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AFR Statement: The House Puts Its Seal of Approval on Discriminatory Auto Lending
November 19, 2015 – 11:04 am

“Supporters of the “Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act,” which passed by a vote of 332 to 96, have tried to hide behind a smokescreen of baseless questions and false claims supplied to them by industry lobbyists. But the clear intent of this bill is to block the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from taking action to combat lending practices that lead to African-American as well as Hispanic and Asian-American borrowers being charged higher interest rates on auto loans.”

AFR in the News: Dozens Of Democrats Are About To Vote For Racial Discrimination At Car Dealerships (Huffington Post)
November 17, 2015 – 8:18 am

“‘Car dealers and lenders are attacking the guidance because they do not want the CFPB to enforce antidiscrimination laws in car lending,’ the nonprofit group Americans for Financial Reform wrote in a September letter to lawmakers. ‘They have known for decades that car dealer markups lead to discriminatory lending, and they would prefer the CFPB ignore this particular injustice.'”

Press Release: Four Groups and 50,000 Petitioners Urge Congress to Oppose Auto Loan Discrimination
November 13, 2015 – 3:16 pm

ColorOfChange, Working Families, Center for Popular Democracy and Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) delivered over 50,000 petitions urging Congress not to pass H.R. 1737, which would block the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from working to fight discrimination in car loans.

Joint Letter: CFPB Moves Forward on Nonbank Auto Lending
December 8, 2014 – 10:46 am

“Supervision of nonbank auto financial institutions will bring much-needed attention to otherwise
lightly-regulated companies, will ensure compliance with consumer financial laws, and will
ensure that auto financing by banks, already subject to CFPB supervision, is not at a competitive
disadvantage.”

News Release: Federal Trade Commission Fails to Protect Used Car Buyers
December 7, 2012 – 4:26 pm

AFR and consumer groups decry a set of weak and flawed FTC rules for used car dealers.

AFR/NACA Webinar on Auto Lending Scams
November 15, 2012 – 1:28 pm
AFR/NACA Webinar on Auto Lending Scams

On Nov. 8, 2012, AFR and the National Association of Consumer Advocates co-hosted this free webinar on abusive auto finance practices.

Consumer Action Summary of the Dodd-Frank Act
September 23, 2010 – 9:41 am

Below, read a summary of the Dodd-Frank law from AFR member Consumer Action.
The landmark federal financial reform legislation (the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010) was designed to strengthen consumer protection …

Demos: Highlights of the Dodd-Frank Reform Act
September 23, 2010 – 9:37 am

Click here to see this information on the Demos site.
July 15, 2010
By Caleb Gibson Heather C. McGhee
Today, the Senate votes to pass the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, sending the landmark legislation to President …