consumer finance was the topic of a Capitol Hill briefing sponsored by AFR, Public Citizen & the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

AFR in the News: SEC Jobs Act Rule Comes Under Fire
October 10, 2012 – 1:39 pm
AFR in the News: SEC Jobs Act Rule Comes Under Fire

In a telephone press conference co-hosted by Americans for Financial Reform, investor advocates and the president of a state securities regulators’ group sharply criticized the SEC’s proposed rule to permit the mass marketing of private …

USA Today Calls for Financial Transaction Tax
September 28, 2012 – 10:01 am
USA Today Calls for Financial Transaction Tax

“In a sane world, high-frequency trading would be a minor specialty at best,” says a 9/27 editorial. “But in the bizarro world that Wall Street has become, such activity now makes up the majority of …

Cost of the Crisis: Taking Stock on the Fourth Anniversary of the Financial Meltdown
September 14, 2012 – 10:18 am
Cost of the Crisis: Taking Stock on the Fourth Anniversary of the Financial Meltdown

Four years after the Lehman collapse, a new AFR Briefing Paper surveys the damage .

Tell Regulators to Learn the Lessons of JP Morgan and Implement a Strong Volcker Rule
May 23, 2012 – 3:36 pm
Tell Regulators to Learn the Lessons of JP Morgan and Implement a Strong Volcker Rule

The news has been full of stories of JP Morgan’s unexpected losses on risky derivatives bets. Losses started at $2 billion just a week ago. But now they are clearly in excess of $3 billion, …

It is Time for Wall Street to Pay its Fair Share
March 30, 2012 – 9:52 am
It is Time for Wall Street to Pay its Fair Share

As most Americans struggle to pay their share, we can’t help but notice that Wall Street is not. Many of the economic problems we face today, from deficits to unemployment, were in large part created by …